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Calvador Description

Calvador is a renowned bar and restaurant located in Kyoto, Japan. This establishment has been selected as one of the top 100 bars in the city for 2022 by both the Calvador Bar and the Tabelog Bar.

What sets Calvador apart from other dining establishments is its unique fusion of bar and barber shop. Yes, you read that right! Calvador combines the art of mixology with the traditional barber experience, creating a one-of-a-kind atmosphere that is both stylish and sophisticated. The interior is tastefully decorated, with a blend of modern and vintage elements, creating a cozy and inviting ambiance.

When it comes to the menu, Calvador offers a wide range of delectable dishes and expertly crafted cocktails. From their mouthwatering cuisine to their innovative drink creations, every item on the menu is a work of art. Some of their standout dishes include the succulent grilled meats, fresh seafood, and flavorful vegetarian options. And let's not forget about their signature cocktails, which are expertly mixed using only the finest ingredients.

Whether you're looking for a unique dining experience or simply want to enjoy a delicious meal and a refreshing drink, Calvador is the place to be. With its fusion of bar and barber shop, stylish decor, and exceptional menu, this restaurant is a must-visit for anyone in Kyoto. So, why not treat yourself to a memorable evening at Calvador?

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Calvador Overview


446 Myomanji-mae-cho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto 604-0932


+81 (0) 75-211-4737


5 minute walk from Kyoto City Hall Station.

Operating Hours

Sun: 7:00PM-11:00PM
Mon: 7:00PM-11:00PM
Tue: 7:00PM-11:00PM
Wed: 7:00PM-11:00PM
Thur: 7:00PM-11:00PM
Fri: 7:00PM-11:00PM
Sat: 7:00PM-11:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List

Craft cocktails

Calvador Reviews

Calvador Google Average Rating



The best Calvados bar in the world!

This is a 9 to 10 seater bar run by Takayama-san. He speaks very good English and is a very good host. I would recommend calling in advance for reservations or availabilities as the bar gets full quick.

He has an amazing whisky (mainly Scotch and Japanese) selection aside from his out of world Calvados collection.

One hell of a gem for me to find while wondering around Kyoto. I'll definitely return here.


Overall: 5
Location: 5
Foods: -
Drinks: 5
Atmosphere: 5
Service: 5
Cost Performance: 5
Smoking: ?
Tourist Friendly: it depends (referral may be needed)
Credit Card: yes
Comments: I would say this is by far the best bar in Kyoto. The master is knowledgeable, friendly and very enthusiastic. Make sure to reserve a seat prior to your visit.


A beautiful (and very hidden - look for the apple symbol and head to the 2nd floor) bar with delicious cocktails and an impressive selection of Calvados and whiskey. Mr. Takayama is very knowledgeable and passionate, plus his English is top-notch for those looking to learn more about the drinks on offer. Highly recommended!

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