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#191 of 11,862 Restaurants in Kyoto}
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35-1 Matsuyacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0831, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-213-1512
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35-1 Matsuyacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0831, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This has been a highlight of our trip to Japan, the sake tasting was fantastic and the owner was so informative in his descriptions about the different types of sake. I cannot recommend this place enough affordable, great drinks, great ambiance, and an experience.

Thank Monica W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice friendly sake bar that seats 8 to 10 people. Very knowledgeable owner will gladly give you lessons on sake and it's variants. Very good for a relaxing drink after dinner. Prices are reasonable given the quality. Enjoy

Thank Am M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very small bar. Large selection of Sake, and very informative bar owner. We only went there to try Sake after a meal elsewhere.

Thank thommomelb
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Wow, very small place but very knowledgable owner. Probably one of the best of Japan. Keep it like that

Thank Ludovic B
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Take an hour or so to work your way through a flight of sake with expert guidance from behind the bar. If you ask questions, you will be rewarded with information on the brewing process, the history of sake and, of course, how to taste...More

Thank ACSydneyToLondon
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

The bartender was fantastic and extremely knowledgeable. Round 1 was sweet, round 2 was citrusy and refreshing, and round 3 was comparing the same sake over different years. Highly recommend for any level of sake knowledge, as you have an expert guide to help you!

Thank RaqVentures
Reviewed 2 June 2017

visited the bar with a friend and we had so much fun. its an a great experience where you sit on the bar and get explanations wile tasting. the owner was really accommodating. I recommend you ask as many questions! the owner is an encyclopedia...More

Thank shlomoschwartz
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I am a veteran business traveler to Japan for many years. Through business associates and Japanese friends I have learned a great deal about Sake. So after a recent business meeting in Kyoto several friends suggested we go over to Yoramu for some Sake. So...More

Thank 007bondjamesbond
Reviewed 17 May 2017

A decent sake selection in a hot & cozy space, but the bartender of this tourist trap is gruff, patronizing, and utterly glacial. He seems to hate his customers, and you get to hear dopey platitudes about the relativity of sweetness & body, etc. Do...More

Thank beng148
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I had read about Sake Bar Yoramu in a book and was excited to go there on a recent trip with my husband to Kyoto. We are not knowledgeable about sake, but (I at least) have quite a bit of interest in learning more. We...More

Thank ambJax
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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12 September 2016|
Response from MalfisDuchess18 | Reviewed this property |
Nope. It works just like a normal bar, but when Yoram sees a new face, he'll generally ask if you want the sake flight tasting experience.
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  • Address: 35-1 Matsuyacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0831, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-213-1512
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