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KeMBY's

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2-9-13 Otemachi Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0051, Hiroshima Prefecture
+81 82-249-6201
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5:30 pm - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night
Description: It has been 17 years since we first opened our doors and now, with a...
It has been 17 years since we first opened our doors and now, with a revamped menu and wide range of wine selection at reasonable prices, we are here to serve you better. Located near the Peace Park, it is an easily accessible place from any downtown hotels, hostels and ryokans. Our friendly and multi lingual staff is always here to make you feel at home. It is a place to meet strangers, friends, and locals over good wine and food. There is plenty of selection on the tap too, Heineken, Asahi Super Dry and Guiness to name a few. For your entertainment we have sports on TV, good music is always playing or you could just shoot some pool with the regulars. We also have live music frequently. It is all about good people, good food (most of them locally sourced) and a good atmosphere. It is one of the few places with free Wi-Fi. Do not forget to try out KeMBY's when you are in Hiroshima. On weekends our establishment has a lot of private functions so we advise you to call us in advance. Thank you.
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Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Xmas dinner

Ambient is nice and food was okay, but nothing special for such position in the ranking. Really bad staff though! Would never return.

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2014
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41 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Ambient is nice and food was okay, but nothing special for such position in the ranking. Really bad staff though! Would never return.

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Suva
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This place sells pretty standard American food. Been there for a nomikai and it was a good night. The staff were friendly and nice but they kept bringing in more chips. I would go there if I wanted to eat something America but i recommend foreign visitors try the local japanese restaurants just to get a feel of the culture... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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32 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I've been in Japan for around 14 days now and I would have to say that the service here was the least friendly I've experienced in the whole country. The male who served me the whole night appeared uninterested and clearly not a 'peoples person'. His only redeeming feature was that he did open the door for me as I... More 

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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173 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Found kemBY's , a US diner close to the peace park, great service everyone spoke english and had english menu, typical US diner, food was OK, but nothing special, the evening I visited it wasn't so busy so very few diners, but I can imagine it does get quite busy

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New York City, New York
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72 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We stopped by a couple times on a Friday / Saturday thinking it was open for lunch. No such luck. Came back for drinks and dinner Saturday around opening time (5:30) and were told no food could be served due to a private party. Same for tomorrow (Sunday). Restaurant was EMPTY so was a bit confusing. Owner told us he... More 

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Etajima, Japan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The owner will learn your name and so will the other patrons. Come for the burgers and American food, stay for the wine and beer. I'm an English teacher on the outskirts of Hiroshima, and, not knowing anybody, made my weekly Friday pilgrimage to Kembys for Burgers and beer. I quickly became friends with the owner, and made friends with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We visited Kemby’s fairly early on the evening of 18 November. The welcoming was noticeably colder than we had become used to over two weeks in Japan. I ordered a Kemby’s burger and my friend ordered chicken. These were placed on the table by the male waiter on shift in silence – no acknolwdgement, eye contact or “enjoy your meal”.... More 

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Aberdeen, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I looked up KeMBy's on trip Advisor while staying in Hiroshima on business and saw that there were several negative comments. We know how that goes so we decided to try it. We were very pleased with the food and service. In fact, we went back for the next 4 nights for dinner. So if you like American food and... More 

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Gladstone, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

KeMBY's has become my new favorite haunt to hang out at. I'm a local and love going to meet my friends and of course, meet new people. It's the kind of place you can go by yourself and within minutes you will meet someone else to talk to. I definitely recommend it for both locals (Japanese and gaijin) and overseas... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Located near the Peace Park, Kemby's is a great place to drop in for a meal or drink if you don't feel like going into the busy shopping district. Staff is friendly and helpful, food is good for those in the mood for a bit of Western food. If you're lucky, you'll be in on a night with live music.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2-9-13 Otemachi Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0051, Hiroshima Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chugoku  >  Hiroshima Prefecture  >  Hiroshima
  • Phone Number: +81 82-249-6201

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Italian, International

Description

It has been 17 years since we first opened our doors and now, with a revamped menu and wide range of wine selection at reasonable prices, we are here to serve you better. Located near the Peace Park, it is an easily accessible place from any downtown hotels, hostels and ryokans. Our friendly and multi lingual staff is always here to make you feel at home. It is a place to meet strangers, friends, and locals over good wine and food. There is plenty of selection on the tap too, Heineken, Asahi Super Dry and Guiness to name a few. For your entertainment we have sports on TV, good music is always playing or you could just shoot some pool with the regulars. We also have live music frequently. It is all about good people, good food (most of them locally sourced) and a good atmosphere. It is one of the few places with free Wi-Fi. Do not forget to try out KeMBY's when you are in Hiroshima. On weekends our establishment has a lot of private functions so we advise you to call us in advance. Thank you.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Monday
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Thursday
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Friday
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 1:00 am

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