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Kaiseki in Kyoto

cwodtke Mar 31, 2012 01:42 PM

I've been searching around, and am looking for advice on experiencing kaiseki in Kyoto (or Tokyo) but preferably at Y20000 rather than Y40000. I'm staying in muko, but i assume i can get a taxi somewhere for great eating!

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    RichardBreadcrumb RE: cwodtke Mar 31, 2012 01:58 PM

    Not kaiseki, but you should definitely go to Okariba while there. Do omakase.

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      precogpunk RE: RichardBreadcrumb Feb 24, 2014 08:34 PM

      +1 to Okariba. Unfortunately when I arrived I had a limited amount of cash on me and there is no ATM close by that would take my American network. The chef was still very understanding and did omakase within our budget-- infact he made so much food I felt horrible we couldnt finish some of it. Pictures here: http://chowmates.com/2012/11/28/kyoto...
      Another fun time was at Harimaya, my understanding it the chef is the son of a famous kaiseki chef, for the price the quality was out of this world. http://chowmates.com/2012/11/27/kyoto...
      Photos here:

    2. Robb S RE: cwodtke Apr 1, 2012 01:21 AM

      Dinners at Roan Kikunoi start at Y10,000, and at Kinmata they start at Y16,000. The branch of Kitcho in Kyoto station starts at Y10,000 I think. Lunches are even less expensive. (http://www.bento.com/kansai/kc-kyoryo... )

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        Peech RE: Robb S Apr 6, 2012 02:49 PM

        To be very honest, I found Kinmata very disappointing, given the reputation it has and the price I paid. I'd much rather go back to Nishiki in Arashiyama for just a little over half the price

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        CWFOODIE RE: cwodtke Apr 2, 2012 09:07 AM

        Ogata and Gion Maruyama are both wonderful. I think 20000 is enough even for the most expensive menu.

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