Restaurant Kiyamachi sanjo agaru 7th floor Empire building Kyoto City, Kyōto-fu 605-8001 Japan Published on: 11-03-2016

07:00 PM - 04:00 AM
14.00 - 40.00 USD

Fishbowl is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids No
Good for senior Senior No
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
Fishbowl is located in a bustling and fun part of Kyoto. This is a perfect place to stop by for an evening of great drinking and fine company

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Why Fishbowl is special ?

Owned and manage by a highly experienced bar manager not from Japan.

With over 190 different spirits, beers from around the world and over 20 different types of Japanese CRAFT beers.

Lovely little bar in Kyoto offering wide range of cocktails at great prices

The owner, Jesse is super friendly, talkative and entertaining . He is from Guam and a native English speaker. He makes a mean drink but will also have you rolling on the floor laughing with all his stories from his days back home and in Japan. He also keeps the atmosphere in the bar fun and lively for both native Japanese speakers and English speakers alike.

Must try dish

Whiskeys, Gimlet., Long Island Iced Tea , Laser Beam , Mai tai


How to get to Fishbowl?

It’s located at the Empire Building 7Floor, Kyoto 604-8001, Kyoto Prefecture

Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station is the nearest subway station but the bar is also not far from Sanjo Keihan Station

Selling points

  • Great bartender!
  • Prepare to be entertained
  • Cozy bar with awesome bartender!
  • Fun bar, awesome owner!
  • Awesome break from sightseeing!


  • Noise level Normal
  • Budget Medium
  • Alcohol YES
  • Air condition YES
  • Had kid menu NO
  • Accept credit card YES
  • Serve breakfast NO
  • Serve halal NO
  • Serve vegeterian NO
4 Days 3 Nights in Kyoto

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Kiyamachi sanjo agaru 7th floor Empire building Kyoto City, Kyōto-fu 605-8001 Japan

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Tips for you

  • They have a range of Japanese craft beers as well as over 30 Japanese whiskeys. It’s recommended to try the espresso martini
  • Jesse,the bartender, is really friendly, you can chat with him while enjoying the cocktails It’s better to get there early to avoid crowds and lack of seats
  • It's up on 7th Floor - so you need to get the lift. It's really dark, smoky and noisy bar
  • Fisgbowl is a small bar (seating 5+ around the bar, and 2 small tables).
  • The entrance is a bit offputting (you go up in an elevator and through a plain door as if entering an illegal drinking den) but very friendly once you are inside Fishbowl is located at the same Empire Building as Ace Café
  • This bar is on the 7th floor of Empire Building so you can have a good view to look over Kyoto’s eastern hills, home to countless shrines and temples


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We found the Fishbowl via trip advisor, and being in the neighbourhood and so highly recommended we decided to check it out. It's a little tricky to find, on the 7th floor of a high rise building, but that said Google maps on my phone guided us right to it. We were a bit early so were the only people in the bar and we spent a couple of hours just hanging out with the owner Jessie and listening to his highly entertaining stories. On top of being a brilliant host, Jessie also makes excellent cocktails. I can highly recommend his Gimlet and Long Island Iced Tea - and his prices are very reasonable. Do yourself a favour while you are in town, check out the Fishbowl - you won't regret it

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