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Overview

Average rating from 2 meals 9.5 / 10
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Ratings from the web

Tabelog
4.63

Chef

Shinichi Iida

Cuisine

Kaiseki (Traditional Japanese), Kaiseki

Foodle Reviews

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

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/