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Craft Bar Kamon, San Diego, CA

Craft Bar Kamon

4.8
4.8
128 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
"Taisho Roman craft cocktail bar in the heart of East Village San Diego that reflects the period in Japan when traditionalism and modernism first converged. We are committed to offer the unique and best craft cocktails!
**To make a reservation for a party of 6 or more, please contact us through email at info@barkamon.com
Please refrain from booking multiple tables as we most likely won't be able to accommodate to seat together.

**Please be aware that table or bar seating selection is just a request and it is not a confirmation. We will try our best to accommodate but due to limited seating availability, you may be seated to a different section from what you have requested at the reservation.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Asian
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 915-5680
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 128 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Japanese

128 Reviews
  1. Civius

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brought my girlfriend here who doesnt drink much. She was very delighted with both the cocktail and mocktail she ordered. I loved both of my drinks and wish I could have tried some of their other drinks. The chicken katsu sandwich was one of the best id ever had. They let even let me substitute out the mustard mayo for regular without any issues. Id love to come here again someday.

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  2. Ddlc

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance, bar service and drinks were amazing! Great place for a date night!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious creative drinks! The entire staff was friendly and upbeat. The bartender made great recommendations and even suggested a twist on a cocktail to better suit my taste. We had a great time and enjoyed the ambiance. We will definitely be back to taste more of their Japanese whiskey offerings.

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  4. NicoleS

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great drinks, great food for a great price, highly recommend

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great drinks, good food. Great ambience - would recommend

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  6. KateM

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing cocktails- unique and delicious. Highly recommend!

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  7. JSamson

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very quiet and intimate speakeasy. Great drinks and a lot of options available for seating. Cocktails seemingly rotate and still maintain their quality.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Came to celebrate my birthday weekend here, very Friendly hosts and good service. Reservations recommended, especially on weekends. There was a leakage in the bar but overall, it was a great atmosphere and experience.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I had a reservation for 9:30, got there on time and after 30 minutes waiting for a table I decided to odds to leave. Small place with zero atmosphere and rude staff

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Louie was our bartender and did an amazing job. Every drink we got was wonderful and exceeded our expectations. Can’t wait to come back for the unique drinks they have here and would love to try the food!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing time at Kamon. The staff were friendly and helpful with making great recommendations for drinks and food to try. We will define visit again soon!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shout out to our waiter Amadeus, he was very kind and cared for my friends. Ambience was nice, was pleasant surprised I got a glass of one of my favorite whiskey which is hard to come by.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrible drinks. Long wait. Staff was incompetent.
    Craft Bar KamonResponded on March 30, 2024
    Thank you for your visit, Anonymous. We are sorry to hear you feel this way. I wish you could tell us more about your experience so we could correct these issues. "Terrible drinks" and 'incompetent' are not things we hear too often but we are very sorry you feel that way. We hope you give us another chance to make this right in the future.

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  14. Agosnola

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great first time there. The drinks were delicious, the apps were good as well, service was good even tho it was busy. We were sat pretty quickly and not pressured to leave. Really enjoyed it!

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  15. Alba

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere. Attentive, knowledgeable, and respectful staff. Amazing cocktails and delicious food.

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  16. MadisonB

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our experience! Our server Sam was amazing and very knowledgeable. I had an extremely tasty drink called The Jungle Bird. My fiancée had The Midnight Train and a Negroni. All of the drinks were fabulous. We ate the Chicken dish as an appetizer and it was amazing. Ambience was great, quiet. 5 Stars. Will be returning!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved it! The vibe was everything! 🩷 not crowded or anything

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  18. JessInSD

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite new bars in San Diego! The drinks are creative and delicious and the karaage chicken is addictive!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolute incredible experience. Do yourself a favor and sit at the bar seats with Amadaeus. He was so informative and gave us great recommendations on what drinks to order.

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  20. Nathan

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This speakeasy style cocktail bar is located inside the Asa Bakery. They offer a wide range of good cocktails, Japanese whisky, and lite fare of Japanese foods (Karaage, Sando sandwiches, etc.) The environment is very stylish and it’s a quiet place to enjoy a drink. Great place for friends or a date night.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The drinks were incredible! We got some fries but they were on the saltier side. Other than the fries, everything else was perfect.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Amadeus was amazing! We went to Sushi Gaga for our anniversary dinner and then popped over to Craft Bar Kamon for a little extra speakeasy feel and a nightcap. I’m always so indecisive on my drinks, but I gave Amadeus my preferences in regards to type of alcohol and flavor profiles, and he recommended a few drinks that I would have otherwise been hesitant to try. I ended up ordering the Lucky Goat at his recommendation and it was delicious!! 😋 Definitely a fun place that I look forward to coming back to.

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  23. IlianaC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great bar with great vibes and affordable prices. Also the food was amazing

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  24. MsDonuts

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service here (minus the first time I came - a female bakery staff was very rude) has been excellent. Cocktails are reasonably priced at $14-$16 a drink compared to other speakeasy bars in DT or North Park, although they are not that strong compared to other bars I frequent. You can expect cocktails to be tasty, even the "spirit forward" ones will not bite. I'd like to eventually see more food options here, but this is first and foremost a speakeasy, so not a deal-breaker (plus you can order food/pastries outside in the regular bakery section). Ambiance is so great, they hit that on the mark 100%. It's never too loud when I have gone, although I haven't gone on a weekend night. I was surprised there weren't more Japanese whiskey cocktails on the menu and would like to see them lean in to the Japanese theme more. It's worth the visit if you would like to experience a tasty cocktail in a quiet, low-key atmosphere with wonderful service. I suggest booking a reservation in advance and be mindful there is a 90-minute maximum per seating.

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  25. Nathan

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went on a Monday with 4 other friends. Great ambiance, delicious drinks, and great food!

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  26. LisaS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome place for cocktails before or after dinner.

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  27. Foodcrazy149

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. I love how bartenders take in consideration your likings and create a new drink for you. Simply the best great experience

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  28. McChelle

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Drinks were great, food was great, ambience was great, I total recommend checking this place out.

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  29. MartySD

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience in every way! Drinks were phenomenal!

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  30. ssidk

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great & affordable cocktails, love the atmosphere! make sure to make a reservation for a party of >2. ample parking nearby.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great drinks and service. Our server was very friendly and had great recommendations for drinks . All drinks were unique and tasty .

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanks for a zen experience. The drinks are quality and delicious. The service was on par, so I would definitely come back again.

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  33. MarkG

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amadeus was great, he is a craftsman’s behind the bar.

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  34. RichardV

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Creative and well-executed cocktails! Great service and vibe.

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  35. Ming

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Japanese style speakeasy bar with a very luxurious ambiance. All the drinks we had were really excellent and the food which they served from the bakery side was amazing as well. Definitely worthy a return visit.

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  36. KessD

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a perfect place to have a small and quiet celebration. Although it would have been nice to get a free perk for the bride to be, we still enjoyed the atmosphere, food, drinks and the lovely service. Everyone was very nice and friendly. We felt welcomed and enjoyed it very much.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Might be my new favorite bar. Amadeus is a great bartender!

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  38. Grace

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I LOVE this place. I recommend sitting at the bar if you’re in a mood to chat with the bartenders and watch them work. They are so fun and can even tailor drinks to your preference! Food was great. Like when you bite into it you look at the person you’re with and go “mmmm!!” With your eyes wide. We got 4 items and all were solid. Drinks are fun, but next time I’m letting the bar freestyle (if it’s not too busy) Amadeus, Luis and Sam worked so hard to make sure the evening was perfect and full of good vibes and I’m forever grateful for that experience. Will go back and you should def give it a try off peak hours

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved this cocktail bar! Secret entrance, warm relaxed environment, everything tasted divine! My only issue was I couldn't try all the drinks, I'll have to come again and again to try them all.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can’t say enough good things about all the food and drinks! The milk punch and old money cocktails were truly the best I’ve ever had. Fried chicken was delicious and juicy, both by itself and on the sandwich. Both the host and server were so sweet and explanatory. We can’t wait to come back!

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Craft Bar Kamon is rated 4.8 stars by 128 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for Craft Bar Kamon

634 14th St, San Diego, CA 92101

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
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