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Sanjosagaru, Pontochodori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-8011, Japan
+81 75-221-2270
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Ranked #20 of 3,344 restaurants in Kyoto
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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94% Recommend
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I was in Kyoto for a few days and asked the hotel receptionist for a recommended restaurant in the city. Wow, was I surprised. Possibly the best meal I have ever consumed. Each course was a masterpiece......... and there were 9 of them. My host was so supremely talented in the art of French cooking, which, combined with the subtlety... More

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Los Angeles
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Outstanding French food, serve kaiseki style. Each item was terrific, service was attentive and informed (in a small room with counter, with seating for about 8, there were 2 and sometimes 3 servers), good ambience and an interesting voluble chef afterwards (speaks little English but good French). Expensive but worth it.

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Richland, Washington
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Wife and I ordered middle of three set menus. All dishes were great. Service outstanding. Chef trained by French Master in Tokyo and has been in this location, ancient tea house, for 33 years. He goes to Paris yearly to buy wine and goes to our favorite Paris stop, Laurent. This restaurant is for people who like to eat the... More

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Columbia, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Glorious French food in a traditional Japanese atmosphere that emphasizes courteous and "guest friendly" service....a paradise for foodies or any one else interested in a fine eating experience. One cannot over- emphasize the hospitality provided. All staff and the chef/owner working to make you feel like a invited guest in their home. The "tasting meal" we had was excellent and... More

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

We chose to eat here based on a Frommers review -- I was concerned it may be a bit stuffy or overpriced for the experience, but we really weren't disappointed. We had the option to choose between two set-courses and really none of the dishes across the 8 or so courses disappointed. We were particularly happy with the egg cream... More

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Hong Kong, China
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We chose to eat in this restaurant to break up a run of kaiseki at a variety of Michelin starred and local Japanese restaurants. In the end this was probably my one of my top two meals in my six day stay, the other ironically being a very local cheap and cheerful tonkatsu and not one of the three Michelin... More

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Misoguigawa is a lovely restaurant that serves classic French dishes Kaiseki style. That's right, you eat French food with chopsticks. How cool is that! We dined in a lovely traditional tea ceremony room and had the room to ourselves. The waitresses were all very friendly. This was a truly memorable dining experience and some of the best food we have... More

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Whitehall, Pennsylvania
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268 reviews 268 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

We visited Misoguigawa for dinner based on recommendations. We both ordered KOTO from the set menu. The Chef presented his interpretation of the Autumn abundance. The service is impeccable, and the food is near perfection. If budget needs to be considered, they do serve lunch in a more condensed way.

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

The meal at this restaurant was the highlight of our trip! We reserved the private dining room for my husband's birthday. The set meal was unforgetable. The sautéed fresh foie-gras and the main course, the Japanese beef filet in Prince Albert style, were particularly memorable. The service was impeccable and the hostess was very knowledgable about the crockery and the... More

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Kyoto, Japan
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Tired and over rated, predictable Japanese-French selection. Expensive. Go to Cerisier for better, cheaper food, superior ambience instead.

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