Ponto-cho, where the atmosphere of the
Ancient Capital lives on

Located between the Kamo River and Kiyamachi, Ponto-cho is a narrow stone-paved road leading from Sanjo to Shijo.
In Hanamachi, a Japanese geisha district representative of Kyoto, you can feel the history of the capital.
It is also a popular tourist spot known for its crowded tea houses and Japanese restaurants.
Here in Ponto-cho you can also admire the sight of noryo-yuka (raised platforms on the bank of a river
for enjoying the summer cool), which are a symbol of summer in Kyoto.
Visitors flock here every year to enjoy the elegance of the Kamo River with delicious Kyoto cuisine.
Public performances such as the Kamo River Odori in early summer or the Sumei-kai in autumn are also well-known.
You can experience the enduring charm of the Imperial Capital in Ponto-cho,
where Ponto-cho Robin is located. We invite you to come and experience the kind of true Japanese elegance
you won't find elsewhere here with us.

Robin uses seasonal
ingredients from all
over Japan.

In order to provide our customers
with truly delicious dishes,
our head chef travels the country in
search of the best suppliers.
So that you can enjoy Japan's distinct seasons,
we pack each dish with seasonal ingredients,
beautifully presented for a rich dining experience.


Rice is the staple food of the
Japanese people.

The rice we use is Koshi-Hikari,
is sourced from trusted farmers.

This hearty rice, with its firm,
clearly separated grains,
is the star ingredient of our kamameshi,
a dish containing seasonal ingredients and broth cooked with rice in a small pot.
We'd love for you to try this gem of a dish!

  • 土鍋ご飯
  • 赤飯

Only in Japan can you appreciate
the four seasons through food.


As Japan has four distinct seasons,
we would love for you to try our seasonal ingredients. From hamo (pike conger eel) and ai (sweetfish) to
vibrant selections of vegetables,
summer Japanese dishes are often lightly seasoned.



Rich, fatty fish is typically enjoyed in the winter.
Of course, sashimi is in season in the winter,
but fish shabu-shabu is another delicacy
we would love for you to try.
We pride ourselves in our specialty broth,
which brings out the delicious savory flavor of
the ingredients.


The Kyoto summer tradition
Noryo-yuka terrace seat on the riverside

【Time】11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Last order: 1:30 p.m.)
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. (Last order: 9:30 p.m.)
【Meals】Course menu only(8 dishes/10 dishes)
【Cover charge】¥500/per

Course introduction


Frosty Camellia(10courses)
¥10,000(tax not included)

5 appetizers of seasonal food

clear soup of codfish, dried mullet roe carrot.
si-itake mushroom, & citrus

Assorted sasimi of today's fresh seafood

4.grilled fish
2kinds of grilled seasonal fish

5.fried fish and vegetable
deep fried balloon fish and seasonal vegetable
with Chinese pepper salt

prawn, green onion,Chinese cabbage,
with citrus-flavored miso

7.hot pot
Shabu-shabu hot pot of red snapper

8.grilled meat
Grilled Japanese beef round & vegetables [Enjoy with
mustard yellow miso]

9.boiled rice
rice,miso soup and pickles

assorted desserts


Our Master Chef visits the market daily and purchases the best fish of the day.
※We also accept a la carte orders.


The unique flavor of

We offer yuba (tofu skin), tofu, and many namafu
(wheat starch products) that are unique to Kyoto.


※tax not included.


Deep-Fried Dishes

Fried Seasonal Vegetable(Vegetable Tempura)
Deep Fried Pork Loin

Cold Dish

Chopped Japanese Beef with Wasabi Sauce
Sald with Chopped Iapanese Beef

Hot Dish

Grilled Japanese Beef with Grilled Vegetables
・Well done
Grilled Ghicken with Grilled Vegetables

Boiled Rice

Rice Bolled in Earthen Pot

※It takes about an hour to cook.
※One order for about 4 people.
Red Snapper
Conger Eel
Boiled Rice of Seasonal Food
(Please ask the detail to a staff.)

Boiled Rice in Soup

You pour soup stock(dashi)into boiled rice to steep it.
Pickled Plum
Japnese Beef


※We accept an order for at least two pieces.
Conger Sushi(one piese)

Winter Special

Hot Pot/Mixed stew
(ex. prawn, fish, vegetable, duck meat ball etc.)
Hot Pot/Crab
Hot Pot/Duck
Shabu-shabu Hot Pot/ Red snapper
Shabu-shabu Hot Pot/Japanese beef
Shabu-shabu Hot Pot/Yellowtail
After Hot Pot/Rice (like Risotto)
After Hot Pot/Udon Noodle
After Hot Pot/Ramen Noodle
(Only for Chicken Hot Pot)

Drinks list

Sake(180ml an order,which comes with glasses)

All-year sake(Cold)

Beatiful Kamogawa Rive

Autumn sake(Cold/Hot)


All-year sake(Hot)

Shichi-hon yari Goraku

Sparkling sake(Cold)

Ume no Yado
330ml Bottle ¥1,650
360ml Bottle ¥3,240
720ml Bottle ¥6,480


Kirin Draft Beer
Hanamachi,Rich Malt


Potato liquor
Kyoya Kiyoyasu
Sei Ippatsu
Brown Sugar
Ichinojo Asahi
You can choose the way to drink Umeshu,Shochu &
on the rocks
with water
with hot water
with soda
Shochu with Oolong tea
whisky with ginger ale
whisky with Cola

Umeshu(Plum Liquor)

Kotsuzumi Umeshu(atandard)
Green Tea Umeshu

Umeshu(Plum Liquor)

Kotsuzumi Umeshu(atandard)
Green Tea Umeshu

Sparkling wine

Chandon Greenpoint Vintage Brut Rosé Bottle
Bottle ¥8,000
Softly Sparkling Wine Mixed with Apple Juice
Glass ¥1,200


MOËT et Chandon Brut Impérial
Full Bottle ¥14,500
Half Bottle ¥8,500
Mini Bottle ¥4,320
Glass ¥1,800

Japanese Cocktail(homemade original cocktails)

aromatic perillaperilla liquor,Crnberry juice,lemon)
roast-flavored matcha
(matcha-flavored liquor,roasted green tea)

Restaurant interior

Floor Map

Japanese tatami style

You can enjoy your meals while watching the
Kamo river or on the terrace in the cool breeze
during summer.


Table seats

You can enjoy your meals in the relaxed mood
while watching the Kamo river.


Japanese heated
table Kotatsu

There is a Kotatsu,which is a traditional
Japanese table with heating.Enjoy your meals
and conversation feeling the cozy Kyoto atmo-
sphere by the traditional courtyard.
※no riverside view



This is the only special V.I.P.room we have.En-
joy your meals and conversation in a special
atmosphere in our traditional stone-paved
※¥500/per as cover charge


Restaurant information

◆Restaurant name
Ponto-cho Robin
137-4 Wakamatsu-cho (Oku-kita No. 2) , Pontocho Street,
Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
◆Business hours
- Lunch: 11:30-14:30 (L.O.13:30)
* May-September weekend hours
- Dinner: Monday-Sunday 17:00-22:30 (L.O.21:30)
* May-September Dinner: 17:00-23:00 (L.O.21:30)
◆Closing days
No days
Via Keihan Main Line / Oto-Line: 5 min walk from Sanjo Station
Via Keihan Main Line: 7 min walk from Gion Shijo Station
Via Hankyu Kyoto Main Line: 9 min walk from Kawaramachi Station
◆Total number of seats
50 (table, raised tatami, tatami and private rooms)
*We charge a standard fee of 500 JPY per person for private room reservations.
◆Credit cards
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Floor Map

Via Keihan Main Line /
Oto-Line: 5 min walk from Sanjo Station
Via Keihan Main Line: 7 min walk from Gion Shijo Station
Via Hankyu Kyoto Main Line: 9 min walk from Kawaramachi Station