Apr. 26, 2017 UPDATE

Iyemon Salon Kyoto

- 伊右衛門サロン京都 -
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Specialty shop! A café for you to enjoy Japanese Tea and sweets
This is a café where you can enjoy sweets and food that pair excellently with Japanese Tea. The environment in the café is modern and stylish. The café’s menu changes at different times throughout the day. Right now I would like to introduce you to their teatime sweets menu (Oyatsu"15:00~17:00"). My recommendation is a set that includes tea paired with a sweet or "Oyatsu". You can choose from 9 varieties including green tea and hojicha after taking into consideration the servers’ explanation and a guide, then you can brew it yourself. The sweets include parfaits and ice cream made with green tea powder. The quality of the tea they use is very high, as they take part in the supervision of the tea specialty shop. They also have rice bowl meals and udon on the menu, making this café great for a late lunch.
Japanese Tea & Oyatsu Set
Japanese Tea & Oyatsu Set / ¥1,080
The most popular menu item. You can choose from 3 types of Japanese Tea and brew it yourself while reading a guide about the various types of tea available. The ingredients of the sweets (Oyatsu) change with the seasons. This set allows you to enjoy the wonderful pairing of Japanese Tea with Oyatsu. *A guide written in English is also available. *Starting from the left, the Oyatsu in the picture are berry anmitsu (bean jam), green tea powder cake roll, and warabimochi (jelly dipped in sweet toasted soybean flour). *You can choose from 3 types of Japanese Tea: Hojicha, Genmaicha, or Sencha. The tea depicted in the photo is Sencha.
Matcha Affogato
Matcha Affogato / ¥561
Thick and wonderfully sweet vanilla ice cream with slightly bitter green tea powder poured on top. The balance of sweet and bitter is excellent.
Oyatsu with tea
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Oyatsu with tea / ¥324 or ¥540
You can add tea at a special price with Oyatsu, starting with Matcha Affogato. There are nine types of tea to choose from. There are names of various oyatsu that pair well with the tea printed in the menu. We highly recommend choosing one of them. *The tea in the picture is Hojicha.
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IEMON SALON ORIGINAL Sencha Tea bag Set / ¥540
This is the sencha used in the cafe in tea bags. The café is next to a shop that allows you to purchase their tea. You can enjoy the taste of the wonderful tea of the café from the comfort of your home.
How to Order

There are English descriptions in the Japanese menu. Only the drink menu is fully in English. It is best to take a look at the drink menu for a deeper understanding of tea. The tea is rated for its sweetness or bitterness.

- Order Tips -
If you do not like bitter tea, just say: "Nomiyasui ocha wo kudasai." (Please give me a tea that is easy to drink.)
3.5 food3.3 service3.3 atmosphere4.0
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
3.5 food3.5 service3.5 atmosphere3.5
It is really fun to brew Japanese Tea by yourself! The Oyatsu look very cute and the café is especially popular with women.
3.5 food3.0 service3.0 atmosphere4.5
A charming café with easy access and a nice atmosphere. This café is a Japanese style one run by the famous Japanese tea manufacturer Iyemon. Here you can enjoy healthy and delicious Japanese food. It's a popular restaurant so during lunch time it's crowded! They are open all day so maybe you should visit after lunchtime.
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Iyemon Salon Kyoto / 伊右衛門サロン京都
Category Matcha / Green Tea, Cafes
Phone +81 75-222-1500
Address Chisou Bld.1F, 80, Mikuracho, Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 604-8166
Directions 3-minute walk from Subway Karasuma Line Karasuma Oike Station.
Open Hours 8:00~23:30 (Last order Food 22:30 / Drink 23:00) *The menu changes depending on the time of day. Morning / 8:00~11:00 (L.O.10:30) │Lunch / 11:00~15:00 Oyatsu / 15:00~17:00 │ Dinner / 17:00~23:30 (L.O.23:00)
Reservations Reservations accepted up to the day before your arrival. Lunch reservations not available on Saturday, Sunday, or holidays.
Closed Irregular holidays
Notes This is a very popular café, so it is often busy at all times of day.
Price range
¥1,000 ~ ¥2,000
Credit cards VISA, MASTER, JCB, etc.
Good for Solo, With Friends, Families with Children
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
English menus available.
Menu English
Lanuages spoken Japanese only
Number of seats 115 seats
Private dining rooms Nothing
Non smoking / smoking Separate areas for smokers and non-smokers. (Only non-smoking seats available weekdays from 11:00-17:00 and on holidays from 8:00-17:00.)
URL1 https://iyemonsalon.jp/en/

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