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“C’est fantastique”
Review of C'est Sympa

C'est Sympa
Ranked #507 of 14,256 Restaurants in Kyoto
Price range: US$ 32 - US$ 137
Neighbourhood: City Centre
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Neighbourhood: City Centre
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This tiny great restaurant is a gem. Excellent French food. We had the chance to have the whole restaurant for ourselves as no other guest were there at that particular time. Cook cooked for us alone and the waitress was dedicated just to us. Unforgettable experience. Unforgettable food. Japanese people consider kindness as the most important of values and we’ve been treated like royalty. Highly recommended.

Thank Marco C
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Walkable from the ANA Crowne on a rainy night was a top criteria for selecting C'est Sympa for an early dinner...that and high ratings by TA reviewers. Wow, are glad we did! After two weeks of dining on only Japanese food, this unexpected alternative was a welcome surprise. After choosing "Menu A" we never took another look at the menu, and we loved the surprise as each course was artistically set before us. Favorite among the courses was pureed pumkin soup, duck breast with creme de cassis, and ice cream souffle, but truly it was all good!

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Thank ionic4
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Very charming little restaurant featuring the best of everything. The menus are fabulous, sauces are subtle with a masterful touch. All courses great, deserts sublime. Wine list excellent and reasonably priced. All created and served by a gorgeous husband and wife team, passionate about their offering. Recommended.

Thank Paul J
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

There's only two gourmet menus: fish/meat or fish+meat. For the rest, you're in good hands (chef is a former Bocuse apprentice): the chef will prepare a succulent meal in front of you.
The entrees span a good deal of traditional french cuisine: snails, ragout, ham.
Then, you get a soup, tasty pate' and tapenade. Then comes either beef or daurade+scallops.
Each are tender and finely cooked.
The portions may appear small but are about right to keep you on the edge on what's following.
The best are probably the desserts, which combine taste and attention to details.
Take your time to enjoy this fine place!

(review from a french guy!)

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Thank Pascal M
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

Having spent six weeks in France this year we were surprised and delighted to have our best French meal in Kyoto. Run by a delightful Japanese couple, you can sit either at a table or at the bar to watch the cooking. We had menu A at Yen 5,000 which is about a third of the price of the French restaurant in our hotel. And the meal was superb, including a substantial amuse bouche, delicious pumpkin soup, lamb (for me) and duck (for my wife) both very tender and with flavoursome sauces, good cheeses imported from France and the best creme brûlée I can remember. So a number of courses but each one quite light and served promptly and with great charm. Decent French wines by the bottle or the glass too.
Will definitely go back if we return to Kyoto.

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Thank SonodiLondra
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