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) #207 of 11,817 Restaurants in Kyoto $$ - $$$
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 5 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 5 weeks ago 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 24 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 16 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
Reviewed 17 April 2017

My husband and I were excited to try this sake bar after reading about it in a magazine. We really wanted to try different sakes while we were traveling in Japan and this seemed like a great place to do it. Unfortunately, from the moment...More

2  Thank Marylynne920
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

I've been traveling all over the world for nine months and this is one of my favorite things I've done. The owner does a fantastic job of introducing you to the world of Sake. I had to wait 30 minutes to get in but he...More

1  Thank Connor L
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We spent a fantastic evening sampling sake at Yoramu. This is not a place where you go to be entertained or wooed - the owner is serious about his sake, but with an open mind and a few questions you gain access to an extraordinary...More

Thank Zoe P
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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11 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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