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“The best matcha ice-cream/parfait” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tsujiri Honten

Tsujiri Honten
Ranked #37 of 12,164 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Gion
Raub District, Malaysia
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95 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“The best matcha ice-cream/parfait”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

Visited here twice. The first time we were here, we were too late. Their restaurant were close. So we didn't manage to visit the upstairs' restaurant. Had no idea that they closed so early on a Sunday night. Gion were pretty must deserted by 10pm, unlike on a Saturday night.

We tried their matcha flavored soft cream aka soft serve on the first visit. It was so delicious that we decided to visit them again on the next day for the parfait. The next day we were actually heading to Osaka early in the morning but decided to delay our time of leaving Kyoto just for their parfait. After our lunch, we headed to their shop and saw people were already queuing at their staircase. I had no idea how long we queued but when we were halfway up the staircase, the queues had extended out to the street.

We ordered their signature matcha parfait and their seasonal parfait. We even ordered their matcha pudding. It was so good that worth the time we had to queue. For those who love green tea/matcha products, it's a MUST to visit this place!!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Possibly the best dessert ever.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

After a ramen dinner & wandering around the markets & shops, we decided we needed to cap off our evening (and Boyfriend's birthday) with something sweet. We had seen a long line for this place earlier in the day, and decided to try it. And were promptly blown away. I had the Sakura parfait; Boyfriend had one of the many green tea parfaits (the one with chestnuts), and wow. The combination of textures and flavors is probably why this was among our most favorite desserts we've ever had. We went back again on our second & last night in Kyoto, and very seriously considered stopping over on our way back to Tokyo from Osaka for one more...until we realized that they had a location in Tokyo (Ginza station), so we just went there instead and had one more! Unfortunately I assume the Sakura items are only seasonal, so I guess I'll just have to go back to Japan again only when the Sakura are in bloom, once more!

Visited April 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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283 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“must try dessert in Kyoto”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

We finally tried this famous dessert on our 3rd attempting for queuing. The first time too long and 2nd time can't make it by its closing time. However, I carry my body at the edge of sickness of cold and queue with friend for over 30min to finally make it.

It has wide variety of desserts. I choose its signature dessert while my friend choose its season limited sakura mochi.

The signature dessert is very large in portion and full of icecream, jelly pudding, mini mochi and it tastes good.

THe sakura mochi carries strong sakura flavor and chewy.

The environment is really good and so is service.

It's worth queuing.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“I will put 8 ratings if I could!! Nothing can beat it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

We heard about Tsujiri from a local Japanese cooking teacher, and quickly spotted this green tea restaurant upon our arrival in Gion, thanks to the snaking queue of locals and tourists! We ordered 2 types of parfait (price: 1050 and 1250 yen) which completely exceeded our expectation. Service was superb, the interior design was made to excellence, everything was above and beyond. It worth every single minute we spent on waiting. Will definitely come back for another treat if we have a chance! Thank you for giving us such a delightful green tea experience!!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The Holy Grail of Green Tea Desserts”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

Do you like green tea ice cream? If the answer is 'yes' and you're in the Kyoto area, go--right now--to Tsujiri. Don't be put off by the long line or the high prices. Tsujiri's desserts are well worth the effort and expense. Choose from a variety of green tea parfaits that include a mix of gelatin, green tea cake, mochi and cream. These ice cream treats are definitely the fanciest and the best you will taste in all of Kyoto!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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