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Gael Irish Pub

236 Nijuikkencho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0077, Japan
+81 75-525-0680
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Ranked #575 of 3,400 Restaurants in Kyoto
Cuisines: Irish, Pub
Most recent review
- Jun 16, 2014
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English first
Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Found this place when I was out with my friends. Had a lot of interesting characters who seemed to run the place... A bit pricy but we had fun. The regulars got a bit rowdy toward the end of the night so we took off. Seems like a good place if it's your thing.

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Kilburn United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Needed a quick break from the hustle of Gion, and as an escape for westerners this is perfect. Good beer, good atmosphere and good service.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

We were trying to find something to give us a break from Japanese food and wasn't called McDonalds. I found this place on Trip Advisor and decided to give it a try (not after stopping at another Irish Pub.....another review on that place). I had the fish and chips. Loved the chips and the fish was pretty darn good. My... More

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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We stopped by this Irish pub for a few after dinner drinks. Overall, I was fairly disappointed. We ordered a cider, an Irish coffee and a plate of chips to share. Despite the fact that it was only us and 2 other tables in the entire bar, they somehow forgot our fries. When they did finally show up, they were... More

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Milton, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

This is a wonderful spot. During our year in Japan, we tried many small pubs but nothing came close to our experience here. We visited Kyoto often, and rushed here as soon as we could. If there was music, it was magical. There were always English books to read; you could log on to the Internet for free for awhile;... More

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Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

A traditional-feeling Irish pub / bar upstairs in what looks like an office building. We stopped in for a drink after dinner one evening. There was a birthday party going on so it was a bit noisy - just what we like in a pub. Got to talking with an British ex-pat who brings his bulldog to the bar! Guinness... More

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Denver, Colorado
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

Great atmosphere! You feel like you have left Japan. If you are looking for a place to have a quality beer poured correctly then look no further. The food is good too! You don't find this type of bar very often in Japan.

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Chris Sandeman
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84 reviews 84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012 via mobile

We came on a Monday, and it was pretty quiet. The owner manager was really nice, and it was the sort of place I wished I brought my girlfriend to, more than my buddy. Not a cheesy Irish pub, cool chill music, I'd come again.

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Kyoto, Japan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

I love this place! It's one of the best secrets of Kyoto - a place in the center of deep Kyoto, Gion, where you can escape from Japanese cuisine and enjoy fish and chips, Irish stew, fresh Guinness on tap, big screen sports events and conversation with expats who've lived in Japan for 2 weeks or 30 years, and it's... More

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