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) #236 of 11,777 Restaurants in Kyoto €€€€ French
Sanjosagaru, Pontochodori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8011, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-221-2270
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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Sanjosagaru, Pontochodori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8011, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have an appreciation of culinary talent, this is a must dine destination. Unfortunately, one previous reviewer in 2015 did not match up with the restaurant and the unfair "terrible" review unfairly dragged this gem of a restaurant ranking down. Fortunately for me, I...More

Thank Kirkhalpern
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

After spending over a week in Japan and trying many different types of restaurants here including 3 star Michelin star Ryugin in Tokyo this by far was our favorite. The hospitality is unreal as most is in Japan.. I never would have thought to try...More

Thank brittmfox
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Three of us ate at this high-end French-influenced restaurant on a Thursday evening. We were the only diners at the bar and received exemplary service throughout. This included being escorted to the bathroom and waved goodbye at the end of the meal! The plates are...More

Thank Stephen F
Reviewed 8 January 2017

A very unique experience. The quality of the food is exceptional. The service is superb. Every course is so tasty and so well presented, you will remember this restaurant for a long time. Chef INOUE Teruo runs this French Kaiseki restaurant with such personal care,...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 12 October 2016

My wife and I returned to this restaurant after a memorable meal in 2007. Sometimes your memory gets polished, but not on this occasion. We opted for a private room ( as last time). We opted for top degustation and accompanied with French champagne and...More

1  Thank Russ1625
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Misoguigawa was recommended by a friend and it came with fair warning that we would spend a pretty penny. Indeed, we probably spent about as much on dinner as we did for 3 nights at the hotel, but it was certainly worth it (and that...More

Thank Pamela J
Reviewed 2 June 2016

From the start to the end of our time in this restaurant we were treated as VIPs. Lovely welcome. We had a lunch menu which was beautifully presented as KAISEKI style. The Foie Gras and Duck were delicious. As was the Green Tea Brulee with...More

Thank drichia
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Every little details was exquisite- the serving, the staff, the decor, the seating, each and every dish and more so even the flavor- everything was delicious. A unique meal presenting French kaiseki with beautiful pottery and dishes. Highly recommended.

Thank Mish_H50
Reviewed 27 March 2016

This restaurant in the well-known Ponto-cho Dori street has 150 years of history since they started business as "Chaya" in Kyoto traditional history and culture. Foods are integration of Japanese delicacy and French excellence. Nothing is ignored to make you feel comfortable and think you...More

Thank nsuzukijapan
Reviewed 3 September 2015

We decided to go a la carte at Misogigawa, as we had had some excellent kaiseki dinners in Japan already... We asked for the a la carte menu and were still given the hard-sell to do a tasting menu. After insisting on the a la...More

5  Thank lanabot
ムッシュ1981, オーナー at Misoguigawa, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2015

Dear Mr.Lanabot, Subject: Complaint (Tripadvisor) comment response This letter is regarding the comment you posted on Tripadvisor after visiting our restaurant Pontocho Misoguigawa. Having read your post, I am appalled by the treatment you experienced. My name is Teruo Inoue from Restaurant Pontocho Misoguigawa and...More

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
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Open Hours
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sanjosagaru, Pontochodori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8011, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Pontocho
  • Neighbourhood: Pontocho
  • Phone Number: +81 75-221-2270
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