Michelin Three Stars: Kikunoi Honten 菊の井本店
Third-generation chef-owner Yoshihiro Murata is a star on the Kyoto culinary scene.
Partly because of his television appearances, he is also nationally famous.
Once you arrive at Kikunoi, you will be seated in a private room and served course after course, as many as 14.
The restaurant is spacious, with rooms that can seat up to 30 people. There are a total of eleven rooms.
The name itself - kiku no i - literally means "the water well of the chrysanthemum" - is said to come from a well whose waters bubbled up like a chrysanthemum.
Seasonal delicacies play a large part in the menu at Kikunoi.
Kikunoi Honten Access
Kikunoi is due north of Kodaiji Temple.
Kikunoi is a ten-minute walk from Higashiyama bus stop on route #206.
Instructions for Taxi
菊の井本店までください。(Kikunoi Honten madeh kudasai.)
Kikunoi Honten Address
Tel: 075 561 0015
Google Map of Kikunoi
Kikunoi Honten Hours
Closed end of year
Kikunoi Cost per Person
Lunch: 6,000 - 26,250 yen
Dinner: 15,000 - 30,000 yen
Branches of Kikunoi
Tel: 03 3568 6055
Tel: 075 361 5580