Japan > Kyoto
shoulderbroken (164) Tokyo, Japan | February 14, 2014
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 10/20
Great area to wander around. Restaurant has nice food and 6 of their beers on tap. A good stop, but it wonít be the best beer you get in town.
kyotodog (1) , | September 24, 2013
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Fushimi is a relatively unexplored part of Kyoto for beer and sake lovers. This place is a fine start point for an evening foray. There are three sections: outside tables, inside bar and inside restaurant. I like the brown tone intimate counter bar with the copper brewing vats. I usually order their Ruby Nile amber beer because itís my fave style beer. If dinner is what I want, I go into the noisy main restaurant for some sashimi and a sake tasting of three small glasses. There is always at least one superb sake.Not much English spoken, but the older waiter is a true sake enthusiast.
Capa (259) Manama, Bahrain | January 7, 2009
56 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
The resturant was closed when I stopped by the brewery so I canít help much there. I do know that the self-guided tour was informative and enjoyable even if you canít read Japanese. In the store you can sample a couple sakes for 100 yen each and one of their beers for around 400 yen. The sake is better than the beer, though it isnít terrible. A fun place to look around when in Kyoto.
KyotoLefty (430) Kyoto, Japan | July 25, 2008| Updated May 27, 2011
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Great old Sake Brewery, with an outdoor beer garden in the summer. 6 of their own beers on tap (Alt, Koelsch, Sake-yeast Lager, Blue, Ruby, and White Nile Wheat beers). Beers are fresh and tasty though nothing extraordinary and are ALWAYS served too COLD (thus I give low service points). Order ahead of time. Food is tasty but a bit expensive. Try the sake as well. Definitely worth a visit. (Addition: Last time I went I focused on their sake and the rating went up 6 points. Sake is what they do best. Get the tasting set, and be sure to try their specially aged sakes. I had a 20-year-old Daiginjo that blew my mind.)
TimE (237) Tokyo, Japan | September 19, 2007| Updated May 8, 2009
56 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
More of an sake brewery/compound over several blocks than anything. Restaurant makes its own beer in the back. You can sit at a counter and look through windows to the kettles, which is nice ambiance. Only 2-4 beers on tap, but worth stopping by if in the area and very date/wife friendly. Went back after a four year hiatus and this time had a full meal. Food is good and definitely recommended. Reasonably priced too. Beer is still very mediocre, but at least they have added a few new beers to the mix for some more ticks. Should be a stop if in Kyoto.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | September 13, 2007
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Check out my article for comments and pics for this quaint sake and beer brewery: http://www.ratebeer.com/Beer-News/Article-691.htm
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