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Nanzenji Junsei

Nanzenjikusagawacho, Sakyoku, Kyoto 606-8437, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-761-2311
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tofu skin” (4 reviews)
“soy milk” (3 reviews)
“nice setting” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Nanzenjikusagawacho, Sakyoku, Kyoto 606-8437, Kyoto Prefecture
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11 - 20 of 39 reviews

Reviewed 6 April 2016

Our hotel reserved us dinner for 8pm, the restaurant showed 7:30pm on their system. Their closing time is officially 9:30pm, so they accepted us and gave us only one choice of menu. The waitress was kind of ok, food was brought in all at once,...More

Thank hemi
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Ordered the fresh yuba (湯葉) set — “tofu skin” — which literally develops before your eyes on a heated dish of soy milk. Once the “skin” forms, you lift it with a bamboo stick. Tthe vegetable tempura is excellent. Light in flavour overall. The table...More

1  Thank Yee-Ming T
Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

We had the tofu set (I had sashimi too) and we both found the tofu to be very bland. There was 3 types of tofu, all were the same texture of boiled tofu so very similar. The sauce for the "simmered tofu" barely had flavour....More

Thank Kyle H
Reviewed 9 October 2015

Want to try tofu a variety of ways? This is the place. Got the tofu set which even for a non-vegetarian was flavorful and great. The warm tofu (known for in this region) was wonderful. It was expensive, but worth it.

Thank drichrx
Reviewed 30 September 2015

My friend booked the Yuba Kaiseki through JapanICan, it was about $50(usd) per person, which was expensive to me as a 22 year old, but I really wanted to try a kaiseki meal. As soon as the courses started being presented I knew that it...More

Thank TheWhiteCoyote
Reviewed 24 September 2015

Located near the temple complexes of Nanjenji. Stumbled on this place after visiting the area and was really hungry. Never go to the first restaurant you see on an empty stomach. Beautiful tardens and inter-connecting dining areas which we saw after the meal. Kaiseki was...More

Thank colourfulcloud
Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is located close to Nanzenji. The landscape and restaurant is nicely decorated. I could feel the peaceful in the place and settled my mind before enjoying the lunch. The restaurant serves tofu dishes. The portions are not big but they are sumptuous. Price...More

Thank christerrific
Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

Visited this place for lunch, it was very busy but they managed to find a table for me after a short wait. They offer set menus with some side dish options that you can add on. The dishes were great; they were beautifully presented and...More

Thank thetankengine
Reviewed 11 June 2015

This restaurant and garden facility (several buildings and interconnecting pathways and gardens) are in eastern Kyoto, easily reached via the Philosopher's Walk or the Keage subway station. The facility started out originally as a medical school in the Edo period, established in 1839 by the...More

1  Thank pontevecchio56
Reviewed 11 June 2015

I think this restaurant is well known for it's tofu, and a lot of other people were ordering pots of something steaming hot, but we ordered lots of other dishes and enjoyed everything we ordered. The egg dish was huge and very well seasoned (three...More

Thank Ambersantacruz
City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its
blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered
shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street
bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to
peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home
goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center
is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and
clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
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Chris L
4 January 2015|
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Response from Robin H | Reviewed this property |
When I went, I was in a group, but I think the price is for the meal and the grounds were free to walk round. Hope this helps, Robin.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nanzenjikusagawacho, Sakyoku, Kyoto 606-8437, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-761-2311
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