Fodor's Expert Review Restaurant Ogawa

$$$$ Central Kyoto French

The best in Kyoto-style nouvelle cuisine is served in this intimate spot across from the Takase-gawa Canal. Dishes depend on the chef's whims as much as on what's in season, but the menu might include buttery, risotto-like rice pilaf topped with delicate sea urchin; duck meat and foie gras in bite-size portions; and hors d'oeuvres such as oyster gratin, crab-and-scallop stew, and wild mushroom tempura. The fruit and vegetable salads are exceptional, and for dessert there's a take-all-you-want dessert tray with tarts, tortes, and pastries. With notice the chef will even grant special-order requests.

French Sophisticated Lunch Dinner $$$$

Quick Facts

Kiyamachi Oike-agaru Higashi-iru
Kyoto, Kyoto-fu  604-0923, Japan


Known For:
  • French and Japanese fusion dishes
  • Take-all-you-want dessert tray
  • Chef grants special requests with notice
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Tues., Reservations essential, Closed Tues

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