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Japanese: Tofu

Shoraian


Shoraian Overview

Address

Sagakamenoocho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto 616-8386

Phone

+81 (0) 75-861-0123

Access

18 minute walk from Hankyu Arashiyama Station.
15 minute walk from Keifuku Arashiyama Station.
20 minute walk from JR Saga Arashiyama Station.
15 minute walk from Torokko Arashiyama Station.

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-4:00PM, 5:30PM-8:00PM
Mon: 11:00AM-4:00PM
Tue: 11:00AM-4:00PM
Wed: 11:00AM-4:00PM
Thur: 11:00AM-4:00PM
Fri: 11:00AM-4:00PM, 5:30PM-8:00PM
Sat: 11:00AM-4:00PM, 5:30PM-8:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Shoraian Description

Located in the scenic Arashiyama district of Kyoto, Shoraian is a hidden gem that offers a unique dining experience. This traditional Japanese restaurant specializes in tofu cuisine, showcasing the delicate flavors and textures of this versatile ingredient. With a serene and peaceful atmosphere, Shoraian provides a tranquil escape from the bustling city.

What sets Shoraian apart is its commitment to using only the freshest and highest quality ingredients. The tofu is made in-house daily, ensuring its exceptional taste and smoothness. The menu features a variety of tofu dishes, from simple and elegant presentations to more elaborate creations. One must-try dish is the yudofu, a hot pot of tofu simmered in a flavorful broth, accompanied by an array of dipping sauces and condiments. The kaiseki course is also highly recommended, offering a multi-course meal that showcases the chef's creativity and skill.

The restaurant itself is nestled in a beautiful garden, surrounded by lush greenery and offering stunning views of the Arashiyama mountains. The interior is designed in a traditional Japanese style, with tatami mats, sliding doors, and low tables. The attentive and friendly staff provide excellent service, ensuring a memorable dining experience.

Whether you are a tofu enthusiast or simply looking for a unique culinary adventure, Shoraian is a must-visit destination in Kyoto. Immerse yourself in the flavors of Japan and indulge in the artistry of tofu cuisine at this exceptional restaurant.

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List

Romantic

Private Dining Room

Non-smoking

Sake Selection

Stylish Interior

Shoraian Reviews

Shoraian Google Average Rating

4.5

Shoraian Tabelog Average Rating

3.62

5

Google
Second time visiting the restaurant when we are in Arashiyama.
Make sure to call to book weeks in advance, it is almost impossible to call in the day of or the day before.
The food is tofu centric, there are so many ways to have tofu it was amazing to taste all the different textures.
The service is great and super patient in explaining.
Loved the window seat which we requested for during the reservation call.
Will love to visit again when we are back in Arashiyama some day.

5

Google
It's hard to imagine a more relaxing setting for lunch than Shoraian, set in the woods overlooking the river in Arashihama. The inside is traditional, and elegant. The lovely servers are very kind and welcoming.

The Shofu course was a lot of food, and a great way to try tofu in various forms -- fresh, fried, boiled, as a gratin, tofu skin/yuba, and as ice cream. This is a very special place, and will be a highlight of your visit in Arashiyama.

Reservations are required in advance.

5

Google
Food was amazing, service was superb (done with nice old ladies who are very polite and friendly). Many many courses on a set, which comes periodically after you are done with your precious course. Place is lovely, but hard to get to without able legs.

One small point for foreigners though, that reservation would be kind of tricky as the staff mainly don’t speak English, and they only take reservations via phone call.

4.7

Tabelog
Translated from Japanese:

A hidden tofu restaurant located upstream of Togetsukyo Bridge in Arashiyama! ! From the time you see the signboard to the time you go to the store, you'll feel like you're exploring, surrounded by a forest. The interior design was written by Fuyo Kobayashi, the landlady who is a calligrapher...

4.2

Tabelog
Translated from Japanese:

I made a reservation about 2 weeks in advance and received the Matsuba course (*^^*) There are many tofu dishes that are good for your health and beauty, and not only that, but each one is carefully made and delicious ~ ♡ Hassun too , you can enjoy various kinds such as salmon, duck, beef shigure...

4

Tabelog
Translated from Japanese:

This is a tofu restaurant.As you walk up the stairs, you arrive at the restaurant.The view from the window and the food are both very gentle and gentle.You can also enjoy the books displayed in the room...

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