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Misoguigawa

#177 of 7,245 Restaurants in Kyoto
#191 of 7,728 Places to Eat in Kyoto
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Sanjosagaru, Pontochodori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8011, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-221-2270
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11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Unique Experience for a Price

When I heard this place served "French kaiseki", I was totally unprepared for what that meant! This restaurant has a traditional Japanese interior, with all Japanese style service and plateware, but with Japanese-French fusion dishes. For example, imagine eating a creamy foi gras rice dish with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Alexandra H
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San Francisco, California
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31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

I should've known when i was the only person in the restaurant. They served mediocre food at EXTREMELY high prices. Very dissapointing

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

When I heard this place served "French kaiseki", I was totally unprepared for what that meant! This restaurant has a traditional Japanese interior, with all Japanese style service and plateware, but with Japanese-French fusion dishes. For example, imagine eating a creamy foi gras rice dish with chopsticks! Come hungry - we ended up with 9 solid courses of food for... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Had the most expensive menu (Yuragi menu). Service was great but lacked the gracefulness found in other similarly priced restaurants. Wine list was somewhat limited. Food was beautifully presented and tasted great. The head chef also came to greet us and made sure everything was ok, which is always an appreciated effort. Overall very good but there were enough small... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sanjosagaru, Pontochodori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8011, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 75-221-2270

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French
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

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