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Le Bouchon

#30 of 11,535 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
City Center
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71 Enokicho, Nakagyo-ku | Nakagyō-ku, Kyoto 604-0931, Kyoto Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 75-211-5220
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Closed now
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Fri - Wed 11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
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Le Mans, France
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49 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful dinner with our 3 kids at Le Bouchon! Le Bouchon serves real French food typical of the city of Lyon. It offers delicious specialities and home-made desserts are excellent. The wine list offers a wide selection both in red and white wines. The owner speaks French very well and is very nice! Don't forget to book... More 

Thank Marie-Cécile C
Oxford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you do not like, or are needing a a break from Japanese food, this is an excellent French traditional bistro.Warm welcoming staff and excellent food. The sort of small restaurant that is largely dying out in France itself.. NB.when we went they did not accept credit cards but I am not sure whether this was a temporary or permanent... More 

Thank quentincambell
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here almost every morning while in Kyoto. Everything was fresh and still warm when you get there in between 7-8am. If you don't want a sit down breakfast and would prefer something savoury to have on the move you can't go past here.

Thank lds111
Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic dinner at this venue. Chief welcomed us very nicely and in a perfect French! Staff was also kind and useful. Food was really good and affordable. Special mentions for deserts which were perfectly cooked and very tasty. I strongly recommend this place if you seek for French food in Kyoto.

Thank Matsku2222
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I was in Kyoto in October 2016, and stayed a hotel right next door to Le Bouchon. The staff at the hotel recommended the bakery to us when we checked in, so we went the next morning. The bakery was fabulous. There was a line of people waiting to get seated, but it moved quickly. We browsed the bakery items... More 

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Long Island, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This is a small restaurant the staff was amazing. Friendly, spoke English and was more than helpful with ordering. We all enjoyed our food very much.

Thank Barbara W
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We didn't expect to eat this good. The atmosphere is very good, also due to the good caring of the staff. The houswine is definitely worth a go and the cheese platter a must-try dessert!

Thank Scheipster
Brussels, Belgium
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I highly recommend Le Bouchon. The restaurant is very cute, the service was excellent, and most importantly the food was delicious. We soaked up every last drop of sauce on our plates with the bread. Even the house wine was great. I would definitely eat here again.

Thank Carmody06
Yamagata, Japan
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Located north of the city hall The Bouchon is easy of access and quite popular with not only locals but also the expat community. The lunch menu offers good food at a reasonable price of 1,200¥+, including the classic steak/frites. However, the a-la-carte menu is where the really good stuff can be found. Even at 2,400¥+ for lunch, you get... More 

Thank Pochtli
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We visited here on a Tuesday evening have read the TripAdvisor reviews and we were not disappointed! Food was exquisitely made, with good options for all (vegetarians beware however!!) and prices were reasonable, albeit far from inexpensive. Waiters were happy to help and overall experience was wonderful.

Thank Guy D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Enokicho, Nakagyo-ku | Nakagyō-ku, Kyoto 604-0931, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-211-5220

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in City Center

Neighbourhood Profile
City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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