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Isshan Prime Grill

178-3 Zaimokucho, Higashikiyacho Sanjo Kudaru, Nakagyo-ku | 1F Pontocho Hittaka Bldg., Kyoto 604-8017, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-254-8568
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“foie gras” (2 reviews)
“hot stone” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
178-3 Zaimokucho, Higashikiyacho Sanjo Kudaru, Nakagyo-ku | 1F Pontocho Hittaka Bldg., Kyoto 604-8017, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Delicious food, cooked just in front of customers. Opened after renovation and seems like new staff around. Very friendly atmosphere and good selection of wine. Easy to find location and not far from the station. Yutaro,the chief was trying his best to satisfy customers. Highly...More

Thank ElenaLe0
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Very small place and can easily miss...there were a few dishes that I have never experienced like the tofu skin (tasty but consistency may throw you off) and the Pork/cabbage dish (Kyoto sauce, 1st item on grilled list). Steak was great and the veggies were...More

Thank Cindia1580
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Ask for Tenderloin steak and tenderloin foi gras skewer. You will have to wait but it really worth it. If you have good appetite take double steak.

Thank Olga P
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Me and my brother had the set menus, cooked on the hot plate in front of us. That included squid and sardines. The squid was on the hot plate for no time at all and was then served to us - it was cold and...More

Thank camomileandwhitechoc
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

My family of four found the whole experience underwhelming. It took about 2 hours sitting in an oily, smoky, sticky small room to have an overpriced set of very small portion "meals". My sons had two portions of the set meal of chicken pieces, two...More

Thank David270
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We sat at the counter for a stone grill meal and had a fantastic experience. The cook was very friendly and spoke english as an American (son of Americans but born in Japan). Kids loved it and so did we. Sake was smooth and his...More

Thank rene z
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We searched high and low because of TA recommendations and found it. Good move! Ariel was exceptional and the food was delicious. Loved it

Thank Brendan M
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

We spied Issian while walking the streets around Pontocho Alley one night. We planned to eat dinner there the following night, but we could not remember the exact location. We walked up and down ALL the little streets and alleys until we finally found it....More

Thank Jonathan P
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I'd actually give it 15. Excellent doesn't begin to describe the food, service or atmosphere of Ishiyski Isshan. The attentiveness of the staff is stellar. Ariel is a superstar who has a great story and is extremely helpful. Not only will he guide you through...More

Thank LucaDo996
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Visited here last night on the recommendation of our tour guide. Great atmosphere, attentive staff and lovely food. I showed Kelman, our server, my Japanese gluten free cards (you can download celiac cards in Japanese explaining what you can and cannot eat) He smiled and...More

Thank Mitchel T
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 5
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178-3 Zaimokucho, Higashikiyacho Sanjo Kudaru, Nakagyo-ku | 1F Pontocho Hittaka Bldg., Kyoto 604-8017, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Pontocho
  • Neighbourhood: Pontocho
  • Phone Number: +81 75-254-8568
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