Dec. 28, 2018 UPDATE

Nakamura Tokichi Honten - Main store

- 中村藤吉本店 -
Do you like bitter and sweet tastes ? you can enjoy both of them with matcha
Nakamura tokichi is a very popular and traditional matcha special restaurant in Uji. It will take around 30 minutes to go to Uji from the Kyoto station by JR line. I suggest to visit there early, because usually there are long lines at front of the restaurant despite before opening. Matcha dessert or matcha noodle also are available, you can visit here for a short break or lunch. In addition to delicious dishes, Japanese style yard is inside of the restaurant. It makes elegant atmosphere. Staff service is also perfect! Definitely you will spend valuable time with matcha dishes and their warm service.
Tea jelly (Matcha)
Tea jelly (Matcha) / ¥740
Tea jelly, matcha ice cream and sweet red beans are served with a frozen bamboo container. Jelly is glossy, dumpling and good throat. Since it is a big size, you can share it for two. The bamboo container is an exclusive offer of the main shop. It helps us to cool down during the summer season.
Matcha / ¥480 - ¥2,000
Tokichi offers 3 grades of matcha. Left photo is Koicha which is the middle of three grades and very condensed more than general green tea. You can taste also weak matcha with last one bite, please enjoy 2 types of matcha with one order.
Bracken starch mochi (Matcha & Brown sugar syrup)
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Bracken starch mochi (Matcha & Brown sugar syrup) / ¥790
The "Warabimochi" is one of the most popular sweet in the western area of Japan. the name of "Warabimochi" comes from an edible wild plant "Warabi" (bracken) which is the raw material of "Warabimochi". Matcha powder is topped. Warabimochi is not sweet, I suggest to eat with syrup.
Matcha buckwheat noodles
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Matcha buckwheat noodles / ¥820
Green colored noodle which is made from green tea is dipped on soup stock and mizuna and tenkasu are topped. Taste is really simple. Matcha flavor is weak, please enjoy the taste of ingredients. Radish pickles are served together. You can choose cold soba or hot soba.
How to Order

English menu is available and has photos. You just point it out for you order

- Order Tips -
The most popular menu is matcha jelly. Since it is a big size, so you can share one for 2 people.
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Out side seats where I can see the beautiful yard are available. I would like to visit again during the summer season, then order match jelly at the outside seat.
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Tea jelly was a bigger size than my image. You might be surprised the bitter taste of matcha if it is first time to try it, but bitter matcha goes well with sweet dessert. I suggest to order Koicha, because the last one bite of koicha was remade to weak matcha if you want, please enjoy 2 types of matcha with one order.
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Overseas Tourist-Friendly
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Nakamura Tokichi Honten - Main store / 中村藤吉本店
Category Matcha / Green Tea
Phone +81 774-22-7800
Address 10 Uji Ichiban, Uji-shi, Kyoto, 611-0021
Directions 1-minute walk from JR Line Uji Stn.
Open Hours 11am - 5:30pm(L.O.5pm) *Tea Shop 10am - 5:30pm *It changes depending on the season
Reservations No
Closed Jan.1st
Price range
Credit cards VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners, etc. / Yes
Good for With Friends
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
Staff service is perfect and almost menu has photo and is written in English as well
Menu English, Chinese
Lanuages spoken Japanese only
Number of seats 58 seats
Private dining rooms No
Non smoking / smoking Non smoking
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