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Sanjosagaru, Pontochodori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-8011, Japan
+81 75-221-2270
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Ranked #10 of 3,530 Restaurants in Kyoto
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Harvard, Massachusetts
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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136 reviews 136 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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
70 helpful votes 70 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
37 helpful votes 37 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
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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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
53 helpful votes 53 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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Address: Sanjosagaru, Pontochodori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-8011, Japan
Phone Number: +81 75-221-2270
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
Cuisine: French

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