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Mar. 26, 2019 UPDATE
Suiba Shijo Kawaramachi - すいば 四条河原町店 -
Traveler Friendly
They have a simple menu in English and the staff is all friendly so don't hesitate to visit.
Menu
Simple English.
Languages spoken
Simple English.
913 12 7.0 1 reviews
Mar. 26, 2019 UPDATE

Suiba Shijo Kawaramachi

- すいば 四条河原町店 -
Traveler Friendly
They have a simple menu in English and the staff is all friendly so don't hesitate to visit.
Menu
Simple English.
Languages spoken
Simple English.
913 12 7.0 1 reviews
Story & Recommendation
Cheap! Delicious! Trendy! All these three things combine to form a new style of a standing bar, Suiba
Suiba is a standing bar a 5-minute walk away from Hankyu Kawaramachi Station that established a completely new way of drinking in Kyoto, and for this reason, the bar is the vogue among Kyotoites. The concept of Suiba is “Delicious, cheap, fast, fun, and clean.” The bar wants to let all people regardless of their gender and age, enjoy standing bars, which is why the bar is nonsmoking, with bright lights and clean interior. And even though the drinks and food are cheap, they all taste great; just according to the concept. The bar is always a fun place to be, with shouts of joy and smiling faces all around you. After just one visit, you are bound to be hooked on Suiba. I hope you will spend a fun night out at this standing bar you can only find in Kyoto, Suiba.
1Recommended
Sashimi assortment
Sashimi assortment / ¥600
One of Suiba’s specialties is this fatty sashimi that is a must-order at the bar. Sometimes they even have some types of sashimi you don’t normally get to eat! The very reasonable price is one of the charms of Suiba.
2Recommended
Different types of sake
Different types of sake / ¥380 ~
Draft beer at Suiba can be had for 300 yen. You may think there are not many choices because the prices are so low, but actually, Suiba has a nice selection of authentic sake for reasonable prices! They have all kinds of sake, from refreshing ones to thick and heavy ones.
3Let's Try!
Today’s dish
Today’s dish / ¥150
This is for those who like traditional Japanese food. These dishes warm you up with their simple tastes, and they cost only 150 yen per portion. How cheap! They have different dishes every day, and normally they have around 10 on the menu. This renkon (lotus root) curry in the picture is Sharing Kyoto writer Shiho’s favorite; the crunchiness of the renkon and the just-right saltiness of it make it a great partner for beer.
4Let's Try!
Old-style potato croquette
Old-style potato croquette / ¥100
This potato croquette is also something loved by Sharing Kyoto’s writer Shiho, and every time she goes to Suiba she orders some. The nostalgic, gentle taste of the potato croquette is delicious. These croquettes are only 100 yen for one. They are really good so I recommend you order one per person.
How to Order

how to order - Suiba 1

They have an English menu with the dishes and drinks that are ordered most often. 


how to order - Suiba 2

You can see their menu all over the bar. Their sake lineup changes often. 

- Order Tips -

If you are in Suiba, you should try to enjoy food with sake. But if you are not really into sake, it may be hard to decide what kind of sake goes best with your food, and what type of sake you would like. So just ask the staff! Use the following phrase, and I’m sure the staff will pick just the right one for you. 


“Osusume no nihonshu wo kudasai.”

(I want your recommended sake, please.)


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