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Sanjosagaru, Pontochodori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8011, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-221-2270
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“foie gras” (7 reviews)
“beef” (4 reviews)
“kaiseki style” (7 reviews)
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Sanjosagaru, Pontochodori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8011, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

The best restaurant I have ever eaten in . The owner is a delight as are all the staff . They all speak a little French English Spanish which helps . French but cooked Japanese style all in front of you . Fascinating to watch...More

Thank sandra523
Reviewed April 22, 2018

A Japanese chef with a French food twist, inspired by kaiseki principles. The staff is highly trained and the service is impeccable. The food was very good but the overall dinner experience was even better. On the pricey side but worth a visit to indulge.

Thank Francisco M
Reviewed January 9, 2018 via mobile

Our family had a spectacular dinner at the end of December. Misoguigawa came highly recommended from close friend. They said it was not to be missed. In fact, their exact words, were that they would not speak to us again, if we did not go....More

1  Thank LondonHH72
Reviewed December 15, 2017

We were greeted warmly at the door where we took off our shoes and were shown to a private room upstairs with Japanese decor--tatami mats, etc. Conseillere Tamiko ASAI explained how the meal, which is selected by the chef, would be served kaiseki style (traditional...More

1  Thank NewYorkCityJoan
Reviewed November 2, 2017

Wow! We have been privileged to have eaten in many of the worlds greatest restaurants, and this meal was up there with the very best. Five stars really don't come close to doing them justice. French 'kaisecki-style' multi-course set dinner, with a team who are...More

2  Thank Charles W
Reviewed August 30, 2017

A real treat, prepare to be spoiled. Unforgettable tasting menu and a unique experience. Attention to every detail and a menu tailored to your taste. Opt for outside dining if available and you won't be disappointed. The proprietor and chef has a passion for food...More

Thank Anita S
Reviewed August 16, 2017

Lovely restaurant in a very cool part of Kyoto - very lively street. Fascinating mix of Japanese Kaiser and french flavors - the foie gras was outstanding, as was the fish course (fabulous flavors) - service impeccable. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank harlemfamily
Reviewed August 11, 2017

One of the best French cuisine in Kyoto, very authentic, not like typical nouvelle cuisine, ingenious with by local fresh ingredient foodstuff, which Chef INOUE has created in last 3 decades in Kyoto. Highly recommended for those who loves the most sophisticated food art work,...More

Reviewed August 8, 2017

Kyoto is not only for Japanese cuisine lovers. Misogigawa is no doubt one of the best Frence cuisine in Japan. Based on the traditional French cooking method, owner chef INOUE has created novel original his own style. Fresh Kyoto Vegetable, white snapper, are well cooked...More

Thank 和彦 齋
Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

If you have an appreciation of culinary talent, this is a must dine destination. Unfortunately, one previous reviewer in 2015 did not match up with the restaurant and the unfair "terrible" review unfairly dragged this gem of a restaurant ranking down. Fortunately for me, I...More

Thank Kirkhalpern
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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Charlotte W
August 21, 2017|
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Although the restaurant has not been opened their e-mail address, we may contact through Misogigawa's Facebook Contact and will receive an immediate reply from them, no language barrier exist.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sanjosagaru, Pontochodori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8011, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Pontocho
  • Neighborhood: Pontocho
  • Phone Number: +81 75-221-2270
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