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Sushi Tetsu Pontocho

133-1 Ishiyacho, Pontocho Sanjodori Sagaru, Nakagyo-ku | 1f, Kyoto 604-8002, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-257-1285
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“nigiri” (13 reviews)
“salmon” (8 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
133-1 Ishiyacho, Pontocho Sanjodori Sagaru, Nakagyo-ku | 1f, Kyoto 604-8002, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you do not see a long queue outside the restaurant for dinner, you are in luck. I had never seen this restaurant without a long queue during my visit. I was fortunate this time and waited only for 20mins in the cold snowy night....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank skteo79
Reviewed October 9, 2018

We went there for dinner and we had a great time! Food was good and the staff was friendly!! Will go back!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Odori-chan
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Compared to other sushi restaurants, this one is quite casual. There is a lineup and even a list where you must write down you name. The place is extremely popular amongst locals and tourists alike. We wait for 30 minutes or so and are seated...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank canning2018
Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

It’s a good spot for cheap sushi and beers. Friendly staff and good service. It can get a little bit crowded if you’re in the bar/main area, but I wouldn’t consider that a big deal. Toro Salmon is a must!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 82marianai
Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

Very disappointed with the quality of reviews on this restaurant. 3 important things you should know before visiting Sushi Tetsu Pontocho: 1) Smoking is allowed everywhere in the restaurant. 2) Raw chicken and whale on the menu. 3) Automatic 350 yen for hors d'oeuvres (more...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Jake J
Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

We sat down, kind of excited about having to take off our shoes and experiencing sushi in Japan. We were immediately turned off when we saw raw chicken and raw whale, but figured it was a quirky thing to a sushi restaurant in Japan.... After...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Shira M
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

We have had a pleasure of having a sushi at Sushi Tetsu Poncho Odori and the sushi and service is excellent Japanese hospitality. Furthermore, food is very reasonably priced. This place can get busy but it is a worth of wait.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank jxxxuk
Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

Sushis are excellent, service is fun and efficient. You can either sit at traditional Japanese tables or right in front of the sushi artisans! Prices are very affordable considering quality and diversity of the food you can get. Overall the best sushi restaurant we found...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank matthieub484
Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

The Sushi was great and the beer and Sake flowed like water. Everyone was so attentive. We had a great time overall. The only drawback was the wait. Everywhere we go based on Yelp, Google Maps, or TripAdvisor is jam packed with tourists. We tried...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Jtonasket
Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

We are here tonight, the sushi is really very good, unagi and uni are really an amazing experience. Good service, very fast, for sure you have to wait outside. Try and try.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Diacla79
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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September 29, 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Silvana_ip | Reviewed this property |
I think so, I didn't pay much attention to the rest of the menu but I remember they had other dishes besides sushi like soups and I think tempura as well.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 133-1 Ishiyacho, Pontocho Sanjodori Sagaru, Nakagyo-ku | 1f, Kyoto 604-8002, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Pontocho
  • Neighborhood: Pontocho
  • Phone Number: +81 75-257-1285
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