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BRITISH PUB Pig & Whistle

#542 of 11,865 Restaurants in Kyoto}
$$ - $$$, British
Shobi building 2F, 115 Ohashicho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0009, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-761-6022
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
10 Mar 2017
“Real darts / okay food / meh music”
13 Nov 2016
“Great pub”
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Bar, British
$$ - $$$
Shobi building 2F, 115 Ohashicho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0009, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Ended up here to watch the last Lions vs All Blacks game having been lucky enough to bump into a local earlier in the day telling us that the game would be shown here. Decent pint & food that was just about good enough. Mrs's...More

1  Thank chooseANewScreenName
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Very ordinary pub. The fish and chips could have been a little more generous with fish, and vinegar, salt and pepper is a little more British than ketchup and the yellow stuff that came with. Was it mayonnaise or?. Service was fast and the staff...More

Thank Nobbynonads
Reviewed 15 May 2017

When you have overdosed on truly Japanese sights and culture you can retreat here for a strange but wonderful cultural experience - a British pub. BUT very friendly, and teenage child friendly, great sport screens, music sometimes, darts, great beers and whiskeys. Not to everyone's...More

Thank StephenOs
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Food was okay, two of the three staff members were really friendly, the third lady, not so much. She didn't know what was going on (maybe she is new?). The music wasn't my thing. They seem to play older rock and slower songs. Actually, I'm...More

Thank Sheraz C
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Nice pub, good place to meet new people, play some darts and have few drinks. We have been there twice, each time met locals and had a great time together. Place you should visit if you plan to have a night out in Kyoto.

Thank Kamil B
Reviewed 4 November 2016

The pub is just outside the Sanjo Station in Kyoto, JP. About a 7 minute walk from Gion district and a 5 minute walk from the Sanjo Arcade. Friendly pub atmosphere with a fine assortment of brews on tap. Happy hour visit was good.

Thank archieasc
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Nice english themed pub. Tried to avoid going to somewhere just like home when we've travelled this far but had to get out of the rain. Friendly staff, happy hour helped with the expensive japanese prices, and friendly atmosphere.

Thank George D
Reviewed 31 May 2016

This has the feel of an British pub, right down to the darts in the back of the room. the beers are fairly typical of an British pub as well. We didn't try the food, but the staff was quite friendly. Hard to get used...More

Thank GeneDoc57
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Average Irish pub, happy hour until 7pm - food is OK, I ordered the burger - bread roll a lot bigger than the burger its self. Staff frienly , cash only - no credit cards

Thank Dave R
Reviewed 17 February 2016

The Kyoto Pig & Whistle used to be a notorious pick up bar back in the 80s. Now it is just a place to sit down and relax. It is a British-style pub and they have darts, draft beers, and TV screens showing sports. It...More

1  Thank Huckleberry_Finn_808
City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its
blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered
shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street
bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to
peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home
goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center
is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and
clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
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Bar, British
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Open Hours
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shobi building 2F, 115 Ohashicho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0009, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-761-6022
  • E-mail
Kyoto's best-known authentic English pub since 1986.Happy Hour every day till 8 pm ¥100 off all drink. Our fish & chips are a great place to start! we have 10 kinds of beer on tap,5tv for viewing sports and 4 hard darts yard.
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