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Ki Bar is a 3 floor BAR on Pontocho in the traditional part of downtown Kyoto. We have a bar on the 1st floor, lounge on the 2nd and karaoke on the 3rd. We offer beer, wine and Japanese sake and sho chu plus lots of cocktails, an amazing WHISKEY...more
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122-1 Ishiyacho, Pontocho | City Center - Downtown Bar, Nakagyo, Kyoto 604-8002, Kyoto Prefecture
Shaheed is probably one of the best bar owners I've ever had the pleasure to meet. Reviews of this bar are not exaggerated, it really is a gem among the many excellent bars of downtown Kyoto. You won't regret dropping in for a drink and...More
We stopped by this bar after dinner one night to grab a quick drink and ended up staying for a few hours! The owner was so nice and there were a few other people there that we met and chatted with. It’s a cozy little...More
Great staff, great customers, great company. We met interesting characters that made our stay in Kyoto, we had so much fun with Shaheed, Sean and special guest Archie! Small but cozy place, a must if you're in Kyoto!
Nice choice of craft beers and local...More
The title may seem a bit extreme, but it's true. The amazing time we had in Kyoto was in large part because of our fateful stop at Ki Bar. Our first night in Osaka we decided to do a bit of a bar crawl (it...More
We dropped in early one evening for a drink and ended up having a few more. The sake we tried was really good. The bar staff were really welcoming and we had an amazing time chatting with them and the other customers. The staff were...More
Went there by accident one night and I had an amazing time, the next day I was looking for a place to kill a few hours and I ended up there again. New friendship were made and I ended the night by closing the bar...More
What a great place to relax after a days sightseeing.
Rob and Shaheed do a great job in what must be one of the smallest bars I've ever been in. Ki bar has simply a fantastic atmosphere due in part to the cross section of...More
Though small by comparison, Pontocho is one of Kyoto's most spirited and memorable neighborhoods. A narrow street straddling the Kamogawa River, it is Kyoto's busiest nightlife spot. When darkness falls, Pontocho's many signs and lanterns bolt to life, making the area glow with invitations to passers-by to come inside and pull up a chair. Its restaurants and bars sprawl onto the riverbank, providing a friendly
atmosphere and delicious food. Verandas are always filled with people young and old crowding tables, biting into hot yakitori or sipping cold beers. It is a culinary heart of Kyoto as much as one of its most laid-back, clamorous, and entertaining evening hotspots. Pontocho has more of an amiable vibrancy to it than an elegant one, attracting newcomers, local veterans, and everyone in between, in casual attire like sneakers and jeans.