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Somushi Kochaya

73 Mikuracho Karasuma 3-jo Nishiiru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8166, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-253-1456
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
7 Jun 2016
“Not welcoming”
3 May 2016
“Wonderful place, atmosphere, food and service”
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Asian, Korean, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
73 Mikuracho Karasuma 3-jo Nishiiru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8166, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 7 June 2016

Hello, I can't speak for the food. But the only thing I can tell you was that I went there 3 times and I was sent away all three: the first one I was too close to their closing time; the second one it was...More

Thank ramiro2k
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Rare quality, great products, simply prepared, vegetables cooked just like they should, overall we had an excellent veggie dinner The design is exceptionally nice (except that the chairs can be a little uncomfortable).

Thank OlivierB852
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

We had lunch there once as we were staying in a hotel opposite the road. The atmosphere is absolutely fantastic and the decor amazing. I have lived in korea for 1 year and have not seen something similar. Dishes are average however. I ordered the...More

Thank Georgios F
Reviewed 2 March 2016

This is such a special place..There is a hand made touch to this place.I had orange tea that was very good ;presented in beautiful pottery .Had the whole place to myself + street view in the afternoon.Very calm and enchanting tea house,high quality food and...More

Thank naomipo A
Reviewed 15 June 2015

We were shattered after a 12 hour flight and the lovely tea and calm atmosphere were a real blessing. We left feeling revived and sooo much better! I can't remember the tea we had but it contained lots of ginger and honey.

1  Thank Nippy
Reviewed 25 September 2014

Wonderful food, delicious teas, excellent cakes, and a beautiful atmosphere. The restaurant is just gorgeous inside. My husband had a curry for 1,000 yen and I had the amazing vegan bibimbap for 1200. We shared a wildly delicious spiced cake for dessert. I'm not normally...More

1  Thank Emilierose23
Reviewed 11 April 2013

This artful teahouse was a wonderful surprise. We walked in off the street, drawn by the decor, and so glad we did. I had a vegetable tempura with a curry sauce, and my partner a bowl of pumpkin soup. It can't explain the crafted, full...More

Thank ianisalifestyle
Reviewed 9 August 2009

Nice atmosphere and authentic decoration with a lot of natural materials and old furniture plus art gallery exhibition. Excellent food in Korean cooking style Originally a tea house but serves also lunch and dinner at reasonnable price

Thank ne_faubry
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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  • Address: 73 Mikuracho Karasuma 3-jo Nishiiru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8166, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +81 75-253-1456
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