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Roasted Australian lamb thigh with red wine grain mustard sauce (250g) 3630 yen. Juicy roast meat packed with gravy should be paired with solid red wine.

Enjoy French cuisine up close at [rivière] in Umekoji

May 02, 2023 open

“This place has been handed down from my grandfather to my father, and from my father to me, and each of them has a different genre, but I have been running the store. ”, said owner chef Tsutomu Kitagawa. At this restaurant, which has both a restaurant and a bistro, you can casually enjoy French à la carte and course meals.

(Right) Owner-chef Tsutomu Kitagawa. I like making things since childhood. His passion for French cuisine led him to become a chef. Previously, he ran a French & Italian restaurant here with his family, and in 2023 he became completely independent in French.

“When I was a teenager, I went to French with my family and was so impressed that I decided to pursue French cuisine. The captivated chef prepares a wide variety of European natural wines, carpaccio, homemade charcuterie, meat dishes, and more.

Charcuterie 5 kinds assortment 2200 yen. All charcuterie other than prosciutto is homemade by the chef. I want to match the [Cherish] bucket

“We paid particular attention to detail, such as creating a cave-like atmosphere, like the restaurant we encountered when we visited the south of France, and installing a small window where you can see the kitchen from outside.”

“And on holidays, we are open for lunch, where you can enjoy the same menu as usual. There are many families in this area raising children the same age as us, so there are moms and dads who find it difficult to go out drinking at night. I would appreciate it if you could come over."


  • Riviere
  • May 02, 2023 open
  • Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Shimogyo Ward Nishishichijo Ishiicho 55
  • 12 minutes on foot from JR Umekoji Kyoto West
  • Tel.075-321-5151
  • 17:30-22:00 (LO/21:00)
    Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays 11:30-14:30 (LO/13:00)
    17:30-22:00 (LO/21:00)
  • Closed on Mondays, 1st and 3rd Sundays
  • All seats non-smoking No private room No parking
  • https://www.instagram.com/riviere_kyoto/
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