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Chao Chao Sanjo Kiyamachi

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner


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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a snack at this place on the recommendation of a Kyoto local and then went back tonight for a meal. The dumplings were fresh and very flavoursome. Staff helpful, food came reasonably quickly & well priced. If you love dumplings then you must...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank BrisbaneTimdog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Their gyoza is the best I've ever had! I would def come back if I'm ever in Kyoto again. Loved it!! The wait was LONG, but this is also typical anywhere you go in Japan that's worth trying.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Susan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a family, we love Gyoza, but these were phenomenal! The Shrimp were our favourites, and we ordered seconds. We also topped it off with fresh pickled cucumber and cabbage, which was perfect for the warm summer evening. The staff were friendly and the place...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank MichelleTSyd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its absolutely the best gyoza I've ever had in my entire life If you're in Kyoto it's a must visit place The stuff is so friendly and the kitchen is clean

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank keykey2809
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gyoza here are cheap and tasty! We were seated within a few minutes (around 6:45pm). Would definitely recommend the pork, the shrimp, and the ginger gyozas. We ordered seconds!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank ghostie2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Variety of Gyoza in a small and casual spot. We stopped by for an early dinner to avoid the crowds and lines and got seated right away. Great and efficient service. Agree with others that I don't think the food would be worth it if...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Dave22043
Reviewed June 12, 2019

The steak is great and the service is even better.the environment here is amazing and Katsuro was an incredible host. A five-star performance all the way around!!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Sean R
Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

Very popular gyoza cheap eats! Fun, casual, great gyoza in a popular & casual local. Tasty gyoza but probably not worth waiting for if the queue is to long. Happy to recommend.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank lburnard
Reviewed June 1, 2019 via mobile

We went to Chaochao because of the good reviews on TripAdvisor. But I don't really understand the hype. The gyoza taste ok but nothing special. The vegetarian gyoza - which I was really looking forward to - were rather tasteless and the fillings seemed kind...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank JessiKS1989
Reviewed June 1, 2019 via mobile

Went there for dinner- fast service and good food. Resonantly priced, looking at approx 3000 yen per person for drinks and food. Waited approx 1 hour- but that is standard in Japan. There are no vegetarian options, other reviews we read about this restaurant stated...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Though small by comparison, Pontocho is one of Kyoto's
most spirited and memorable neighborhoods. A narrow
street straddling the Kamogawa River, it is Kyoto's
busiest nightlife spot. When darkness falls,
Pontocho's many signs and lanterns bolt to life,
making the area glow with invitations to passers-by to
come inside and pull up a chair. Its restaurants and
bars sprawl onto the riverbank, providing a friendly
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February 14, 2019|
Response from toshik926 | Reviewed this property |
They don’t take any reservation you just have to go thee to wait in the line
April 2, 2018|
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Response from dziran | Reviewed this property |
They serve many different types of gyozas. My group of 5 included two vegetarians, two meat eaters and one pescatarian. We also enjoyed a plate of chocolate gyozas. I don't know about halal.
Andrea C
September 19, 2016|
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Response from ilovedrinkingtea | Reviewed this property |
Yes, their English is good and I don't think you'll have any issues.
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