English Reviews (Reviews Total Language : 37 reviews)
“Subpar Food with great service.”
The food is just food. Nothing special. Great presentation and service, but not worthy of a Michelin Star. Really expensive for what you get food wise. But services is nothing of the quality of the food is not there.
Visited March 2019
“An amazing traditional Kyoto style restaurant”
While in Kyoto our family of four was looking for a restaurant to eat some authentic Kyoto cuisine. The hotel we were staying at called up a few restaurants for us; however, they were all booked. The third call was to Hana Kitcho and we were not disappointed. Taking the first step through the doo...r of the building to arrive for the 7:30 pm reservation the amazing food experience started. The atmosphere, service, taste, textures, colors, quality and diversity of the local ingredients, along with the presentation of the food were all exceptional. The food was served Kaiseki style on beautifully crafted and colored food ware. The presentation of each dish was art. Even departing the restaurant was an experience in service. When exiting the elevator along with the waitress who was accompanying us out of the restaurant we passed the front desk where the hostess and Master Chief were waiting to thank us. The waitress, hostess, and Master Chief all walked us out the front door, bowed, and thanked us. What an experience.
Visited July 2018
Went to Kitcho Araishiyama years ago, the experience was simply outstanding, but they could not take us this trip llist of waits said to be months away, instead we try Hana Kitcho and with 24 hours advance requests, we were able to sample the special menu, still impressed with culinary standard but ...was disappointed with the waitress, she failed to explain the dish, as we are non Japanese, she simply served and rushed off, this was not acceptable for a wholesome cilinary pursuit, so next time, we will simply visit other restaurants!!Besides Kitcho, Kikunoi, there are many other ones, perhaps not as famous but surely food quality good! A good meal is not just a meal for foodies who sample wonderful cuisine around the globe, it is the service, and the ambiance too!
Visited April 2018
An all senses exquisite experience!! From the delicate service, the precious dishes presentation to the delicious taste in every course, this is an unforgettable experience from the beginning to the end. So elegant and beautiful place to have a marvelous dinner right in Gion neighborhood.
Visited April 2018
“A delight to both the eyes and tongue.”
Located in Gion with an English sign, it is easy to find this restaurant. All of the dishes are beautifully presented. They have the best presentation out of all the restaurants I went to during the trip to Japan. Each of the dish accentuate the natural flavour of the main ingredients (the fishes,... especially.). They never over sauced it. The sashimi that came with our course was excellent. The uni was creamy and really sweet. So is the squid. It wasn't tough at all. The white fish, however, has a very mild flavour that I didn't enjoy as much. The dessert also fell short. The red bean ball seems too simple and too one dimensional compared to the previous dishes. Overall, it's a great experience with a really awesome service to boot (the server is one of the most polite I met so far). They could do a little more kick with flavours.
Visited December 2016