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Le Bouchon

71 Enokicho, Nakagyo-ku | Nakagyō-ku, Kyoto 604-0931, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-211-5220
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak frites” (4 reviews)
“duck confit” (3 reviews)
“clafoutis” (2 reviews)
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French, European
$$ - $$$
71 Enokicho, Nakagyo-ku | Nakagyō-ku, Kyoto 604-0931, Kyoto Prefecture
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1 - 10 of 52 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I write based on my experience as a cook in the Paris suburbs for 1.5 years. My dinner here was a pleasant reminder of a French restaurant. Everything about it was authentic. I had the Navarin lamb stew and the salade Nicoise, and both were...More

Thank Moke16
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

I wanted to like this place, but it seemed a little off. The charcuterie and the lamb did not taste like anything I've had in France or the U.S. I had the lamb couscous and my husband had the skewered lamb. It was chewy and...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This is a little gem of a place. French cuisine cooked by Japanese chef trained in Lyon. Can it be any better? Sitting in a packed rustic restaurant with French decor and menu to match. Lots of trendy young Japanese and European customers to complete...More

1  Thank Countryside888
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Because our daughter had been living in rural Gunma for 9 months, longing for her favorites = Salade Lyonnais, Duck Confit, Foie Gras and Clafouti. The Foie was sold out but everything else was on the menu. She was thrilled. This is not a fine...More

1  Thank CenturySixTenths
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Friendly, relaxed, well cooked and authentic country-style cooking. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. I rarely book restaurants but our local family advised its usually a good idea here as they're often booked out. They were also flexible enough to cater to two vegetarians in our group...More

2  Thank Greg W
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We went based on the good reviews below, but were rather disappointed. Whilst the restarting may be trying to go for the authentic French bistro ambiance, it felt tired and dated, and could do with a refresh. The place was filled with more greasy smoke...More

Thank Drivinghomeforxmas
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We visited Le Bouchon twice during their listed hours and both times they were not open. First time they had a note "on vacation returning so we came back at the date specified and still nothing. We've wasted taxi fare and time. The owners should...More

Thank RRegina59
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

What an amazing place! The food is simply perfect as are their wines. The staff speaks french and are very attentive and professional. The atmosphere is really relaxed. There are not so many places where one can dine for a long evening. We enjoyed a...More

1  Thank Drupke
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We had a wonderful dinner with our 3 kids at Le Bouchon! Le Bouchon serves real French food typical of the city of Lyon. It offers delicious specialities and home-made desserts are excellent. The wine list offers a wide selection both in red and white...More

Thank Marie-Cécile C
Reviewed 5 December 2016

If you do not like, or are needing a a break from Japanese food, this is an excellent French traditional bistro.Warm welcoming staff and excellent food. The sort of small restaurant that is largely dying out in France itself.. NB.when we went they did not...More

Thank quentincambell
City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its
blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered
shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street
bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to
peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home
goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center
is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and
clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
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3 December 2015|
Response from ibbyla | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea if this place will be open on Xmas. They do take reservations. Why don't you call them?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Enokicho, Nakagyo-ku | Nakagyō-ku, Kyoto 604-0931, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-211-5220
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