Aug. 15, 2018 UPDATE

Pontocho Kappa-Sushi

- 先斗町かっぱ寿司 -
How about having some fresh sushi at Pontocho Kappa-Sushi while you look at the beautiful scenery of the Kamo River opening in front of you?
If you want to have a casual dinner at the place with the greatest Kyoto-like atmosphere, Ponto-cho, I recommend Kappa-Sushi. When you hear the words Kappa-Sushi, you may think of the chain of conveyor belt restaurants by the same name, but this restaurant doesn’t feel like a chain restaurant at all. This restaurant is a bit high-class, with a sushi chef making the sushi at the counter in front of your eyes. But even though this restaurant feels high-class, their prices are very reasonable, starting at 120 yen per a piece of sushi. The staff at the restaurant is also very friendly and welcoming. The restaurant faces the Kamo River, and because of this it feels very spacious. If you want to have a great dinner in Ponto-cho, you have to go to Kappa-Sushi.
Assortment of five types of sashimi (Plum)
Assortment of five types of sashimi (Plum) / ¥2,500
This assortment of five types of fresh sashimi is one of the most popular menu items on Kappa-Sushi. This assortment is, of course, delicious, but with the whites and reds of the sashimi, and the sweet shrimp with its head still on, it is also something you don’t only eat, you also enjoy the look of it, like with a work of art.
Assorted Sushi selection(Luxury)
Assorted Sushi selection(Luxury) / ¥2,500
This assortment is a sushi set with 8 pieces of sushi. Chu-toro fatty tuna, sea urchin, shrimp, and others, there is a lot to enjoy in this assortment. The fish is fatty, fresh, and delicious. This assortment tastes so good that once you start eating it, it is hard to put your chopsticks down. If you come to Ponto-cho Kappa-Sushi, you have to have this sushi assortment.
Seafood savory egg custard (Chawanmushi)
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Seafood savory egg custard (Chawanmushi) / ¥650
This savory egg custard is an unlikely popular item on the menu. This may be a good dish to have between the pieces of sushi. The elegant and mild but gentle taste of the dashi stock used in the soup can be felt right away when you put the spoon in your mouth. This savory egg custard contains many different types of seafood so it is fun to eat, to see what you get next. The yuzu peel on the top of the custard is a nice, fragrant accent to the dish.
How to Order

The menu is in English, Chinese, and Korean, and especially the popular menu items like sushi have pictures too so it should be easy to order. 

- Order Tips -

In summer (from May to September) they have “yuka” terrace seating by the Kamo River. On a hot summer day, having sushi over the river is something you have to experience at least once. Remember to make a reservation! 

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Overseas Tourist-Friendly
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The sushi at Ponto-cho Kappa-Sushi is made by a skillful sushi chef. Sitting in a seat facing the Kamo River, eating delicious sushi: a recipe for happiness! If you don’t know what type of sushi to order, I recommend getting the sushi assortment and seeing which type of sushi your taste buds like the best!
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Overseas Tourist-Friendly
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Pontocho Kappa-Sushi / 先斗町かっぱ寿司
Category Sushi
Phone +81 75-213-4777
Address First floor of Shiori Building, 160 Matsumoto-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
Directions A 3-minute walk from both Hankyu Kawaramachi and Keihan Gion-Shijo station.
Open Hours 5:00 p.m. - 12 midnight (last orders at 11:30 p.m.)
Reservations Accepted
Closed Open every day.
Price range
Credit cards VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners, etc. / and UnionPay
Good for With Friends, Families with Children, Business Meeting
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
Their menu is in English, Chinese, and Korean, plus the staff at the restaurant is really friendly.
Menu English, Chinese, and Korean.
Lanuages spoken Simple English.
Number of seats 87 seats.
Private dining rooms No.
Non smoking / smoking Nonsmoking (During the yuka season it is possible to smoke on the terrace seats).
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