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35-1 Matsuyacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0831, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-213-1512
18:00 - 00:00
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 store of knowledge and a brilliant cultural experience. We sampled 9 types of sake between... More 

Thank Zoe P
Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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212 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We wanted to know more about sake, so went to Yoram's sake bar. You need to get there somewhat early (we arrived when he opened at 6) because there are only 8-10 seats in the whole place. We got a personalized sake tasting by Yoram himself who helped us discover the diversity of sake. Yoram himself should be enough to... More 

Thank Lindsay B
Brooklyn, New York
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Saw an interesting bar, and dropped in. Found Yoramu there, with the bar named after himself. It seems he shares it with a friend, who uses the space at lunchtime to serve soba noodles. He's been serving sake for 30 years, and loves what he does. I enjoyed his sake recommendations, and had two shots'-worth of them: one fruity, the... More 

Thank MarklarDemonstrator
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Wow! Such a cool and amazing find in Kyoto! Yoram, the owner really knows his stuff and before he serves you any sake he will ask you if there are any tastes you don't like so he can cater to your tastebuds. If you provide him feedback after each taste he will be able to narrow down to give you... More 

Thank Mor R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Great owner who knows plenty of info about sake, really cool atmosphere for a pleasant night out with nice chill music and a variety of sake to taste

Thank Uri G
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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40 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Ignore any of the negative reviews. This place is an experience of a life time. But it is not for people who are not sake drinkers. The guy who runs this place is very respectful and requires the same from his guests. If you listen to him and follow his suggestions you will discover the beauty that is natural unpasteurised... More 

Thank WayneV480
Orange, California
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

I just had my second visit in 3 years to Yoramu, and can say absolutely, this place does not disappoint! Yoram's specialty (for tourists) is sake flights. His style is a bit brusque for some people perhaps, but I think he's great. Before pouring a flight, he asks about broad taste preferences, chooses 3 bottles, teaches the proper way to... More 

1 Thank MalfisDuchess18
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106 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

This is a long overdue review for a fantastic place. We spent one evening here when we visited Kyoto. It was difficult to find at first, as there is no real sign that it's there. It's in a dark side street, with no signs or anything to shout I'm a business. We saw a Spanish couple looking for it who... More 

2 Thank ScottC1982
Doha, Qatar
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Avoid and don't waste your time as they look at you when you go their like why are you here, the owner well he Is arrogant and trust me I have travelled the world and been welcomed in far superior places. I hope that the business dissolves eventually.

2 Thank ChetanLondon
Austin, Texas
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

"I am not a nice person," said the owner, brusquely, as we sat down. "I don't think Sake should be easy to drink." We didn't know very much at all about Sake (or Nihonshu, as we were quickly corrected) but we walked out with a little less ignorance than we'd arrived with. We'd been drinking sake all week at every... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Open Hours
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • 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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Staying in City Center

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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 local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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