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Sanjosagaru, Pontochodori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8011, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-221-2270
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“foie gras” (8 reviews)
“tasting menu” (3 reviews)
“japanese beef” (2 reviews)
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Sanjosagaru, Pontochodori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8011, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

Wow! We have been privileged to have eaten in many of the worlds greatest restaurants, and this meal was up there with the very best. Five stars really don't come close to doing them justice. French 'kaisecki-style' multi-course set dinner, with a team who are...More

Thank Charles W
Reviewed 30 August 2017

A real treat, prepare to be spoiled. Unforgettable tasting menu and a unique experience. Attention to every detail and a menu tailored to your taste. Opt for outside dining if available and you won't be disappointed. The proprietor and chef has a passion for food...More

Thank Anita S
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Lovely restaurant in a very cool part of Kyoto - very lively street. Fascinating mix of Japanese Kaiser and french flavors - the foie gras was outstanding, as was the fish course (fabulous flavors) - service impeccable. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank harlemfamily
Reviewed 11 August 2017

One of the best French cuisine in Kyoto, very authentic, not like typical nouvelle cuisine, ingenious with by local fresh ingredient foodstuff, which Chef INOUE has created in last 3 decades in Kyoto. Highly recommended for those who loves the most sophisticated food art work,...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

Kyoto is not only for Japanese cuisine lovers. Misogigawa is no doubt one of the best Frence cuisine in Japan. Based on the traditional French cooking method, owner chef INOUE has created novel original his own style. Fresh Kyoto Vegetable, white snapper, are well cooked...More

Thank 和彦 齋
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

If you have an appreciation of culinary talent, this is a must dine destination. Unfortunately, one previous reviewer in 2015 did not match up with the restaurant and the unfair "terrible" review unfairly dragged this gem of a restaurant ranking down. Fortunately for me, I...More

Thank Kirkhalpern
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

After spending over a week in Japan and trying many different types of restaurants here including 3 star Michelin star Ryugin in Tokyo this by far was our favorite. The hospitality is unreal as most is in Japan.. I never would have thought to try...More

Thank brittmfox
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Three of us ate at this high-end French-influenced restaurant on a Thursday evening. We were the only diners at the bar and received exemplary service throughout. This included being escorted to the bathroom and waved goodbye at the end of the meal! The plates are...More

Thank Stephen F
Reviewed 9 January 2017

A very unique experience. The quality of the food is exceptional. The service is superb. Every course is so tasty and so well presented, you will remember this restaurant for a long time. Chef INOUE Teruo runs this French Kaiseki restaurant with such personal care,...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 13 October 2016

My wife and I returned to this restaurant after a memorable meal in 2007. Sometimes your memory gets polished, but not on this occasion. We opted for a private room ( as last time). We opted for top degustation and accompanied with French champagne and...More

1  Thank Russ1625
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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Charlotte W
22 August 2017|
Response from SAITOKA18 | Reviewed this property |
Although the restaurant has not been opened their e-mail address, we may contact through Misogigawa's Facebook Contact and will receive an immediate reply from them, no language barrier exist.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sanjosagaru, Pontochodori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8011, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Pontocho
  • Neighbourhood: Pontocho
  • Phone Number: +81 75-221-2270
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