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Kagizen Yoshifusa

#22 of 9,491 Restaurants in Kyoto
#22 of 10,082 Places to Eat in Kyoto
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Neighborhood:
Gion
As featured in Best Food 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
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Kuzukiri anyone?

A must try for anyone in Kyoto wanting to grab their hands on some delicious traditional Japanese dessert. Highly recommend Kuzukiri which are basically cold translucent arrowroot noodles that served with either brown or clear syrup dipping sauce (just go for the brown syrup).

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 24, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

A must try for anyone in Kyoto wanting to grab their hands on some delicious traditional Japanese dessert. Highly recommend Kuzukiri which are basically cold translucent arrowroot noodles that served with either brown or clear syrup dipping sauce (just go for the brown syrup).

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

It took us a little while to find this place (my map was useless). But if you know the general location, look for the red curtains. We walked past it twice, as it just looks like another sweet shop from the outside. Through the curtains and past the counter, the café section is out the back. We were kindly taken... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

A sheer delight in Japanese desserts. Cold thin starchy noodles served with and to be dipped into choice of two bowls of white and brown syrup. It's upscale and simply delightful for a relaxing afternoon break.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

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 via mobile

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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Thank Dane S
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 via mobile

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 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian

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Staying in Gion

Neighborhood Profile
Gion
Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko" in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners, Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the streets on their way to and from work, where they fan dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets glow with lanterns along the river, where weeping willows catch the starlight and the air is warmed with conversation. Groups pass through to populate the restaurants and bars along the riverfront, but Gion still manages to be a mostly quiet district, due in large part to limited automotive traffic through many of its streets. Gion is a wonderful place to indulge in Kyoto's local and customary cuisines, and is best enjoyed after dark.