3-Star Michelin Kyokaiseki Restaurant in Kyoto: Kichisen 吉泉
Kichisen is one of just seven restaurants in Kyoto to have earned 3 Michelin Stars. The restaurant serves an extravagant and visually stunning Kyokaiseki course. For those seeking to experience the very best of Kyoto's cuisine, Kichisen is about as good as it gets.
Kichisen: Kyokaiseki worthy of 3 Michelin Stars
Lunch and dinner courses range in price from ¥18,000 to ¥31,000, depending on how extravagant you want to go.
Kichisen is a bit far from a station, so the best way to access it is via taxi. It's about a 15-minute taxi ride from Kyoto Station or just a 5-minute ride from Imadegawa Station.
Note: although there are many more outstanding reviews for the restaurant than poor ones, it should be noted that there are quite a few reviews on English review sites reporting a negative experience at Kichisen. A few tips to avoid a negative experience include arriving 10 minutes early (but no earlier as there is no waiting space inside), following the guidance of the server, and focusing on the meal (don't expect to hang out and chat with your party).
- I live in west Tokyo and spend most of my time thinking about food or going bouldering.