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Sugar Hill Kyoto

#13 of 11,669 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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725 Uematsucho, Shimogyo-ku | Kataoka Bldg 1F, Kyoto 600-8028, Kyoto Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 75-351-3913
12:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent establishment. Food is fantastic, whether you want traditional Japanese or something more european. Sugarhill has a great atmosphere, Koyano and his staff are very friendly and helpful. Best of all if you know zero japanese it's no problem! Perfect for a first timer to japan and especially Kyoto!

1 Thank Matthew B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I always caveat reviews with me being a fussy Londoner. This place was a treat. Very casual and very reasonably priced. I was able to have some really good sushi and my partner who doesn't like fish had an abundance of stuff to choose from. Tuna & avocado was delicious. The waiter and owner were really welcoming and had a... More 

1 Thank Marc H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best meals we had during our trip to Japan. My sister is vegan and the chef was able to accommodate her and she said tofu and Kyoto salad was delicious. One of our party had the carbonara and said it was the best he's ever had. The avocado and tuna dish earned rave reviews. We also had... More 

1 Thank Mariah G
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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30 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed my meal at this place, but I was a little disappointed that the menu seems to cater to the European/American taste. The dishes were good but very similar to things I can get in the US. Maybe the idea of having Pizza or pasta while visiting Kyoto just doesn't sit well with me. If you are looking for... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly only headed for this restaurant as we had just checked into our AirBnb and we were starving and this was 2min walk away. Walked in, were greeted by a friendly waiter who asked if we had a reservation (which we didn't!) but were able to snatch up the last available table. Ordered: eggplant + tomato pasta, tofu and kyoto... More 

2 Thank Christine S
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We needed some salad after days of rice and noodles, and the kids needed that ultimate comfort food, pizza. Sugar Hill delivered. Staff who speak excellent English, generous sized salad with lots of vegetables, and pizzas customized to the kids' tastes! The food tasted great! We're going back tonight

1 Thank Mike S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't recommend this restaurant enough. Great employees, delicious food and a tremendous atmosphere! They speak basic english and there's a english menu. Don't forget to taken some cash because they don't accept cards.

2 Thank Paul R
Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Sugar Hill while visiting Kyoto as it had great reviews and was conveniently located near our guest house. I had the tuna and avocado with wasabi dressing followed by the chicken teriyaki and it was absolutely delicious. Highly recommended for any visitor to Kyoto.

1 Thank Cloud_Quinn
Ashford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the wasabi tuna and the taro (fried vegetable, a little like a gnocchi). The tuna is absolutely one of the best I've ever eaten. The chewiest, most unsavoury bite was better than the best I've had at Yo!Sushi in the U.K. My friend had the tuna followed by the teriyaki chicken. He said t was gorgeous. The staff... More 

1 Thank ke2083
Perth, Australia
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We'd found Sugar Hill while perusing Trip Advisor and decided to check it out due to many good reviews! We loved our evening here! Small, intimate atmosphere and the chef/owner provided amazing service! We had a few small dishes - our favourite being the spicy fried chicken - best chicken we've had in Japan!! Would definitely recommend visiting here if... More 

1 Thank Emily J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Bar, Sushi, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 725 Uematsucho, Shimogyo-ku | Kataoka Bldg 1F, Kyoto 600-8028, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Shimogyo-ku
  • Neighbourhood: Shimogyo-ku
  • Phone Number: +81 75-351-3913
Kyoto traditional food (OBANZAI)Kyoto vegetable(vegetalian food)Italian foodSAKECocktail
Mon-Fri:12:00-23:00 Sat:17:00-24:00 Sun:Closed

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Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
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