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Kiyomizu Junsei Okabeya

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2 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku | Front of Simizu Temple, Kyoto 605-0862, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-541-7111
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

My millennial son and I went here at a bit past four o'clock so there was no wait. I've been here for lunch two years ago with my husband and this time, I wanted my tofu-loving son to experience the make-your-own yuba dish. Basically, you make it by skimming the yuba skin off as it forms on the surface of... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Many TV programs recommend to try the Tofu soup here, so we give it a try. Come here around 3:30pm and no need to wait for table (heard it has long queue during lunch hour). Overall it is a good and fun experience to make your own Tofu skin. The meal set also come with other Tofu made food (however... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

Perhaps my score is unfair because I've never been a huge fan of tofu. There were many different varieties and I'm sure the quality was extremely high but I think to many people it will just be too bland unless you're very much used to eating it. The restaurant itself was extremely busy at lunchtime (so it is clearly popular)... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

We went in thinking we can get the typical sushi/sashimi/bento meals. Boy were we surprised to find that they serve tofu-based meals. We actually thought of leaving but decided to stick to it and ordered away. The food was interestingly good, we were pleasantly surprised! Highly recommended to try this restaurant.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

This pure and delicate flavor Yudofu (simmered Tofu in hot water) is one of the famous dishes in Kyoto. This classic Zen Yudofu was originated from temple food (Shojin-ryori) for it's healthy substitution of protein source from meat or fish. Yudofo is the best example that bring out the spirit of Kyo-ryori (京料理 = Kyoto Cuisine).

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Thank Vera L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

At home in Scotland I'm accustomed to eating tofu, but usually of the deep-fried variety. This healthier option (boiled) seemed unappealing until yesterday. This restaurant seved up the most delicious tofu-based meal one could imagine. They have English language menus available, service is helpful but discrete and although it is by no means cheap I felt it was worth every... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$27
Cuisine
Japanese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku | Front of Simizu Temple, Kyoto 605-0862, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 75-541-7111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?