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Located in Kyoto, Kyoto Star Bar is a renowned dining establishment that has been selected as one of the top 100 bars in Kyoto for 2022. This bar offers a unique experience for patrons, combining the elements of a bar and a barber shop. The fusion of these two concepts creates a stylish and sophisticated atmosphere that sets Kyoto Star Bar apart from other dining establishments.

The menu at Kyoto Star Bar features a variety of delicious dishes and drinks. Guests can indulge in expertly crafted cocktails, made with precision and creativity by the skilled bartenders. The bar also offers a selection of high-quality spirits and a wide range of wines and beers to suit every taste.

One of the standout features of Kyoto Star Bar is its commitment to environmental and social initiatives. The restaurant takes pride in its efforts to minimize its impact on the environment and contribute to the local community. This dedication to sustainability adds an extra layer of appeal to the dining experience at Kyoto Star Bar.

Whether you're looking for a unique bar experience or simply want to enjoy a delicious meal and drinks in a stylish setting, Kyoto Star Bar is the perfect choice. With its fusion of bar and barber shop, exceptional menu, and commitment to sustainability, this restaurant offers a truly memorable dining experience in the heart of Kyoto.

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Kyoto Star Bar Overview


185-5 Zaimokuchō, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto 604-8017


+81 (0) 75-221-0004


4 minute walk from Sanjo Station (Keihan Electric Railway)
8 minute walk from Kawaramachi Station (Hankyu Railway)
12 minute walk from Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station (Kyoto Municipal Subway Tozai Line)
12 minute walk from Gion Shijo Station (Keihan Electric Railway)

Operating Hours

Sun: 2:00PM-11:00PM
Mon: Closed
Tue: 4:00PM-11:00PM
Wed: 4:00PM-11:00PM
Thur: 4:00PM-11:00PM
Fri: 4:00PM-11:00PM
Sat: 2:00PM-11:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Restaurant Features

Craft cocktails


WiFi Available

Stylish Interior

Kyoto Star Bar Reviews

Kyoto Star Bar Google Average Rating



A quiet and classy bar, surprisingly not full of tourists in the area. I walked in without a reservation on a weeknight and shared the bar with only one other party. It’s a skillful one man show. The bartender’s movements were precise and the service was excellent. Though the recipes aren’t complicated (stick to the classics), they are incredibly well-executed. Note also the super clear ice—a testament to their attention to detail. I was skeptical ordering just a gin and tonic (how good could it be?) but the addition of a couple extra ingredients really balanced out the drink. Also, strongly consider getting the mixed nuts, which are smoked. (However, the chocolate was not worth it.) It was an absolute delight spending time at this bar.


The bartender gave fantastic whisky recommendations and prepared delightful cocktails with the fullest attention to detail. Very friendly service as well. Highly recommend. There is a cover charge per seat but it is worth it. Try the cherry blossom cocktail, or one of their cocktails with hand carved ice.


A taste of Tokyo in Kyoto. For those unaware, Star Bar is originally in Tokyo's Ginza. Star Bar Ginza is where Bar High Five's Hidetsugu Ueno started bartending.

When I went, the bartender there was Takamasa-san. He spoke good English and made customized excellent drinks. If you're unsure of what to order, they have an English menu that has a list of classic drinks.

A bar you have to go to if you want cocktails in Kyoto.

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