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Cafe Bar Gael

) #2,296 of 11,833 Restaurants in Kyoto $$ - $$$ Irish, ,
236 Nijuikkencho, Higashiyama-ku | 2F, Kyoto 605-0077, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 90-857-64359
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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Irish, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
236 Nijuikkencho, Higashiyama-ku | 2F, Kyoto 605-0077, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in for 2 beers. Was very smoky with just the bar man and 3 locals. 2 japanese men came and looked at the menu and left. We ordered 2 small beers. Didn't feel like there was much atmosphere so we drank up and asked...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Just wanted a place for a couple of beers and found this place. We were luckily enough to stumble upon Gael during their jazz night. I don't know a whole lot about jazz, but the pianist band leader was amazing. I highly recommend this bar...More

Thank mjp2013
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We went there for a few cold frothy's - as with most places in Japan they allowed smoking so we did not eat

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Came on a whim after reading TripAdvisor reviews, being round the corner and thinking that we were too early for other bars in the area. Planned to have one and move on. Made friends at the bar, realised it was happy hour and the monthly...More

Thank Charlotte A
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We were there on a Monday evening. It was nice and quiet and they had a couple of good craft beers but they were 1000jpy (admittedly our first day in the city, but seems expensive), friendly staff who spoke English

Thank Liam E
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

For such a clean and health conscious people, I'm so surprised smoking is allowed in bars! We were pretty disappointed in the Gael after reading such great reviews. Hard to find, no windows, dark and very smoky bar. I recommend the Man In The Moon...More

Thank Breton B
Reviewed 19 May 2016

After a lengthy tour in Japan and a long day of touring Kyoto we were on the lookout for something familiar when we found this Irish Pub. As Pubs of this nature seldom disappoint we gave it a go. When we arrived I immediately noticed...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Recently back here and was able to hear some great performers. There is an open mic night on the first Wednesday of the month and I was impressed with the high quality of the musicians. The Guinness is great here as well.

Thank Simon E
Reviewed 3 April 2016

I've been fascinated by these Irish-themed pubs appearing on the upper floors of a modern Japanese building. Gael does it pretty well though and has a good drink range - high prices but OK during happy hour. I ate some fried cambenbert - greatly inferior...More

Thank mrdom
Reviewed 18 March 2016

After a couple of weeks in Japan went looking for a pub and found this little gem hidden away on the 2nd floor of what appears to be an office block off Shijo Street - station end. It's not very large but had a group...More

Thank Granny-Mae
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Irish, Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 236 Nijuikkencho, Higashiyama-ku | 2F, Kyoto 605-0077, Kyoto Prefecture (Formerly Gael Irish Pub)
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 90-857-64359
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