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Kaiten Sushi CHOJIRO Shijyokiyamachi

103-2 Hashimotocho, Shimogyo-ku | B1F, Kyoto 600-8011, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-708-2037
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“sushi” (265 reviews)
“tuna” (29 reviews)
“gunkan” (4 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 23:30All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
103-2 Hashimotocho, Shimogyo-ku | B1F, Kyoto 600-8011, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

I see all the amazing reviews, and it's what brought me to this restaurant. I think the sushi was good, and worth visiting, but I wouldn't say it's one of the top sushi places I've been. It's good, and the self ordering system it pretty...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Good sushi good price! You ordet from an iPad and food føles almost immidiately! Very Nice! Just one white sine though...

Thank Ingrid K
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

We went there only after checking on the site of trip advisor, altho we new we must wait in the line , stepped outside 15 mn Then were seated on a table but near the sushi belt as well , We were 3 persons ,...More

Thank Rita S
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Fast, fresh and delicious. Great screen order system at the table and everything was superb. We walked in at about 6pm and when we left there was a line to get in up the stairs and out the door. There are flashier and more formal...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 16 May 2017

It's actually an underground restaurant even though the door is ground level. It was interesting to enter, but if there is a line you have to wait long the narrow stairs. They have both bar seating and table seating, but when I went, the staff...More

Thank deathd3men
Reviewed 13 May 2017

the best sushi still served in Japan. Very month I travel to Japan and a least once I get to go for sushi. Don't go of sushi on Sundays since the fish market is closed and you may not get fresh fish on your table!

Thank domaxbeni
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Chojiro has wonderful staff and amazing sushi at a great price! We waited between 30-60 minutes both times we went and we rarely decide to wait in lines for restaurants, but it was definitely worth it. Try going during times that aren't typically busy (Google...More

Thank aileung
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Upon the recommendation of a local expert, we tried multiple times to go by but each time there was a long line we did not wish to wait. It must be great to have such attraction!

1  Thank thai2007
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant, kind people and orders came super fast. The loud jazz music was the only small downside.

Thank Scilla V
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Easy on the wallet for the level of tastiness and freshness they provide. Quick order and arrival of food. Has excellent translations for English, Korean and Chinese; ordered through an ipad. No Japanese speaking friends necessary.

Thank Eugene L
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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Gaga J
9 July 2017|
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Response from JMNV | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is small, so you would occupy the whole dining area...maybe not the place for such a group
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Tony C
1 April 2016|
Response from Celso Antonio R | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know. I didn't see anything about that.
Tan L
26 October 2015|
Response from PagesofTravel | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure you could visit their website before hand if you wanted to make a reservation. This restaurant wasn't busy when we visited and was a nicer "conveyor belt" type sushi place. You will probably be okay without a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103-2 Hashimotocho, Shimogyo-ku | B1F, Kyoto 600-8011, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Pontocho
  • Neighbourhood: Pontocho
  • Phone Number: +81 75-708-2037
“Seasonal” foodstuffs created by Japan’s four seasons. CHOJIRO that values the delicate taste of seasonal foodstuffs and offers you sushi that the chef devotedly shapes one piece after another. Our shop, which delicately balances a casual atmosphere only possible in a conveyor-belt sushi with our sushi chef’s commitment to quality, is filled with the excited voices of children and their parents. The sushi chef stocks extraordinarily fresh fish and shellfish and displays his skills day after day. We offer a wide selection of your favorite sushi, tuna skewers that grilled right in our shop, and piping hot tempura, with Japanese rice wine. Please enjoy picking out the dishes you want to savor during your visit to CHOJIRO.
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