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Kagizen Yoshifusa

#47 of 7,192 Restaurants in Kyoto
#48 of 7,667 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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Dining options: Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Dessert

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Kuzukiri

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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San Francisco,CA
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San Francisco,CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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Hong Kong, China
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61 restaurant reviews
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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26 restaurant reviews
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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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Hong Kong
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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, American

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