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Mikaku

#222 of 11,669 Restaurants in Kyoto
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Shijoagaru, Yamatoojidori, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0079, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-525-1129
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133 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for a Kobe beef dinner. The place serves A4 grade of Kobe. A portion of teppanyaki has 100g, it does not sound much but is more than enough for 1 person, even if you are hungry. The taste is excellent, it simply melts in your mouth. This is however an expensive enjoyment. Paying 80EUR for 100g sounds and... More 

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Thank Matei C
Chicago, United States
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our hotel recommended this restaurant as a top steak/hibachi place in Kyoto which maybe the case. However, the food and service was very mediocre, but for the price this is simply not the place to go. 3 people, 3 steaks, and 6 sakes was ~ 600 usd or 65,400 yen and the quality of food and service would have been... More 

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Thank Alexander S
Singapore
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147 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on the spur of the moment on our first night in Kyoto, without realising it was also the restaurant our Hotel (Mume) had recommended. It's a Husband and Wife team, both extremely welcoming, and the speciality is Teppanyaki Kobe. We shared a fillet and sirloin, and it really was the best beef we've ever had, melt in your... More 

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Thank Neil B
Livingstone, Zambia
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96 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

This was my first experience of tasting Kobe beef and the chefs pulled out all of the stops and served us this delicacy in 4 different ways. Each equally as good as the next. Not sure how I will ever go back to Zambian beef after this! If you can get in, you have to experience this establishments food experience.

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Thank TinaAponte
Chicago Illinois
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149 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Mikaku is consistently our favorite place for Wagyu style beef in Kyoto. The owner is front and center, and when you order the beef he presents you with a sheet showing the place of orgin, the marble fat content, and even the cow’s name. His wife is a lovely hostess and drink server, the granddaughter of a sake maker. Her... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

This was a recommendation of our hotel and we were go happy we had a chance to visit. The food is prepared right in front of you and it was some of the best beef we had on our trip -- and there is a lot of good beef to be had in Japan. At the end, they prepare fried... More 

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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This place is a tourist trap. It's as simple as that. You only see tourists. It's VERY EASY to eat better somewhere else.

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Thank Freddy P
Singapore
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We arrived without any reservation on our first night in Kyoto and was told restaurant was fully booked. However, we can go to the bar level where the food would be prepared & served to you which meant we couldn't see the chef at work ! We were disappointed & so ended up on the next level which was very... More 

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Thank mwen97
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Went there on a recommendation from the hotel concierge and had a fabulous meal. The staff, led by a husband and wife, were brilliant and the food was amazing. I don't eat fish and they went out of their way to look after me. Great evening. Not cheap but definitely recommended.

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Thank Mike T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We went on the recommendation from our concierge. It was worth every penny. The chef staff were fun to watch. Would definitely go to this restaurant if in Gion again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Steakhouse
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shijoagaru, Yamatoojidori, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0079, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Gion
  • Neighbourhood: Gion
  • Phone Number: +81 75-525-1129

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Gion

Neighbourhood Profile
Gion
Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko" in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners, Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the streets on their way to and from work, where they fan dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets glow with lanterns along the river, where weeping willows catch the starlight and the air is warmed with conversation. Groups pass through to populate the restaurants and bars along the riverfront, but Gion still manages to be a mostly quiet district, due in large part to limited automotive traffic through many of its streets. Gion is a wonderful place to indulge in Kyoto's local and customary cuisines, and is best enjoyed after dark.
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