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Tanbaya Shijo Minamizamae

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240 Gionmachikitagawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-533-3332
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I've been frequenting this place over the last few months. My personal favourite is the Abekawa mochi (¥65 each) which is a slab of mochi covered in sweet soybean flour. Very simple but so tasty. Others recommend the sweet-salty miso danko (¥130) but I would say also try the yuzu daifuku (¥150) and tenyaki (¥130, the white one with red... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Nothing says Kyoto better than mochi. And nothing is better than a savoury miso barbecued mochi. They also have traditional orange, and strawberry wrapped in an edible leaf, along with several other flavours.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I visited the store in 2012 and had fond memories of the sweet charred mochi on a stick. I revisited the place recently, and it was not on the menu then. Perhaps it has been phased out or they sell different items on different days. I got the glutinous rice on a stick for 130JPY, which was char-grilled and brushed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 240 Gionmachikitagawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Gion
  • Neighbourhood: Gion
  • Phone Number: +81 75-533-3332

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Gion
Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko" in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners, Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the streets on their way to and from work, where they fan dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets glow with lanterns along the river, where weeping willows catch the starlight and the air is warmed with conversation. Groups pass through to populate the restaurants and bars along the riverfront, but Gion still manages to be a mostly quiet district, due in large part to limited automotive traffic through many of its streets. Gion is a wonderful place to indulge in Kyoto's local and customary cuisines, and is best enjoyed after dark.
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