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A la Chalamont

#88 of 11,529 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Nishijin District
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13 Nishitakatsukasacho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8004 , Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-441-0170
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Mullumbimby, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here in Kyoto for ten days now and have been twice to A la Chalamont. The food has been exceptional, we had Duck and Bouillabaisse as mains and beautiful entrees. It is run by husband and wife and they have created a wonderful atmosphere with good French wines and French music. A very enjoyable experience! Ernst &... More 

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Santa Monica, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three of us frequented this restaurant. We did not care for the Caesar Salad that was not traditional in style, pate was fair, delicious beef cheek, and one omelet. Think we had one glass of wine for the three of us. Cost was about $30 per person and some sparkling water.

Thank Love vacation time
Liberty, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a professional, quaint French restaurant near the Kyoto Palace park, look no further. The service is truly beyond reproach, the menu diverse, and the fare genuine. An authentic slice of France...

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

- Charming little restaurant decorated in French style - Lovely and very authentic - very tasty french food from appetizer to dessert! (fish and lamb, both were delicious) - highly recommended!! - friendly service!

Thank Clarissa A
Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Do not be fooled by the humble appearance, the service charge or the fact that the restaurant is cash only. This is one of the best French meals you will eat - anywhere. I can't recommend this place highly enough. I also can't wait to return. The food is perfect and the prices are very reasonable. Truly amazing and at... More 

Thank maximilianfsantos
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I came here on my first night in Kyoto because I craved French food - so glad that I did. The waitress went through the whole menu in English for me giving me individual attention. Along with my drinks I was treated to an selection of amuse bouches which went down very well. I had moules mariniere which was light... More 

Thank Edward B
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

The service was first class, the food divine, the wine superb and the music French! We'll be going again.

Thank Linda_Laleston
Asheville, Nc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

On the recomendation of a long term Kyoto resident and culinary expert, I took Japanese friends to a la Chalamont as a thank you gift. We were very happy with the evening in this cosy, relaxed, French atmosphere. We all enjoyed the excellent and well-presented food! We ordered several dishes and shared them family-style as the delightful (and English speaking)... More 

Thank Marty K
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

A delightful, friendly welcome followed by a delicious meal. A steak perfectly cooked 'à point' and a dessert selection of spot-on French regulars. We love Japanese food, but the Western palate needs a break every so often - A la Chalamont is the perfect sojourn.

Thank Mark P
Sydney, Australia
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

My partner and I went to " A la Chalaumont " on the last night of our trip to Japan, after 10 days of having really good japanese food, we were in need of a change, so we picked this restaurant. And it exceeded all of our expectations. The couple gracefully offered us a really nice night, the service and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Nishitakatsukasacho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8004, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Nishijin District
  • Neighbourhood: Nishijin District
  • Phone Number: +81 75-441-0170

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Nishijin District

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Nishijin District
A district with a long textile heritage, ancient Kyoto is still alive in the Nishijin District. Studded with its weaving factories, tea houses, and onsen, the neighborhood is charming and peaceful with a self-possessed air. Less traveled than other parts of the city, it is a district where you can take it at your own pace. Visitors can explore the many weaving and cloth houses, the free kimono shows, and the many shops selling traditional clothing and goods. Showcasing architecture with sloping roofs and wooden reliefs dating to decades past, the streets in the Nishijin District transport you back in time, making them a joy to wander.
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