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16 Komyoincho, Nara 630-8371, Nara Prefecture
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+81 742-22-8771
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Mexico City, Mexico
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Okay, let's be clear, if you want to dine, tnis is not your place. It's essentially a pub with bar snacks. There are no tables and the kitchen is in the next room. Given the layout, expect to talk to thenpeolpe you're sitting next to in whatever language you can both manage, There is an English menu but also a... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Went here for dinner and sake, food was excellent and not too expensive. Friendly atmosphere thanks to the great staff and the other guests. The cozy old-style decor is charming too.

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Thank mjansson
Florence, Italy
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Tiny place. Not meant for tourists, but that's the good part of it! Just one of the staff could speak some English and somehow we managed to get something to eat. The dishes are amazing. They have very fresh sashimi and moreover some other meat and vegetarian dishes. The octopus is terrific. The sake served is from the region. Very... More 

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

This is a small pub, with seating around a U-shaped counter. There seemed to be a large party being served upstairs but do not know if that area is readily accessible. There is an English menu with their standard items but daily set menus are not translated into English. Staff English is limited. We enjoyed the food & experience.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Tried to walk in this small place on a Friday night and was told they were full. It was not clear to me if you could make reservations.

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Sydney, Australia
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102 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

What a great introduction to Nara dining! Friendly staff and excellent food, beer and saki made for a most relaxing and enjoyable evening. We felt a little daunted to start - dark, traditional surroundings, shoes off before entering, but we were soon put at ease and spent a great night eating lovely food and watching the goings on around us.... More 

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dijon
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

What a great place to taste delicious Japanese food. Lovely and cozy atmosphere with many locals, friendly staff, beautiful old building, but most impressive is the food. The beef was so tasty. I never tasted anything like this before. I could not try all dishes but loved the tofu too. I wish u could eat there again

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

Highly recommended this place in Nara. Is such a cosy and lovely place for dinner , we are surrounded by the local . The local are so friendly , everyone is friend to each other . The local diners try to make conversation with us , is a pity we can't speak . Come to Nara , must visit this... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

Kura is a fantastic little pub/restaurant in Nara, 10-15 minutes on foot from JR Nara station. Patrons sit around a U-shaped bar from which the servers offer beer/sake/plum wine and dish out delicious food, all at good prices. The main type of comfort food here is Oden, which is essentially cheap (100-150 yen) individual pieces pulled from a stew: deep... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

Really nice local pub, with excellent "basic" food and exceptional service. We came here via a recommendation online. The place is quite hidden and we were a bit unsure at first whether to go in. I'm glad we did, cause we had a great time! According to the owner, this establishment has been in the family for over 60 years.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Bar
Meals
Dinner
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Komyoincho, Nara 630-8371, Nara Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Nara Prefecture  >  Nara
  • Phone Number: +81 742-22-8771

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?