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401-6 Shimomaruyacho, Kawaramachi Sanjo-dori Agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-241-7718
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Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

If you are staying in this area don't give this restaurant a miss. We had actually planned to go to another restaurant but when they were fully booked we found this place and so glad we did. It is a very typical Japanese restaurant with local Japanese customers so you always know you've stumbled on a great place. There is... More 

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Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Warm friendly atmosphere.. Sashimi is varied and authentic.. Pistachios are a must. Tempura very good. Salad good with unusual vegetables!

Thank Jody Lynne Y
Tel Aviv, Israel
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2 reviews
Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

Special Japanese cuisine. Tasty, effordable prices. Worth to find it. Excellent start for our first dish in Kyoto.

Thank Davidyizhar
Porto, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

Almost a blink and you miss it kind of a place but although doesn't look much from the outside you get a warm greeting as soon as you open the door and has a cosy, very local and laid back feel. Food is great - English menu appears to be missing some of the items from the main Japanese menu... More 

Thank Pual111
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I came here on our visit to Kyoto. The food was great and chef was very friendly. Like others have said, the menu is in Japanese but they also have an English menu.

Thank LupoTigre
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

Tonikaku, is a great place to have dinner. The main menu is in Japanese, however when we arrived we were given a English menu for both food and drinks. The food we ordered was fantastic and so where the drinks. the services was also great. Would definitely recommend it.

Thank RichardB139
Santa Monica, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

This is the kind of story you read about in books or see in the movies,but,it really happened. As we walked out of the lobby to head to the Main Street I glanced across the driveway and saw a lit lantern next to a non-descript door. My wife said it read Izakaya so we made a decision to give this... More 

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  • Address: 401-6 Shimomaruyacho, Kawaramachi Sanjo-dori Agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighborhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-241-7718

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City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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