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LBK Craft


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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner

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LBK Craft is an IZAKAYA-style restaurant. An izakaya is a type of Japanese eatery in which a variety of dishes and snacks are served to accompany the alcoholic drinks (but soft drinks, teas, coffee, also available). The full menu with prices and images is available from the website. The average customer price paid is ¥1800 (3 dishes, no alcohol) to ¥2800 (dishes and alcohol). The staff is very communicative and helpful, so don’t be afraid to ask questions or make special requests. OPENS: 13:00 PM Last Food and Drink Order: 9:30 PM CLOSED: EVERY WEDNESDAY ALL Major Credit Cards Accepted
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Japanese, Gastropub, Bar, Asian, Healthy
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Made my way here for lunch while at Nara after seeing great reviews. Honestly, first time I ever disagree so vehemently with the consensus review. This very lazy food that more resembles Panda Express than “modern” Japanese cuisine. Although service was kind and attentive I...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Q6181FFfernandoa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent venue for food and beer. Honestly if I was staying in Nara beyond a day trip, I would be here most days or nights. First you need to look for stairs to the first floor location of the restaurant. You’re greeted...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 130vinb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is perfect!! Great for a quick stop in at lunch or a longer lunch or dinner!! Still Japanese food for people who want to keep it authentic but is great quality!!! I would summarise as a modern Japanese food!! Also have a...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank G5838SQjackm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband is always wanting to experience the local craft beer when we travel. He wasn't disappointed with LBK. There were many varieties available and therefore it was difficult to make a choice for a tasting paddle. All were enjoyed. The staff are friendly and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Roamers46
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by LBK Craft for a quick 3-taster flight while on a day-trip to Nara as we like to craft-beer taste. The location is slightly tricky to find as it's located up some stairs in an indoor arcade/mall. The decor is modern with a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dwfr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Family visiting another bar was recommended LBK for trying local craft beers. Fun & friendly.. must visit for trying several local craft beers. Also tasted several sakes& other local shochus. Super friendly owner, expat from Colorado, so exchanged lots of stories.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank David C
Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

A craft beer bar in the Center of Nara. Located in the covered shopping street in front of the Kintetsu station. It’s on the 2nd floor of a shopping selling souvenirs but there is a big sign on the first floor point the way. Nice...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Adrian K
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

I came here because the reviews all seemed to give the impression the food/drink was incredible. I found the food to be very bland and the beer was very expensive. However the service and staff were very nice.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank wadlorama
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

The food was great, but 2 of our orders had issues. One went to the wrong table and one didn't come at all. After asking for the bill the Manager/owner asked if everything was fine. We explained the issue and he was nice enough to...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank tullf2015
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Loved this little haven just off the main drag in Nara. We would never have seen it but went to find it based on the TripAdvisor reviews. It’s a Japanese gastro-pub on the second floor in a mall and well hidden. Great craft beers including...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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