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) #1,057 of 11,749 Restaurants in Kyoto ₹₹₹₹ Japanese, Asian
5 Shimogamo Morimotocho, Sakyo-Ku, Kyoto 606-0805, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-711-6121
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible14%
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12:00 - 14:30All hours
Japanese, Asian
5 Shimogamo Morimotocho, Sakyo-Ku, Kyoto 606-0805, Kyoto Prefecture
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1 - 10 of 56 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife had managed to score a reservation here having tried unsuccessfully at other Michelin rated Kaiseki establishments in Kyoto. I've read the multiple polarizing reviews about this place. Some gave rave reviews while a few others absolutely destroyed it. Nonetheless we went for dinner...More

Thank G-nature
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Booked this restaurant for special occasion . We've been in number of 1 and 2 Michelin stars restaurants around the world but it was first time for 3 stars so obviously expectations were high like for any Michelin star . As for any restaurant the...More

3  Thank Minskgirl81
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

I usually let the michelin guide lead me to good dining and it was right on the spot again! This is a three starred restaurant so yes, it is a bit expensive (around 200-300 dollars per person) but the culinary and cultural experience are priceless!...More

1  Thank Carol_Fal
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I don't rate everywhere I go and Kichisen was one of them as I was probably tied up then. Going through Kyoto restaurants on TA today, I came upon Kichisen that I visited for lunch before. Was surprised to see the many extreme opposing views...More

1  Thank Smelltheflower
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Went here for our first night in Kyoto. The service and food was not even on par with what you would expect from an average restaurant. Having dined at other Michelin three star restaurants we expected this to be a memorable meal but this restaurant...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Considering it has a 3 Michelin star, a little surprised that it is only just slightly above average compared to the other kaiseki we tried so far.. nonetheless still good but wouldn't go all out to recommend to my friends..

Thank JoshLimCY
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Our kaiseki experience in Japan over the years had always been great, until this one. We were met at the restaurant door. The private room we were in was fine. The food was alright, not brilliant, but not bad. However neither the beef nor the...More

1  Thank globetripperHongkong
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We have chosen to dine at Kichisen on the last night of our 10 days Tokyo Kyoto trip celebrating our 28th wedding anniversary. It is our 3rd time in Kyoto and the first time we are here without our now grown sons. We have loved...More

1  Thank 819wanderlust
Reviewed 18 August 2016

traditional Japanese kaiseki-ryori is not only a nice meal, it is an experience, a total experience for your eyes, taste buds and associated with Japanese culture. there are many very top kaiseki restaurants in Kyoto, Kichisen is one of them. everything is meticulous, from restaurant...More

Thank Traveller709394
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is one of three stars restaurant which requires booking with cancellation fee if not before one day. The restaurant is nice and have strange way of getting into the private room through small hole which should be old Japanese style. I choose the...More

Thank Punsri21
City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its
blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered
shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street
bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to
peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home
goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center
is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and
clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Shimogamo Morimotocho, Sakyo-Ku, Kyoto 606-0805, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-711-6121
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