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Za Watami Sanjo Kiyamachi

) #2,904 of 11,830 Restaurants in Kyoto $$ - $$$ Japanese, , Asian
99 Nakajimacho, Sanjo Kawaramachi-dori Higashi-iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 50-7542-8177
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good42%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
9 Oct 2016
“Moderately mundane”
14 Aug 2015
“Has been much better”
Restaurant Hours
Japanese, Bar, Asian
$$ - $$$
99 Nakajimacho, Sanjo Kawaramachi-dori Higashi-iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

An interesting descent to this restaurant, ended with a lower than expected standard of cuisine. Disappointed with the quality of the dishes here, and the white wine was ghastly! That said, the service was quick, and the tuna and leek rolls were good. Would we...More

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Sadly they have removed most of our favourite items from menu one by one: first cheese crockettes, then kiwi sour and now their delicious pizza. Food is good but all the highlights are gone now so if you don't mind the noise then I would...More

Thank akathartos
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Friendly staff and nice drinks...à promising start...however....unfortunately that are the only two positive remarks I have....terrible low quality food (especially the meat). No return policy!

Thank Nardo1
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Great restaurant with English menu. On arrival we removed our shoes and were shown our seat that overlooked the bar which sat 2 other parties. It was cosy and out of the way. I think around the other side there might have been booths. We...More

Thank kaylamanoe
Reviewed 20 March 2015 via mobile

Randomly walked in on our way back to hotel after a long day. Amazing food, great service and 1 litre of beer for about $9. Win/win.

Thank Niall P
Reviewed 14 November 2014

This restaurant is situated across the hotel where we stayed, so after 3 days of exploring the food around town, we decided to have dinner somewhere nearby from the hotel. We picked Za Watami, and as we're eating we wished we had visited this place...More

Thank Lickz
Reviewed 18 July 2014

It was so good we came back two more times. Ate a lot of different "Japanese tapas" which included great sushi, yakitori, wagyu (Japanese beef), gyoza dumplings and much more. Good size servings for a reasonable price (3-7000 yen for two). Service was quick and...More

1  Thank Gabriel L
Reviewed 21 June 2014

We went to the Za-watami on Karasuma Dori near Sanjo Dori and liked it so much we went back two more times. It is downstairs from the street, has a calm, quiet ambience, good drinks and tasty food. The prices are quite reasonable and the...More

1  Thank Kenneth W
Reviewed 9 March 2014

Za Watami is a restautaurant chain in Japan, also many restaurants in Kyoto with same menu. We was visiting Za Watami on Karasuma-dori in opposite of hotel Manterey. Restaurant is situated in ground floor of big office building. You must take off shoes as japanese...More

3  Thank Linnainen
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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Japanese, Bar, Asian
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  • Address: 99 Nakajimacho, Sanjo Kawaramachi-dori Higashi-iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Pontocho
  • Neighbourhood: Pontocho
  • Phone Number: +81 50-7542-8177
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