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“AMAZING, SIGNED UP TO TRIPADVISOR JUST TO WRITE A GOOD REVIEW”
Review of La Jolla

La Jolla
Ranked #104 of 12,236 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $36
Cuisines: American, Mexican
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: City Center
Description: WE RECOMMEND YOU TO CALL US OR SEND US AN E-MAIL BEFORE COMING TO THE RESTAURANT.We serve delicious california style mexican food! Only the natural and fresh ingredients. We recommend you to make a reservation.
Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“AMAZING, SIGNED UP TO TRIPADVISOR JUST TO WRITE A GOOD REVIEW”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

Lajolla is amazing definitely one of the best meals I've had in Japan if not ever! Beef burrito was marvelous, definitely recommend as well as the nachos.
Wait staff are incredibly attentive as well as super friendly and speak such good English!
It's a little off the beaten track so a little hard to find, but the owner actually came and found us and directed us there in the pouring rain which was so nice of her!
It has actually relocated to a new address: 154-2 nagahamacho, nakagyo kyoto, so make sure you go there and not to the old address!
If you are looking for good food and a break from the sushi that you are surely filled up with definitely go here!!

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Jamima W
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great food! New address”
Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

We had a great time here. Awesome food and wonderful wait staff!

New address:
154-2 nagahamacho, nakagyo kyoto.

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4 Thank Nathan M
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Tampa, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food and great service”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

As other reviewers have noted, make sure you go to the correct (new) address and look for the Budweiser sign and cactus outside.

Here in Kyoto on business for two weeks with co-workers from around the world, we were all craving something different than the traditional Japanese food we have had for every meal the past two weeks. Lajolla was the prefect solution. The food and drink was excellent including the guacamole, salsa's, burritos, tacos (Americano and Mexican style) and margaritas. Make sure to bring cash as they do not accept credit card.

A previous reviewer noted that they have terrible service however I think this is due to the waitresses not coming to the table unless called upon...which is customary in Japan. It is not considered rude to summon the waitress like it may be in other parts of the world so whenever a new drink is needed or additional food, simply raise your hand and request service.

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank Nole_Dynasty
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Terrible service, great food”
Reviewed June 20, 2014

This place could be a winner. The food was good, the ambiance pleasing... But alas, the service was abysmal. It took over 40 minutes to get out chips and dip, something that should be ready to go took forever. We didn't get out entrees for another 40 minutes and only one was served. After asking about it twice they finally brought it... A simple burrito.
While the food was good, I wouldn't recommend this restaurant. They simply aren't prepared to serve food to more than one table at a time, and even then, are only capable of doing it dish by dish. Tourists may come and go, but locals stay and remember.

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank Andy C
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Busan, South Korea
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Can't find.”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

This may be a really good restaurant, but if you go to the location shown in Trip Advisor, you will be wandering around a dark neighborhood looking for a ghost (like us and another nice couple last Monday night). Apparently it moved some time ago. This is really a one-star against trip advisor for not letting them update their location.

Hopefully the negative review will help them get this fixed, or at least encourage people to go to their website to find the correct location (and make reservations).

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Will B
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