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Japanese: Kaiseki

Kikunoi Description

Located in the heart of Akasaka, Tokyo, Kikunoi is a renowned Japanese restaurant that offers an exceptional dining experience. With its traditional decor and warm ambiance, stepping into Kikunoi feels like entering a tranquil oasis in the bustling city.

Specializing in authentic Japanese cuisine, Kikunoi takes pride in its meticulously crafted dishes that showcase the essence of Japanese culinary traditions. The menu features a wide range of delicacies, from fresh sashimi and sushi to beautifully presented kaiseki courses. Each dish is prepared with the utmost care and attention to detail, using only the finest ingredients sourced from local suppliers.

What sets Kikunoi apart from other dining establishments is its commitment to preserving the rich heritage of Japanese cuisine. The restaurant has been recognized as a Bronze Award recipient by The Tabelog Awards 2023 and has been selected as one of the top 100 Japanese restaurants in Tokyo by Tokyo Hyakumeiten. With a rating of 3.90 based on 401 reviews, Kikunoi has garnered a loyal following of food enthusiasts who appreciate the restaurant's dedication to culinary excellence.

Whether you're a connoisseur of Japanese cuisine or simply looking for an unforgettable dining experience, Kikunoi is the perfect destination. Immerse yourself in the flavors of Japan and indulge in the artistry of Kikunoi's culinary creations.

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Kikunoi Overview


6-chōme-13-8 Akasaka, Minato City, Tokyo 107-0052


+81 (0) 3-3568-6055

Nearby Stations

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Akasaka Station

Chiyoda LineTokyo Metro Chiyoda Line

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 12:00PM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-10:30PM
Tue: 12:00PM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-10:30PM
Wed: 12:00PM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-10:30PM
Thur: 12:00PM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-10:30PM
Fri: 12:00PM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-10:30PM
Sat: 12:00PM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-10:30PM

Payment Methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List



Private Dining Room


Sake Selection

WiFi Available

Kikunoi Reviews

Kikunoi Google Average Rating



Wow. What an experience.

Get a reservation in advance, dress appropriately and come hungry. There is a lot of food and it is all amazing.

This is a 12 course traditional Japanese Kaiseki and not at all just tasting menu portions. Each dish is complex and the whole ensemble is very very well thought out. Heavy courses are followed by light ones and the chefs explain each of the dishes in detail.

The menu changes by season to infuse the ingredients that are in season. Definitely an experience that is worth trying. I look forward to coming back.


An impressively creative (if not always perfect crafted) display of structured tastes, with especial care placed on individual flavors within each mixed dish. Menu changes monthly. Restaurant is pretty busy so expect a lot of fellow guests of all types.


Amazing! Ingredients were absolutely top notch and service too. Atmosphere super good.

Some people mention that flavors are not strong, but that is normal in kaiseki. If there's too strong flavoring you can't appreciate the absolute marvel of the ingredients utilized here.

Strongly recommend!

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