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We visited the brand new Four Seasons Kyoto (opened October 2016) for our wedding anniversary celebration and, as usual, the Four Seasons did not disappoint. Drinks before dinner (sake or champagne) in the Japanese teahouse by the pond were a wonderful introduction to the evening. The cuisine at the restaurant included some good authentic Japanese choices as well as some Western dishes, all prepared superbly. We did a lot of the genuine Japanese restaurants while we were in Kyoto and Tokyo, and they were all great, but it was nice to have a touch of the familiar at the Four Seasons, even while continuing to enjoy the Japanese atmosphere and cuisine. While it was a little cool for us to dine outside by the pond and garden this time, it would be an extraordinary experience for those who get the opportunity to do so in warmer weather. MoreOpenTable Diner -
Ninja Kyoto Buffet is a Japanese restaurant that offers a massive buffet with a wide selection of dishes in lieu of a traditional menu. While a majority of Ninja's buffet is filled with traditional Japanese items, there are several dishes on it that get their inspiration from other parts of the world. For example, Ninja serves both sweet and savory crepes, pizza, pasta, curry and a large selection of vegetarian and vegan options. Ninja also has an "all you can drink" option for select red and white wines on selected nights.
I think that the decor has become old fashioned ..... I am not sure how to advise about it ; but there should be something more current .. Perhaps the menu needs reviewing ?? For the status of the hotel , I feel that the presentation and menu choice is not up to standard . My friend Takashi Sugimoto designed the hotel ; stunning lobby & rooms , but the restaurants feel stade and from another era .... I go because I love the location and idea , but details need to be reviewed .. MoreOpenTable Diner -