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Nanzenji Junsei

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Nanzenjikusagawacho, Sakyoku, Kyoto 606-8437, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-761-2311
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

We had the tofu set (I had sashimi too) and we both found the tofu to be very bland. There was 3 types of tofu, all were the same texture of boiled tofu so very similar. The sauce for the "simmered tofu" barely had flavour. The tempura was OK, had better and we weren't allowed a dip for it! It's... More 

Thank Kyle H
Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

Want to try tofu a variety of ways? This is the place. Got the tofu set which even for a non-vegetarian was flavorful and great. The warm tofu (known for in this region) was wonderful. It was expensive, but worth it.

Thank drichrx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

My friend booked the Yuba Kaiseki through JapanICan, it was about $50(usd) per person, which was expensive to me as a 22 year old, but I really wanted to try a kaiseki meal. As soon as the courses started being presented I knew that it was money well spent! Absolutely beautiful presentation and the flavor to match. It was fun... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

Located near the temple complexes of Nanjenji. Stumbled on this place after visiting the area and was really hungry. Never go to the first restaurant you see on an empty stomach. Beautiful tardens and inter-connecting dining areas which we saw after the meal. Kaiseki was not being served after 2 pm. The best value thing on the menu was the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is located close to Nanzenji. The landscape and restaurant is nicely decorated. I could feel the peaceful in the place and settled my mind before enjoying the lunch. The restaurant serves tofu dishes. The portions are not big but they are sumptuous. Price is reasonable (I had the lunch at almost 4pm and I was still given a... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

Visited this place for lunch, it was very busy but they managed to find a table for me after a short wait. They offer set menus with some side dish options that you can add on. The dishes were great; they were beautifully presented and taste good - light but not bland. Service was good, they did their best to... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

This restaurant and garden facility (several buildings and interconnecting pathways and gardens) are in eastern Kyoto, easily reached via the Philosopher's Walk or the Keage subway station. The facility started out originally as a medical school in the Edo period, established in 1839 by the significant historical figure, Ryotei Shingu. As a school it was unusual that it featured the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

I think this restaurant is well known for it's tofu, and a lot of other people were ordering pots of something steaming hot, but we ordered lots of other dishes and enjoyed everything we ordered. The egg dish was huge and very well seasoned (three big rolls of cooked egg) and the tempura was also delicious and we ordered rice... More 

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Hong Kong
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2015

The Restaurant was situated right at the entrance to Nanzenji, 10 minutes walk from subway station along the main road (shorter distance if go through a small tunnel as shortcut leading to Nanzenji). We have chosen the set dinner which allowed you to make your own "beancurb sheet" which is a new experience to me. Food was average but the... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

This was a real treat. The restaurant is actually a grouping of buildings around a beautifully landscaped garden. We ate in a long room with picture windows looking out. The meal was wonderful---we ordered one of the larger meals that included tofu prepared many different ways as well as vegetable tempura, fish, and shrimp. They do have vegetarian options. Highly... 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
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 27
Japanese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nanzenjikusagawacho, Sakyoku, Kyoto 606-8437, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-761-2311

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in City Center

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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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