Roan Kikunoi
露庵 菊乃井

Kyoto Japanese Cuisine 2 Stars

Michelin 2-Stars and the sister restaurant to Kikunoi Honten

  • Gourmet guide-listed
  • children 13up
  • Large Groups
  • Counter Seat
  • Private Room
  • Solo Booking
  • Lunch

Michelin 2-Star Japanese restaurant Roan Kikunoi, the sister restaurant of Michelin 3-Star Kikunoi Honten, was founded approximately 100 years ago. It was named after the Zen saying “Meirekireki rododo (to be clear and transparent)”, a wish for the restaurant to take simple and sincere approach to cuisine without being restrained by tradition.

Roan Kikunoi is a restaurant where customers can casually enjoy Japanese cuisine without being stifled by formality. Private rooms and counter seating, as well as an open tatami room with seats overlooking the counter where guests can enjoy the sight of their course being prepared, are all available. Vegetables are locally sourced in Kyoto from contracted farmers and the freshest fish and delicious seafood is procured every morning from the market. Kikunoi is highly selective with its cuisine and aims to provide “powerful dishes made with devotion and skill”.

Despite its convenient location in the heart of Kyoto of just a minute’s walk from Kawaramachi Station, once inside the restaurant you will be transported away from the clamor of the city into Roan Kikunoi’s calm and serene atmosphere where you are sure to comfortably enjoy its delicious cuisine. 

Address 118 Saito-cho, Shijo-sagaru, Kiyamachi-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Business hours Lunch: 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. (2 hr duration / Restaurant closes at 3:30 p.m)
Dinner: 5:00 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. (2 hr duration / Restaurant closes at 10:00 p.m.)
Closed Wednesdays and one other day of the week
Directions ・A 1-minute walk from Kawaramachi Station on the Hankyu Railway Kyoto Main Line.
・A 3-minute walk from Gion-Shijō Station on the Keihan Main Line.
Telephone +81-75-361-5580
Price Lunch: From ¥9,900 (¥10,890)
Dinner: From ¥17,600(¥19,360)
Service Charge 15% service charge required
Seating ・10 Counter seats.
・3 Tatami rooms seating 4 to 6 people each.
・Groups up to 20 guests can be accommodated.

※ Maximum of 3 guests per group for counter seating.
※ For large groups, rooms will be connected and seating will be on Japanese floor cushions.
Smoking Smoking prohibited
Children Any children 10 or older who can eat an adult's course are welcome.
(Reservations with children 10 to 12 will be seated in the private room on the 2nd floor)
Wi-Fi None
Language None
Parking None (please use nearby coin-operated parking).
Dresscode No particular dress code enforced. However we ask that no casual wear be worn (shorts, t-shirts, sandals, etc. ).
Payment method 【Advance payment for online reservation】
PayPal or Credit Card

【Payment for additional orders at the restaurant】
Cash only
Cancellation Policy ※ Cancellations made up to 15:00 JST of 3 days before the reservation date are eligible to receive a full refund.
※ Cancellations made after 15:00 JST of 3 days, or within 2 days before, 1 day before, or on the day of the reservation date are not eligible to receive any refund.
※ All changes to the reservation are required to be made at least 3 days before the reservation date.
※ Requests to change or cancel a reservation made after the specified days above will not be eligible for any refund and requests to change the reservation to an alternative date/time will not be accommodated.
※ Reservations will be cancelled and entry will be denied if more than 15 minutes late and no refund will be provided.

118 Saito-cho, Shijo-sagaru, Kiyamachi-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto


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