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Platero

#5,902 of 11,539 Restaurants in Kyoto
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Pontocho
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221 Nabeyacho, Nakagyoku, Kyoto 604-8015, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-221-1661
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Good Spanish wines selection. Appetizers well served and taste is good. Paella is reasonable if you consider to be in Kyoto. Only 2 negative points: 1. 5 euro for a baby (dramatically baby) Sangria 2. Paella quantity not enough

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Thank Massimo Z
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Only 2 people for working, we wait so long time for have first plate. Order Paela with sea food and chicken but no chiken and burn. We paid 10.000 yen ... Very disapointed.

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East Victoria Park, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

The wine and service was impeccable, they have some really nice wines if you know what your looking for. I especially like the castell del received oda. Beautiful with a light cheese platter. The atmosphere is smooth and inviting, and the staff maintain the perfect amount of friendliness and professionalism.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

During a family vacation to Kyoto our tour guide recommended this Spanish Restaurant. Positive Decoration and ambiance Wine selection Sangría Negative Food quality Service The main courses served before appetizers Octopus Tapa was tough Paella dish langoustine overcooked Chick peas dish tough Shrimp overcooked I do not recommend this place! Do not waste your tim!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

Nice place to go for a few drinks before dinner, wide selection of wines and sake. Haven't tried the food so can't comment on that.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2015

We went here thinking it would be a good place for wine. WRONG. Both glasses we had were terrible and tasted stale. What's worse, we had a good view of the kitchen from our bar seats and saw a chef making paella. He cooked a variety of shellfish in a pan, and then when some of the mussels did not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    1 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    1 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    1 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Spanish
Meals
Dinner
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 Nabeyacho, Nakagyoku, Kyoto 604-8015, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Pontocho
  • Neighbourhood: Pontocho
  • Phone Number: +81 75-221-1661

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Pontocho

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Pontocho
Though small by comparison, Pontocho is one of Kyoto's most spirited and memorable neighborhoods. A narrow street straddling the Kamogawa River, it is Kyoto's busiest nightlife spot. When darkness falls, Pontocho's many signs and lanterns bolt to life, making the area glow with invitations to passers-by to come inside and pull up a chair. Its restaurants and bars sprawl onto the riverbank, providing a friendly atmosphere and delicious food. Verandas are always filled with people young and old crowding tables, biting into hot yakitori or sipping cold beers. It is a culinary heart of Kyoto as much as one of its most laid-back, clamorous, and entertaining evening hotspots. Pontocho has more of an amiable vibrancy to it than an elegant one, attracting newcomers, local veterans, and everyone in between, in casual attire like sneakers and jeans.
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