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“Great Find!”
Review of Uroko

Uroko
Ranked #1,421 of 12,524 Restaurants in Kyoto
Neighborhood: Pontocho
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Neighborhood: Pontocho
Reviewed September 3, 2012

This restaurant was really tucked away, but what a great find! I was with a vegetarian, a sashimi lover and myself (who was getting a little sick of sashimi!), and we all found delicious things to eat. The atmosphere is trendy and pleasant, with a variety of seating options. The English menu was a major bonus! The staff were helpful and incredibly accommodating! There is no designated non-smoking section in the restaurant, which we didn't know when we sat down. After we were seated a couple seated after us, but near us started smoking. When we requested a non-smoking section instead, they actually asked the couple to get up and move! I would definitely go back there again. The slightly funny thing is that they brought out the dishes one by one as they were ready, instead of all at once. Not sure if that is more of a cultural thing. It wasn't a big deal, though, made it more of an adventure!

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Reviewed August 15, 2010

We found this restaurant simply by walking down Nishikikoji-dori and checking the side streets. It looked quite nice from the outside and were told it had fish, sashimi, tempura etc. You can eat by the bar, on the floor as well as on lowered tables (so you sit normally, only the floor is lower). The waiter was very helpful to guide us through the all-japanese menu, and gave us excellent recommendations on which sashimi and tempura dishes to try. Note, they speak very limited english, but if you know a little about japanese cooking, it's no problem. We had tried a few of the restaurants recommended in Lonely Planet, and had found them to be quite boring, with old menus and rather uninteresting food. Uroko was new and modern, yet very japanese.

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Reviewed July 9, 2013
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Reviewed January 17, 2011
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