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Pontocho Kappa Zushi

160 Matsumotocho, Nakagyo-ku, 604-0982, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-213-4777
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“sushi” (42 reviews)
“english menu” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
160 Matsumotocho, Nakagyo-ku, 604-0982, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good sushi restaurant inside Pontocho. The sushi is good but nothing special, the price is higher than the quality, and you need pay 400 yen for person, for cover charge ( I think is to much). Maybe is good for tourists ( they makes sushi...More

1  Thank roccopierazzi
Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

We had the tempura mix which was divine and the chef's special sushi selection - also delicious. Specially loved the eel, the fatty tuna and mashed tuna pieces. The tuna roll with salad turned out to be cooked tuna which was a bit of a...More

Thank Ben A
Reviewed April 15, 2018

Our hotel Front Desk recommended this sushi place, located very close to Pontocho Alley. They secured a reservation for us so it made it easy, as this placed was booked solid. It was during cherry blossoms season, so probably busier than usual We ordered some...More

Thank Brown_Samantha
Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

Sushi was really good here. Service was a tad slow but other than that we were very pleased with our experience. The yellow tail collar, fatty tuna and salmon sashimi are great!

Thank twitwhileblack
Reviewed January 22, 2018

This restaurant was recommended to us by our guide and we were not disappointed. Very friendly welcome, sat at the counter with the chefs preparing dishes. The food was delicious and reasonably priced, washed down by warm sake. Mainly Japanese diners, located in a busy...More

Thank bonnifido
Reviewed September 30, 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 September 19, 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 September 13, 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 July 23, 2017 via mobile

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

Thank hot_pies
Reviewed June 12, 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
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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Lunch, Dinner
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 Matsumotocho, Nakagyo-ku, 604-0982, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Pontocho
  • Neighbourhood: Pontocho
  • Phone Number: +81 75-213-4777
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