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Pontocho Kappa Zushi

) #253 of 11,621 Restaurants in Kyoto $$ - $$$ Japanese, Sushi, Asian
160 Matsumotocho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0982, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-213-4777
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“sushi dinner” (3 reviews)
“sashimi” (8 reviews)
“great sushi” (8 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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$$ - $$$
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160 Matsumotocho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0982, Kyoto Prefecture
Neighbourhood: Pontocho
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank rweissred
Reviewed 17 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 12 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
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We enjoyed our dinner at this sushi restaurant.Based on knowing that one could spend 200-300 dollars on a sushi dinner, this is a simple basic sushi restaurant...nothing over the top or expensive.Our bill was the same we would have paid in the states.

Thank lookinforelvis
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Kappa Zushi is located on the famous restaurant street/alley in Kyoto. It is a bit hard to find as the sign outside is in handwritten japanese style so we walked by it a few times before we found it. The restaurant is not big and...More

Thank gzau
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

This is a very nice sushi restaurant in the Pontocho street in Kyoto. Excellent product quality and fantastic sushi style. The chefs were awesome. Very good and remarkable value for money. All in all, a 5-star sushi dinner at very good prices. Strongly recommend taking...More

Thank CamilitoCarlino
Reviewed 25 June 2016

we stopped here for a sushi snack in between lunch and dinner. One of the few places that we found open at 4pm. Good sushi/sashimi menu and quality. Not directly on river so no view, but nice place with nice host with menu in English.

Thank leffertslady
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff with incredibly fresh product. If you want sushi this is certainly a place to visit. In a quiet back street with no sign in English on the door, best to use GPS to locate. Open till late.

Thank Calasal
Nearby
Pontocho
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
...More
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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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