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Irish Pub & Restaurant Dublin

#2,670 of 11,665 Restaurants in Kyoto
$$ - $$$
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Oike Kawaramachi-dori Higashi-iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-241-9155
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Kyoto, Japan
2 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Dublin is probably the most comfortable pub space in Kyoto and also probably has the best pub food. HOWEVER...the main problem is the unfriendly - even hostile - attitude shown by staff to foreign customers. This has been a problem at Dublin for many years now and has been noticed by most Kyoto foreign residents. All of my friends agree... More 

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1 Thank exp5132017
Perth, Australia
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Nice and friendly Irish theme pub - couple of beers on tap - didn't eat but the food looked decent. Bar staff have a good level of English and credit cards accepted

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Thank Dave R
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

The music caught our attention. The food, staff and atmosphere made us leave. The quasi 1 drink minimum and lackluster welcome should of warned us. Never again.

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2 Thank Robert B
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

Not a perfect Irish pub but hey you are in japan , if you want authentic Irish go to Ireland ! Not bad effort though good rAnge of beers and whisky, good service friendly staff can't fault if you want a pint, didn't try the food but looked ok

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3 Thank swift314
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

¥1000 for a mini IPA beer and the rudest staff I have ever encountered. The red wine is colder than you would serve ice cream. Try somewhere else first.

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2 Thank paulhI499HD
Kyoto, Japan
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Beautiful decor, but the staff are obnoxious. Not a trace of an Irish welcome and nothing like standard Japanese courtesy. Made us move tables for no reason, without any apology. Never going back. きれいだけどスタフが失礼です。

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2 Thank Erineach
Minneapolis, MN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

This pub counts as "exotic" in Japan. It is a real Irish pub with Guiness, Irish and single-malt Scotch whiskey and typical (and well made) Irish fare--Shepherd's pie, Irish stew, etc. at very reasonable prices. There are a few ex-pats hanging about, but the pub is very popular with young Japanese, who are the dominant customers. The upstairs balcony is... More 

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Burlington, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

This place was an unexpected find, but a welcome one. After wandering through some of the restaurants in Kyoto, I stopped here with friends for something to drink. I had hoped for a cider other than Strongbow, but it was welcome all the same. The decor was very well done, and the food we ordered was also delicious. After enjoying... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

Everywhere we travel, there is always an Irish bar! Some good, some bad, some indifferent. This one has an interior imported wholesale from Ireland 13 years ago. We wandered in out of amusement & it was a bit like a bad joke - an English couple wander into an Irish Bar in Japan, to be served by an Italian... We... More 

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meveryownself
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2013

Wonderful little place. Chat with Tomofumi! The pint well poured. The ambiance (nil se sin focal as gaeilge) is realy nice. Come just for the music but he has plenty of good whiskies to choose from. I think the food is probably average but will give it a go anyway. Dara.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oike Kawaramachi-dori Higashi-iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-241-9155

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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