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Chao Chao Sanjo Kiyamachi

117 Ishiyacho, Kiya-Machi Sanjo Kudaru, Nakagyo, Kyoto 604-8002, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-251-0056
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gyoza” (501 reviews)
“shrimp” (78 reviews)
“pork” (61 reviews)
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Japanese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
117 Ishiyacho, Kiya-Machi Sanjo Kudaru, Nakagyo, Kyoto 604-8002, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly, we queued for about 20-25 minutes but I would say most non-reservation places worth going to will always have a queue so it wasn't a big deal. The menu is wide ranging from cheesy gyoza to black pork gyoza- something for everyone. Our stand...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Natasha b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Queuing took a while but this has a great and winning combination of beer and gyoza. Very enjoyable.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank gilmoreg942
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There will most likely be a line outside, it may be long but it will be worth it. The pork dumplings are amazing. I also recommend the chicken mozarella ones. But the real highlight is the dipping sauce. Make sure to follow the menu instructions...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank gabyguhu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here based on the reviews and it was quite good! The goyzas are small so when you order 16 thinking wow that’s a lot, it’s not. 2 are equivalent to 1 standard size one in Osaka. The chicken and mozzarella were good, veggie...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mickosss
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly, this place has poor service. We arrived at 5.30pm and the restaurant had just opened at 5. A party of 6 people we didn't know, myself and my husband were asked to wait outside in the rain as they said they were full. I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank cl03
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff was so nice- they helped with the vegetarian menu, spoke English and were very kind and welcoming.Food was great.Very cheap.Centrally located near Takashiyama department store.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank NaamaA46
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a great restaurant and it had good vegetarian options. The staff was very friendly. The dumplings were made beforehand and freezed, but that was understandable since they seem to have quite many guests.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MangoPineapple
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

Ok, this place may have good gyozas, and their popularity has given them such a big ego! You don't deserve to be highly rated for your rude service. We made a second order for gyozas and the wrong ones were delivered to our table. When...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank maverickgirl
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Didn’t plan to eat at this restaurant. But saw a long Q and since I am unable to get a table at Kichi-kichi thought why don’t give it a try. The Gyoza is very good and their fried chicken wing is also not bad.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 781sengs
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Me and my wife are here 2 nights in a row the staff are really nice and engaging and served a delicious assort of gyozas for vegetarian and meat eaters alike!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 257ashleighm
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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Questions & Answers
2 April 2018|
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Response from dziran | Reviewed this property |
They serve many different types of gyozas. My group of 5 included two vegetarians, two meat eaters and one pescatarian. We also enjoyed a plate of chocolate gyozas. I don't know about halal.
Andrea C
20 September 2016|
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Response from ilovedrinkingtea | Reviewed this property |
Yes, their English is good and I don't think you'll have any issues.
31 May 2016|
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Response from paulandsuewernham | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay in answering, but yes, you could happily dine there alone & you wouldn't be lonely as you'd prob end up part of something else going on there, it's got a lovely communal atmosphere!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
2:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
2:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 Ishiyacho, Kiya-Machi Sanjo Kudaru, Nakagyo, Kyoto 604-8002, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto  >  Nakagyo>  > Pontocho
  • Neighbourhood: Pontocho
  • Phone Number: +81 75-251-0056
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