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“A magical Jazz bar”
Review of Jazz Spot Yamatoya

Jazz Spot Yamatoya
Ranked #538 of 15,109 Restaurants in Kyoto
Cuisines: Cafe
Neighbourhood: City Centre
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Neighbourhood: City Centre
Reviewed 3 May 2018

This place is like traveling back in time. There is no live jazz music, just records playing over an incredible sound system. The ambience is relaxed and quiet. You could easily sit here by yourself and read. We ordered Japanese whiskey and spent a few hours drinking, enjoying the music. I highly recommend this place if you want somewhere to relax. They also have tea, and coffee.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Interesting place, a jazz bar that plays only records. The owner has quite impressive collection and the bar has a lovely ambiance. Well crafted drinks and friendly service.

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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Come here for a relaxed evening for drinks. Their cheese platter is great. They also have various other nibbles to go with the drinks. While the service can be slow, it is nice and well styled. There is no live jazz music, just some record playing. Ambience is noce and quiet. Shuts at 12:00 AM

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stumbled into this cafe while waiting for a tour to start and we are glad we did. Its a wonderful little cafe with great coffee that the owners take the time to make right. The atmosphere is comfortable and warm.

Thank Jacob G
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

We went to the place with friends' expats living in Kyoto after dinner to try some Japanese Whiskey. I normally don{t drink Whiskey but I was encouraged to try , and i can say that the single malt Japanese Yamazaki was excellent on the rocks and in the neat version. The place is like a time tunnel, distinctely decorated with a vintage-modern style. The sound system is based on old Garrard Patiphones and huge Old klipsch loudspeakers, probably taken from a concert hall of the 30's. The sound is great and the record collection is immense. Rare combinations and records. The place is great to spend a night and get freindly with the people next to you on the Bar. The owner is an interesting character and the place is sparkling clean, including the bathroom. Good music, Good drinks and inspiring atmosphere . I haven't checked the food as we just finished dinner but I wouldn't expect much of it. this is a place to deink and be merry.

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Thank YTA2013
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