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“Go if you want to feel completely uncomfortable and unwelcome,”
Review of Yoramu

Yoramu
Ranked #272 of 13,590 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar
Neighborhood: City Center
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: City Center
Reviewed May 18, 2013

Yes the guy is an aficionado and No I don't profess to know much about sake but bottom line I am a paying customer.
From the moment I waked in, I felt uncomfortable.

Word to the owner - if you want to be so arrogant in your approach, perhaps you should have people in your establishment by invitation only so that the unsuspecting customer who wants a light hearted evening doesn't fall foul to you making them feel like cretins!

7  Thank Oldskooltrav
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

My partner and I, on our first night in Kyoto dived into the deep end and started our tie in Japan at a Sake Appreciation course. We had originally read of this place in the Lonely Planet Guide of Japan and feel that TripAdvisor hasn't done it justice with being noticed.

It's run by an Iranian who is fluent in Japanese and English. They were able to teach us so much about sake, cold, warm and hot through tasting courses of sake. They were VERY well informed with the process by which sake occurs and that they have imparted so much more knowledge of how to appreciate a sake and how to consume it getting the maximum flavour out of it.

This is a MUST! It was a great way to start our time in Japan and the beginning of all the sake we consumed there on in.

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Thank Sarah C
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Reviewed December 18, 2012

When in Kyoto you should drop by Yoramu. He's very knowledgeable about sake, and as he speaks excellent english (he's originally from Israel) he can explain what you are drinking and the differences between the various sake types. Bases on your personal preferences he will select other ones you might like.
A considerate touch is that he informs you on regular basis about your bill, in case you reach your financial limits...

Across the street there is a place with great sushi if you want a bite before sake tasting.

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Thank Menno V
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

There is no doubt the owner of this restaurant knows what he is talking about. He is passionate, knowledgable and bilingual.

However, if you ask too many questions, he snaps back at you, treats you like an idiot and is most unwelcoming.

I took 3 valuable clients to his bar to introduce them to fine sake. What we got was a lesson in arrogance.

Yes, the sake is great, but...... overall a very disappointing experience.

I just hope he was having a bad day.

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2  Thank AussieGaijin
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

What a fantastic find. The Lonely Plant guide recommended this place, and we decided to give it a go (after going to Ippuddo for dinner, also LP recommended and as amazingly addictive as in the New York branch)

Yoramu will change what you think you knew about Sake. Period. If you are used to the cheesy smelling stuff served at your local sushi restaurant - this will inspire new love for quality Sake.

4 of us had a very reasonably priced Sake tasting (5400 yen for 9 cups), with each Sake being distinctively different. Some sweet, some dry, even ones with a clear aroma of honey.

The entire experience is narrated by Yoram who had endless knowledge and love for good Sake. When we asked where we could buy a bottle we liked, the answer was Hiroshima...

Tiny place with perhaps 10 seats, but well worth the visit before or after dinner.

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Thank LondonF00die
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