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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: Drinks, Dinner, 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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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great service, great location, OK food

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2014
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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43 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

The food was tasty, bit it all came out at different times. I was finished mine before my partners was put on the table. Other that that nice food nice atmosphere and helpful staff :)

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Fukui, Japan
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4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I agree with all of the other reviews (should've read/believed them before going). The MOST unfriendly service I have ever experienced, no energy, food was strange and even more strangely presented. Definitely go somewhere else.

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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
22 helpful votes 22 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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34 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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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175 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 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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99 helpful votes 99 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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: Italian, American, 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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