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Pontocho Robin先斗町 魯ビン

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A restaurant housed inside a 150 year old Kyoto townhouse in a back alley along the Kamogawa River in the Ponto-cho neighborhood serving Japanese cuisine prepared with select, seasonal ingredients from around the country. The restaurant’s signature kamameshi vegetable and meat rice pots make a perfect closer to any evening and are prepared in special order earthenware pots with koshihikari rice and high quality dashi. In May and September, the restaurant prepares a traditional wood deck on the bank of the river for diners to enjoy their meals from. Patrons can dine on delicious seasonal cuisine while gazing out over the Kamogawa River.


Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Pontono-machi 137-4 Wakamatsu-machi (Kawaramachi / ShijokarasumaArea)

phone 0752228200

[Noon] 11:30-14:30 (L.O. 13:30) ※ Weekend limited to May-Sep.
[night] 17:00-22:30 (L.O. 21:30)
※ May-Sep. night is 23:To 00 (L.O. 21:30)

Review of Pontocho Robin

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Reviewed:2019/10/12 Nice to sit out on the yuka if the weather is good.
You are paying here chiefly for the excellent location on Ponto-cho, with an establishment overlooking the Kamo River and the yuka (deck) over the river open during the summer months. The kaiseki set...
Reviewed:2019/06/21 Excellent experience
To us as a group of scientists, the visit of this restaurant was an excellent experience. It is maybe more the presentation of the food and the setup that is truly special than the food itself, which...
Reviewed:2018/10/24 Excellent experience!
Presentation of the was brilliant with awesome view of the river. Nice and friendly hospitality. Highly recommended;)

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Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Pontono-machi 137-4 Wakamatsu-machi [ map ]
Kawaramachi / ShijokarasumaArea
[Noon] 11:30-14:30 (L.O. 13:30) ※ Weekend limited to May-Sep.
[night] 17:00-22:30 (L.O. 21:30)
※ May-Sep. night is 23:To 00 (L.O. 21:30)
[Dinner]open everyday
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Available(VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, Diners, UC, DC, UFJ)
Separate areas for smoking and non-smoking (depending on the seat)
Vegetarian Menu
Not available (requires reservation and correspondence is available function)
English Menu

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