Fodor's Expert Review Yagenbori

$$$$ Eastern Kyoto Japanese

Kimono-clad waitresses serve fine traditional fare inside this three-story, 130-year-old teahouse south of a tiny bridge that spans the Shirakawa River in Gion. Original paintings by Clifton Karhu, renowned woodblock artist, provide a visual treat that matches the culinary ones. On the à la carte menu, don't miss the hoba miso, bean paste with mushrooms and green onions. It's wrapped in a giant oak leaf and grilled at your table. The mini-kaiseki lunch costs ¥3,300.

Japanese Sophisticated Lunch Dinner $$$$

Quick Facts

Sueyoshi-cho, Kiridoshi-kado
Kyoto, Kyoto-fu  605-0084, Japan


Known For:
  • Large selection of à la carte dishes
  • Colorful interior

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