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Kirin City Shinkyogokuten

#2,223 of 11,594 Restaurants in Kyoto
€€ - €€€
Bar, Pub
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Nakanocho, Nakagyoku, Kyoto 604-8042, Kyoto Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 75-255-4485
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a heads up/warning, this is a small, smoky bar area (that also has a delicious looking food menu). We could only stand the crushing smoke for about 5 minutes before having to leave, having not had a chance to taste the food. Figured I'd post this as a heads up for others who are similarly smoke intolerant.

Thank Kim C
San Ramon, California
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Dropped in for a mid-afternoon beer while wandering around Kyoto. Great little spot to grab a cold one and a snack or something more. It is small so during crowds, expect to wait for seating for more than 2 people. Fast, friendly service, especially for non-Japanese speaking person.

Thank Matt O
New York City, New York
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Kirin City Shinkyogokuten is a nice beer bar (underground) in Nishiki market of Kyoto. The ambience is great with very warm colors and wood panelling. There are three variations offered: Kirin Lager, Kirin stout and Kirin half and half (half lager, half stout). I had tried a variety of finger foods in Nishiki market, so did not get to try... More 

Thank perl2ruby
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

Popped in for an impromptu beer and food. Had Kirin lager and Kirin Stout. Perfectly poured by very friendly staff. Also had camembert, garlic bread (the highlight) and currywurst. All very good, if not once the small side. Good underground atmosphere and vibe, felt like I was in a Japanese Cheers.

Thank Jason R
Hamilton, Canada
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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2015

In the middle of of market it was a great place to pop into for a pint. Bartender was friendly, service was great!

Thank michelleh020508
Manila, Philippines
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2015

Love the place everything..the crowd n cozy feeling. one drawback - its a smoking pub! Wish there was a place fr smokers only..cud have stayed for hours. But my asthma was kicking in. Imagine i dare stayed for abt an hour!!!

Thank purplesoleil
Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

This place is hilarious in the best way. If you dig Japanese culture then check it out. It's old school cool. The location is great, right in the Teramachi shopping arcade and also close to the famous Nishiki Market. It's a basement level restaurant, which adds to the coolness of the place. They have classic Japanese casual dishes like omurice... More 

1 Thank JapanTraveler777
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2013

The bar is a subtereanian throwback bar to the 60's. Dark wood with a circular bar in the center, makes you feel like youa re in a Tarantino film. The obviously offer Kirin beer on tap as well as mixed cocktails. This place deosen't get that busy compared to the craze of Nishiki Market. Its a great spot to unwind... More 

1 Thank featheredserpent

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$27
Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nakanocho, Nakagyoku, Kyoto 604-8042, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 75-255-4485

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?