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Ki Bar

Closed Now: 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Open today: 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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Amazing little bar

This is great little bar with amazing staff and a nice variety of drinks including some nice craft... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vancouver, Canada
via mobile
Best temple we have visited today !

Great bar and staff. Great atmosphere. So happy we went here. A must for some casual drinks and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kyoto, Japan
via mobile
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1 week ago
“Amazing little bar”
2 weeks ago
“Best temple we have visited today !”
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
+81 90-8481-9562
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is great little bar with amazing staff and a nice variety of drinks including some nice craft beers. Thank you all for the wonderful time!

Thank Sam_Stone_Vancouver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great bar and staff. Great atmosphere. So happy we went here. A must for some casual drinks and catching up with the locals.

Thank ghh1969
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Ziggy Z
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank 512allisonr
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Francescafagotto
Reviewed June 10, 2018

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

Thank Dean M
Reviewed June 2, 2018

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

Thank David B
Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

Super nice little place, and a warm welcome too! Friendliest staff and a wide and nice range of beverages to choose from. When we visit Kyoto again, we’re not skipping this one for sure.

Thank Xavio88
Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

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

2  Thank LouisG1280
Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank Rodger R
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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
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