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“Delicious food & great place to try if new to matcha!”

Ito Kyuemon Uji Honten
Ranked #3 of 766 Restaurants in Uji
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood: Southern Kyoto
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Neighbourhood: Southern Kyoto
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Had the most gorgeous meal here! We ordered the matcha soba noodle set, as well as a sweetened matcha latte. As someone who has never been a fan to give it a proper go because of its bitter taste, definitely give it a second chance! Absolutely loved the experience.

We had to write our names and wait to be called for a spot in the cafe, but it was certainly worth it, and there was a cute little Japanese courtyard within which we could relax whilst waiting.

The meal itself was delicious, and came with a cute little tutorial as to how to experience all the nuanced flavours, enhanced by the tencha leaves and lime. The matcha latte was also beautiful and a generous serving.

Compared to other places in Japan, not the cheapest meal, but definitely worth it for the experience and the quality. If stopping by Uji, visiting should be a priority!

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

The place was relatively crowded when we entered and we had to put our names down to get a place in the queue. Waited for approximately 30-40 minutes but time seemed to pass quite quickly since we could shop around the store for matcha souvenirs while waiting. The parfait was delightful and I imagine it would be even more so eating it on a hot day in summer!

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Reviewed 27 April 2017

The waiting time to be seated can take up to around 40 minutes, but you can look around the store during that time so it works out fairly well if you're not in a rush. The sakura macha parfait I got was a little over 1000 yen, so pretty pricey, but it had a lot of treats placed inside and the overall presentation of the parfait was quite exquisite. The sakura daifuku that I bought in the store and which I've eaten since is delicious, with a refreshing matcha taste in the center. I went to this store excited and came out excited, it's definitely a great stop for a trip in Uji.

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Thank ajsfantastictravels
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

It was lunchtime when we visited today. We waited for less than half an hour for seats. There are also some souvenirs for you to buy. It was thoughtful of the staff to offer us some cold tea and green tea desserts to try while we were waiting. Instead of the desserts, we tried the cold green tea noodles, which was great! The texture of the noodles is nice. Will go again and try some other food next time when I come again.

2  Thank PennyT581
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Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Ordered yokubari matcha parfait (972 yen) and the Sakura parfait (972 yen). The ice cream is very little but comes with so much various type of jelly cubes. IMHO it is just an average dessert not to to die for.
This restaurant is about 5 mins walking distance from Uji (Keihan) line, not Uji (JR) line. There is a section that sells many matcha items. You can browse to buy them. We did buy quite a number items including matcha curry !

Thank lydiaSingapore
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