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RESTAURANT&BAR eau de Vie

#2,693 of 11,932 Restaurants in Kyoto}
$$ - $$$French,
183-1 Zaimokucho, Sanjyosagaru, Pontocho, Nakagyo-ku | Kawakase bldg 3F, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-213-2334
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good23%
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29 Oct 2016
“A good address for a French-Japanese restaurant in Kyoto”
9 Mar 2016
“Hard to Find. Hard to Fault.”
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French, Bar
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$$ - $$$
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183-1 Zaimokucho, Sanjyosagaru, Pontocho, Nakagyo-ku | Kawakase bldg 3F, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

- The restaurant is not so easy to find. - It's quite small, I would say maximum 30 seats around tables or at the bar. - This restaurant doesn't accept credit card, you have to pay by cash only. = I found it a bit...More

1  Thank sdt_lyon
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

If took us 15 minutes of concerted effort to find this delightful French gem but we are glad we persisted. We located it in a lane way just east of the canal. On the third floor. Not a restaurant that you are going to stumble...More

1  Thank GBSWBrisbane
Reviewed 3 December 2015 via mobile

Really nice spot with a great menu- we tried a variety of French / European dishes and everything tasted good! The owner does everything himself, quite a feat!

2  Thank Rob A
Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

hidden gem, chef speaks a little French, staff seems new so be patient but they are nice. Definitely order 2 plates per person . About 8-10 usd per plate. Here's my opinion of everything we ordered: Scallop tartare- too creamy not great presentation. I didn't...More

1  Thank Margaux V
Reviewed 12 November 2015

We walked by this restaurant when checking out restaurants on the Pontocho and wouldn't have given it a second thought as the English menus posted outside didn't have photos and the descriptions didn't sound that exciting. But then I saw a poster on the door...More

1  Thank sixtysix66_66_66
Reviewed 21 October 2015

We stumbled across this restaurant in Pontocho Alley on our last night in Kyoto, and what a pleasant surprise it turned out to be. Having survived the lift to the third floor, we found this tiny restaurant with one chef and one waitress. The cuisine...More

1  Thank Aussie_Grey_Power
Reviewed 7 May 2015 via mobile

We liked this little restaurant very much. Nice food but you need a few dishes to fill your stomach. We had the beef, salad, pasta, shrimps, etc. Small glasses of wine.

1  Thank Steven V
Reviewed 9 January 2015

The French restaurant my partner wanted to go to was closed so we happened across this place. Expectations were pretty low, having gone up to the third floor of some building in a dingy elevator. The waiter didn't appear to have started his shift yet...More

2  Thank green_eyed_jealousy
Reviewed 14 September 2014 via mobile

We went there by chance and with no specific expectations. This was great it's a small place with a few tables and a counter, the chef and the waiter are very helpful and most importantly the food is great. We had japanese steak, cooked perfectly,...More

2  Thank Raphael M
Reviewed 15 October 2012

Very reasonably priced, exquisite French food with a Kyoto twist. We stumbled upon this treasure and would highly recommend it. We had ratatouille followed by duck with eggplant and it was incredibly fresh, as well as beautifully presented. The waiter was also the chef and...More

3  Thank ashleyk90
Nearby
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
...More
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  • Address: 183-1 Zaimokucho, Sanjyosagaru, Pontocho, Nakagyo-ku | Kawakase bldg 3F, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Pontocho
  • Neighbourhood: Pontocho
  • Phone Number: +81 75-213-2334
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