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Man in the Moon Kyoto

#201 of 11,669 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Southern Kyoto
Bar, Pub, Irish, International
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31-1 Kamadonocho, Higashishiokoji, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8215, Kyoto Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 75-672-2522
11:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 04:00
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Edmonton, Canada
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134 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very small (may be 30 seats) but comforting if you're in need of a bit of home. Limited menu but the pies were great (both the meat and the curry), prompt, friendly service (order and pay at the bar, delivered to your table) all for a decent price. It's not in the main station but accessible along the southwest side... More 

Thank al500
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Limited menu and only half was on offer on our night. Also ran out of some liquor for other patrons. We had pizza and curry which were small servings and dull/bland. Friendly staff and good atmosphere.

Thank Danny D
Kyoto, Japan
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend of mine works here so I visit it on occasion. Great selection of beer and other drinks, the food is quite good also. A bit too pricey for my liking and the place is tiny to the point that it is difficult to move around. Depending on the crowd the atmosphere could shift drastically, from incredibly awesome to... More 

Thank Alex S
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This is a perfect place to crash in your late night worries. The atmosphere makes you feel like you're at home. A lot of foreigners and English speakers in this place. Another plus side is that the bartenders know what they're doing and the food is delicious. The only downside is that it can get very crowded and the space... More 

Thank Fransiscus A
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

It might be just a small pub outside the main train station but it has loads of character! The staff are really friendly and speak excellent English. Well worth a visit if you're nearby, and considering it's outside the main station, it's easy to get to from anywhere in Kyoto.

Thank JimReviews
Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We were surprised to find an Irish pub in Kyoto... The beer was good, my wife had a Pina Colada and they played the song! It was very smoky, which destroyed the experience for us.

Thank eduonthego
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Atmosphere was brilliant, staff were really relaxed and a great laugh! Food was a short menu but was to a really good standard and the beer was superb! All in all its located in a perfect place and is a really cool little pub to chill at in the evening and either chat to staff or watch a movie or... More 

Thank Stuart H
Milan, Italy
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Very good place to stay and have a good taste of Guinness ... but also some good Asahi and other beers. Very niece and friendly . .. had a good talk and some laugh :) You really had to go !

Thank uccioli
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Man in the moon has about 3 outlets in Kyoto. The one at Kyoto station is the one we went to. It's literally right outside the station. Capacity wise it's a smallish place but the ambience is pretty nice. The bartenders all speak English and Japanese. The food is pretty decent too. You want to try the butter prawns. Besides... More 

Thank Shopaholics_Guide
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Good selection of beer. ok snakin's. Not a bad place. Kinda pricy, but it's Japan so expected. Only take cash, so be ready.

Thank heatherlovestravelin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Irish, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31-1 Kamadonocho, Higashishiokoji, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8215, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Southern Kyoto
  • Neighbourhood: Southern Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 75-672-2522
2008/10 opened Irish pub in the Kyoto Station Bldg. open everyday: 11:00-2:00 (until 4:00 on Fri. & Sat.); relax with 1 pint of Guiness in a real Irish atmosphere; a sister bar of Kyoto's famous BRITISH pub, The Pig & Whistle; 7 draft beers on tap; 60 single malt whiskies; friendly staffs assist you to make your stay in Kyoto more enjoyable; 3 large TV screens for live sporting events; Eng. menu & spoken; Happy hour (weekday only: Mon.-Fri.: 11:00-19:00); ¥100 off on all drinks;

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Southern Kyoto
Southern Kyoto has a reserved air. Though the Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of Kyoto's major tourist attractions, the surrounding nature, parks, gardens, temples, and shrines provide less-visited spaces for strolling and reflection. The Fushimi Inari Shrine itself is made up of 32,000 sub-shrines, and the mountain they are dotted across beckons hikers, picnickers, and lovers of the outdoors. Many of the mountain's off-set paths aren't frequented by tourists, and the mountain's serenity can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Southern Kyoto is the place to enjoy being outside, and to pay your respects to the ancient architecture and gods of the land that are celebrated here.
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