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Iyemon Salon Kyoto Cafe Lounge

#54 of 11,528 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
City Center
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80 Ogura-cho, Karasuma Nishiiru, Sanjo-dori, Nakagyo-ku | Chiso Bdg 1F, Kyoto 604-8166, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-222-1500
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Fishers, Indiana
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277 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in a hotel nearby and decided to try out the Iyemon Salon for breakfast. The restaurant is located close to the intersection of Sanjo and Karasuma, just about half a block west of Karasuma on Sanjo. The place was slated to open at 8 AM so we casually arrived there without a reservation at around 8:15 AM. There... More 

Thank N_and_R
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We recently had dinner at this restaurant. The restaurant's staff were attentive and kind, and despite language difficulties, provided a very good service. The food came quick and was very delicious. It is a nice combination between Japanese style and western influences. Prices were reasonable. We ordered a few dishes and a dessert. All were very good. 2 dishes that... More 

Thank Thefeinschmeckers
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This place is really popular - we managed to get a seat after a short wait on our first visit but missed out on the second because people were queuing out the door. We had retuned following two successful dinners on a trip to Kyoto last year. The food is very tasty, servings are generous and the price is reasonable.... More 

Thank susan900
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

The food here is great. I had a really nice chicken noodle dish that O would definitely recommend. The beer is good too.

Thank Damianmills87
Denver, Colorado
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268 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

This restaurant was next to our hotel, so we gave it a try one night. This is a very nice restaurant, with good food and higher then average prices. The service was good, the dining room / bar area was modern and open. This restaurant would be good for a nice occasion and a business person on an expense account.

Thank DenverDenny
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I do not accept to pay 6 euro for a little bottle of water of 0,75 liter! Anyway the food is not so good, wasabi very bad. I do not suggest it !

Thank Luca V
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We loved Iyemon Salon, it is elegant and quiet and the food and drinks taste great. Portions were not too big however well priced, not too expensive. Staff very kind and helpful: it is such a lovely place to relax. The only low point is that they don't have vegetarian choices but were happy to modify some dishes to make... More 

Thank Guilia8
Seattle WA
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Thanks to Trip Advisor it was easy to find this great restaurant near our apartment in Kyoto. We had a wonderful breakfast then returned for a light dinner. Great service and lovely ambience.

Thank BizTravelerSeattleWA
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Loved this place. Great service and amazing food. We went there for lunch and got the rice bowls and they were awesome. Also the dessert platter is amazing and all the staff were so lovely and helpful. Would really recommend this place for tourists (in particular because we were ripped off in other kyoto restaurants where they charged us 1000... More 

Thank PDNZ
Copenhagen, Denmark
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100 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Beautiful modern decor, fantastik food , the tofu was fantastic. This place is busy, so make sure you book. I went for dinner, but there afternoon tea also looks fantastic, highly recommended.

Thank Galapita

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Cafe
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Ogura-cho, Karasuma Nishiiru, Sanjo-dori, Nakagyo-ku | Chiso Bdg 1F, Kyoto 604-8166, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-222-1500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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