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Pontocho Kappa Zushi

160 Matsumotocho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0982, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-213-4777
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“sushi” (41 reviews)
“anago” (2 reviews)
“miso soup” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
160 Matsumotocho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0982, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

The typical sushi restaurant and a typical Japanese atmosphere. Not a tourist trap at all. There different prices for different sushi menus and the value for perfect considering the location. The staff was really kind and professional. Enjoy!

Thank Fedefederiv
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

In a street full of restaurants and bars this sushi place stands out! I would suggest not to go outside for dinner as they only serve set meals outside. We sat at the bar and ordered individual sushi, prepared on the spot! All were great...More

Thank winningspirits
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

I expected somewhat more than this for sushi. It was definitely better than anywhere in Earth, except in Japan. I would rather go back to my hometown in Korea and have twice more pieces of sushi with same price. The terrace is great anyway, just...More

Thank 찬호 이
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Amazing quality sushi and sashimi. I particularly recommend the medium fatty tuna. Friendly staff and great value.

Thank hot_pies
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Excellent evening! Super fresh fish, we ordered à la carte at the counter. Very friendly and professional service. Generous portions. Bill for 4 came in close to Y15,000 including some beers and sake. One of our favourite meals out in Japan. Highly recommended.

Thank Nrb19
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Recommended by the concierge at our hotel, we navigated the narrow street of Pontocho and matched the picture the concierge had printed out with the front of the restaurant (no English signage...pictures help). The staff had limited English, but ordering sushi from their picture board...More

1  Thank rweissred
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We came on a recommendation of a woman at a tourist information center in the subway - and we loved it! They had an English menu, which was a huge help, and the sushi was delicious and quickly prepared. Our sushi chef was extremely attentive...More

Thank charmed3687
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Nice welcoming staff. Good hot sake. A little overpriced, likely due to the touristic location. Good sushi, especially the yellowtail and eel.

Thank Jetsetters-CandJC
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Even though the location is in a quite touristy area, this place is definitely recommendable. Nice interior, great sushi (we had the chef's special selection for 3500 ¥), good value. We were not disappointed.

Thank simmel2015
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This is a cute restaurant in pontocho that our hotel recommended. If you frequently eat sushi and are looking for a unique Japan experience this is NOT it. Unless you ask otherwise you will be swerved standard fish you would easily find in the US....More

Thank Alrose21
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 Matsumotocho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0982, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Pontocho
  • Neighbourhood: Pontocho
  • Phone Number: +81 75-213-4777
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