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#457 of 12,648 Restaurants in Kyoto
₹₹ - ₹₹₹Japanese, Asian
157-159-1 Matsumoto 4-chome, Pontocho, Sanjo-sagaru, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-213-4445
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  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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157-159-1 Matsumoto 4-chome, Pontocho, Sanjo-sagaru, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

4 of us visited for dinner. Service charge for both inside and outside. We opted for inside. We all had starters and mains. Salads, Kyoto roll, salmon and veg starter all good. Mains were good too. Chicken and duck teriyaki, a mixed tempura, all good....More

Thank MossN
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Very nice food but service incredibly slow and absent minded. At least 20 mins between serving first main course and the last main course - made dining experience very uncomfortable. No proactivity from waiters - had to ask for everything and even get up and...More

Thank Richard4057
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 Hugh A
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.

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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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Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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  • 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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