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Iyemon Salon Kyoto Cafe Lounge

#57 of 11,670 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
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City Center
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80 Ogura-cho, Karasuma Nishiiru, Sanjo-dori, Nakagyo-ku | Chiso Bdg 1F, Kyoto 604-8166, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-222-1500
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015

My friend and I went to this cafe for a light meat in the afternoon. The place is extremely cozy and it serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Their menu is very simple, however I tried their 'Green Tea Pasta' and it was heavenly!!! The taste of this food is so incredible, it's a combination of Japanese flavor married... More 

Thank Rocco H
New York, New York, United States
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015 via mobile

This place is great for breakfast and lunch. The food is amazing, it's not overpriced and the atmosphere is great too. Will definitely visit again.

Thank mmoloksher
Singapore, Singapore
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140 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

Most of us don't take breakfast too seriously especially on working weekdays but not for my father who takes his meals regularly. This is also a good thing when we are traveling together as we would wake up early to have proper quality breakfast. One good place that I would highly recommend for breakfast is Iyemon Salon, a modern Japanese... More 

Thank dairy_cream
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2014 via mobile

This is my fourth visit to Kyoto and anytime I am here, my brother and his wife, who are living here, take to Iyemon. So we have chosen it for the new year's eve dinner as well. We have had our booking a month ago, telling them that we also have a baby with her pushchair. We went there half... More 

4 Thank fulya186525
Risch, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2014 via mobile

We had a lovely Matcha tea with wagashi the typical Japanese tea, very sweet, to be eaten before drinking the slightly bitter powder green tea. The cafe is pretty, rather spacious abd - I dare say - typical Japanese. A wonderful treat offered from my Japanese friends.

Thank Christina B
New York City, New York
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2014 via mobile

Reasonable priced lunch in a relaxing restaurant. Lots of different teas to choose from and a wonderful Japanese sweets selection.

Thank Amy E. H
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2014 via mobile

We loved this place and visited for lunch one day and returned for dinner the following. The space is beautifully designed and has a lovely relaxed yet funky vibe and friendly service. Try and sit at the back - which looks onto a small courtyard - if you can. Lunch menu was quite short, but my rice bowl topped with... More 

1 Thank amanha1
Crete, Greece
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26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2012

My husband and I stopped here for lunch at around 1:30 on a Saturday afternoon and it was still quite busy, but we were seated after about a 10 minute wait. They had an English menu and provided us with their fresh tea of the day (no charge) right away. They had several lunch sets to choose from and I... More 

Thank Kirsten D
Tokyo, Japan
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2011

Iyemon is a famous brand of Japanese tea produced by Suntory, and the Iyemon Salon is possibly the best location to enjoy it, along with a tasty selection of perfectly suited food of course! The tea here does not just come hot and wet like we know it here in the UK, it also comes in the form of cakes,... More 

1 Thank Platmack
Wyoming, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2011

I often had breakfast here on nearly one week we stayed in Kyoto. The food was nice, especially the traditional cake. I couldn't remmember the name of dozens of cakes I ate but i can say that most of the cakes they have really nice. They are perfectly matched with Janpanese traditional tea. Drinking tea and enjoy the crowded scene... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Cafe, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Ogura-cho, Karasuma Nishiiru, Sanjo-dori, Nakagyo-ku | Chiso Bdg 1F, Kyoto 604-8166, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-222-1500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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