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#224 of 8,107 Restaurants in Kyoto
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Reviewed 19 December 2019

Food is my life and although I am not vegetarian, I was really intrigued by the concept of this restaurant.The place is so beautiful that is worth just visiting because of the setting. You only have 1 menu option here and you cannot pick and...chose. 1 set menu 1 price, everything is tofu based. It is recommended for any foodie looking for an experience. Although every dish I had was very good, I was not blown away. Maybe just because I rate tofu as a very limiting primal ingredient. Nevertheless I still recommend it for adventurous and curious people.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 29 November 2019 via mobile

Great Tofu course I truly recommend from the bottom of my heart Serving timing is great Quality over all are superb Just bear in mind,eat the pickles and the small plates later along with the bowl of rice Make the rice bowl to the Ocha-zuke...with the roasted green tea Slurp and Enjoy!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 3 September 2019 via mobile

Meal is in little tasting dishes in a traditional setting with a view. Freshly made. There are different rooms, traditional vs modern. I opted for the traditional setting. The entrance is a beautiful rock garden. Some of the dishes are hot and some are cold....Need to be a little adventurous. Staff were awesome and patience in explaining. You can opt to knee or seat. Quite the experience!More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 16 May 2019 via mobile

Came here with friends for lunch because we heard Kyoto was known for tofu. Sat down in the tatami room, which had a very peaceful and quiet view. There is one meal set for lunch and everything in it was very well made! The tofu...was soft and silky, the today dessert was especially amazing!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 18 April 2019

A Youtuber had recommended this place, so on my trip to Kyoto, it was on my to do list. It was not difficult to locate because we used google maps. The entire experience was amazing. As you walk towards the restaurant (located inside the Unesco...heritage site), the surrounding area is beautiful. The restaurant only sells one thing, which is the tofu multi course meal (keisekki). They do one thing, but they do it well! Upon entering, you take off your shoes, and place them on a shelf. Then you're led inside, and seating is tatame style. Staff was super nice, and presentation of the food was gorgeous. Afterwards, you can walk out to the zen garden, and just enjoy the breathtaking scenery. We were there during the peak of cherry blossom (sakura) season, and whenever the wind blew, a gentle shower of pink petals would fall. Absolutely stunning. I highly recommend this place to everyone I know ... and don't know! lolMore

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 23 January 2019

Not just the food, the wonderful staff looking after us, the atmosphere, the garden, all in all, a sensational experience, the most memorable of our time in Japan. The restaurant is tucked away and not easy to find, in spite of directions we had received...from a friend in Sydney, the locals we asked were also unable to pinpoint the location. The set menu takes you from savoury to sweet - not being a tofu person at home, due to its tastelessness and toughness, it was quite a revelation to experience the real thing. Value - brilliant for the quality, service, and whole experience. Brings tears to my eyes remembering it all.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 15 January 2019

I'm a meat eater, but this is impressive. The silky tofu is very smooth. They are all very good dishes, I like the dessert very much, but again, I love meat, more!! It was great for the experience and it is very good for what...it is.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

Heard about no reservation can be taken, but we still wanted to try our luck and we nailed it. Breathtaking traditional Japanese style garden view that made you relaxing while dining. Boiled Tofu set was great but a bit pricy ($3800 yen per person), well...it's...worth visiting in a life-time.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

I took my son here. I had eaten here twice in the past in the winter and spring. Boiled Tofu in Winter was excellent but I wondered about Summer on a hot day but still great! Good to have something refreshing and unique for a...meal.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

We were asked if we wanted Japanese or Western dining. I said Japanese not knowing the experiential fun I was getting into. We were taken across a zen garden and treated to flute music, tatami mats, and cooking at our table. The courses were laid...out by servers in yukata. Some food I didn't know exactly what it was, but I communicated to the staff that I was a vegetarian with no fish. The staff worked to accommodate my needs by substituting some food that is served with fish derived sauces. This meal was really a lot of fun. It is right across from world heritage site so the whole area was full of statues. The set menu was reasonably priced for the amount of food and level of service. Really a wonderful experience.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Maria D
15 December 2016|
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Response from C8276AHmatts | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Yudofu Sagano has one set, multi-course meal. No other options. That said, tofu itself is gluten-free, right? I don't think the various ways they prepare the dishes generally include gluten items.
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Yudofu Sagano is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 5