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“very good value for money”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Mimasuya

Mimasuya
Ranked #332 of 12,166 Restaurants in Kyoto
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Pontocho
Description: Phone 075-213-4445; located on Pontocho about halfway between Sanjo and Shijo, on the river-side of the street just south of a park; modern Japanese Kyoto-style cuisine.
Hong Kong
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“very good value for money”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

went with our 3 kids and had plenty of very tasty Japanese food. staff was friendly and helpful. tables very well spaced out and our kids loved sitting on the floor while eating; they all wanted to come back the next day.

  • Visited October 2012
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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English first
Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
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411 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
“Great Food at good prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

There is an English menu available so it is easy to order, the staff are helpful, and the food was really tasty. We had the Chicken in Wasabi sauce, and the Leek wrapped in Beef with Garlic sauce. Bothe were excelent, and with a bowl of rice, it was enough for dinner. Bothe dishes were under 1000 Yen, so with a view overlooking the river, this seemed like excellent value.

A lot of Japanese restaurants can be quite scary for westerners, but this one is very easy to navigate.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank WHDavies
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“great restaurant in the heart of Kyoto - and English is spoken”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

My husband and I loved this authentic modern Japanese restaurant: the location on Pontocho with its terrace overlooking the river is unbeatable, the food (there is a menu in English and English is spoken by the staff) is very tasty and the service was efficient and friendly. Every dish we had was excellent - and we did not notice any particular delays mentioned by the previous reviewer. Mind you - we were not in a rush: the outdoor terrace is a lovely spot where one wants to linger on a warm summer's night. There were no other foreigners dining at that time and the place was quite full - so not a tourist trap. If you are lucky, from the terrace you might spot a geisha entertaining clients over tea next door, as we did!

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank kTemerity
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Sydney
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great tasting and authentic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2012 via mobile

Great food with authentic flavours that are within more adventurous western tastes. Food is very fresh and tasty, but expect 30min delays between each item ordered. Staff are friendly and have good English, english menu is comprehensive too.

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San Francisco
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103 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“innovative modern japanese in a beautiful setting, nice people”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2012

Every business trip to Kyoto I try to eat here, and it never disappoints. The food is bright, fresh, and interesting, served in style by charming people. Try the pumpkin tempura with the red bean miso sauce...

  • Visited April 2012
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