Fodor's Expert Review Yagenbori
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.
Kyoto, Kyoto-fu 605-0084, Japan
- Large selection of à la carte dishes
- Colorful interior