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“Female Sushi Chefs and order via their iPad at each table”

Chojiro, Shijo-kiyamachi
Ranked #24 of 12,102 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $23
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Pontocho
Description: “Seasonal” foodstuffs created by Japan’s four seasons. CHOJIRO that values the delicate taste of seasonal foodstuffs and offers you sushi that the chef devotedly shapes one piece after another. Our shop, which delicately balances a casual atmosphere only possible in a conveyor-belt sushi with our sushi chef’s commitment to quality, is filled with the excited voices of children and their parents. The sushi chef stocks extraordinarily fresh fish and shellfish and displays his skills day after day. We offer a wide selection of your favorite sushi, tuna skewers that grilled right in our shop, and piping hot tempura, with Japanese rice wine. Please enjoy picking out the dishes you want to savor during your visit to CHOJIRO.
Denmark
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Female Sushi Chefs and order via their iPad at each table”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

We ate here twice, probably would have eaten here every day but we did not find them until the end of our time in Kyoto. Very cheerful, speak English female sushi chefs, very personable. We enjoyed being able to order our food with easy instructions on an upright iPad at each table. Food is great, location was easy to get to, just use your google iphone locator. We will certainly look them up on our next visit to Kyoto!

Visited July 2013
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Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great for budget sushi lovers!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

My friend and I stumbled into Chojiro on the same night as the Lantern Festival. At 7:30pm we only waited for about 20 minutes for a seat and were blown away by the customer service and friendly staff. Instead of getting all individual pieces of sushi, I recommend getting a set menu since you'll get more variety for your money. Sets are between 1400-2100¥. Also, the seared eel is out of this world! Try it, as you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited August 2013
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Drammen, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic sushi, chatty staff and fun ordering system”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

The sushi is by far the best we had in Japan. Orders of sashimi (2 pieces) and rolls (6 pieces) range from 250 - 800 jpy. The ordering system on the iPad makes the ordering fun and easy for non japanese speakers. The service is fast, the staff is very observent and friendly. Several of them talks english fluently. Would easily recommend this place.

Visited July 2013
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Princeton, New Jersey, United States
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7 reviews
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“Fresh and Fast, Modern & Magnificent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

I've been there twice in my six weeks and have been very pleased both times with my meals. The iPads that you order on are extremely user-friendly, especially for foreigners. There are usually long lines but it's worth it and you can make reservations in advance. The sushi is moderately priced, 200-500 yen per two pieces which are actually pretty filling. The fish is mostly simple in its presentation but packs its punch in flavor, freshness, and the key add-ons the cooks do choose to include. I would recommend the fatty salmon with onions and mayo, and the seafood salad which has a surprisingly generous amount of fresh fish as well as delicious veggies and dressing. The drinks were great too, especially the sours!

  • Visited July 2013
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Brattleboro, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Decent Sushi But Not Worthy of #1 Status”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013

We tried the Chojiro restaurant on our first night in Kyoto. It had reasonable fare, but nothing extraordinary that would suggest that it should be ranked in the top spot in a city offering so many alternative eateries. The sushi was good, but the tempura was a bit greasy. The wireless ordering system was creative and efficient, the service was friendly and prices were reasonable.

Visited June 2013
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