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Savant Description

Savant, a hidden gem nestled near Kintetsu Nara Station, offers a unique dining experience in the heart of Nara. This cozy bar exudes a charming ambiance, perfect for unwinding after a day of exploring the historic city. The menu at Savant showcases a fusion of Japanese and Western influences, with a focus on creative cocktails and delectable small plates.

One of the standout features of Savant is its meticulously crafted cocktails, expertly mixed by skilled bartenders. From classic concoctions to innovative blends, each drink is a work of art that tantalizes the taste buds. Pair your drink with their flavorful small plates, such as savory tapas and delicate sashimi, for a truly satisfying dining experience. The intimate setting of the bar, adorned with stylish decor and warm lighting, sets the stage for a memorable evening with friends or loved ones. Savant's attention to detail in both its menu offerings and ambiance truly sets it apart from other dining establishments in Nara.

Savant Overview


30-3 Tsubaichō, Nara, Nara 630-8343


+81 (0) 742-23-8568


6 minute walk from Kintetsu Nara Station

Operating Hours

Sun: 2:00PM-10:00PM
Mon: 2:00PM-10:00PM
Tue: 2:00PM-10:00PM
Wed: 2:00PM-10:00PM
Thur: 2:00PM-10:00PM
Fri: 2:00PM-10:00PM
Sat: 2:00PM-10:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, AMEX

Restaurant Features

Wine List

Craft cocktails

Private Dining Room

Savant Reviews

Savant Google Average Rating



A must visit. Easily the best bar we’ve been to in Japan. The speakeasy can be hard to find, but once you do you’re in for a treat! The owner/bartender is so friendly and knowledgeable. No menu. He makes each drink based on what you prefer or are interested in. Very foreigner friendly.


The location is kind of secret (a small light about the door at dusk may help guide you there) but discovering the venue is worth the investigating!

Easily the best bar I’ve visited in 2023 and likely to be one of the highlights of my trip to Japan.

The venue embodies zen; the staff are so friendly and dedicated to their craft; and the whole experience leaves you wishing you could go there every day.


Bravo! This was definitely a highlight of our trip. The secret location, the mind-blowing bar and collection of spirits, and of course the superior skills, creativity and attention to detail of master Tanaka and his staff turned this into a unique experience. I am not a bar fan. But I am a Bar Savant fan! Merci beaucoup.


No menu at this place, but no problem. The bartender will take care of you. The master is very knowledgeable about Japanese whiskies, and is an expert bartender capable of coming up with cocktails on the fly. Loved everything he made. Thank you very much!


Fabulous. Really do not think coming into a bar. Thought I was breaking into someone’s house ! Locals showed me the door! Staff really friendly and mixed great old fashioned. Japanese wine good and have fabulous range of whisky. Ok it’s not cheap but nothing is cheap about this place.