Kyoto Station ItalianDec. 10, 2015 UPDATE
Japanese-style pasta with specifically certified vegetables grown in Kyoto

Pontoiru- Kyoto The CUBE

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Kyo-yasai is a group of vegetables locally grown in Kyoto and is generally used for a traditional local cuisine in Kyoto as they are very nutritious and tastefulness. Ponto-iru is famous for pasta dish with Kyo-yasai and meat such as locally grown chickens, pork and beef. This restaurant is a chain store, so you may find several stores mostly in Kyoto but also Tokyo, Osaka and some other cities in Japan. As you all know that pasta is originally from Italy but you may feel a sense of Japan as you...more eat pasta in Ponto-iru- probably because they use ingredients mainly grown in Kyoto. Please come visit one of the ponto-iru restaurants as you may enjoy the fusion of Italian and Japanese-style pasta
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I enjoyed the “pasta with Mochi pork grown in Kyoto and Kyo-yasai marinated with soy sauce butter” as I liked the soft and crunchy texture of vegetables and juicy pork. It was also good to have dessert after pasta as I could refresh with sweet Japanese Matcha drink. Desserts are available among 4 selections, so please choose your favorite one! Although we ordered the popular pasta that are offered throughout the year, they also offer pasta with seasonal Kyo-yasai and meat. I have seen some famil...moreies with small children in the restaurant, so please feel free to visit Ponto-iru with children!
I really love having pasta which is combined with Japanese ingredient. In addition, background music is my type like a Japanese folk song. So I felt that taste of paste is more tasty.
1Must Eat !
Pasta with Mochi pork grown in Kyoto and Kyo-yasai marinated with soy sauce butter / ¥1,050
Beautiful pasta with lots of Kyo-yasai and Mochi pork grown in Kyoto. It is marinated with soy sauce butter, so it tastes fresh at first but rich flavor lasts in your mouth. Since Kyo-yasai is chosen by the season, we had carrots, egg plants and sweet peppers at this time. They are soft and also crunchy, so we enjoyed the texture of all the vegetables. Soy sauce butter sauce is well fit with pasta and Kyo-yasai, so it was very tasty and you may feel a sense of Japan as you eat this dish!
2Must Eat !
Soymilk Carbonara with Yuba, delicacy made from the skin of gently boiled soybean milk, Oboro-konbu, a type of dried seaweed called tangle flakes and mozzarella cheese / ¥950
If you prefer to have something more western pasta, this is what you should order! Soymilk Carbonara sauce is richly mixed well with mozzarella cheese which makes this pasta even more flavorful. Kyoto is famous for Yuba which is made from the skin of gently boiled soybean milk. Chewy and soft texture of Yuba and melty Oboro-konbu, a type of dried seaweed go perfectly well with this rich pasta sauce.
3Let's Try !
“Ponto-chou” Set / Add ¥430 to your pasta dish
If you order any pasta, you can choose this dessert and drink set by adding ¥430. You can select your favorite drink and dessert, and salad and soup would come along. Our favorite drink is “Matcha latte” and it goes very well with dessert as it is not too sweet. Anmitsu, the Japanese dessert with sweet red beans, is our recommendation as you may enjoy both by its beautiful looks and by its sweet taste derived from red beans.
How to Order & Eat


English menu is available. All menus are written in detail and pictures are shown above, so it would be easy to order. The interesting feature of this restaurant is to use chopsticks for pasta. However, if you are not familiar with using them, please feel free to ask for fork and spoon. Staff will bring them immediately.
- Order Tips -
We recommend that you order pasta with “Ponto-chou” set as you may enjoy Japanese dessert and drink as well as salad and soup.
It is located on the 11th floor in Kyoto Station Building Shop Street The CUBE
Pontoiru- Kyoto The CUBE
Categories Italian
Phone +81 75-365-8740
Address 901 Higashi Shiokoji-cho, Karasuma-dori, Shiokoji, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
Directions 5 mimutes walk from Kyoto station
Hours 11:00a.m. - 22:00p.m. (Last order: 9:30p.m.)
Reservations Not accepted
Closed Irregular holidays
Notes As there is a space to put strollers in the restaurant, families with children are welcomed. If you have a seat next to a window, you can also enjoy the outside view.
Price range
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¥950 - ¥1,500
Credit cards VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX / Accepted
Good for With Friends, Families with Children
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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English menu is written in detail with pictures, so it would be easy to order
Menu English
Languages spoken English
Number of seats 31 seats
Private dining rooms None
Non smoking / smoking Separate areas of smokers and non-smokers
Pontoiru- Kyoto The CUBE +81 75-365-8740 ¥950 - ¥1,500 1/3

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