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Isshi Soden Nakamura

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136 Tomikoji Oike Sagaru Matsushitacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8093, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-221-5511
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Showing 6: English reviews
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Perfect quality! Perfect service! Perfect food! Thank you Nakamura!!!!! Unforgettable experience! ⛩🇯🇵👘🌸

1 Thank Christophe D
San Francisco, California, USA
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149 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

This place is an institution and the chef artfully presented everything. It's possible that because I got the lowest of the 3 options I didn't experience this in it's finest but I've had kaiseki at other places for less money and walked away more impressed. Everything is fresh and seasonal so menu changes a lot. The best and most famous... More 

Thank Victor W
El Paso, Texas
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158 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

There are many kaiseki restaurants to chose in Kyoto. We decided on this one based on the 3 Michelin stars, the positive reviews, and the ease of making a reservation. I faxed a request in English and promptly received a confirmation in English. I also saw on YouTube the chef making the signature dish of white miso soup. We chose... More 

Thank Michelle2012
Canberra, Australia
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

This is the best dinner experience one can have in a lifetime. It starts at the arrival, when somebody is already waiting for you at the door, to take your shoes and take you to your private room. The room itself is exquisitely decorated. The polished red table is particularly eye-catching. The service is simply amazing. The staff treats you... More 

1 Thank Gilberto P
Bern, Switzerland
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

It has its Michelin stars, thus the price was higher than what we usually paid in Japan. However, it was so far the most beautiful meal of my life and certainly one of the best. The whole experience was a great pleasure from the beginning to the start. From now on, when I hear Western chefs saying, that they want... More 

1 Thank B W
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250 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

3 star Michelin restaurant serving a formal style of food called kaiseki. No menu, with 8-10 courses of wonderfully crafted plates of food. All presented in a traditional way, each introduced in Japanese. Each party eats in a private room and you are welcomed and guided through you experience in a very personal way. They even wave you out at... More 

Thank richard d

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Restaurant Details

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US$134 - US$224
Lunch, Dinner
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  • Address: 136 Tomikoji Oike Sagaru Matsushitacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8093, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 75-221-5511

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?