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L'Escamoteur Bar

Open Now: 8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Open today: 8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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The bar is owned by a French magician and once you recognize that , the entire theme of the bar... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karachi, Pakistan
via mobile
Great atmosphere very nice staff

We went there on our last night in Kjoto and it was a very nice evening. The cocktails are very... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
Simon K
St. Petersburg, Russia
via mobile
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  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Vintage Cocktails, Old-Time Atmosphere, Magic House, Elixirs and Mystery. Are you ready to take a step into the unknown?!
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138-9 Saisekidori, Shijosagaru, Saitocho, Shimogyo-ku, Nakagyo, Kyoto 600-8012, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-708-8511
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bar is owned by a French magician and once you recognize that , the entire theme of the bar makes sense. It’s extemely quirky and with the friendly and good natured bar tenders wearing those magician hats and using interesting tools to make your...More

Thank Gsajid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hidden gem, truly great atmosphere and high quality cocktails. Highly recommended for lated night drinks.

Thank Umberto L
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We went there on our last night in Kjoto and it was a very nice evening. The cocktails are very good and the staff is very friendly. The whole atmospehre in the bar was great.

1  Thank Simon K
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Coming from Melbourne we love a good cocktail speciality bar and this place did deliver. Very friendly staffs, the drinks are one better than the other. The atmosphere is amazing with a quirky deco. The background electro swing music add to the ambience really well....More

2  Thank Emmanuel2108
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This is probably one of the most amazings bars in the world. It's magical. The bartenders are really funny. It's kinda expensive ($10-$14 per drink) but it's totally wot it.

1  Thank Gabriella M
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Probably not unexpectedly we fell for the top reviews this bar has. We got there and they were “full” so told us to come back in 15-30 Min. We did, but meanwhile other people had also arrived so they were in place before us. We...More

1  Thank 495gabrielas
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

One of the best bars I’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting. Sensational cocktails combined with fabulous staff made this a definite highlight of our trip to Kyoto. Lots of theatre involved made it a magical night out.

Thank paulmccallum34
Reviewed 13 June 2018

This is only a small place, so be prepared to wait a while. You may have to stand when you first arrived, but will be rotated round as tables or seats at the bar become available. Cocktails are hand made, with traditional and creative options...More

Thank meryll83
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

If you look for a beautiful experience in the Kyoto nightlife, you have to go there. A very small bar with a good atmosphere, lot of strange objects around, the toilet behind a library, barman with hat 🎩 like if they are magician and they...More

Thank Simosix87
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Great bar with a touch of magic. Very tasty cocktails, my favorite was Kyoto Garden. I wish there would be more bars like this. The owner was very friendly!

Thank siln_798
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Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub,
Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining,
and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with
tourists and local business travelers, making it a
competitive location for ever-new commercial
structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and
trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains.
Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and
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