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Chojiro, Shijo-kiyamachi

#21 of 11,621 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Pontocho
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103-2 Hashimotocho, Shimogyo-ku | B1F, Kyoto 600-8011, Kyoto Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 75-708-2037
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Today
11:30 - 23:30
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 23:30
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are looking for kaiten zushi that is higher end than what you would get at a 100 yen sushi place, then this is the place for you. The taste is clearly better and the atmosphere is a bit more fancy with less pressure to eat quickly. You can either order on an iPad, with an English language option,... More 

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Thank Kayla R
Bequia
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145 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fabulous sushi and great value. This place gets busy so you may need to que, but you can reserve a table. You can either sit at the bar where a conveyor of multiple sushi plates passes by or at a table where there is a touch screen menu with good pictures. They have a massive selection of sushi, tempura and... More 

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Thank CO0KIE_M0NSTER
New York City, New York
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282 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I see all the amazing reviews, and it's what brought me to this restaurant. I think the sushi was good, and worth visiting, but I wouldn't say it's one of the top sushi places I've been. It's good, and the self ordering system it pretty cool. Like I said, it's worth visiting, but go in with a little lower expectations... More 

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Thank John D
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Good sushi good price! You ordet from an iPad and food føles almost immidiately! Very Nice! Just one white sine though...

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Thank Ingrid K
Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there only after checking on the site of trip advisor, altho we new we must wait in the line , stepped outside 15 mn Then were seated on a table but near the sushi belt as well , We were 3 persons , usually neither of us eats sushi from a conveyor or sushi belt, always afraid of... More 

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Thank Rita S
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fast, fresh and delicious. Great screen order system at the table and everything was superb. We walked in at about 6pm and when we left there was a line to get in up the stairs and out the door. There are flashier and more formal sushi restaurants around but I can't fault this place.

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Thank Michael S
Kyoto, Japan
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's actually an underground restaurant even though the door is ground level. It was interesting to enter, but if there is a line you have to wait long the narrow stairs. They have both bar seating and table seating, but when I went, the staff seated us at the table without asking preferances. If you prefer bar seating over table,... More 

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Thank deathd3men
Shanghai, China
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the best sushi still served in Japan. Very month I travel to Japan and a least once I get to go for sushi. Don't go of sushi on Sundays since the fish market is closed and you may not get fresh fish on your table!

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Thank domaxbeni
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chojiro has wonderful staff and amazing sushi at a great price! We waited between 30-60 minutes both times we went and we rarely decide to wait in lines for restaurants, but it was definitely worth it. Try going during times that aren't typically busy (Google will give you the times of day it's most busy based on trends) and bring... More 

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Seattle
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upon the recommendation of a local expert, we tried multiple times to go by but each time there was a long line we did not wish to wait. It must be great to have such attraction!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$22
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:30
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
Saturday
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103-2 Hashimotocho, Shimogyo-ku | B1F, Kyoto 600-8011, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Pontocho
  • Neighbourhood: Pontocho
  • Phone Number: +81 75-708-2037
Description
“Seasonal” foodstuffs created by Japan’s four seasons.

CHOJIRO that values the delicate taste of seasonal foodstuffs and offers you sushi that the chef devotedly shapes one piece after another.

Our shop, which delicately balances a casual atmosphere only possible in a conveyor-belt sushi with our sushi chef’s commitment to quality,
is filled with the excited voices of children and their parents.

The sushi chef stocks extraordinarily fresh fish and shellfish and displays his skills day after day.

We offer a wide selection of your favorite sushi, tuna skewers that grilled right in our shop, and piping hot tempura, with Japanese rice wine.

Please enjoy picking out the dishes you want to savor during your visit to CHOJIRO.

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Staying in Pontocho

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Pontocho
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 atmosphere and delicious food. Verandas are always filled with people young and old crowding tables, biting into hot yakitori or sipping cold beers. It is a culinary heart of Kyoto as much as one of its most laid-back, clamorous, and entertaining evening hotspots. Pontocho has more of an amiable vibrancy to it than an elegant one, attracting newcomers, local veterans, and everyone in between, in casual attire like sneakers and jeans.
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