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Desserts: Japanese Sweets

Gion Tokuya


Gion Tokuya Overview

Address

570-127 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto 605-0074

Phone

+81 (0) 75-561-5554

Access

6 minute walk from Gion Shijo Station (Exit 6) on the Keihan Main Line.
8 minute walk from Kawaramachi Station (Exit 1A) on the Hankyu Kyoto Line.

Operating Hours

Sun: 12:00PM-6:00PM
Mon: 12:00PM-6:00PM
Tue: Closed
Wed: 12:00PM-6:00PM
Thur: 12:00PM-6:00PM
Fri: 12:00PM-6:00PM
Sat: 12:00PM-6:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, AMEX, JCB

Gion Tokuya Description

Located in the heart of Kyoto, Gion Tokuya is a charming restaurant that specializes in traditional Japanese sweets and desserts. As a recipient of the prestigious 'Top 100 Restaurants in 2023' award, Gion Tokuya is renowned for its exquisite craftsmanship and dedication to preserving the art of Japanese confectionery.

Step into Gion Tokuya and be transported to a world of elegance and tranquility. The restaurant's interior is tastefully decorated with traditional Japanese elements, creating a serene atmosphere that perfectly complements the delicate flavors of their sweets. Whether you're seated at a cozy table or on the tatami floor, you'll feel a sense of calm as you indulge in their delectable creations.

One of the highlights of Gion Tokuya is their extensive menu of traditional Japanese sweets. From beautifully crafted wagashi (traditional Japanese confections) to refreshing kakigori (shaved ice desserts), every item on the menu is a work of art. Indulge in the rich flavors of matcha (green tea) or savor the delicate sweetness of anko (red bean paste). Each bite is a harmonious blend of flavors and textures, showcasing the skill and expertise of the chefs at Gion Tokuya.

What sets Gion Tokuya apart from other dining establishments is their commitment to using only the finest ingredients. Every sweet is made with locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, ensuring that each bite is bursting with flavor and freshness. The attention to detail and dedication to quality is evident in every aspect of Gion Tokuya, from the presentation of the sweets to the impeccable service provided by the staff.

Whether you're a connoisseur of Japanese sweets or simply looking for a unique dining experience in Kyoto, Gion Tokuya is a must-visit destination. Immerse yourself in the rich traditions of Japanese confectionery and indulge in the exquisite flavors of their sweets. Gion Tokuya is a true gem in the culinary landscape of Kyoto, offering a taste of Japan's rich cultural heritage in every bite.

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Family-friendly

Non-smoking

Gion Tokuya Reviews

Gion Tokuya Google Average Rating

4.3

Gion Tokuya Tabelog Average Rating

3.83

5

Google
Visited on 15 Nov 2023, Wed (4pm). English menu available.

Unassuming sit-in Japanese sweets shop. Rice cakes are extremely filling, and even simple dessert like shaved ice with condensed milk tastes good, though it's not cheap.

You join the queue by going into the shop to get a queue number via the self-help kiosk, and then you'll need to wait outside the shop till the staff calls you in.

5

Google
Fantastic little place in Gion.
The sweets are traditional and you wouldn't find them presented like this anywhere else. We had the honomi rice cakes (toasted rice cakes with red bean soup, sweet soy sauce and nori, kinako powder) and the shaved ice. Everything was delicious.
The environment is calm and the staff is very kind.
Great place for a peaceful moment in a busy city.

5

Google
An amazing place for Japanese traditional desserts. Elegant appearance and sweet but refreshing taste. Definitely try the first page signature dishes.

4

Tabelog
Translated from Japanese:

When I went on New Year's Day, it was surprisingly empty. There were about 5 groups waiting. Maybe it's because I did it in the evening. I always make normal warabi mochi, so I decided to try bancha warabi mochi. I wanted to try Kuzumochi, but it was already sold out as it was in the evening...

4.5

Tabelog
Translated from Japanese:

Tokuya is a sweets restaurant located on Hanamikoji in Gion, Kyoto that I have always wanted to visit. Of course, I came here for the warabi mochi, but I heard that for New Year's, you can get 30 servings of ozoni a day, so I ordered that as well...

5

Tabelog
Translated from Japanese:

Warabimochi and Hanamikomochi are both delicious, so I went there on a Sunday evening and was prepared to wait in line. Luckily, the third group was able to push me inside after about 10 minutes. I ordered Honwarabi Mochi and Hanami Komochi and received them right away. This time is also difficult...

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