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Sanjosagaru, Pontochodori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8011, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-221-2270
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Ranked #32 of 6,842 Restaurants in Kyoto
Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Pennsylvania
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335 reviews 335 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We were here for the first time in 2012, and we experienced an outstanding dining; this made it our second visit, still an excellent meal, however it seemed to have faded a little bit since 2012. We ordered the 2nd and 3rd prefixed menu as we want to try different dishes. If you ordered from their 1st choice (highest price... More 

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new york
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Let me start out by saying that I don't mind paying to have an exceptional meal. Was this meal exceptional? No. Was it very good? Yes, but I'm not sure it was worth the cost. I had high hopes for this restaurant having read about it for over 2 years. And I love French food. In total we had about... More 

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Harvard, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

In this era of fusion cuisines, one of the finest culinary marriages is that of classic French and classic Japanese kaiseki! The success of French Kaiseki is perfectly demonstrated by Misoguigawa -- a wonderful French restaurant, located on the banks of Kyoto's Kamo River in the historic geisha district of Pontocho. From the main Sanjo-dori street in central Kyoto, wander... More 

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KL
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101 reviews 101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My wife and I had dinner in Misoguigawa on the night we arrived in Kyoto. To me, the restaurant serves French food, Japanese style, which was very interesting! We were ushered into room with a U-shaped counter table before selecting our set menus. After a while, our dishes came. Much to my surprise, they were very very good, as if... More 

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Zurich
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156 reviews 156 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

My wife picked this restaurant and what a surprise! I certainly didn't expect to be having a conversation in good French (his, not mine!) with our Japanese chef Inoue after the meal about our experience. We had the middle menu and started with langoustine and a cauliflower mousse, scallops and a light, lemony bearnaise, and fried fois gras with apple... More 

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Washington D.C.
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72 reviews 72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We went here for a French Kaiseki dinner in August. Chose it because it seemed interesting, had good reviews, and the chef was willing to accommodate non-meat eaters. We were ushered into a basement style room with one other couple in bar style seating, and served by a young woman in a kimono who kept in constant touch with the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
38 helpful votes 38 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
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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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5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Additional Information about Misoguigawa

Address: Sanjosagaru, Pontochodori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8011, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-221-2270
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cuisine: French

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