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Shishin Samurai Cafe & Bar

) #7 of 11,817 Restaurants in Kyoto $$ - $$$ , , Japanese
230-1 Kamimyokakujicho Koromonotanadori Oshikoji-agaru, Nakagyou-ku, Kyoto 604-0025, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-231-5155
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Bar, Pub, Japanese, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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230-1 Kamimyokakujicho Koromonotanadori Oshikoji-agaru, Nakagyou-ku, Kyoto 604-0025, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 days ago

When we were planning our trip to Japan, August 2017, we used tripadvisor for recommendations for places to visit, activities and of course places to eat. We decided to try Shishin Samurai Cafe & Bar, we found their facebook site and sent them a message...More

Thank Dave M
ShishinShogo, マネージャー at Shishin Samurai Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful review!! We are very happy you enjoyed our food and service. I'm still a bit embarrassed about the pictures, but you are our first guest to post my pictures since I became the manager. Thank you very much!! We hope...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I decided to come to Shishin for dinner after reading all the positive reviews online, and I would definitely recommend this amazing place to anyone interested in Japanese tradition, or just looking for tasty food and a warm reception. I ordered the...More

Thank Alex E
ShishinShogo, マネージャー at Shishin Samurai Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review!! We are more than happy that we could be a stop in your great adventure around the globe. I'm sorry my explanations about Japanese culture weren't the best , but I'll keep studying so that I can do...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Probably one of the best meals I've ever eaten. My wife and I stopped in here as it was just around the corner from our hotel. Incredible layout and atmosphere the second you walk in. The staff are very warm and speak perfect English. We...More

Thank DavidCM1988
ShishinShogo, マネージャー at Shishin Samurai Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are very glad you liked our courses that we introduced to you. Ever since you told us the pork belly was good, our chefs seems really happy too!! It was a great pleasure meeting a nice...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a must, the food was delicious, we loved the staff here and their excellent English. Also their incredibly knowledgeable about Samurai's and we especially loved the Shishin (Darth Vader) Samurai. One of our party was vegetarian but that wasn't an issue as...More

1  Thank Roxy_Tom
ShishinShogo, マネージャー at Shishin Samurai Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for a wonderful review!! It was a pleasure meeting you, and we are glad you enjoyed our vegetarian meals as well. Our chef really supports vegetarians, believing that it is one way to world peace. Thank you so much for bringing...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cheesy or not this place is great! The manager has lived in the States so his English was perfect, very informative and fun to talk to, made us feel very welcome and the food was great! Just be aware that it is a traditional Japanese...More

1  Thank Teag1990
ShishinShogo, マネージャー at Shishin Samurai Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review!! I was afraid I was talking too much, but with you enjoyed the chat with me I can't be happier!! If you have any other questions about Japan, feel free to give us a message on facebook...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We're in a 12 days marathon throughout Japan main cities and, out of all placed we've been, Shishin Samurai was the star It has all: excellent food, great selection of drinks, superbe atmosphere and educated staff. You are able to choose from a large variety...More

Thank D G
ShishinShogo, マネージャー at Shishin Samurai Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for a wonderful review!! We were having a lot of fun talking with you too. Your questions were sometimes we've never thought of before, and it was interesting!! Harumi got a very good English training from you two too, so it...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're in kyoto this is the place you have to go. Best crew and amazing food. So many good things to taste and such servicable people. Thank you so much

Thank Fred R
ShishinShogo, マネージャー at Shishin Samurai Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for a great review!! It was a pleasure to serve you too. We hope you enjoy Japan and hope you come back someday!! Thank you again for coming!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They are true ambassadors of the Samurai culture. Shogo did an amazing job explaining the history behind the sword they have here, including the Samurai who owned it. Food was very good, tasty, well prepared and nicely presented. Atmosphere is great!

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ShishinShogo, マネージャー at Shishin Samurai Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for a wonderful review!! You even wrote my name for me, I can't be happier!! We hope that you enjoy your stay in Japan, and we welcome you back anytime!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is nothing I didn't like about the place. It's not authentic but it didn't claim to be. It is touristy with a gimmick but that was ok on this particular visit. The food ranged from good to very good. The people were great. The...More

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ShishinShogo, マネージャー at Shishin Samurai Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review!! We are working together to create a restaurant without borders. Without the borders of nations, religions, dietary requirements. However as you mentioned, we are planning to make seats that would be easier to seat. We are also glad...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a lovely experience at this restaurant! We had the Samurai menu, which had so many delicious and mouth watering courses. My favorite was the pork which melted on my tongue. We're travelling for quite some time, so we try to stay on...More

Thank IUlv
ShishinShogo, マネージャー at Shishin Samurai Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for a wonderful review!! We were so happy too that we could spend such a great time with you. It's our greatest pleasure you say you enjoyed our food and service. We hope that you enjoy the rest of your trip,...More

Nearby
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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Annegret O
21 March 2017|
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Response from DanGeorge809 | Reviewed this property |
You would have to contact the restaurant directly. If you're arriving in Kyoto before the sixth, call the restaurant, they speak English very fluently and will be able to take your booking.
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June V
16 February 2017|
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Response from Lisa C | Reviewed this property |
Hi - We made reservation on the day but they say it was ok to just pop in. I would recommend to make a reservation and go early :)
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Donna K
17 January 2017|
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Response from tasabego | Reviewed this property |
I'd say outside of weekends and bank holidays you can book a day ahead with no worries. but that said, the earlier you book the better ;)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Eat like a local
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230-1 Kamimyokakujicho Koromonotanadori Oshikoji-agaru, Nakagyou-ku, Kyoto 604-0025, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-231-5155
  • E-mail
Description
Shishin -Samurai cafe&bar&restaurant-
Enjoy “Samurai food” and great Japanese drinks at a traditional Kyoto house.
The meals that were actually loved and eaten by real the Samurais, a Katana (Samurai sword) & Samurai armor, a wonderful Japanese garden, and fluent English speaking staffs will support your one and only experience.
Your Samurai story awaits you here at “Shishin”.
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