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#287 of 3,824 Japanese in Kyoto
#422 of 8,076 Restaurants in Kyoto
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Japanese, Asian, Kaiseki
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Dinner
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Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 13 May 2023 via mobile

To begin, the food was great. The restaurant was beautiful but the atmosphere was lacking. The place was almost empty but our waiter seemed too busy to really pay attention. Perhaps a weekend would be better. The wine list was quite limited.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 24 March 2023 via mobile

We had dinner last January 2023 and really wanted to bring our son so that he can also try this Kaiseki. The food was really good and so was the service. I would like to give some tips to the management: - The lighting at...the landscape should be concealed and aimed properly so as not to create glare. A couple of spotlights were directed towards our private room. - Lights above the table should be have anti glare shoots and louvers so as to minimize glare. - Add dimmers if possible.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 15 June 2019 via mobile

This place was delectable! The amazing meat here with beautiful color and texture was other worldly. We were able to bring our baby and had our own private room. You do need a reservation.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 27 September 2018

I chose the 10-course tasting meal that didn’t disappoint. The lovely staff first took us to our own private room and shows us what to expect. The food was just delicious. Each course just got better and better. I particularly like cooking two of the...courses on the grill in the table. I tried cuts of beef that |I had never tasted before, enjoying tongue that I would have again. For food, service and venue it was worth the money and recommend people to go there.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

My friend recommended this restaurant to me. It is popular among the locals according to his sister living in Japan and her husband is a Japanese. For those restaurants specialized in BBQ meat are usually located within buildings. But this restaurant occupies a nicely designed...Japanese-style house with well decorated garden. We chose the BBQ set comprising different portions of a cow. All delicious including beef sashimi which was my first try. The dish was served one by one and each with explanation by the staff. Dining in a comfortable room with delicious food and good services added bonus to my trip in Kyoto.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Fair to say: very poor communication skills, even to the point they make a note in their website saying that English speaking staff may not be available and some branches like Kyoto Station has no one speaks English. Reservations is outright impossible for the whole...week and you can only come after 9:30pm to be waited. Food is mediocre and bland. Mind you Wagyu beef is too rich to be devoured in large quantities without rice so it may not like your typical Korean BBQ experience. No service at all in this area and you are left to play with the fire and the meat. Go to a proper Teppanyaki if you can afford it.More

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

When we were planning the trip and looked up restarurants in Japan, we thought it was all about the fish and sushi... luckily we were told to go to Hiro to try some meat, as in bbq style due the the Korean influence. I must...tell you, it was one of the best dinners in our HM by far. Must go...More

Date of visit: April 2016
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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

It is the best Japanese Wagyu Beef BBQ restaurant. If you want to come, you definitely have to make a reservation in advance. The dining space is very big and even it's a BBQ restaurant, I didn't smell any BBQ smell inside, super clean. Even...the portion is not big but the price is still acceptable. I might suggest to order the original flavor beef instead of flavored ones. If I could only go to visit one restaurant in Kyoto, here would definitely be my choice. They have 3 branches, if you couldn't book a table, you can try to call another branch.More

Date of visit: September 2016
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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

If you are a vegetarian or more: this is not the restaurant for you! For all meat lovers: go for it!!! All 10 courses are focused on meat in all kind of variations - some courses are bbq'ed on the table by yourself. Excellent meat..., very nice service! Wine list is okay, could be improved but you'll find a bottle at a reasonable price. A very good dessert is served in another room which was kind of nice.More

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed 26 June 2016

Ohh..... The beef in Japan is amazing.... You will say that after you leave the restaurant. The beef is self is like melting on your mouth, The sauce was also nice. must go here.

Date of visit: June 2016
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Reviewed 25 January 2016

After eating at so many different BBQ restaurants, we've decided that this was by far our favorite. We almost couldn't get a reservation at all, but they squeezed us in toward the end of the night. The meat quality is outstanding. Even the way it's...served is picture perfect. You almost don't want to disturb it, but then your stomach growls and all of a sudden the meat is on the grill. The wagyu sushi was SO delicious, we had to order another portion. To my surprise, the beef tongue was one of my favorites. I've never tried it grilled - only smoked. Such tender and flavorful little cubes. The dining culture in Japan always fascinates me. The service is always wonderful, but here... even more so than usual. We had a private room with a beautiful view of the Japanese garden. What a fantastic experience. I hope to go back someday!More

Date of visit: March 2015
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Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

Very nice resaurant. Service ver kind. Young girls and boys always smiling. Food very delicious. You can prepare it on your own using a grill

Date of visit: May 2015
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Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

This place is truly unique and has amaazing food! The atmosphere was great. Our waiters were really friendly and helpful. For what you get here, the price is low!

Date of visit: October 2015
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Reviewed 13 October 2015

We were recommended this restaurant by the guide we had on a geisha tour. It was truly magnificent. We ordered one of the set meals and the delicious appetizers, side dishes and every style of beef you could imagine appeared. We sat at a Japanese...table with a charcoal bbq in front of us and cooked each piece of beef to our liking. This was rounded off by a choice of rice or noodles, the ubiquitous soup and a special sesame dessert. We loved it.More

Date of visit: October 2015
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Reviewed 3 June 2015

A very traditional looking restaurant set in a lovely garden.This restaurant specialises in red meat which is cooked on a bbq set into each table.You cook the meat to your own liking .The seating is on the floor with a well to put your legs...and feet into under the table.There are a wide variety of meat cuts from cheek ,tongue to standard cuts.Good fun and a pleasant change from seafood and sushimi.More

Date of visit: May 2015
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Kyoto Kaiseki Yakiniku (BBQ) HIRO - Yasaka-Tei (House) is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5