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Ki Bar

Open Now: 6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Open today: 6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Such a cosy bar, perfect to meet other travellers and locals alike, delicious drinks, Shaheed is so... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2019
Arden C
Amazing host!

Nice place, nice host, nice drinks! Fairly cheap and a must visit. Very nice atmosphere feels just... read more

Reviewed June 26, 2019
Liz W
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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
+81 90-8481-9562
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Reviewed August 27, 2019

Such a cosy bar, perfect to meet other travellers and locals alike, delicious drinks, Shaheed is so kind and welcoming. 10/10 would recommend

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Arden C
Reviewed June 26, 2019

Nice place, nice host, nice drinks! Fairly cheap and a must visit. Very nice atmosphere feels just a bit like home.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Liz W
Reviewed June 25, 2019

We visited many bars in Pontocho area, This is by far my favorite we have landed in! Clean, Super friendly staff! Good people and music is a plus ❤️ Can’t wait to visit again!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Hack1996
Reviewed June 23, 2019

Really lively bar on Pontocho Alley. The host, Shaheed, was so friendly and gave great suggestions and tips for sightseeing in the city. Really great selection of drinks too so all is there for a great night.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank dmoses2626
Reviewed April 17, 2019 via mobile

Cool small & friendly place! Nice cocktails & beers and good enviroment. Come here if you want to meet good people

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank YiftachK2
Reviewed April 13, 2019

I can’t say enough good things about Ki Bar, and Shaheed. A relaxing and welcoming bar, it created a scenario where diverse visitors as well as locals mixed and enjoyed the evening like friends of many years. With great drink recommendations also, we came in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 7, 2019 via mobile

Great bar that's open late. Popular with locals and foreigners. The owner is super friendly and a great guy.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank William P
Reviewed April 7, 2019 via mobile

Owner is a fantastic cosmopolitan guy! So friendly . Great variety of Japanese whisky and beers! We looooooooved it. I saw ppl wrote it's a rasist place. What!?! Anyway. You'll have a great time. Btw. Try the meat sandwich

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Tipa123456
Reviewed April 3, 2019 via mobile

Walked in the door and asked if they had karaoke and was told “Japanese Only” Even if they meant the songs were only in Japanese- I clearly wasn’t welcome. Walked away in tears.More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Ki_Bar_Kyoto, Owner at Ki Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2019

Dear Reviewer, I'm not going to thank you for your review because it is either false or about another bar but I am going to thank you for giving me a chance to reflect on a few things. First of all, I was born in...More

Reviewed April 1, 2019 via mobile

While traveling solo I stopped in Ki Bar based on a couple photos I saw, in which everyone looked like they were having a great time. Ki exceeded expectation. Shaheed has an impeccable understanding and appreciation for local spirits and the staff - I’m terribly...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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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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June 24, 2019|
Response from Ki_Bar_Kyoto | Property representative |
We have a Karaoke Room on the 3rd floor. It is usually public but can be private as well for an extra surcharge.
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