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#149 of 1,846 Restaurants in Cologne
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Friesenstr. 16, 50670 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Brussels, Belgium
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

I ve been many times at Kintaro for business diner but also alone. Quality is really top and price absolutely ok.I recommend!

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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

It was and still is an honour to be a guest in this excellent japanese restaurant. This is because, of course, of the excellent offered food. This also, and this is not usual, because of the excellent offered food for decades!

Thank Guido R
Redondo Beach, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

Went to Kintaro during the IMM exhibition in January 2016 fully aware that there are huge quality differences between eating Japanese Food in Japan or the US and Germany and our expectations weren't too high to begin with. While the Sushi and Sashimi were fine, the service of the owners and the meat items on the menu were not. We... More 

Thank RedondoOli
Copenhagen, Denmark
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Kintaro is a very authentic Japanese restaurant that serves very fresh and tasty sushi and some other excellent Japanese dishes (as well as a couple of nice sake's). The interior is classic minimalistic leaving the emphasis on the food's taste and visual qualities. Another great asset is that is was easy to re-order if you had anything you like to... More 

Thank John M
Kiev, Ukraine
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173 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

We came here with a group of colleagues two nights in a row. As one of us was Japanese, he attested that Kintaro serves authentic cuisine and the chef is a really Japanese. The design is minimalistic, but what you should come for is the food! The sushi and sashimi are uber-fresh! The grilled dishes and rolls are so delicious!... More 

Thank EgorParienko
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I can understand some of the bad reviews here. I have eaten here frequently and am impressed by the toro sashimi, which is the only reason I go. Otherwise very average.

Thank decisys
Kassel, Germany
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104 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Because Momotaro and Sushi Nara did not have any open tables we ended up at Kintaro. First of all, you should know that the sushi selection is traditional (i.e. no uramaki) and somewhat limited because of this. However, there is a large choice of sashimi, tempura and so on. There are a couple of major problems with this place. The... More 

Thank Captain_0veur
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Great food, fresh and tasty. The service was not so good. Waiting a lot of time, but the food worth it.

Thank Denis M
Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I just recently had dinner at this restaurant and service was terrible. The waitress was not friendly at all and was in fact irritated by the fact that I spoke English and not German or Japanese. Wasabi and ginger is not given to you like any other Sushi restaurants. So, I asked the waitress for extra ginger and wasabi when... More 

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Bisley, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Second visit this year. Easy walk from the Dom. Run buy helpful English speaking German woman and her Japanese husband / chef. Good varied selection of the usual Japanese stuff. Tempura was softer and more floury than usual. Sashimi selection fresh and tasty. Nice sake and Kolsch on tap! Well worth the walk and will visit again.

Thank StuartfromBisley

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Japanese, Asian, Seafood, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Friesenstr. 16, 50670 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne>  > Altstadt-Nord
  • Neighborhood: Altstadt-Nord
  • Phone Number: 0221-135255

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?