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Ki Bar

122-1 Ishiyacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8002, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 90-8481-9562
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Beautiful bar in great neighbour

This was a lovely find for our six month anniversary. The Bartenders spoke perfect English and were... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
hchasse17
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Singapore
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Must visit Ponto-cho bar

What a great experience! If it's your first time to Kyoto this bar is a great place to taste some... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
KeegsDY
via mobile
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Ki Bar is a 3 floor BAR on Pontocho in the traditional part of downtown Kyoto. We have a bar on the 1st floor, lounge on the 2nd and karaoke on the 3rd. We offer beer, wine and Japanese sake and sho chu plus lots of cocktails and no cover charge. Food is also available. Try our mini tortilla pizzas - vegetarian also available (just ask.) If you're visiting Kyoto for the first time, stop by if you need any sightseeing tips or restaurant recommendations. Just ask Shaheed or Peter - they're a wealth of information on Kyoto. This is a great place to come by yourself and make some new friends or even in groups - Fun for everyone!!! Non-smoking on the 2nd & 3rd floors.
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3 weeks ago
“Beautiful bar in great neighbour ”
4 weeks ago
“Must visit Ponto-cho bar ”
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122-1 Ishiyacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8002, Kyoto Prefecture
Pontocho
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+81 90-8481-9562
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a lovely find for our six month anniversary. The Bartenders spoke perfect English and were very graceful accommodating visitors from all over the world. Had amazing dry sake, hijiki whisky and my first oolong tea and vodka which is highly recommended. Apparently there...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great experience! If it's your first time to Kyoto this bar is a great place to taste some Sake but also a great place to learn about Kyoto. Shaheed was fantastic with information about places to see and restaurants to go too, even...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

I was traveling by myself in Kyoto, looking for a nice place to talk with different people and interact. I found Ki Bar when I passed in front of it and saw people having tons of fun inside. The moment I step in I was...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

We stumbled upon a bar but we didn't like their service so we went next door, to Ki Bar and we had so much fun, we went back the second night! The bartenders Robert and Shaheed were very warm and welcoming. Highly recommended if you...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

We stumbled upon this local bar on our trip in Kyoto and were pleasantly surprised at the welcoming ambiance. The owner, Shaheed, greeted us immediately and spent time giving us detailed restaurant recommendations (even offering to call local restaurants on our behalf). There were lively...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Local little gem right in the nightlife district of Kyoto. Amazing staff who are extremely welcoming and friendly. Highly recommended while visiting Kyoto!

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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

What a great experience! Loved the staff, very inviting a original bar of japan and very responsible price. Thank you. After a few drinks it got lit.... (literally ask for the 151) !

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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

The owners at Ki Bar were terrific and guided my friends and I an awesome sake tasting. They have local craft beers too which was a nice change after days of Sapporo and Asahi. We also got terrific dinner recommendations and they even called a...More

1  Thank Matt J
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Ki bar is a magical little spot beside the Ponchoto river in Kyoto. The wonderful guys there are engaging and warm. Super cool. Don't miss!

1  Thank Lisa K
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Went in here because it looked busy. We asked for small sake and he poured us huge large cups which were 1200y each instead of the regular 500. A bit awkward as we didn't want that much, we paid anyway, I started to hand him...More

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Ki_Bar_Kyoto, Owner at Ki Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2017

Thank you very much for your comments - unfortunately not the ones we like to hear but we do appreciate your honesty. I'm the owner and would like to offer you my apologies as well as Peter's for the negative experience you received here at...More

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Pontocho
Though small by comparison, Pontocho is one of Kyoto's
most spirited and memorable neighborhoods. A narrow
street straddling the Kamogawa River, it is Kyoto's
busiest nightlife spot. When darkness falls,
Pontocho's many signs and lanterns bolt to life,
making the area glow with invitations to passers-by to
come inside and pull up a chair. Its restaurants and
bars sprawl onto the riverbank, providing a friendly
...More
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