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#99 of 12,815 Restaurants in Kyoto
$$ - $$$Japanese, ,
7floor Empire building Kiyamachi Sanjo agaru Osaka-cho Nakagyo-ku | Empire Building 7Floor, Kyoto 604-8001, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-211-6387
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  • Average1%
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Japanese, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
7floor Empire building Kiyamachi Sanjo agaru Osaka-cho Nakagyo-ku | Empire Building 7Floor, Kyoto 604-8001, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just go. Early-ish. You'll be staying late. Be thirsty. Be part of the fun rather than just a voyeur.

Thank Paul O
Reviewed February 1, 2018

Had a great time here and it would be one of the first places I'd return to next time I visit Kyoto. The bar owner, Jesse, makes everyone feel welcome and has an excellent knowledge of beers and whisky.

Thank George L
Reviewed January 25, 2018 via mobile

The atmosphere was amazing, the bartender, Jesse, made you feel so welcome and the drinks were in abundance! If you’re ever in Kyoto you have to make your way down to Fishbowl. We were recommended by some friends in Tokyo and it was one of...More

Thank Nicholas T
Reviewed January 10, 2018

We wanted to drink a few cocktail and some japanese whisky. The boss and the employee were very kind, very friendly. When you are in Japan, it's kinda unusual, but it felt great. The drinks are perfect, the selection is huge (everything is not on...More

Thank Pierre M
Reviewed November 25, 2017

Would definitely recommend visiting here whoever you are, whether you're a tourist or a local. Jesse, the bar owner is a friendly and down-to-earth guy who will look after you and have you laughing all night. The drinks are wonderful and the recommendations even better!...More

Thank Michaela T
Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

Great place for cocktails and an extremely friendly atmosphere to meet others. The staff were tremendous and service was on point.

Thank TyScott_92
Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

I found this bar on TripAdvisor and made my partner walk for 20mins in the sweltering heat to get there only to find a tiny bar with next to no one in it on the 7th floor of a small block. My missus was not...More

Thank Stuart C
Reviewed July 13, 2017

We had delicious cocktails here, it was a nice air-conditioned place to chill out on a hot summers day. The place is very comfortable and has a cool style to it. The bartender is a friendly host, speaking both Japanese and English. I recommend the...More

Thank TomW18182
Reviewed May 18, 2017

My boyfriend found out about this cute little bar via TripAdvisor and went there twice. The first night I was sick and stayed in but he had a blast by himself chatting with the bartender/owner Jesse and some Aussie travelers. The next night I went...More

1  Thank MissMalaprop
Reviewed May 13, 2017

I visited Fishbowl yesterday and enjoyed every moment. I planned to come for one drink but stayed there for most of the night. Jesse the owner is a super friendly, nice and funny fellow. He knows a lot about Kyoto including good night life venues...More

1  Thank Michael_cher
City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its
blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered
shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street
bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to
peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home
goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center
is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and
clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $10
Japanese, Bar, Pub
Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Television, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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Bar scene
Open Hours
7:00 PM - 3:00 AM
7:00 PM - 3:00 AM
7:00 PM - 3:00 AM
7:00 PM - 3:00 AM
7:00 PM - 3:00 AM
7:00 PM - 3:00 AM
7:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7floor Empire building Kiyamachi Sanjo agaru Osaka-cho Nakagyo-ku | Empire Building 7Floor, Kyoto 604-8001, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighborhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-211-6387
  • E-mail
Located in the Empire Building on the 7th floor. Owned and manage by a highly experienced bar manager not from Japan. With over 290 different spirits, liquors, sake, whiskeys, and also Japanese Whiskeys there is always something for everyone here. Kirin Ichiban Shibori served on tap. Also serving beers from around the world and over 70 different types of Japanese CRAFT beers. Feel free to easily communicate in English as English is spoken fluently. Need help with anything in Kyoto, the staff can help.
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