Experience the four seasons of Kyoto with delicious Kaiseki with a presentation delightful to the eye

Roan Kikunoi Kiyamachi

/ 露庵 菊乃井 木屋町店
Roan Kikunoi Kiyamachi
This Kyoto restaurant specializing in Kaiseki/Kyo Ryori(Kyoto Cuisine)  is located in a busy shopping area near Kawaramachi Station. Opened in 1912, Kikunoi continues to deliver authentic Japanese cuisine to Kyoto. The original restaurant is located in a spacious area near Koudai-ji Temple. Meanwhile, Roan Kikunoi is located near a station, providing for very convenient access. The clean and fresh wood adorning the inside of the restaurants sets the tone for the traditional Japanese atmosphere t...morehey provide. When sitting at the counter seats you can see the skills of the chefs as they work together to prepare the cuisine right before your eyes. In addition, Roan Kikunoi allows you to experience the four seasons of Japan and Kyoto. This experience starts with the seasonal ingredients used for each season and extends even to the flowers, cookware, and hanging scrolls used to decorate the restaurant. Each item on the menu is delicious as well as delightful in appearance. They fully utilize the flavors of each ingredient in their own unique way to provide you with flavors the likes of which you have never experienced before. The restaurant’s owner describes the Kaiseki/Kyo Ryori(Kyoto Cuisine)  provided as “an amusement park for adults.” You can only enjoy an experience like this here. Their cuisine provides not only an amazing flavor, but a fun experience.
*Reservations must be made prior to your arrival. A hotel concierge will be able to assist you with reservations.
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Roan Kikunoi is a seasoned restaurant with many years of experience in Kyoto, allowing you to enjoy the soul of Japanese cuisine.
I recommend sitting at the counter if your group consists of one or two guests. There is an allure to watching the chefs prepare your food while in close communication. It is like sitting near the stage to watch a play where fine, exquisite cuisine is born. If you arrive with a larger group, you can enjoy a traditional dining experience in a Japanese-style room line...mored with tatami mats. Experience luxurious Japanese cuisine in a unique space at Roan Kikunoi!
Kikunoi, a Michelin Star winning ryotei that serves Kyo Ryori (Kyoto Cuisine) and Kaiseki Ryori. There is not a single person in Kyoto who does not know of these restaurants. Among them, Roan Kikunoi, close to Kawaramachi Station and downtown Kyoto, is bustling everyday with those who enjoy washoku and Kyo Kaiseki.
A cuisine utilizing ingredients that allow you to feel Japan's nature and seasons--from start to finish you will never once tire of your meal. For those who are on that special trip...more, we promise that this will be an amazing experience.
1Must Eat !
Courses / Dinner:¥13,000 / ¥15,000 / ¥18,000 / ¥25,000│Lunch:¥4,000 / ¥7,000 / ¥10,000
The dishes vary according to price and season.
The 18,000 yen course includes an aperitif, approximately 12 dishes, and one desert.
Each course will employ seasonal ingredients for you to enjoy.
They focus on making the best use of the natural flavors of the ingredients,
while also using high quality dashi (Japanese fish stock).
Experience their originality through their arrangement of the ingredients,
allowing you to individually enjoy each of the dishes at Roan Kikunoi.
They are eager f...moreor you to experience the beauty of each dish.
2Must Eat !
Drink / Sake ¥1,000~│Plum Wine ¥600 │ Glass Wine ¥1,000 │ Bottle Wine ¥5,000~ etc.
They have a number of drinks that match the delicious cuisine. I recommend Kikunoi, their own original brand of junmai daiginjo(pure and no alchohol added)sake. It is refreshing and smooth, with a fruity scent.
The Plum Wine is not too sweet, and carries with it the slightly sour flavor of plums. The best way to enjoy the natural flavor of the plums is to drink it on the rocks. If you are unsure what drink to select, feel free to ask the staff, who will provide you with a great drink recommenda...moretion.
Converse with the chefs from the seats at the counter
3Let's Try !
Converse with the chefs from the seats at the counter
The chefs are directly in front of you when you sit at the counter seats. They encourage you to ask if you have any questions about the cuisine, the ingredients, or how to eat any item off the menu. Some of the chefs speak English and are able to provide you with a simple and helpful explanation. They can even provide you an explanation using photographs. Make sure to be proactive and use this wonderful opportunity to ask any questions you may have regarding Japanese food or Japanese ingredients...more.
How to Order & Eat
Roan Kikunoi How to order & eat

The ingredients in each course change monthly. You are provided a sheet with the daily ingredients listed in English
The drink menu is only available in Japanese.
Please ask the staff if there is anything you are unsure about.
- Order Tips -
When making a reservation, please tell them which course you will be having. Please also inform them at that time of any ingredients you do not like or are allergic to.
Roan Kikunoi Interior 1
The first floor has ten counter seats, as well as two tatami seating areas for four guests. You can see the chefs preparing the cuisine from the seats at the counter.
Roan Kikunoi Interior 2
The second floor has two individual rooms that seat approximately eight people each. If you combine the individual rooms, up to approximately 24 people can be seated.
Roan Kikunoi Interior 3
An additional room is a tea room, which seats up to four people.
Roan Kikunoi Appearance Photo
Roan Kikunoi Kiyamachi
Categories Kaiseki/Kyo Ryori(Kyoto Cuisine)
Phone +81 75-361-5580
Address 118, Saitocho, Shimogyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 600-8012
Directions 1-minute walk from Hankyu Kawaramachi Stn. (Exit 1)
3-minute walk from Keihan Line Gionshijo Stn. (Exit 3)
Hours 11:30am – 1:30pm(Please arrive by 1:30am ) | 5pm – 8:30pm(Please arrive by 8:30pm )
Reservations Please make sure to make prior reservations. Your hotel concierge will be able to assist you with the reservations.
Closed Wednesday
Notes Please refrain from applying cologne or perfume before arriving at this restaurant.
Price range
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Lunch│¥4,000 -¥10,000 Dinner│¥13,000 -¥25,000
Credit cards VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners, etc.
Good for Romantic, With Friends, Business Meeting
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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Many people from around the world dine at this restaurant. English menus are available and some of the staff can also speak English.
Menu English
Languages spoken English
Number of seats 40 seats
Private dining rooms Available
Non smoking / smoking Non smoking
Roan Kikunoi Kiyamachi +81 75-361-5580 Lunch│¥4,000 -¥10,000 Dinner│¥13,000 -¥25,000 -1/3

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