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Reviewed November 1, 2020

First of all, my favourite food of all time is Kuzukiri and there are very few places one can have it. I have to have a separate budget for it! Kagizen is the most famous cafe for serving in this incredible healthy desert, amazing in...Summer and a super food. The cafe itself is a lovely environment and has free WiFi. It is conveniently located through can be easy to miss when searching for the first time. I can’t wait I to visit this wonderful place as many times as possible the next time I’m in Japan. I am crazy about Kuzukiri though ! Lovely staff each time I’ve been too.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed April 24, 2019

i realised that more than 2/3rd of this review are made in Jp language! Its kuzukiri くずきり(arrowroot noodles as a dessert) is not available elsewhere -only opens 930am This main store is an old, established store with 300 years of history, known for having the...best kuzukiri (arrowroot noodles) in Kyoto. (but closed on Mon) Its old past didnt make it a weathered old building, in fact, it looked so nicely furbished with a beautiful garden (mini) for all your Instagrammable posing!!!!!!!!! Definitely a must visit Also, they have another branch (closed on wed but near to the Yasaka shrine near yasaka or minami machi(South st) so plan it nicely , it could be for your afternoon tea. I done it in early morning to avoid any tourists or queue! Directions: the dessert shop is right straight out of gion shijo mrt Whichever the flavour is , whichever sweets u ordered, so long its overall rating is a consistent 4star and above, every of its items should be able to bring you a "wow" experience!! Enjoy!!!! Never believe in critiques that mentioned that this is far from Godiva, why r they comparing apples with oranges? Godiva is just a primarily chocolate-related dessert store ie widely available worldwide, u can even have it in tokyo or in your own country, if not go for other options like Royce' (choc shop)...dont ever dream that you have other similar Kuzukiri in traditional dessert shop like Tsujiri too!! My biggest regret is i dont eat too much sweet stuff at one go, if not i will order MORE!!!!!!More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed March 25, 2019

Famous for its sweets specially for their Kuzu. A very nice cafe. Good sweets. Service was a bit funny, our server was very nice, until she spoke English to us, not sure were she learned service in English but all her grace in the Japanese...way was gone and "rough translation" was the best we could describe her service in English. Her English pronunciation was near perfect so it was not the lack of language understanding. Regardless, the sweets were very good.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed January 27, 2019

I loved this specialist sweet shop and cafe so much I went for matcha and a sweet three times! The traditional sweets are exquisite - the ones I chose included a sweet shaped like a narcissus, and a camellia.

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Got all excited by what was in the counters in the store that fronts the street . Sorely disappointed, what you get is expensive traditional deserts. Going noodles or gelatinous cubes seasoned with syrups and powders Yup, expensive tea as well. Go for the cultural...experience but if you are looking for Godiva, you have the wrong place.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed July 12, 2018

As others have noted the clear noodles with syrup were very unique and delicious. We loved them. As a quick tip, the listed notes that the location opens at 9:00am (which is true for the candy/sweets store section). However, the cafe opens at 9:30am. We...got to the cafe at 9:30am during the summer and were the only ones there until about 9:45am (i.e., no line); it was great having the place to ourselves. Given the starch+syrup combo of the noodles, it definitely works well as a yummy breakfast food (in addition to it being a desert).More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

Really great service and place to relax and enjoy your tea. They are famous for their warabi mochi and kuzukiri (translucent noodles). You have to try the latter because it's something that you rarely find around. It's so smooth and silky. I recommend the brown...sweet syrup, instead of the normal sweet syrup. Please note that you have order a portion per pax here (1,080Yen).More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Quiet, peaceful like the name key of peace Lovely garden at the back unfortunately it has been found by tourists , otherwise great

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

The line moved quickly. The crowd were mostly locals. The service was brilliant. The ‘moist Japanese sweet’ was OK (but looked brilliant). Green tea was excellent. Free tea top ups were appreciated. The arrowhead noodles and brown sugar sauce were presented in an ornate green...box, and the experience eating them was highly unique. Would recommend this place for the authentic experience it offers.More

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed February 8, 2018

Locals come here to hang so you know it has to be authentic! I don't know about everyone else but I seldomly heard locals engaging in daily conversations. Oddly, I really longed for that. I guess it's because I was visiting touristy places? Anyways, I...was so glad to come to this place it was so refreshing to see old women enjoying tea while chit chatting. The tea was nice but the sweets were great! Keep in mind, each person will have to place an order. Hence, you cannot order one dessert and share. Enjoy!More

Date of visit: January 2018
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  • Kagizen Yoshifusa Honten is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4