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Kagizen Yoshifusa

#33 of 7,289 Restaurants in Kyoto
#34 of 7,773 Places to Eat in Kyoto
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264 Gionmachikitagawa Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0073, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-525-1818
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Must-try traditional Japanese dessert!

Kyoto is famous for its sweets, and Kagizen is a great representation of it! One of the oldest restaurants in Kyoto, Kagizen is a classy yet traditional place that serves a very limited menu of Japanese sweets. The popular signature item is the kuzukiri, which is iced translucent jelly noodle to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Kyoto is famous for its sweets, and Kagizen is a great representation of it! One of the oldest restaurants in Kyoto, Kagizen is a classy yet traditional place that serves a very limited menu of Japanese sweets. The popular signature item is the kuzukiri, which is iced translucent jelly noodle to be dipped in brown sugar syrup. My personal recommendation... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Perfect spot to sit and relax just outside of Gion's geisha district. Try the slithering Kanro-take red bean dessert; delicious!

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Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

The shop was famous for a cold, transparent udon with a green container. However, I did not eat that as I just have Kyoto sushi at izuju sushi. I ordered their jelly covered with fine peanut on it, a refreshing high tea during the scorching hot afternoon in Kyoto! The shop was full of locals, mostly housewifes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Must try this if you are in Kyoto. It may be difficult to appreciate it if you are very new to Japanese sweet. You can't get this texture in store bought Kuzukiri. Ice is special ice chipped from large block of ice. Kuzukiri and Mitsu or dipping sauce is housed in a beautiful special containers stacked together. Enjoy its beauty,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

You must try the kuzukiri and the warabi-mochi at Kagizen Yoshifusa when you are in Kyoto. They are simply delicious. And it makes a great stop to relax after a day of shopping or sightseeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The desserts here were to die for. Still craving it right now. Had the noodles with brown dipping sauce. It tasted so good and is so unique not the kind that you can find in almost every other shop. This is a must visit in Kyoto.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

If you have never had kuzukiri, you must go to Kagizen Yoshifusa for it. This is a delightful shop, selling great traditional Japanese desserts. The kuzukiri is a crystal noodle in ice water (to keep it cold), which you dish out into a bowl of molasses and slurp up. It is simply delicious!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Visited a couple for a morning snack (around 10:30 AM). Kagizen Yoshifusa is extremely easy to reach and identify. It is on Shijo Dori, on the side of the Kamo river with Yasaka Shrine. With Yasaka shrine on your right (East) and Kamo river on your left (West), you want to be on the "North" side of the road. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

The Kagizen Yoshifusa is a sacred ritual for many Japanese and may not be understood by non-Japanese people. The Japanese seem to ascribe a lot of superstition to this restaurant. Apparently, one has to eat Kuzukiri, which is a gelatinous noodles served chilled with a sweet sauce. The basic ingredient is the starch and the best raw material is kudzu... More 

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Address: 264 Gionmachikitagawa Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0073, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-525-1818
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
Cuisine: Japanese

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  • Address: 264 Gionmachikitagawa Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0073, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 75-525-1818

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese

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