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“Very special experience, highly recommended” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Yoramu

Yoramu
35-1 Matsuyacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0831, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-213-1512
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Ranked #114 of 3,584 Restaurants in Kyoto
4.5 of 5 stars 16 Reviews
Cuisines: Bar
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London, England, United Kingdom
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“Very special experience, highly recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

What a fantastic find. The Lonely Plant guide recommended this place, and we decided to give it a go (after going to Ippuddo for dinner, also LP recommended and as amazingly addictive as in the New York branch)

Yoramu will change what you think you knew about Sake. Period. If you are used to the cheesy smelling stuff served at your local sushi restaurant - this will inspire new love for quality Sake.

4 of us had a very reasonably priced Sake tasting (5400 yen for 9 cups), with each Sake being distinctively different. Some sweet, some dry, even ones with a clear aroma of honey.

The entire experience is narrated by Yoram who had endless knowledge and love for good Sake. When we asked where we could buy a bottle we liked, the answer was Hiroshima...

Tiny place with perhaps 10 seats, but well worth the visit before or after dinner.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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“Great place to sample sake.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

This is a sake bar near the imperial palace in Kyoto. What a great place. The owner is passionate about sake and teaching customers about the Japanese national adult beverage. He seeks out micro-brewed sake and offers up flights. He will ask you what you like and then pour you a threesome. He pours from all over Japan and will talk to you about what makes the different styles taste unique. If you think you don't like sake, give this place a try and you might be surprised. If you are a aficionado, come here to look for a new style or bottle. Maybe this is best if you have never had sake before, because you will be in for a treat. I definitely recommend this to anyone visiting or living in Kyoto.

Visited March 2012
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