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#427 of 8,107 Restaurants in Kyoto


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Reviewed June 2, 2018

We had to wait in line for 40 minutes to get in, but the yudofu was delicious. It had such a beautiful soft texture and fresh flavor. The smallest tables were four-tops, so my travel companion and I were seated at a table with two...strangers, but there was no pressure to interact with them. You certainly won't get yudofu this low a price anywhere else in Kyoto.More

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

I like toufu food and this is Kyoto famous local food. Long que but worthy to wait. 京都北野天满宫公交站前的豆腐料理店,好吃值得排队。大多是日本人在排,豆腐盖饭,豆腐乌冬面都极具特色,几个豆腐皮小菜都做的极好,符合口味。必须提,他家的茶真好喝。

Date of visit: January 2017
Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Before I come here, I have read about the review of some traveler experience, especially they who bring kid like me. The food is great, yum n this is really kindof tofu paradise. Despite from the service in the second floor, the staff is just...too perfectionist for me. My sister go take a look for the menu and after that she just hurried keep it to the place again. Another thing she might dislike with my can-not-stop-to move -son. He just play with the curtain and some tools in the table which soon she's going to say no to us n put it back to the place. Well, I do my best to avoid and prohibit my 2yo son to play that thing too, but what can we expect to make such a little kid understand. Anyway we go there for the food so i'll simply ignore the service.More

Reviewed September 25, 2014

Just finished lunch and while the lunch set was good, the very strange waitress on the 2nd floor was very rude. I wonder if she hates children. My 2 children under 5 weren't being a nuisance and she was unreasonably rude to them. She divided...our party of 5 into 2 tables but would not allow me to order for everyone from my table. So I had to stand at the other table and order. Why???? It was 2 steps away! She didn't let my kid stand at my side and tell me sthg because ppl might want to enter the toilet. My kid isn't a sumo wrestler so he wasn't blocking the door. He isn't even 2. She was the only waitstaff manning the floor. Everyone else on the ground floor seemed normal and nice.More

Date of visit: September 2014
Reviewed April 30, 2014

1 of the Kyoto famous gourmet r tofu ryori, special aim for lunch here, have to queue for around 30min to dine here. I share a table with others at 2F coz solo, order their Yakko zen at 1140yen. A serve of Yosetōfu free of...charged for u to try, donno bcoz waiting too long or just promotion.More

Date of visit: April 2014
Reviewed January 12, 2014

The ways this restaurant is able to reinvent delicious tofu are quite impressive. There was a line both times we visited (we had to go back a second time!), but you'll love the food, there's a warm and cozy feeling to their small dining areas,...and the price is unbeatable. The dishes here do not taste at all like the drab tofu sold here in the states. Unless you're a complete carnivore, I recommend you check it out!More

Date of visit: January 2014
Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

Lonely planet recommended this restaurant and we decided to check it out. Despite the long wait for lunch, we were in for a treat. It is a small restaurant with a deli/market outside. The line starts at a little bench and umbrella stand to the...left of the counter. Someone came down the line and inquired about the number in our party. We were able to preview the menu as it passed down the queue. When our table was ready, we collapsed our stroller and were guided to the third floor. Each floor is tiny with only four to six tables. The unisex restroom is on the second floor. The restaurant does not have an English menu but the pictures were helpful. We ordered the fried tofu, the tofu in water (1150 yen - middle row very left picture) and top row middle bowl picture (600 yen? It looked a bit orange in the photo). The server gave my 13 month old her own plastic setting, a not so hot green tea and a not so hot towel. She was so friendly to our daughter. When our dishes came out were astounded on how wonderful the tofu tasted. The traditional tofu dish was so delicate but my husband and I fought over the tofu rice bowl. It was rice on the bottom with tofu and sauce. It was topped with these thin slices of tofu (we think). It was delicious. I wish I took a photo of the menu so I could tell you which one it was. The restaurant is right across from the Kitano Tenman-gu shrine and next to the 101 / 102 express bus to Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion). You can hop on the bus and visit the sights.More

Date of visit: April 2013
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5