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#162 of 2,006 Restaurants in Cologne
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Friesenstr. 16, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 135255
18:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 18:30 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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112 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kintaro is not in a main street, it may not be the coolest Japanese restaurant but when we arrived without a booking, it was full, although we finally got a table for 5. If it was full on a Monday night, that means something. Food is very good, large variety of Japanese dishes, good service (a bit slow as they... More 

Thank Bikesub
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Very cosy place and with a good service and food qulaity. Not much more you can ask, a good place to go out and have a pleasent dinner.

Thank gryaako
Mersin, Turkey
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Every year I exhibit in ISM Fair in Cologne Germany. I arrive on a Friday, set up on Saturday and start to Exhibit on Sunday. My first night in Cologne I am always go to my most favorite Japanese Restaurant Kİntaro. The fish, the meat, the vegetable tempura, the miso soup, sushi, sashimi, eal on rice are all so delicious.... More 

Thank 963ahmeta
1 review
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Lustig und Lecker, a great place, not expensive and really traditional, great environment. Strongly suggest the Hokkaido sushi

Thank Luis A
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Kintaro is a great restaurant. It has fantastic sushi and great service. Owned by a Japanese & German husband and wife, the food has always been great there even after 10 years. The chef is a Japanese guy, and that's why you get to have authentic Japanese food at this place. The quality of sushi and sashimi is absolutely fantastic.... More 

Thank Katereh
Cologne, Germany
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793 reviews
634 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I had a great Sushi Box the other day at this simple restaurant - which I'd more prefer than those 'kitchy' chinese or thai place around. I would def. comeback for dinner!

Thank Reckless_V-o-L
Helsinki, Finland
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158 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

お寿司が大変美味しかったです。 大将も気さくな方です。 オススメです。 Sushi was very delicious. Taisho was very nice, too. I recommend this restaurant.

1 Thank shinjikido
Brussels, Belgium
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

I ve been many times at Kintaro for business diner but also alone. Quality is really top and price absolutely ok.I recommend!

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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

It was and still is an honour to be a guest in this excellent japanese restaurant. This is because, of course, of the excellent offered food. This also, and this is not usual, because of the excellent offered food for decades!

Thank Guido R
Redondo Beach, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Went to Kintaro during the IMM exhibition in January 2016 fully aware that there are huge quality differences between eating Japanese Food in Japan or the US and Germany and our expectations weren't too high to begin with. While the Sushi and Sashimi were fine, the service of the owners and the meat items on the menu were not. We... More 

Thank RedondoOli

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Friesenstr. 16, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne>  > Altstadt-Nord
  • Neighbourhood: Altstadt-Nord
  • Phone Number: +49 221 135255

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?