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L' Escamoteur


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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice cocktails. Amazing service. Reasonable prices. Very funky ambience and background. Could do with more space for customers.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank CtyWee
Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed the drinks, bartenders, vibe and the owner here. Felt welcome on my first visit, they are all incredible friendly. check this place out if you’re in Kyoto.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank shutter1313
Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

From the moment you ascend the stairs, you’re entering another world at L’Esca Moteur. The greeting from the other side of the bar is warm and genuine, and the conversation flows as easily as the cocktails. It takes a while to adjust to your dimly-lit,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ChuckieFromCairns
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Top notch cocktail and charming atmosphere. Came back here every night of my stay in Kyoto :) definitely not to miss!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank toma866
Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

This bar has such an amazing feel to it! The drinks are out of this world and the staff are super friendly!! Well worth it! A little pricey though..expect to pay from 1,500 yen for a small drink

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Demi2303
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

Brilliant staff, great atmosphere and good music. We waiting from 7.45pm so we could get in early. Opens at 8pm. Well worth waiting as we got a seat at the bar which was great to watch them making the cocktails. We tried 5 different cocktails,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

So I’ve been all over the world and tried some of the most famous cocktail lounges. This place ranks the top of the list. The venue is amazing. So detailed oriented. Feels like you’re in wonderland. The staff is truly amazing and makes you feel...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 171jalalj
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

Make sure you visit here if you can. Cool place and an excellent atmosphere. Excellent cocktails too.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank colums
Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

Completely agree with all of the other reviews. One of the best bars I’ve visited anywhere! Fantastic ambiance, staff, drinks, music. Very highly recommended.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank 640mikew
Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

Unique and great cocktail place in Kyoto. Very special recipes, nice sound atmosphere, perfect lighting and decoration. Definitely a must visit!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Johan R
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