We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Kagizen Yoshifusa

#44 of 11,573 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
+ Add cuisine
As featured in Best Food in Kyoto
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
264 Gionmachikitagawa Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0073, Kyoto Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 75-561-1818
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 19: English reviews
Singapore River, Singapore
Level Contributor
32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

Intrigued by the positive reviews, I went expecting arrowhead noodles to be delicious but my friend and I both didnt like it. The arrowhead noodles though interesting, were tasteless on its own and it basically had to be coated with the brown sugar syrup for some taste. The sweet biscuit that came with the tea was too sugary for our... More 

Thank ribbitis
Copenhagen, Denmark
Level Contributor
100 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

I liked this place, a heaven in the most busy tourist arial of Kyoto. The arrow noodles was fantastic to try, but after trying other Japanese sweets, they were not my favorit, but still good and I am so glad I went here. They serve you tea, but no choice there.

Thank Galapita
Level Contributor
74 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016

Kagizen Yoshifusa is a wonderful dessert place in between Gion Shijo Station and Yasaka Shrine. The selection is small, but focused. Tourists should not fret as they have English menus available. The most recommended dish is the Gion-originated kuzukiri (葛粉), arrowroot noodles in cold, ice water with brown sugar syrup as dip. Do appreciate the texture of the noodles with... More 

1 Thank Hailey T
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
156 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016

We love the kuzukiri with brown sugar syrup. It is absolutely delicious. You must try it when you are in Kyoto. We went there on a Saturday afternoon. There was a small queue but it moved quickly. They had a menu in English and the service was very friendly. Make a stop there when you are in Gion.

Thank MidcoVincent
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2016

If you want to take some time to relax in your day in Gion this is the place. They have beautiful sweets and delicious green tea. This place have been open for a long time and is a favorite of the locals. There was a small line to get seated but it went fast. :) A must place to visit... More 

Thank PatriaAlma
Level Contributor
81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2016

This popular place near the Yasaka shrine is reputedly famous for traditional Kyoto desserts and it has an excellent ambience and service, to boot! It was my first time trying the special Kuzukiri dessert - translucent noodles made from arrowroot that are enjoyed with a sweet brown syrup. I also liked the Warabimochi - sweet translucent jelly covered in soy... More 

Thank Eunice C
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2016

Delicious traditional Japanese desserts and matcha tea - since the 1700s! Really lovely, relaxing environment to take a break and experience traditional teahouse culture. Kyoto loves sweets, and this is one of the top options. Easy to walk to from Gion station, just a few minuts away. Service is friendly and had no problem ordering.

Thank elsabear3
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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).

Thank Ivan L
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank beccr
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank joeyan76

Travelers who viewed Kagizen Yoshifusa also viewed

Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture

Been to Kagizen Yoshifusa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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 75-561-1818

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Kagizen Yoshifusa staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Gion

Neighborhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighborhood