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Hafuu Description

Hafuu, located in Kyoto, is a renowned restaurant that has been selected as one of the top 100 Western-style restaurants in Japan for 2023.

What sets Hafuu apart from other dining establishments is its unique blend of Japanese and Western cuisine. The menu features a wide range of dishes that showcase the best of both worlds, combining traditional Japanese ingredients with Western cooking techniques. From succulent steaks to flavorful beef dishes, Hafuu offers a tantalizing selection that will satisfy even the most discerning palate.

The restaurant itself exudes a warm and inviting atmosphere, with its elegant decor and attentive staff. Whether you're looking for a romantic dinner for two or a memorable dining experience with friends and family, Hafuu is the perfect choice. So why not embark on a culinary journey and indulge in the exquisite flavors that Hafuu has to offer?

Hafuu Overview


471-1 Sasayachō, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto 604-0983


+81 (0) 75-257-1581


10 minute walk from Kyoto City Hall Station on the Kyoto Municipal Subway Tozai Line.
10 minute walk from Marutamachi Station on the Kyoto Municipal Subway Karasuma Line.

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:30AM-1:30PM, 5:30PM-9:30PM
Mon: 11:30AM-1:30PM, 5:30PM-9:30PM
Tue: 11:30AM-1:30PM, 5:30PM-9:30PM
Wed: Closed
Thur: 11:30AM-1:30PM, 5:30PM-9:30PM
Fri: 11:30AM-1:30PM, 5:30PM-9:30PM
Sat: 11:30AM-1:30PM, 5:30PM-9:30PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, JCB

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted

Wine List

Craft cocktails


Private Dining Room


Sake Selection

Hafuu Reviews

Hafuu Google Average Rating



Great place im a not so crowded neighborhood of kyoto. We came for the meat and they delivered. The wagyu bowl is a great value for the price and will melt in your mouth. We also tried their beef sandwich (not the Japanese beef) - that was delicious as well. One of the best sandwiches I ever ate. But looking back now we also should have went for the Japanese beef option here. Its a bit more pricy but worth it.


Wagyu sando, yakiniku and gyukatsu. This restaurant, the original out of two locations, is borne out of love of its beef product as a butcher shop with over 100 years of history. You'll want to come for lunch rather than dinner if you want to save yourself half the price, it's pricey and with a 200 yen post covid dinner cover charge too then lunch is really the best option by far. They deep fry a good steak, and the wagyu sando is great too. Beyond the gyukatsu and curry Hamburg there aren't really much options, so if you're not into beef then this might not be the best place. There's a long counter setup where you can see the open kitchen doing its thing or some tables towards the back if you'd prefer, but limited seating overall. I didn't have to reserve for lunch which was nice compared to, say, the major gyukatsu brand most in Kyoto line up for but you can literally visit that chain in Tokyo even so trying a place like this is recommended so you cab get more calibration on the local beef. There are English menus if you need them, since their menus are not using a computer font, google Translate has a hard time reading them. Worth a stop if you're in the area.


In a quiet residential neighborhood frequented by locals mostly, one is treated with high quality local and traditional food in an open Kitchen with counter seats. I highly recommend taking one of the six-course menus and additionally the Wagyu sandwich. Beef is as tender as you ever imagined Wagyu to be. The other appetizers are also great. Prices are very decent for the high quality one gets.

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