Aug. 31, 2023 UPDATE
Nanzenji Junsei - 南禅寺 順正 -
Traveler Friendly
This restaurant is very popular among visitors from overseas, so the staff is used to foreign guests. They also have English and Chinese speaking staff, so you shouldn’t have any problems ordering.
Menu
Japanese, English
Languages spoken
Japanese, English
7968 39 9.0 1 reviews
Aug. 31, 2023 UPDATE

Nanzenji Junsei

- 南禅寺 順正 -
Traveler Friendly
This restaurant is very popular among visitors from overseas, so the staff is used to foreign guests. They also have English and Chinese speaking staff, so you shouldn’t have any problems ordering.
Menu
Japanese, English
Languages spoken
Japanese, English
7968 39 9.0 1 reviews
Story & Recommendation
Enjoy the four seasons of Japan and the nature of Kyoto at Nanzenji Junsei with some piping hot tofu
One of the most famous foods of Kyoto is “yudofu.” There are many restaurants in Kyoto where you can enjoy yudofu, but Nanzenji Junsei, located right in front of Nanzen-ji Temple, is one of the best. The teste of the boiled tofu, or yudofu, here is an especially rich one, as they use tofu (made from Japanese soybeans) that is only used for yudofu. The dish itself was born right here in front of Nanzen-ji Temple, as a food item served at the many teahouses here. Nazenji Junsei’s yudofu sauce makes the taste of the tofu stand out even more. They have two courses for you to choose from if you just want to enjoy yudofu, Flower, and Moon. If you want to also try Kyoto’s world-renowned kaiseki cuisine, you can order a course with seasonal kaiseki dishes in it. You can also order a yudofu-making set, in which you get to make yudofu from soymilk, or, if you want, you can try making yuba (tofu skin) too. Nanzenji Junsei is a restaurant where you can enjoy a great view of their Japanese garden, which will look different every season, while you enjoy your hot tofu. This restaurant is sure to be a luxurious experience, so remember to make a reservation for it when you come to see Nanzen-ji Temple.
1Recommended
Yudofu with Colors of the Season: Azalea
Yudofu with Colors of the Season: Azalea / ¥ 9,350 (Inc. tax)
Nanzenji Junsei, which has been in business for 60 years, offers a total of five types of Kyoto-style kaiseki meals. The Yudofu with Colors of the Season course is one of them. It is an elegant Kyoto-style kaiseki course featuring yudofu, a specialty of Kyoto's Nanzenji area. Junsei's yudofu has a soft and silky texture, with the rich flavor of domestic soybeans. Look out for dishes made with fresh domestic ingredients, including Kyoto vegetables "kyoyasai". The menu changes monthly, so you can enjoy the flavors of the four seasons. ※You can choose between yudofu (boiled tofu) or yuba (tofu dried skin) for the main course. ※The photo is just an example. Ingredients and dishes will be changed monthly.
2Recommended
Yudofu Kaiseki Dining: Yutaka
Yudofu Kaiseki Dining: Yutaka / ¥14,520 (Inc. tax and service charge)
Yudofu Kaiseki Dining: Yutaka is a luxurious Kyoto-style kaiseki course featuring 13 different dishes, with the famous yudofu as the main dish. When tofu is placed with yuzu in an earthenware pot filled with broth made from Rishiri kelp, the room is filled with the sweet and sour aroma of yuzu. Enjoy this rich and mellow taste of yudofu by dipping it in Nanzenji Junsei's special secret sauce. The rich Yudofu Kaiseki Yutaka, featuring premium ingredients and rare parts, can be enjoyed in a private room with a view of the garden. ※You can choose between yudofu (boiled tofu) or yuba (tofu dried skin) for the main course. ※The photo is just an example. Ingredients and dishes will be changed monthly. ※Yudofu Kaiseki Dining: Yutaka is always served in a private room.
3Let's Try!
 Yudofu Cource (Moon)
Yudofu Cource (Moon) / ¥4,840
This course, Moon, contains a hassun platter, sashimi, a simmered dish, dengaku (grilled bean curd), susumezakana (kaiseki dish), kobachi (a side dish served in a small bowl), rice, pickles, yudofu, and Japanese castella cake as a dessert. The yudofu is served in an earthenware pot. The dishes change seasonally. *Yudofu (Moon) is in the front.
4Let's Try!
Yudofu Cource (Flower)
Yudofu Cource (Flower) / ¥3,630
This course, Flower, contains seven dishes, a simmered dish, dengaku, susumezakana, kobachi, rice, pickles, yudofu, and castella cake as a dessert, all for a reasonable price. Flower doesn’t have as many dishes as Moon, so it’s recommended for women. The dishes change seasonally.
How to Order


The  menu has pictures on it so ordering is easy. 

- Order Tips -

In summer, customers can choose chilled tofu instead of yudofu, but nearly 90% of customers order yudofu even in summer.

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