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Beer Available At Craft Beer House Molto (arranged by most recent)
Marca Beer Factory Saison , Ushi-Tora Uetake #030 Dear Citra , Y Market Rain Call Session IPA , Minoh Molto the 3rd Amanatsu & Shouga , Ushi-Tora Uetake #029: European Golden , Swan Lake IPA 89, Hideji Golden Arrow , Kure Golden Galaxy Lager , Shonan IPA Citra , Y Market Deep Fall Lager , Osaka Kuni no Cho Smoke Ale
shoulderbroken (246) Tokyo, Japan | August 28, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Amazing view. Great place to have a couple and just look out the window. Large selection and although there didnít seem to be anything too out of the ordinary it was easy for me to find stuff I wanted to drink. No cover charge in the afternoon. Well worth popping in for a couple.
biirusaikou (209) , | June 26, 2015
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Fancy bar restaurant located on 31F facing Umeda station, which is not exactly a great view. Decent japanese tap list, wide enough to find something interesting, average prices but also expect a cover charge (including a large serving of mixed nuts). Was opened when we visited in mid-afternoon so canít complain about that. Feels a bit posh and lifeless though, ok but clearly not my favorite in town.
JapanTony (96) , Japan | October 19, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
KBL left a detailed and accurate review, so just a couple things to add. Stopped in at 4pm at the standing area and had two M sizes, one Shiga IBA the other a new Baird release. 20+ taps of J-craft, some I had never heard of. Bartender wasnít busy and we had a good chat. He seemed quite knowledgable. Food menu looked good. To get the nomihodai of 2500/3 choices or 3500/all taps you need to also order a course of either 3500 or 4000. I was told prices are the same as Molto Standing but that was wrong. This Molto outlet is 50-180 yen more per size and adds 8% tax to the listed prices. A proper US pint is 473mls, but with tax they end up charging 1166 for a slightly smaller M size of 453mls. Worth it for the view, but by no means cheap.
Westkyoto77 (4) Kyoto , Japan | March 6, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
Canít fault the spectacular view over Osaka from the bar. Annoying country music on the radio, but otherwise a relaxing enough ambiance. Good selection of Japanese craft beer, if a little steep in price (650 yen for a 240ml íMí, and 1100yen for a 453ml íLí). Food similarly dear, but of good quality. I was disappointed to have been given a ílast orderí at 2.30 in the afternoon- I could have stayed there and explored the menu a little longer. Still, this is Japan and rules are rules. Will be back.
KansaiBeerLvrs (325) Kyoto, Japan | February 24, 2013| Updated March 25, 2015
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 10/20
Craft Beer House Molto is located on the 31st floor of the Hankyu Grand Building which gives you a fantastic view of Umeda facing towards JR Umeda Station. They have about 6 tables seating around 20 people and then a long bar facing the window for another dozen people or so. During the day thereís no table charge (lunch service from 1130-3pm last order at 2pm) but at night(5-1130pm last order at 11) if you want to sit down you have to pay 300 yen. They now have a standing bar area at the entrance (no view) where you can avoid the table charge & get some free nuts to eat too!
The standing bar is a great idea making it reasonable to pop in for a quick drink after work. Which is what I did! I had lunch with my wife, went to work then stopped by for a beer before heading home. The staff were friendly and had ok beer knowledge. The selection was all Japanese craft but had decent variety with the menu broken up into lager, weizen, ale, IPA & black styles. Prices are pretty standard with 650 yen for 240ml and 1100 yen for 453ml. But for 1300 yen you can get a tasting set of three 140ml beers which isnít a bad deal.
They also have 3 levels of nomihodai. The A nomihodai just gets you cocktails & heartland for 1500 yen, for 2500 yen B nomihodai adds 3 craft beers and C nomihodai gives you access to all 24 craft beers for 3500 yen.
For lunch you have 3 choices: a beer curry at 900 yen, a 1200 yen lunch set or a 1500 yen craft beer & otsumami (tapas) set. The food looked great and tasted quite nice, I think it is a great place for lunch.
Popped into Molto at 210pm where a big sign says open until 3pm yet the shutter is halfway down. What?!? I call in & talk to the staff who say last order is at 2pm, I ask about just getting a beer, no dice. Craft Molto you kind of suck with your deceptive advertising. Donít bother coming here for lunch, the service seems to go downhill each time I visit & it may not even be open! So I am updating my review downwards as the higher prices post tax increase, irregular lunch hours and staff service these days more clueless and less helpful. I will also edit the opening hours to 11:30-2PM but I donít even trust that, if you show up at 2pm and are the only customer I get the feeling theyíll turn you away at the door.
KyotoLefty (550) Kyoto, Japan | July 13, 2012| Updated December 11, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Went in the on the second day after opening. Amazing view of Osaka from the 31st floor. The place itself is a bit narrow and tight, though, especially when itís full. Nice wood interior. 24 taps are all pretty solid examples of Japanese craft, though not many exciting choices. Food looked good. Would be great to sit by the window, looking out and drinking good micros. Letís see how the menu develops.
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