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Japanese, Cafe, Japanese sweets parlour
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Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Table Service
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Reviewed 23 July 2023

Kagizen Yoshifusa is a very popular Japanese dessert place in Gion and our must-go place when we are in Kyoto. There was no line when we arrived around noon on a Saturday and we were seated right away by the friendly staff. We ordered the...kuzukiri with brown sugar syrup (the house specialty) and the warabimochi. Both were excellent as always. The kuzukiri was particularly refreshing on a hot day. We highly recommend this place to anyone who likes traditional Japanese desserts.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 2 November 2020

First of all, my favourite food of all time is Kuzukiri and there are very few places one can have it. I have to have a separate budget for it! Kagizen is the most famous cafe for serving in this incredible healthy desert, amazing in...Summer and a super food. The cafe itself is a lovely environment and has free WiFi. It is conveniently located through can be easy to miss when searching for the first time. I can’t wait I to visit this wonderful place as many times as possible the next time I’m in Japan. I am crazy about Kuzukiri though ! Lovely staff each time I’ve been too.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 24 April 2019

i realised that more than 2/3rd of this review are made in Jp language! Its kuzukiri くずきり(arrowroot noodles as a dessert) is not available elsewhere -only opens 930am This main store is an old, established store with 300 years of history, known for having the...best kuzukiri (arrowroot noodles) in Kyoto. (but closed on Mon) Its old past didnt make it a weathered old building, in fact, it looked so nicely furbished with a beautiful garden (mini) for all your Instagrammable posing!!!!!!!!! Definitely a must visit Also, they have another branch (closed on wed but near to the Yasaka shrine near yasaka or minami machi(South st) so plan it nicely , it could be for your afternoon tea. I done it in early morning to avoid any tourists or queue! Directions: the dessert shop is right straight out of gion shijo mrt Whichever the flavour is , whichever sweets u ordered, so long its overall rating is a consistent 4star and above, every of its items should be able to bring you a "wow" experience!! Enjoy!!!! Never believe in critiques that mentioned that this is far from Godiva, why r they comparing apples with oranges? Godiva is just a primarily chocolate-related dessert store ie widely available worldwide, u can even have it in tokyo or in your own country, if not go for other options like Royce' (choc shop)...dont ever dream that you have other similar Kuzukiri in traditional dessert shop like Tsujiri too!! My biggest regret is i dont eat too much sweet stuff at one go, if not i will order MORE!!!!!!More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 26 March 2019

Famous for its sweets specially for their Kuzu. A very nice cafe. Good sweets. Service was a bit funny, our server was very nice, until she spoke English to us, not sure were she learned service in English but all her grace in the Japanese...way was gone and "rough translation" was the best we could describe her service in English. Her English pronunciation was near perfect so it was not the lack of language understanding. Regardless, the sweets were very good.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 27 January 2019

I loved this specialist sweet shop and cafe so much I went for matcha and a sweet three times! The traditional sweets are exquisite - the ones I chose included a sweet shaped like a narcissus, and a camellia.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Got all excited by what was in the counters in the store that fronts the street . Sorely disappointed, what you get is expensive traditional deserts. Going noodles or gelatinous cubes seasoned with syrups and powders Yup, expensive tea as well. Go for the cultural...experience but if you are looking for Godiva, you have the wrong place.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 July 2018

As others have noted the clear noodles with syrup were very unique and delicious. We loved them. As a quick tip, the listed notes that the location opens at 9:00am (which is true for the candy/sweets store section). However, the cafe opens at 9:30am. We...got to the cafe at 9:30am during the summer and were the only ones there until about 9:45am (i.e., no line); it was great having the place to ourselves. Given the starch+syrup combo of the noodles, it definitely works well as a yummy breakfast food (in addition to it being a desert).More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Really great service and place to relax and enjoy your tea. They are famous for their warabi mochi and kuzukiri (translucent noodles). You have to try the latter because it's something that you rarely find around. It's so smooth and silky. I recommend the brown...sweet syrup, instead of the normal sweet syrup. Please note that you have order a portion per pax here (1,080Yen).More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Quiet, peaceful like the name key of peace Lovely garden at the back unfortunately it has been found by tourists , otherwise great

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

The line moved quickly. The crowd were mostly locals. The service was brilliant. The ‘moist Japanese sweet’ was OK (but looked brilliant). Green tea was excellent. Free tea top ups were appreciated. The arrowhead noodles and brown sugar sauce were presented in an ornate green...box, and the experience eating them was highly unique. Would recommend this place for the authentic experience it offers.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

Locals come here to hang so you know it has to be authentic! I don't know about everyone else but I seldomly heard locals engaging in daily conversations. Oddly, I really longed for that. I guess it's because I was visiting touristy places? Anyways, I...was so glad to come to this place it was so refreshing to see old women enjoying tea while chit chatting. The tea was nice but the sweets were great! Keep in mind, each person will have to place an order. Hence, you cannot order one dessert and share. Enjoy!More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

We arrived on a Friday afternoon at around 16:00. We only had to wait for a short while before a table was available. Saw a lot of people eating some kind of flat translucent noodles. I thought it is an odd time to have lunch....When my friends made the order, I just went along with their suggestions. When some big containers made their way to our table, I was shocked that we are eating noodles too. Turned out those weren't noodles but a kind of dessert made from arrowroot powder dipped in brown or white sugar. The kuzukiri were kept in iced water to ensure that it remains cooling for consumption. I was informed that this dessert has medicinal properties and good for consumption during hot weather. Definitely a must try when in Kyoto.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Green tea is rich. The complimentary white sweets were way too sweet. If you cannot resist to try it, take a tiny bite to taste. I did not know it and ate the whole thing, I regretted it and I was stuck, as it would...look bad to spit it. We tried the popular kuzukiri, both white and dark syrup. It was not very special for us. I find it similar to grass jelly in my home town which also tastes good but is dirt cheap. We also had the 竹水羊羹, red bean pudding stuffed inside a hollow bamboo tube. It was smooth and not too sweet, but again, similar to red bean pudding in my home town but it costs less back home. The place is nice and comfortable, ordinary sweets are gentrified.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Kagizen is a traditional store that sells traditional Japanese sweets. The store has two rooms. There is a front room were they display the Japanese traditional sweets, or Wakoshi, that you can purchase to take home. The second room is in the back. This room...is were you can sit down and eat their selection of Japanese traditional sweets and drink coffee or tea. One of their specialties is the Kuzukiri. Kuzukiri is a noodle dish that consists of noodles made from the root of the kudzu plant and a sweet syrup. The noodles are almost tasteless, so it is a very light and refreshing dessert for the summer. But as it is chilled, it is usually not eaten or even prepared during the winter. The syrup is usually a thinned simple or maple syrup.More

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

if you wanna try japanese sweets, here is best place to go. for kuzukiri, you can choose white or black syrup. personally I love white but black syrup is more popular for kuzukiri beginners. no english menu but you just order kuzukiri with white or...black syrup. better to go in morning time. otherwise, you will wait for long gueue.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5