Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

Kyoto Restaurants


  • Hanami-koji Shijo-agaru Map It
  • Higashiyama-ku
  • Japanese

Updated 09/23/2013

Fodor's Review

In the heart of one of Kyoto's busy nightlife district, Nontaro has been the place for sushi for decades. Beefy chefs on impossibly tall wooden geta sandals serve the freshest cuts of richly flavorful sushi, mixing staples like ginger-tinged mackerel with innovative surprises like aloe heart dabbed with horseradish. Nontaro serves its sushi in a traditional style, which has fallen by the wayside almost everywhere else. Each delicate roll is dropped directly onto the red-lacquer countertop for you to grab and gobble up, and running water in a narrow channel lets you wash your hands after each go. In etiquette-over-everything Kyoto, finger food feels totally scandalous. A take-out bento box, perfect for sightseeing or temple-hopping, is ¥3,680. A lunch course is between ¥2,000 and ¥5,000.

Restaurant Information


Hanami-koji Shijo-agaru, Kyōto, 605-0084, Japan

Map It




Restaurant Details:

  • Closed New Year's Day and during Obon Festival
  • Reservations essential

Updated 09/23/2013


Map View

Map of

What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights
  • Hotels

See all restaurants in Kyoto

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?







No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE e-mail communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

How we use your email

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.