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“Best matcha dessert”

Ito Kyuemon Uji Honten
Ranked #3 of 592 Restaurants in Uji
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood: Southern Kyoto
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Neighborhood: Southern Kyoto
Reviewed November 19, 2013

With some homework done beforehand, we've got a 5% discount coupon for dining in cafe from their website and decided to try it. It was a weekday afternoon, while we walked along the street from the Keihan train station we saw so many local Japanese carrying shopping bags of Itokyuemon, thinking that wow .... it must be damn good!!!
Though there is not long queues, the cafe is full house all the time with people keep filling up the tables fast. Dessert was fantastic! Matcha parfait is full of different taste and texture. Pudding is supreme, not too bitter or too sweet. Staff would refill the hot hojicha promptly without fail.
We bought a lot of tea bags, food from the shop. One of them is a matcha swiss roll with chestnut (seasonal product). It doesn't come cheap but surely worth it with the unique taste of matcha and chestnuts which are smooth as butter.

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Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

This is the place where the locals go! We waited 40 minutes for a table, but it was worth every minute. We ordered a mountain sized green tea shaved ice with mochi, ice cream, and red beans and we also ordered a towering green tea parfait with dango, jelly, ice cream, red beans, mochi, and whipped cream. It came with a side of extra green tea powder to sprinkle on top. Heaven! There was also lots of free hojicha tea to go with it.

This shop is on the same road as the bridge to byodoin hoodo, but the opposite direction. There were signs in Japanese pointing the way, but it would be worth it to ask for directions in the train station. Enjoy!

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Reviewed December 16, 2012

If you like green tea pastry, this is the best place. The multi layered green tea crepe cake is the best. I also love their green tea and milk ice cream with crispy cereal. Chiffon green tea cake is also quite good.

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