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157-159-1 Matsumoto 4-chome, Pontocho, Sanjo-sagaru, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-213-4445
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Ranked #129 of 7,041 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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  • Italian first
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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166 reviews 166 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
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 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We were three people, one vegetarian, one true carnivore and a pescatarian and all of our taste buds were satisfied. Pontocho street was recommended to us by a taxi driver when we pointed out that we were on a budget of 2000 to 3000 yen per head for a meal. We popped into one and the other restaurant in the... More 

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Kyoto, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

At this moment Kyoto is holding the annual tanabata festival. Along the the Kamogawa river is illumination and lots of activity. During the summer you can eat on a kawadoko, a platform that stretches over the river bank. Several restaurants have this option, but me and my wife decided to have Italian food and enjoy the evening breeze of the... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Highly recommend Mimasuya on Pontocho Street, Kyoto. Great service and beautiful views. You must try the beef wrapped in flat rice noodles, I can't remember what it's called but it was one of the most amazing Japanese dishes I have ever tried. Yum!

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Seoul, South Korea
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230 reviews 230 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

After walking up and down a couple of times the Pontocho street, we ended up by going to the Mimasuya. We felt tempted by the menu with plenty of traditional offers, mostly prepared with seasonal ingredients. We had to wait around 15 mins. since the place was busy. When we were taken to our room, we were pleased to see... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Just came from this reataurant. It waa amazing! We ordered 5 different dishes (for 3 of us) Everything was very tasty! We thought it was going to be price because of the location but no they were very reasonably priced. One of the best meals we have ever had! As soon as you walk in you can see the chefs... More 

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Nara, Japan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Living near Kyoto, I've been going to this place for more than a decade now, especially when friends are visiting from overseas, and, for a hip, not too formal or overwhelming experience, with food that's imaginative if not so remarkable and service that's warm, it's hard to beat. You're sitting on a dreamy little lane, overlooking the ancient capital's eastern... More 

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

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