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The Common One Bar Kyoto

The Common One Bar Kyoto Description

Located in the heart of Kyoto, The Common One Bar Kyoto is a hidden gem that offers a unique dining experience. This bar has been selected as one of the top 100 bars in 2022 by Bar Hyakumeiten and has received rave reviews from customers.

The Common One Bar Kyoto specializes in bar cuisine, offering a wide range of delicious dishes that perfectly complement their extensive drink menu. From small plates to hearty mains, their menu has something for everyone. One of their standout dishes is the mouthwatering Wagyu Beef Steak, cooked to perfection and served with a flavorful sauce. Another must-try is their fresh sashimi platter, featuring a selection of the finest seafood sourced locally.

What sets The Common One Bar Kyoto apart from other dining establishments is its cozy and inviting atmosphere. The interior is beautifully decorated with a blend of modern and traditional elements, creating a warm and welcoming ambiance. Whether you're looking for a romantic dinner or a casual night out with friends, this bar is the perfect choice.

So, if you're in Kyoto and looking for a memorable dining experience, make sure to visit The Common One Bar Kyoto. Indulge in their delectable cuisine, sip on expertly crafted cocktails, and immerse yourself in the charming atmosphere of this exceptional bar.

The Common One Bar Kyoto Overview


46-1 Motoyoshichō, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto 605-0087


+81 (0) 75-561-5644


5 minute walk from Gion Shijo Station (Keihan Main Line) or Sanjo Station (Keihan Main Line).
5 minute walk from Sanjo Station (Kyoto Municipal Subway Tozai Line).
10 minute walk from Kawaramachi Station (Hankyu Kyoto Line).

Operating Hours

Sun: 10:00AM-5:00PM, 6:00PM-2:00AM
Mon: 6:00PM-2:00AM
Tue: 6:00PM-2:00AM
Wed: 10:00AM-5:00PM, 6:00PM-2:00AM
Thur: 10:00AM-5:00PM, 6:00PM-2:00AM
Fri: 10:00AM-5:00PM, 6:00PM-2:00AM
Sat: 10:00AM-5:00PM, 6:00PM-2:00AM

Payment methods

Cash, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List

Craft cocktails

Private Dining Room

Stylish Interior

The Common One Bar Kyoto Reviews

The Common One Bar Kyoto Google Average Rating



This Gion gem is easy to miss. Signage is subdued and the building itself isn't visible from the street. Everything about The Common One feels secret and serene.
Here, each cocktail is crafted with absolute precision and the bartenders are artists. There is no menu and drinks take a fair amount of time to create. Consideration is given to whether a drink will be shaken or stirred, what glass will be used, and even the shape of ice cube that will be showcased.
When they present the finished product they show you the various bottles that were used. It's clear these cocktails are something to be savored.
A few things to note:
1) Don't expect them to speak English. In fact, At the entrance a note on the door asks that folks not be mad that they don't speak English. But don't worry, they speak enough to understand what direction they should be taking with your drink.
2) There is a cover charge, but from our experience that is not unusual in Japan. If anything, it makes for a more committed customer. You're not going to order a single drink if you had to pay $8 just to get in. Also, let's not forget there's no tipping in Japan so that's a savings.
3) You can't see the bar area from the entrance so don't be upset if they say they are full. Some reviewers mentioned they were denied admittance when there was clearly space inside, however, you can only see the private tea rooms from the front. It's true these are largely empty, but they are for private parties and don't serve as overflow for the bar. The bar itself has about 14 seats and one table. When it is full, they stop letting people in. For the time it takes to make each cocktail you wouldn't want patrons elbowing for space at the bar. This place is perfect as is!


One of the best bars we’ve ever been to. Beautiful. Atmospheric. Perfect passionate service. Delicious drinks.


Very quaint location & the drinks are all bespoke. Only think that bothered us a bit was the smoking so we couldn't stay too long as there were too many people smoking around us.

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