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Ki Bar

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Very friendly and cool place!!

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

Reviewed April 17, 2019
via mobile
A wonderful bar

I can’t say enough good things about Ki Bar, and Shaheed. A relaxing and welcoming bar, it created... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2019
Dublin, Ireland
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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
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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
Thank Acornwell1986
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
Thank erscanlan
Reviewed March 23, 2019 via mobile

Great little bar to meet people from all over the world. The English speaking bartender/owner will keep you on your toes and keeps the drinks coming. If you have enough drinks you should try the nachos with the secret salsa smuggled in from the USA.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ryanh_colorado
Reviewed March 13, 2019 via mobile

Ideal environment for a small group. Great vibes and music thanks to our favorite bartender Naru! Drinks were good and affordable. Closes around midnight so best to start early.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 263austing
Reviewed February 11, 2019 via mobile

Great bar, incredibly friendly staff and awesome atmosphere! My partner and myself went for a few pre- dinner drinks and met Naru a young part time student working behind the bar who gave us great insight too local restaurants and places to visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 620wadet
Reviewed November 4, 2018 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!

Date of experience: November 2018
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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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