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Hello Dolly

) #243 of 11,746 Restaurants in Kyoto ₹₹ - ₹₹₹
4jyo Noboru Pointchodori Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8012, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-241-1728
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“live jazz” (3 reviews)
“cover charge” (4 reviews)
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4jyo Noboru Pointchodori Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8012, Kyoto Prefecture
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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 drnichole
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We crept into this bar by accident after biking late night near the castle. Quite romantic and soft lighted place to ease off your mind, drinks are generous and price is midranged but completely worth it for the vibe. I enjoyed this place because it...More

Thank Alexander K
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We had a few drinks here one night and enjoyed our time. We waited for a table for about 15 min as it does get pretty busy and is a popular place. They do old school cocktails that are very good. It had a great...More

Thank LAG2378
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We walked quite a long distance to have a drink at Hello Dolly, and were disappointed. Slow service, cheesy atmosphere, and terrible cocktails. Do not waste your time! Sorry, Hello Dolly, we really wanted to like you!

1  Thank Ellyn G
Reviewed 21 November 2016

This is a western-style bar with a reasonably good drinks menu and whiskey specialization. However the main reason to come is for the jazz. The night we went they had an excellent 3 piece band and it is very close and personal. There is a...More

Thank DKA255100
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I discovered this place with friends a few years back and every time I'm in Kyoto I make a point to visit. The ambience is amazing, the drinks are well priced, and the Jazz is phenomenal! Check it out, you'll be glad you did

Thank Mor R
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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
18:00 - 00:45
18:00 - 00:45
18:00 - 00:45
18:00 - 00:45
18:00 - 00:45
18:00 - 00:45
18:00 - 00:45
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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