Roan Kikunoi, according to the 2013 Michelin Guide for Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe, was created by Chef Murata as a somewhat more affordable option for the younger set as compared to Kikunoi Honten, his flagship fine-dining restaurant that's garnered 3 Michelin stars. His other outpost in Akasaka, Tokyo, won 2 stars and admittedly Roan Kikunoi has 2 stars for itself.

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Though quite a high bar, lunch here is also possibly one of the best deals for sampling kaiseki in Kyoto.

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Chef Yoshimi Murata has been something of an international celebrity, recently receiving accolades from Noma's Rene Redzepi (best meal), providing consulting advice to Singapore Airlines for in-flight meals and releasing a gorgeous English cookbook that garnered him a James Beard nomination.

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He also appears to somewhat controversial in Kyoto, as evidenced by this discussion string on Cho Lu

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

Tel:+81-75-361-5580

11:30am to 1:30 pm (last entry)

5:00 pm to 8:30 pm (last entry)whound.

http://kikunoi.jp/english/store/roan/

 

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Photo By: Jessica Wu

 

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