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The 30 Best Matcha Restaurants in Kyoto 2017

Kyoto is a reminisce of Japan’s long history since Edo period, with a plenty of well-preserved remnants everywhere.

But why so many visitors flock to the city? It is not only due to those sightseeing sites, but numerous signature delicacies in Kyoto, namely Matcha sweets. Have no idea where to try?

Let’s take a look at the best Matcha desserts in Kyoto.

The 30 Best Matcha Restaurants in Kyoto 2017

1. Itoukyuuemon Honten

Itoukyuuemon Honten Matcha Restaurants in Kyoto 2017

Speaking of matcha, everyone will think of “Itoukyuuemon” in Kyoto, the most authentic matcha cafe established since 1832. Don’t miss the “yokubari matcha parfait”, with the ingredients of ujikintori matcha dumplings, ice-cream, bracken-starch dumpling, etc. The home-made “Matcha bavarian pudding” is also the shop’s specialty.

Details:
Shop name: Itoukyuuemon Honten (伊藤久右衛門 本店)
Address: Aramaki 19-3, Todo, Uji-shi, Kyoto
Tel: 0774-23-3993
Opening hour: 10:00-18:00
Open every day (closed on 1st January)
Price: 972 yen (yokubari matcha parfait)

2. Nakamuratoukichi Byoudouinten

Nakamuratoukichi Byoudouinten Matcha Restaurants in Kyoto 2017

Highly recommend the “Ujinofukiyose” which comes with Uji ice cream, cake, etc. Or try the traditional matcha warabi (bracken-starch dumplings). Enjoy these delicacies with the special ambiance of Japanese traditional cafe established since 1854, or have a seat in its open terrace.

Details:
Shop name: Nakamuratoukichi Byoudouinten (中村藤吉 平等院店)
Address: Ujirenge 5-1, Uji-shi, Kyoto
Tel: 0774229500
Opening hours: 11:00 – 17:00 (last order 16:30)
Closed on 12/31 and the period of 1/4 to 2/26.
Price: 800 yen (Ujinofukiyose)

3. Saryoutsujiri

Saryoutsujiri Matcha Restaurants in Kyoto 2017

Don’t be surprised to see the queue always outside the shop. Not only tourists but local Japanese people are looking forward to savoring the shop’s famous menus, “matcha parfait”. Nothing can replace such an incredibly delicious sweet. No matter you like matcha or not, you will be seduced to the tasty dessert.

Details:
Shop name: Saryoutsujiri Koudaijiten (茶寮 都路里)
Address: Rakushi “Nene”1F, Koutaiji Simokawahara-machi 530 kei, Higasiyamaku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Tel: 0755411228
Opening hours: 11:00 – 18:00 (last order 17:00)
Irregular day off

4. Saryousuisen

Saryousuisen Matcha Restaurants in Kyoto 2017

Highly recommend the shop’s matcha latte. The rich matcha taste just goes well with the milk. What’s more, you can request a marvelous latte art on your beverage when the shop is not busy. It just looks too adorable and you don’t even want to start a sip.

Details:
Shop name: Saryousuisen Takatsuji-honten (茶寮翠泉)
Address: Kyoutotakatsuzi Bld.1F, Inarityou 521, Higasshiri, Higasitouin, Takatsuzitooru, Simogyouku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Tel: 0752780111
Opening hours: 10:30 – 18:00 (last order 17:30)
Closed on Wednesday
Price: 680 Yen (Marokoi matcha-ore)

5. Giwon Komori

Giwon Komori Matcha Restaurants in Kyoto 2017

You might have seen numerous typical parfaits. But the parfait of “Giwon Komori” is just one-of-a-kind. It includes many tasty bracken-starch dumplings, matcha jelly, chestnut, bean jams, topped with matcha and vanilla ice cream as well as soybean powder. It is just an authentic Japanese parfait that you should not miss.

Details:
Shop name: Giwon Komori (ぎをん小森)
Address: 61 Motoyoshi-machi, Gionsinbasi, Higasiyamaku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Tel: 0755610504
Opening hours: 11:00 – 21:00 (last order 20:30); Sunday & public holiday, 11:00 – 20:00 (last order 19:30)
Closed on Wednesday (open on Wednesday in case it is public holiday)

6. Ikusu Cafe

Ikusu Cafe Matcha Restaurants in Kyoto 2017

The traditional cafe provides a very interesting yet delicious menu, “grilled dumplings” of two flavors, “yomogi” and “shiro”. The grilling way under a tiny charcoal stove is so fun while you can enjoy the freshly grilled sweet dumplings in a hot and moist finish. Order the set of grilled dumpling and matcha green tea which is a perfect combination with Japanese sweets.

Details:
Shop name: Ikusu Cafe Arasiyama Honten (イクスカフェ 嵐山本店)
Address: 35-3, Tsukurimichi-machi, Saga Tenryuuji, Ukyouku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Tel: 0758826366
Opening hours: 10:00 – 17:30
Irregular day off

7. Jyubyuanseru

Jyubyuanseru Matcha Restaurants in Kyoto 2017

Don’t miss the exclusive menu, sweets fondue. Dip the fruit and Japanese sweets with matcha milk chocolate sauce. The sweetness matcha chocolate sauce and the sourness of fruit just go in harmony. Everyone will just love it.

Details:
Shop name: Jyubyuanseru Gion-ten (ジュヴァンセル 祇園店)
Address: Kyouban Bld. 2F, Kiyoi-machi 482, Higasiyamaku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Tel: 0755511511
Opening hours: 10:00 – 18:00 (last order 17:30)
Irregular day off
Price: 1458yen (Gion Fondue)

8. Wabaru Oku

Wabaru Oku Matcha Restaurants in Kyoto 2017

The shop’s parfait is so unique, filled with creamy matcha mousse, panna cotta, home-made pancake, and topped with red-bean and matcha ice cream, bracken-starch dumpling and honey rusk. An excellent choice for you to savor as an afternoon dessert in your Kyoto journey.

Details:
Shop name: Wabaru Oku (和バル OKU)
Address: Minamigawa 570-119, Gion-machi, Higasiyamaku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Tel: 0755314776
Opening hours: (Lunch) 11:30 – 14:30; (Dinner) 17:00-20:30; (Cafe) 11:30-20:30; closed at 22:00
Irregular day off
Price: 1260yen (matcha parfait)

9. Yojiya Cafe

Yojiya Cafe Matcha Restaurants in Kyoto 2017

Even you can find Yojiya cafe in Haneda Airport or other places, the authentic shop in Kyoto should not be missed. Thanks to the cafe’s traditional Japanese ambiance, you can enjoy a cup of special matcha latte and the view of beautiful and serene Japanese garden.

Details:
Shop name: Yojiya Cafe Ginkakuji-ten (よーじやカフェ)
Address: Sisigatani Hounenin-machi 15, Sakyouku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Tel: 0757540017
Opening hours: 10:00 – 17:30
Open every day
Price: 680yen (matcha latte)

10. Honke Nishio Yatsuhashi

Honke Nishio Yatsuhashi Matcha Restaurants in Kyoto 2017

Everyone knows the brand “Yatsuhashi” renowned for its excellent traditional sweets. However, you can now enjoy its exclusive Matcha parfait in the shop that you cannot try in other places. Topped with various sweets, it is incredibly delicious because it is the original taste made by the long- established shop. Perhaps no one can resist the temptation of such a colorful and seduce dessert.

Details:
Shop name: Honke Nishio Yatsuhashi Hazyouguchiten (本家 西尾八ッ橋 八条口店)
Address: Takakura-machi 8-3, Siokouzi, Simogyouku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Tel: 0756622788
Opening hours: 9:00 – 21:00 (last order 20:30)
Open every day

11. Maccha House

Maccha House Matcha Restaurants in Kyoto 2017

Many people adore tiramisu. But the matcha dessert in this shop just makes tiramisu become much more tempting. The matcha powder on top is in fresh and slightly bitter flavor which balances the sweetness of the tiramisu. Plus, it is served in a dainty wooden box, an exclusive design of the dessert.

Details:
Shop name: Matcha Senmonten Maccha House (Matcha-kan) Nihon Hon-ten (MACCHA HOUSE 抹茶館)
Address: Komeya-machi 382-2, Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Tel: 0752531540
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 11:30 – 21:00 (last order 20:30); Friday to Sunday: 11:30 – 22:00 (last order 21:30)
Open every day
Price: 550 yen (Matcha tiramisu)

12. Kyosendo

Kyosendo Matcha Restaurants in Kyoto 2017

Matcha parfait is the distinctive menu of the shop. You would definitely be impressed by how rich the matcha ice cream tastes that you cannot find anywhere else! Plus, the unique matcha senbei (sweet cracker) gives you an extra enjoyment while garnishes the parfait perfectly.

Details:
Shop name: Kyosendo Gion Hon-ten (京煎堂 祇園本店)
Address: Minamigawa 565-1, Gion-machi, Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Tel: 0755411141
Opening hours: (Tea house) 10:30 – 20:00, last order 19:30; (Sweets shop) 10:00 – 20:00
Open every day
Price: 1080 yen (Matcha parfait)

13. Kototama

Kototama Matcha Restaurants in Kyoto 2017

An ordinary parfait is set with its particular ingredients. Somehow it cannot please everyone. In “Kototama”, the professional shiratama (sweet rice dumplings) shop, you can order a customized parfait, the one-of-a-kind matcha dessert for yourself. Ingredient choices range from various sweets to fruits.

Details:
Shop name: Kototama (ことたま)
Address: 584-5, Jihoinam-machi, Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Tel: 0752038008
Opening hours: 12:30 – 17:30; (Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday) 11:30 – 18:30
Shop may be closed earlier than the above time.
Closed on Wednesday
Price: 700 yen (Parfait)

14. Gion Kinana

Gion Kinana Matcha Restaurants in Kyoto 2017

You would never realize matcha ice cream is an excellent companion with berry unless you try the matcha parfait of “Gion Kinana”. Slightly sour flavor of berry makes the matcha sweets become more tasty and special.

Details:
Shop name: Gion Kinana (祇園きなな)
Address: 570-119, Giommachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Tel: 0755258300
Opening hours: 11:00 – 19:00 (last order 18:30)
Irregular day off
Price: 1100 yen (Berry berry kinana)

15. Fukujuen

Fukujuen Matcha Restaurants in Kyoto 2017

In hot summer, nothing is better than enjoying a matcha dessert, filled with a plenty of ice cream, shaved ice and sweet red beans. Once started, you just can’t stop yourself to have more and more!

Details:
Shop name: Fukujuen Kyoto Honten Kyounosaryou (福寿園 京都本店 京の茶寮)
Address: Fukujuen Kyoto-honten 2/F, Sizyoudooritomikouzikaku, Simogyouku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Tel: 0752216172
Opening hours: 10:00 – 19:00 (last order 18:30)
Provide light meal menu on weekday at 11:30 – 14:00 and 15:30 – 18:30.
Closed on the third Wednesday of each month & 1st January.

16. Saryouhousen

Saryouhousen Matcha Restaurants in Kyoto 2017

Warabi (bracken-starch dumplings) can undoubtedly represent one of the most traditional Japanese sweets. As a visitor to Kyoto, you must not miss the warabi. Head to “Saryouhousen” and order the set of warabi and cold matcha tea to give yourself a quality time in Kyoto.

Details:
Shop name: Fukujuen Kyoto Hon-ten Kyounosaryou (茶寮 宝泉)
Address: Takagi-machi 25, Simogamonisi, Sakyouku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Tel: 0757121270
Opening hours: 10:00 – 17:00 (last order 16:45)
Closed on Wednesday & Thursday (closed also on the following day if the regular day off is public holiday)
Price: 630 yen (Iced matcha)

17. Tsuen

Tsuen Matcha Restaurants in Kyoto 2017

It is said that the shop was once visited by the significant figures in Japanese history, Tokugawa Shogunate and Toyotomi Hideyoshi in a few centuries ago. How amazing the shop is still well-preserved! Have a seat in the shop and savor the famed Ujikintoki matcha ice cream of Kyoto.

Details:
Shop name: Tsuen Uji Honten (通圓 宇治本店)
Address: Ujitounai 1, Uji-shi, Kyoto
Tel: 0774212243
Opening hours: 9:30 – 17:30 (pre-order by phone 10:00 – 17:00)
Open every day
Price: 600 yen (Ujikintoki Matcha ice cream)

18. Chez Hagata

Chez Hagata Matcha Restaurants in Kyoto 2017

Looking for some matchasweets that you can carry to home? The matcha cake from “Chez Hagata” would be a perfect option. The ingredients, matcha, eggs, butter, white chocolate, sugar and flour are all exclusively selected. What’s more, you can order it by mail delivery.

Details:
Shop name: Chez Hagata (シェ・アガタ)
Address: Uzitanikudari 44-11, Uji-shi, Kyoto
Tel: 0774206025
Opening hours: 10:00 – 19:00 (Mail order services is also available)
Closed on Monday & Tuesday

19. Saganoyu

Saganoyu Matcha Restaurants in Kyoto 2017

The shop is formerly an old public bath place. Order a traditional matcha dessert and enjoy the special ambiance and decoration there. Presented in a small dainty bamboo container, the confectionary is filled with delicious matcha ice cream, red beans and sweet dumplings.

Details:
Shop name: Cafe Style Resort Sagano-yu (嵯峨野湯)
Address: 4-3, Sagatenryuji Imahoricho, Ukyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Tel: 0758828985
Irregular day off

20. Tsukigase

Tsukigase Matcha Restaurants in Kyoto 2017

Visit the traditional Japanese tea house established since 1926. A plenty of excellent matcha dessert menus are available, such as “anmitsu”, a typical local sweet made of red beans, cubes of agar gelatin, topped with molasses and bean jam. Looking for a genuine Kyoto dessert? Anmitsu is absolutely the one for you.

Details:
Shop name: Tsukigase (甘味処 月ヶ瀬)
Address: Minamigawa 584, Gion-machi, Higasiyamaku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Tel: 0755252131
Opening hours: 12:00 – 19:00
Closed on Wednesday, and the first Thursday of every month

21. Hannarikafue Iwai

Hannarikafue Iwai Matcha Restaurants in Kyoto 2017

The shop’s signature menu is matcha warabi mochi parfait. It is a simple parfait consisting of matcha ice cream and jelly, bracken-starch dumplings and white sweet dumplins. Everything just has high quality to let you truly savor the rich and genuine taste of Japanese sweets.

Details:
Shop name: Iwai Byoudouinten (はんなりかふぇ 憩和井)
Address: Ujirenge 5-6, Uji-shi, Kyoto
Tel: 0774230050
Opening hours: 11:00 – 17:30; (Saturday, Sunday & Public holiday) 10:30 – 18:00; last order: 15 minutes before closing time.

22. Mitsuboshien Kanbayashisannyuu-honten

Mitsuboshien Kanbayashisannyuu-honten Matcha Restaurants in Kyoto 2017

We cannot come back the past but from the shop established in Tensho era (1573-1591), we can try its traditional matcha warabi mocha (bracken starch dumpling) preserved since the era. It is made in accordance with the old recipe and thus the taste is absolutely authentic!

Details:
Shop name: Mitsuboshien Kanbayashisannyuu-honten (三星園 上林三入 本店)
Address: Ujirenge 27-2, Uji-shi, Kyoto
Tel: 0774212636
Opening hours: 9:00 – 18:00
Open every day

23. Fleur

Fleur Matcha Restaurants in Kyoto 2017

To savor the shop’s special matcha pancake, you need a little bit patience because the meringue is all freshly made upon your order. But 20-30 minutes of waiting are absolutely worth because the pancake tastes incredibly delicious with a soft texture. Enjoy it with the exclusive matcha sauce.

Details:
Shop name: Fleur Gion-ten (フルール 祇園店)
Address: Tokiwa-machi 149, Higasiyamaku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Tel: 05055900863
Opening hours: 11:00 – 20:00 (last order 19:00)
Open every day
Price: 1200 yen (Matcha pancake)

24. Gion Koishi

Gion Koishi Matcha Restaurants in Kyoto 2017

The shop “Gion Koishi” provides a luxury matcha parfait which includes matcha ice cream, sweet red beans and chestnut cream. It is not as sweet as other normal parfaits, a great choice for those who concern diet issue.

Details:
Shop name: KadenKyouame Gionkoishi Gion-honten (祇園小石)
Address: Kitagawa 286-2, Gion-machi, Higasiyamaku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Tel: 0755310331
Opening hours: 10:30 – 19:30 (opening time may be extended in some periods)
Open every day

25. Sabou Isehan

Sabou Isehan Matcha Restaurants in Kyoto 2017

If you visit Kyoto in summer, don’t miss the special Kyoto dessert, “anmitsukoori”. It is matcha shaved ice, topped with cubes of agar gelatin, jelly, shiratama (sweet dumpling), sweet red bean and soy bean flavored ice cream and so on. A perfect choice for you to chill out in hot summer!

Details:
Shop name: Sabou Isehan (茶房 いせはん)
Address: Seiryuu-machi 242, Kamigyouku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Tel: 0752315422
Opening hours: 11:00 – 18:30 (last order 18:00)
Closed on Tuesday (Shop will be opened on Tuesday in case it is public holiday)

26. Kyouhayashiya

Kyouhayashiya Matcha Restaurants in Kyoto 2017

The recipe of cheesecake was originally from other western countries. But Japanese people are so clever to add some matcha into it and has created an excellent distinctive dessert in Kyoto. Visit “Kyouhayashiya” and try the matcha cheesecake which tastes so creamy, rich with a great texture.

Details:
Shop name: Kyouhayashiya Kyoto Sanjo-ten (京はやしや 京都三条店)
Address: Takase Bld. 6/F, Nakajima-machi 105, Nakagyouku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Tel: 0752313198
Opening hours: 11:30 – 21:30 (last order 21:00)
Open every day

27. Wacafe Ranhotei

Wacafe Ranhotei Matcha Restaurants in Kyoto 2017

Perhaps a matcha cake is so common. But have you heard of matcha cake made of tofu? Come to the shop and try such a special flavor. While cake ingredients are generally quite heavy, the matcha tofu cake is so fresh and healthy yet rich and tasty. A must-try dessert in Kyoto!

Details:
Shop name: Ranhotei (和カフェ らん布袋)
Address: Kamikawara-machi 64, Oomiyanisiiriru, Sanzyoudoori, Nakagyouku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Tel: 0758010790
Opening hours: 11:30 – 20:00; (Friday) 11:30-23:00; (Saturday & Sunday) 11:00- 20:00
Closed on Thursday

28. Saryou Hassui

Saryou Hassui Matcha Restaurants in Kyoto 2017

You won’t be able to find the exclusive “hisui mochi” (jade dumpling) in other places except visiting this restaurant. The matcha sweet has an incredibly beautiful color which is reminiscent of a jade. Of course, the texture and flavor are just perfect. Enjoy the dessert with the magnificent natural view of surrounding area.

Details:
Shop name: Suiran Hotel Kyoto Saryou Hassui (茶寮八翠)
Address: Susukinobabacho 12, Sagatenryuji , Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Tel: 05057853537
Opening hours: 11:00 – 17:00
Open every day

29. Kezurihiya Kyoto Gion

Kezurihiya Kyoto Gion Matcha Restaurants in Kyoto 2017

The shop’s matcha dessert probably sounds the same as other shops’ one. Actually, it is extraordinary. The dessert is topped with adorable pattern thanks to the shop’s excellent latte art. What makes customer surprising is the tasty shaved ice inside which is so soft and creamy. An excellent choice for summer! Don’t forget to order the dessert as a set which comes with matcha tea or roasted green tea.

Details:
Shop name: Kezurihiya Kyoto Gion (けずりひや 京都祇園)
Address: Kyoto Gion Excellent G/F, Apa Hotel, Minamigawa 555, Gion-machi, Higasiyamaku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Tel: 0755412650
Opening hours: 11:00 – 17:30 (last order 17:00)

30. Sanoa

Sanoa Matcha Restaurants in Kyoto 2017

Go to the shop and try the exclusive matcha parfait “Noukou matcha noyokubaridukusiwafue”, which is filled with matcha ice-cream, cheesecake, pound cake and garnished with whipped cream and matcha waffle cracker. How gorgeous it looks! You will never get bored with the yummy matcha flavor which is slightly bitter yet rich and sweet.

Details:
Shop name: Green Cafe Style Sanoa (茶乃逢)
Address: Nakajimacho 83, Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Tel: 0752413200
Opening hours: 11:00 – 21:30
Closed on Monday

If you are one of those who loves Japanese sweets, then don’t miss the suggested fabulous Matcha confectionary on your next trip to Kyoto. After all, to understand the culture and characteristics of a country, besides visiting the renowned sightseeing spots, savoring the signature local delicacy is an effortless and direct way. Enjoy your gourmet journey for the excellent matcha desserts in Kyoto.

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