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.


Cold Dish

Sashimi of Soy Milk Skin
Sliced Duck Roast
Slightly Grilled Japanese Beef with Wasabi Sauce
Cold Tofu with Soy Sauce
Salad with Soy Milk Skin
Homemade roast beef
Salad with Japanese pickles
Salad with Tofu and Sudachi Citrus
Salad with radish, dressed non-oil dressing
Roasted mackerel pickled in rice-bran paste


Assorted 3 Kinds of Sashimi
Assorted 5 Kinds of Sashimi
Carpaccio of 2 Kinds of Sashimi
with Wasabi vinegar Sauce
Sashimi of Tuna
Sashimi of Medium-fatty Tuna
Sashimi of Sea Urchin
Oysters(Raw / Steamed / Tempura)

Hot Dish

Tofu Hot Pot
Boiled Gristle of Japanese Beef
Nama-fu with 3 Kinds of Miso
(Japanese wheat gluten cake)
Grilled Pork Loin with Seasonal Souce
Grilled Japanese Beef with Grilled Vegetables
Grilled Chicken with Grilled Vegetables

Hot Pot

Duck Hot Pot
Red Snapper Shabu-Shabu

Deep-Fried Dishes

Fried Seasonal Vegetable(Vegetable Tempura)
Tofu skin and Vegetable Tempura
Japanese Tiger Prawn and Vegetable Tempura
Wagyu beef Tempura
Deep Fried Chicken
Deep Fried Pork Loin
Deep Fried Duck meat and Japanese Wheat Gluten blocks in soup

Boiled Rice

■Rice Boiled in Earthen Pot
※It takes about an hour to cook.
※One order for about 4 people.
Red Snapper
Conger Eel
Duck and Ginger
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
Japanese Beef
※We accept an order for at least two pieces.
Conger Eel Sushi
¥430(one piece)
Plain Boiled Rice
M ¥250 L ¥400
Boiled Rice with 2 kinds-seasoned of dried young sardines
Miso Soup
Assorted Kyoto Pickles


Original Ice Cream
Original Sorbet
※Please ask to the staff what kind of ice cream and sorbet are offered today.
Assorted Original Desserts(for 2 people)

Drinks list

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


Dassai (Ginjo)
Sawaya Matsumoto
Tsuki no katsura
Nishiki club (Daiginjo)
Masumi (Ginjo)
Iwai club
Kamenowo club
Saijo zuru
Namino oto
Beatiful Kamogawa River


Shichi hon yari Goraku
Kiku hime

Sparkling sake(Cold)

Hakkaisan (Niigata)
360ml Bottle ¥3,200
Ume no Yado (Nara)
330ml Bottle ¥1,650
Zuikan (Hiroshima)
Glass ¥1,080
720ml Bottle ¥4,000
Dassai (Yamaguchi)
360ml Bottle ¥3,240
720ml Bottle ¥6,480


Potato liquor
Kyoya Kiyoyasu
Potato liquor
Sei Ippatsu
Brown Sugar
Ichinojo Asahi


■White Wine
Flying Kiwi Saubignon Blanc
(Marborough, New Zealand)
Glass ¥980
Bottle ¥5,400
Francois Servin Chablis
(Bourgogne, France)
Glass ¥1,400
Bottle ¥8,500
Alain Paret Cotes du Rhone
(Cotes du Rhone, France)
Bottle ¥8,000
Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc
(Marborough, New Zealand)
Bottle ¥8,400
Saintsbury Carneros Chardonnay
(California, the United States)
Bottle ¥9,500
Newton Chardonnay
(Napa Valley, New Zealand)
Bottle ¥6,850
■Red Wine
Alain Paret V.D.P Syrah
(Côtes du Rhône, France)
Glass ¥950
Bottle ¥4,800
Perez Cruz Reserva
Glass ¥1,200
Bottle ¥6,500
Nicolas Potel Bourgogne Rouge
(Bourgogne, France)
Bottle ¥7,500
François Gay Chorey-les-Beaune
(Chorey-les-Beaune, France)
Bottle ¥11,000
Poggio alla Badiola
(Toscana, Italy)
Bottle ¥7,500
Robertson No.1 Shiraz
(South Africa)
Bottle ¥12,000
Chateaux la Tour Carnet
(Bordeaux, France)
Bottle ¥15,000
■Sparkling wine
Chandon Greenpoint Vintage Brut
Bottle ¥6,850
Chandon Greenpoint Vintage Brut Rosé
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
MOËT et Chandon Rosé Impérial
Full Bottle ¥18,000
Half Bottle ¥10,800
MOËT et Chandon Nectar Impérial
Full Bottle ¥18,500


Kirin Draft Beer
Kirin Lager (Bottle)
Non-Alcoholic Beer (Bottle)
〈Local Beer〉-Bottled Beer
Hanamachi, Rich Malt

Umeshu(Plum Liquor)

Kotsuzumi Umeshu(atandard)
Brown Sugar Umeshu
Green Tea Umeshu
Flesh-Containing Umeshu
Less-sweet Umeshu


Hakushu 12 years
Suntory Kaku
You can choose the way to drink Umeshu, Shochu & Whisky
・on the rocks
・with water
・with hot water
・with soda
・Shochu with Oolong tea
・whisky with ginger ale
・whisky with Cola


■Fruit Cocktail
Raspberry & Orange
Pink Grapefruit
■Wine Cocktail
Wine Lemonade
■Japanese Cocktail(homemade original cocktails)
aromatic perilla(perilla liquor, Cranberry juice, lemon)
roast-flavored matcha
(matha-flavored liquor, roasted green tea)
ramune(Green banana,Blue Curacao,CALPICO,Lime,Soda)

Soft Drink

Pepsi Cola
Ginger Ale
Orange Juice
Cranberry Juice
Oolong Tea (Cold/Hot)
Sweet Green Tea (Cold/Hot)
Citrus Jam Roasted Tea (Cold/Hot)

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