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Wabiya Rakuchu-tei

Shijo Pontocho-dori Agaru, Higashigawa, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-241-1616
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“fries” (3 reviews)
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Shijo Pontocho-dori Agaru, Higashigawa, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed October 27, 2017

The people at Hotel Mume recommended this place for us at the last minute on a holiday weekend so we were quite fortunate to get in. We weren't completely confident with the concept of a meal made up of deep fried food but walked away...More

Thank Lyn&MarkfromOz
Reviewed December 20, 2016

My husband and I had a great meal here recently for our 40th wedding anniversary. The food was both innovative and intriguing, and the wonderful staff made sure that we had a happy and fun time to remember. The food consists of a variety of...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

We sat at the bar and enjoyed 20 different small fried dishes ... Prawn, pork, beef, seafood and cheese. The dessert was a flavour blast at the end. Very stylish and the staff are wonderful ... So cool too. Enjoy

Thank ginger c
Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

Unexpected, luxury bites, don't think twice. Approx USD 60 per person, incl wines etc. plan to spend an evening. Eat slow, the bites are very hot :)

Thank Zohar N
Reviewed December 30, 2015

This place served us the best kushikatsu / kushiage I've eaten so far. The restaurant looks quite formal and is certainly geared towards fine dining, so I was quite surprised that I managed to secure a booking for our family with 2 toddlers. The restaurant...More

Thank 555_Travel
Reviewed August 25, 2015

Kushi-Katsu(deep fried skewers) is one of my favorite kind of Japanese food. I often go there not only with my family but also visitors from the US and they all love it. Great reasons to go there; 1) wonderful taste and presentation They serve one...More

1  Thank Jerseygirlat109
Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Food comes raw (allmost.. ) to the table and you get to cook it. Great service, great experience. Location is beautiful in pontocho Street by the river

1  Thank Shaykeshayke
Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

Like a previous reviewer, we visited this amazing restaurant after seeing it in the Wallpaper Guide for Kyoto. After taking in the sights of Gion in the evening, this was the perfect venue to relax with an intimate yet exciting dining experience. The service was...More

1  Thank Andy S
Reviewed April 5, 2014

We saw this restaurant in the 'Wallpaper' guide for Kyoto, and decided to give it a go. A quick search on this site only revealed one review - Peewee L's accurate rundown - so thought we'd add another. The restaurant is located on a fairly...More

Thank Matthew P
Reviewed December 31, 2013

I like katsu and yakitori so I figured eating deep-fried skewered food would be a treat. I was right. The restaurant was recommended by the hotel concierge. The food was presented in a particular sequence and the server would explain each dish as she served...More

1  Thank Peewee 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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Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shijo Pontocho-dori Agaru, Higashigawa, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Pontocho
  • Neighbourhood: Pontocho
  • Phone Number: +81 75-241-1616
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