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Overview

Average rating from 6 meals 9.5 / 10
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Ratings from the web

Tabelog
4.60

Chef

Shinichi Iida

Cuisine

Japanese Cuisine

Foodle Reviews

10 / 10
Top list
on 28 Mar 2024

Lucky to have been invited by Herr Huber for a dinner here, which was worth my detour from Seoul.

Amazing ingredients here, some of which were the best example of those ingredients I had ever tasted. Flavors were very pure.

Thankfully this was during spring so pricing was kept reasonable. I can only imagine when crab and matsutake are on the menu...

Photos are allowed (at least in the private room) but for private consumption only. So I'm not posting any pics of dishes.

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9 / 10
on 05 May 2023

Even in an in-between season, Iida san creates wonderful layered dishes with imagination and precision.

10 / 10
on 05 Apr 2022

Spring menu at Iida. As always precise, thoughtful and delicious. Exclusive ingredients cooked gently to perfection. A phenomenal layering of flavors releasing plenty of umami.

This place is impossible to book, it is small and very, very good. A few years ago they got 3 stars in the Guide Michelin. Then the telephone avalanche started. People trying to bully their way to a reservation. In the end Mrs. Iida asked the GM not only to remove the stars but to remove their restaurant from the Guide... More

10 / 10
on 04 Nov 2019

Most likely one of the best Kaiseki restaurants in Kyoto.

9 / 10
Top list
on 29 Jul 2018

The latest 3 star in Kyoto. Modern Kaiseki, he follows the rules but introduces gently some innovation.
One dish in particular was interesting. Shirako wrapped in grilled butterfish and then deep fried to comply with the mandatory tempura dish. However it was served in a sauce which was not clear but rather thick like a tomato sauce. Very powerful flavour and extraordinary texture in the mouth.
Booked again in November 2019(!), the first possible booking without relying on cancellations.

Recommended in Kyoto

Address

120-1 Fukunagachō, Nakagyō-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 604-8084, Japan

Hours

Open hours

Phone

+81 (75) 231 6355

Tabelog

https://tabelog.com/en/kyoto/A2601/A260202/26016833/