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Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto, 1 Taimatsucho, Shimogyo-ku | 14F Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto, Kyoto 600-8237, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-341-1121
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Hong Kong, China
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had an excellent dinner in this revolving restaurant. Interesting food, excellent service. I highly recommend for any one to try. Nice views of Kyoto.

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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Lovely revolving restaurant that gives you a great view of this pretty city. A bit disappointed with the pre fixed menu but the food was good and artfully presented. I always enjoyed the Onion Soup and lamb chops neither were offered this time but perhaps they will return.

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Melbourne
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13 reviews
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Dined in for breakfast on the last day. The restaurant turned 360 degree circularly to provide summarised view of Kyoto. Other than that, food was just average and above reasonable price, only 1 choice for breakfast as a set menu.

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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

We enjoyed a sumptuous breakfast the last morning of our stay. The revolving restaurant offer a nice skyline view of the city with its landmarks. At 4000 yen person, it is expensive but the service and view certainly worth. Food is good. A nice surprise is that they offer 20% discount to hotel guests.

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Thank Paul L
Manchester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2015

As part of our tour we ate many Japanese meals, so it was quite a novelty to eat at this French style restaurant at the top of the Park Hotel. The ambiance was calm, the service impeccable and the night time views of Tokyo from the revolving 360 degree dining area definitely worth getting the camera out for! The food... More 

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Thank 312Bondie
Bath, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2014

This was a pleasant evening and the food was certainly a part of it but something somewhere was lacking. I guess part of that is that this is a French restaurant in Japan and that does not feel right. Also the whole experience was a trip back in time. The whole concept of a revolving restaurant though fun in itself... More 

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Meriden, NH
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2012

This is a French restaurant, and while we had an excellent time there, it had little to do with the food. If going is the choice, avoiding the dessert wagon is recommended, unless you like gels.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$173
Cuisine
French
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
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Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto, 1 Taimatsucho, Shimogyo-ku | 14F Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto, Kyoto 600-8237, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Shimogyo-ku
  • Neighbourhood: Shimogyo-ku
  • Phone Number: +81 75-341-1121

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Shimogyo-ku
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
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