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Chojiro, Shijo-kiyamachi

#21 of 11,593 Restaurants in Kyoto
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103-2 Hashimotocho, Shimogyo-ku | B1F, Kyoto 600-8011, Kyoto Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 75-708-2037
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 23:30
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Be smart when getting to this place, we were lucky enough that it was raining, and we popped right after the rain, generally the queue here is bad, very bad, but thats coz the sushi is good, amazingly good (fresh) I think there is something beyond fresh, coz, I have tasted fresh sushi elsewhere, but this is generally much better... More 

Thank Suman B
Manama, Bahrain
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

If you want to have a quick sushi service, this is a good place to choose. The sushi is good, with large selection to cater tastes. I noticed no local customers, which makes me believe this place caters mostly to locals. So you wont find a authentic Japanese experience here.

Thank Baqer_bah
Moscow, Russia
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46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I tried to fibd kaiten sushi in the city center. Chojiro was that place because it closer to me. In saturday 7pm i spent 1 hour in queue...:( because not a lot of seats available in this place Sushi was great! U order'em with iPad and this is fantastic! Try it

Thank WebGuest
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Went back for my second visit on New Year. The sushi was just as I remembered, fresh and delicious. Do try their seasonal snow crab sushi if you have the chance! We were given a warm welcome on our way to our seats and service was fast and prompt once we were seated.

Thank Klinsmann N
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Apparently their rice includes gluten (sushi viniger), so I couldn't eat sushi. My wife did and said it was the best sushi she had ever had. The gluten free options are mainly Sashimi. There are many option (with gluten) on the belt, easy to chose from with clear prices. I didn't like the Sashimi options from the menu, so I... More 

Thank Segev B
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45 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Small and cosy! This sushi restaurant only caters to about 26 customers at any one time. Good thing is you can make reservations, which I definitely plan to do next time... got there for a late lunch around 2.30 and still had to wait! And it was well worth it! The sushi was fresh and sweet, with the perfect proportion... More 

1 Thank Celine S
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115 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

I didn't have much of an issue with anything here - overall good, nothing really special though. I think the conveyor belt novelty is more of the draw to this place. Decent prices, I'd go back.

Thank Scott S
Melbourne, Australia
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68 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

We visited this establishment in November for sushi one evening. We were warmly welcomed and sat at the bar. Ordering is done via a tablet and one can see the chef preparing the sushi. The food was tasty and fresh; however, it was not top of the range sushi. Nevertheless, the price was right, the beer was cold and the... More 

Thank Stephen C
Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Service was prompt and very good. The sushi was astonishingly bad. I have had the same quality in a grocery store in the US.

1 Thank jdm12342014
Macau, China
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120 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

They have a la carte menu to order and sushi belt service. As we saw this is tripdvisor pretty high ranking we thought we could give a try... But it was a bit disappointed since the sushi rice were keep falling apart... I used to work in a sushi place and a sushiman once told me the rice cannot be... More 

Thank BelindaCarvalho

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 23
Japanese, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103-2 Hashimotocho, Shimogyo-ku | B1F, Kyoto 600-8011, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Pontocho
  • Neighbourhood: Pontocho
  • Phone Number: +81 75-708-2037
“Seasonal” foodstuffs created by Japan’s four seasons.

CHOJIRO that values the delicate taste of seasonal foodstuffs and offers you sushi that the chef devotedly shapes one piece after another.

Our shop, which delicately balances a casual atmosphere only possible in a conveyor-belt sushi with our sushi chef’s commitment to quality,
is filled with the excited voices of children and their parents.

The sushi chef stocks extraordinarily fresh fish and shellfish and displays his skills day after day.

We offer a wide selection of your favorite sushi, tuna skewers that grilled right in our shop, and piping hot tempura, with Japanese rice wine.

Please enjoy picking out the dishes you want to savor during your visit to CHOJIRO.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Pontocho

Neighbourhood Profile
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 atmosphere and delicious food. Verandas are always filled with people young and old crowding tables, biting into hot yakitori or sipping cold beers. It is a culinary heart of Kyoto as much as one of its most laid-back, clamorous, and entertaining evening hotspots. Pontocho has more of an amiable vibrancy to it than an elegant one, attracting newcomers, local veterans, and everyone in between, in casual attire like sneakers and jeans.
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