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) #258 of 11,777 Restaurants in Kyoto ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
157-159-1 Matsumoto 4-chome, Pontocho, Sanjo-sagaru, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-213-4445
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157-159-1 Matsumoto 4-chome, Pontocho, Sanjo-sagaru, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Visited with parents and girlfriend. Was fairly empty which is a shame as it was lovely. Tasty italian food at very good prices (esp for japan and the area). Friendly efficient staff with a few who spoke good english. Nice outside seating area overlooking the...More

Thank Al S
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Went to dinner there tonight, Thursday May 11. Had a very good meal with excellent variety of kyoto style dishes including tempura veggies, roasted chicken, roast beef, sashimi, assorted veggies, miso soup, very good sake and an excellent dessert. The service was exceptional. I would...More

Thank G B B
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Food and drinks were very good. Attentive service. We had two set menus and liked both very much. A variety of real japanese food.

Thank Nidelzaeltli
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Farewell dinner with tour. beautiful view from the 2 floor. shoes off but Western style sitting. Dinner in Bento box of tempura, sushi, vegetables. No whiskey and wine was not good

Thank Acey071368
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Highly recommend as probably our favourite Japanese restaurant we went to during our week long stay in Kyoto. Japanese food (with European twists) of very good quality. Highly recommend tuna in sesame, duck dish and teriyaki chicken dish. Good selection of European and Japanese wines...More

Thank ofoww
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We decided on a change and went for Italian. We both had tomato based pastas - arrabiatta which was very spicy and mine was just a basic tomato and mozzarella, there wasn't much mozzarella but the tomato sauce tasted very fresh, it was really good....More

Thank AnanB
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This is a small plates/tapas-style restaurant overlooking the water in an old townhouse. They have an English menu and staff that spoke English. Ordered the 5-course set dinner menu for 4800¥ which was a good value. Definitely left full. It's kaiseki-style where chef chooses and...More

Thank Filmgal
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Food was very good, though portions were small. Service was excellent and the view of the river was very nice. Restaurant is nicely appointed, clean and comfortable. The yellow tail shasumi was very nice.

Thank Pruguy
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

As tourists, we missed seeing any geisha on this historic alley. Many restaurants here. Ducked into this restaurant for dinner for six. Offered a traditional very low height table on second floor and indoors, as the more desirable deck overlooking the river was not available....More

Thank D5937WNcharless
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Food was bad too oily even simple edemame comes soaked in oil. Portions are very small, you will have to order multiple plates and it is also expensive for the value. Service was very slow, took almost 45 min to get 2 small plates. Big...More

Thank Sally S
Though small by comparison, Pontocho is one of Kyoto's
most spirited and memorable neighborhoods. A narrow
street straddling the Kamogawa River, it is Kyoto's
busiest nightlife spot. When darkness falls,
Pontocho's many signs and lanterns bolt to life,
making the area glow with invitations to passers-by to
come inside and pull up a chair. Its restaurants and
bars sprawl onto the riverbank, providing a friendly
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 157-159-1 Matsumoto 4-chome, Pontocho, Sanjo-sagaru, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Pontocho
  • Neighbourhood: Pontocho
  • Phone Number: +81 75-213-4445
Phone 075-213-4445; located on Pontocho about halfway between Sanjo and Shijo, on the river-side of the street just south of a park; modern Japanese Kyoto-style cuisine.
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