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Okutan Kiyomizu


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#448 of 3,784 Japanese in Kyoto
#658 of 8,059 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner


$27 - $45
Japanese, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

The receptionist here was surprisingly rude. Snappish, curt and downright unpleasant. You have to pass her booth and order before going into the restaurant. She acted as if she was doing us a big favour by allowing us to pay her for our meal. Food...More

Date of visit: August 2019
2  Thank L8227EYkens
Reviewed June 2, 2019 via mobile

My partner and I ordered a tofu nabe set which ended up costing us a bit over $50AUD per person. Overall, I didn’t think it was worth the money unless you really love tofu. Pros: - The view outside the restaurant was very nice. -...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Tvc17
Reviewed May 23, 2018

Visited this delightful tofu restaurant on a trip to Kyoto recently, I am a vegetarian and it was heaven to me, my husband is not a vegetarian but he loved it too. All dishes were delicious, very traditional, very healthy. Can highly recommend, even if...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank Victoria C
Reviewed March 15, 2018

Clean, healthy but surprisingly delicious food, the tofu grilled with sweet miso makes you want a second helping. It is a customary stopover venue for me when I visit Kyoto It also helps that there is a beautiful garden for you to enjoy while you...More

Date of visit: April 2017
1  Thank SolomonChow
Reviewed November 10, 2016

This was one of the restaurants I was most excited to visit on my recent trip, to savor a taste of traditional Kyoto. No one greeted guests at the door, save for a fierce-looking security guard. As I went to the counter to request for...More

Date of visit: November 2016
2  Thank Spunktitud3
Reviewed October 6, 2016

Just stumbled on this place looking for a place to eat after visiting one of my favorite temples in Kyoto Kiyomizu-Dera. The dining area is off the busy street so you feel like you're in a small country inn overlooking the garden. The meal is...More

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank Kouji N
Reviewed August 15, 2016

You can order from a la carte, not a set like some other tofu places. Highly recommend the '3 sisters' (3 pieces of tofu with 3 different sauces, the one with sake sauce is sublime), 'sesame tofu' and the tofu dessert of ginger flavor with...More

Date of visit: January 2016
1  Thank WongYL
Reviewed June 20, 2016

I didn't get to eat at Okutan but I had their tofu veggie buns twice. I recommend this to anyone who visits Kiyomizu Temple. At the top of Ninenzaka, a very sweet lady sells the steamed buns and serves them with free hot or iced...More

Date of visit: May 2016
1  Thank MyungJoo
Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

This tofu restaurant located between 二,三年坂. The tofu Kaiseki menu is cost around 3000yen per person. We are not really hungry, that why we just order the tofu dessert. The dessert is really amazing, served with the little some tray along with the green tea...More

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank wengiok
Reviewed April 22, 2016

Fresh and perfect for a peaceful meal lunch or Dinner. The restaurant is located on the main pedestrian section of Gion District of Kyoto.

Date of visit: April 2016
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