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Mimasuya

#183 of 7,189 Restaurants in Kyoto
#193 of 7,664 Places to Eat in Kyoto
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157-159-1 Matsumoto 4-chome, Pontocho, Sanjo-sagaru, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-213-4445
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Description: Phone 075-213-4445; located on Pontocho about halfway between Sanjo and...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful food and friendly staff

What a little gem! We chose this place late at night because it was still open and had an English menu. We got a table overlooking the river, which was nice. And the food was amazingly good. Its Japanese French fusion -lots of butter- so we didnt know what to expect but everything tasted excellent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

What a little gem! We chose this place late at night because it was still open and had an English menu. We got a table overlooking the river, which was nice. And the food was amazingly good. Its Japanese French fusion -lots of butter- so we didnt know what to expect but everything tasted excellent. Also, super cute and friendly... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

We booked the night before and were shown to a lovely upstairs table overlooking the river. The food was delicious - but the service was atrocious - really surly waiter from start to finish and it took 2 hours from ordering to receiving our last main course - we didnt have time to order desert nor did we feel that... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I write this review completely filled with gratitude to this restaurant. We walked on off the street looking for something suitable for 2 kids (7&9), a grandma (68) and 3 adults trying to get authentic japanese food. Had no high expectations, just identified it a a menu suitable to all our palates. The food, I have to say was excellent.... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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50 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is the most wonderful thing about Japanese cuisine, along with its being attractive and healthy. This place is in a charming location in the traditional part of the city along the river. Our group ate upstairs. The only problem was that we were a bit rushed because they were expecting another group after us.

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Bahrain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Good food -- had a wonderful tuna and avocado carpaccio! Nice to eat at the counter. Can accommodate larger groups in a back room.

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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Having a dozen or so izakaya experiences under my belt before we stumbled across this place, I can say with confidence that it was my favourite of the lot. There was not one dish that we ordered that wasn't enjoyed. We had to come back for a second serving in our 6 nights in Kyoto just so we could try... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

(Western)-user-friendly place, without detracting from authenticity and from excellent quality food: sometimes it's nice to be able to read the menu.....Above average selection of wines. Reassuring presence of Japanese customers: definitely not a "tourist trap".

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sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

It was our second night in this glorious little alleyway area of Kyoto We saw the Italian flag and ventured in What a lovely surprise to be taken upstairs to a dining area overlooking the river It was fairyland The waiters were attentive , the wine crisp and the food delicious! Shame it's our last night here because we would... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This restaurant stood out as there is a menu in English, the prices are reasonable & there is a room upstairs that overlooks the river. Portions were smaller than expected so next time I will order two dishes. Staff were helpful & friendly. Seems to cater more for westerners in the room that overlooks the river but there was a... More 

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Kyoto, Japan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Walking down this lovely alleyway looking for sustenance we chose this restaurant over a myriad of others simply because the menu seemed ok. Mistake. The restaurant has an excellent position on the river but the chefs have dumbed down the food and the result is a bland undertaking in japanese cuisine. Unfortunately the service was the same, disorganised and not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 157-159-1 Matsumoto 4-chome, Pontocho, Sanjo-sagaru, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 75-213-4445

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese

Description

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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