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#120 of 3,784 Japanese in Kyoto
#161 of 8,098 Restaurants in Kyoto


$3 - $10
Japanese, Bar, Pub
Late Night, Drinks
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Reviewed January 9, 2021 via mobile

Another fabulous lunch from Peter and his team Delivering excellent food and service in these difficult times for these restaurants Great value for money excellent food please support them so they are still here when things return to normal

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed December 21, 2019

This was well worth a visit if you like whisky, nearly 250 different bottles on show! Especially good for Japanese whiskies as many of them don't reach the UK and Ireland. The owner is very knowledgeable about whisky and had some good suggestions for the...4 whiskies I tried. The owner is not Japanese but is a fluent speaker as has lived there a while, was good to chat with him about whiskies, Kyoto and Japan.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed October 15, 2019

Awesome hidden gem would recommend to anyone looking to find a great bar to drop in have a drink and friendly chat with Jesse

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 6, 2019 via mobile

This place is tiny inside! Fully stocked bar and the owner is not Japanese and really knows his whiskey. We had some drinks and a couple craft beers. They gave us popcorn since it was their 8th anniversary and the owner also gave us a...little gift since we helped them celebrate. The staff was friendly, but they didn't have many board games. It's a bit of a hidden gem but if there are 8 people inside you won't have any space.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 1, 2019 via mobile

We dropped in during Rugby World Cup. Small place but they have a great selection of Japanese and world whiskeys as well as rum. Lots of character. Well made cocktails.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed May 3, 2019 via mobile

Hidden away inside a tower block on the 7th floor. Small place that can only seat maybe 15 or so people. Friendly American bartender who knows his stuff and serves up good drinks. Good place to strike up conversation with people, get wasted or just...have a quiet drink whichever you'd prefer.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed April 9, 2019 via mobile

I really like the place and the bartender. The only inconvenience is that you have to take a elevator to get here, but that is just a fun way to get back to the streets after a few drinks, right?

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed April 6, 2019 via mobile

We were here last night. Staff is really friendly and they do offer quite a range of Japanese Whiskys. But everything is rather expensive. This might be normal for Japanese standard,but somehow i don't quite see myself paying 15€ for a shot of Whisky were...the bottle is about 70€ retail. Though to find. Tiny room. Cocktails were tasty, yet smallMore

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed March 26, 2019 via mobile

Visiting the bar again. This time had the cherry blossom IPA. They sold out with the people in the bar at one time. Everyone enjoyed it. The bar man said they will get more ASAP. Hopefully they get more Soon. Notice some people come in...the bar and leave after they looked at the menu. They were pretty rude. I wonder if they will do that In their country. That’s the one only thing that made my night sour. As a very well japan traveler. I see this often. As a tourist I feel bad for the venues they do this too. I can see why some places turn foreign tourists away. Because of rude people like the ones that come in. Look at the menu and leave. Otherwise. We met a a few couples and enjoyed coming back the next night. It was a nice time again in fishbowl.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Was an absolute blast here everyones friendly and it's 110percent professional here you can't get better

Date of visit: February 2019
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Fishbowl is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5