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Hello Dolly

#228 of 12,166 Restaurants in Kyoto
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4jyo Noboru Pointchodori Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8012, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-241-1728
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“jazz bar” (9 reviews)
“cover charge” (5 reviews)
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4jyo Noboru Pointchodori Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8012, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Located next to the river.Full bar, really helpful staff and moderate pricing. Kind of hard to find but definitely worth to visit.

Thank Marcel B
Reviewed 26 February 2018

I was here over Christmas 2017. I went in early in the evening after a long day of sight-seeing. I sat down at the bar along with about 4 guests (mostly tourists). I ordered a Brandy Sour while they are playing a record of Sonny...More

Thank sundaybrunch
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the setting as we had great window seats overlooking the river, but don’t make the mistake of ordering a whisky sour unless you like them in a champagne flute with soda instead of egg white... Not great cocktails which is a pity...More

Thank helenjanelondon
Reviewed 23 October 2017

This is a good jazz bar in central gion of kyoto it has a very traditional englihs man private club fee which i liked though not to my taste. Well worth a visit for anyone in Kyoto some great cocktails on offer for those who...More

Thank Faceyreviews
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Had a great experience at Hello Dolly. Sat at the bar and watched the staff create the best martini ever. Went after dinner on a Monday night (approx 10.30pm) and didn't have a cover charge to pay. If you like a chilled out vibe and...More

1  Thank Natasha H
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Good music, atmosphere Very small cocktails. Personnel cheats! They do not provide you with any breakdown of their Bill, just the final amount. We have ordered some items, which never been served. We paid 23 thousand for 7 cocktails!

Thank vallerchik
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a place to have a drink without dining and we came across this place. First impression was great as we love oldish jazz bars but the quality is poor. Cocktails are ok, nothing special, I think I can do better at...More

1  Thank Yves L
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Such a great atmosphere and excellent service. Also live music some nights. We went there every night we were in Kyoto! Thoroughly recommended.

Thank tasdance
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I'm travelling alone for a year so I'm sure you can imagine going to bars.....by yourself.....is very scary. I managed to gather up my courage and go to Hello Dolly whilst in Kyoto. Sweet jazz bar but such slow service. I waited ten mins to...More

Thank Juliet G
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We shared a few cocktails together here after eating at another restaurant in Pontocho. The ambience is dimly lit and perfectly quaint. Would definitely recommend it!

Thank thetravelingblondie
Though small by comparison, Pontocho is one of Kyoto's
most spirited and memorable neighborhoods. A narrow
street straddling the Kamogawa River, it is Kyoto's
busiest nightlife spot. When darkness falls,
Pontocho's many signs and lanterns bolt to life,
making the area glow with invitations to passers-by to
come inside and pull up a chair. Its restaurants and
bars sprawl onto the riverbank, providing a friendly
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 12:45 AM
6:00 PM - 12:45 AM
6:00 PM - 12:45 AM
6:00 PM - 12:45 AM
6:00 PM - 12:45 AM
6:00 PM - 12:45 AM
6:00 PM - 12:45 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4jyo Noboru Pointchodori Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8012, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Pontocho
  • Neighbourhood: Pontocho
  • Phone Number: +81 75-241-1728
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