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Sake Ichi

373-1 Kamiyacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8024, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-223-0311
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Sake to Me

We loved this place so much that we stopped by two nights in a row. Our new bestie :) recommended... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
apples16
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Philadelphia
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Sake after dinner

A very welcoming, English speaking waitress helped us choosing our sake. Wide variety of choice... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
Carmelo Z
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Thank you for your visit. As of now, to provide same service to the all our customers, we cannot accept the people who do not speak Japanese on the weekend. Our wish is that all our guests enjoy drinking Sake equally at Sake Ichi. We welcome your visit on weekdays. Once we improved such a situation we will inform it. We would appreciate your understanding.
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  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
2 days ago
“Sake to Me”
21 Oct 2017
“Sake after dinner”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
373-1 Kamiyacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8024, Kyoto Prefecture
Pontocho
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+81 75-223-0311
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We loved this place so much that we stopped by two nights in a row. Our new bestie :) recommended what has now become our favorite sake at the moment. She was incredibly kind, patient and knowledgeable when recommending new sakes to try. We had...More

Thank apples16
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

A very welcoming, English speaking waitress helped us choosing our sake. Wide variety of choice, very professional, excellent experience.

Thank Carmelo Z
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Sake Ichi claims that they cannot accept non-Japanese speakers on weekends. However, I am fluent in Japanese, and was refused service on Saturday, even though I was speaking Japanese. The owner told justified it by saying that he has the right to choose his customers....More

2  Thank matthewdJ643LQ
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We had two servings of small sake each, it's delicious and great recommendation by a very friendly waitress. She spoke great English, will definitely return if back in Kyoto.

Thank yuhchien f
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Great sake and knowledge, very friendly staff with great English. Highly recommend. The recommendations of what me and my partner usually drink are spot on.

Thank Blake S
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

We went here from reviews on this site and I must say it turned out a better experience than we expected. The owners are very knowledgeable with their Sake and love to assist people who have never had Sake before. Their English was near perfect...More

Thank aaren17
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

Based on the great reviews found here, my boyfriend and I were excited to try the sake and food here. We stopped in twice on a Thursday night. First around 9pm. We noticed a sign on the door saying that "non-Japanese speakers could not be...More

2  Thank Gabriella B
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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We found this place and we highly recommend it. The staff asked us Wht we like, myself being a whiskey man, I told them I like McAllen amber and he was able to pick a wonderful hot sake for me. Friendly staff, great music and...More

Thank Kader M
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I wanted to try sake whilst in Japan and this place had good reviews. I couldn't have been happier as they have 150 to choose from. Haruyo was extremely helpful and spoke excellent English and was able to advise me which sake to taste based...More

1  Thank nritson
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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Great place to try out a variety of sake. The people working there were great and helped describe the various types of sake (which is split much like wine) available and served us excellent selections with our requested sake taste profile. The lady had a...More

1  Thank arunningperson
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