Jul. 19, 2018 UPDATE

Sarasa Nishijin

- さらさ西陣 -
Renovated café used to be a long-established public bath
When you walk through the old fashioned gate, colorful tiles around the wall come into your sight. This place used to be a long-established public bath and was renovated for this cafe in 2000. If you have watched “Spirited Away” by Studio Ghibli, you may feel as if you are in the scene of the movie. What we like about this cafe other than the retro and good old atmosphere is that set meals are available even in the tea time. Hence you can enjoy the healthy and tasty set meals anytime you visit this cafe. During the dinner time, you can order vegan food, set meals, a la carte, desserts and more.
Bowl of rice with avocado, tomatoes, kelp, and Tofu
Bowl of rice with avocado, tomatoes, kelp, and Tofu / ¥993
If you are vegetarian, it may be a good choice to order this bowl of rice! There are cut avocado, tomatoes, salty kelp, and tofu on top of the rice. Sesame oil stimulates your appetite and salty kept goes perfectly well with creamy avocado and fresh tomatoes. As tofu used in this bowl of rice is very soft and mashed, it may be easier to eat with other ingredients.
Caramel cheese cake
Caramel cheese cake / ¥540
This is one of my favorite cheese cakes in Kyoto! Rich cheese cake matches very well with a caramel flavored whip cream. It is thick but you can eat the whole cake without being full! The cluster is lightly sweetened and we recommend that you put the whip cream when you eat the cheese cake!
Bowl of rice with stewed pork
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Bowl of rice with stewed pork / ¥993
If you are hungry, this is what you should order! The pork was cut in the big pieces and stewed for long time with special seasonings. It is juicy and a bit sweet which goes well with white rice underneath. Please eat with sliced leak as it makes the taste fresher. Although it looks heavy, you can surprisingly eat it all up!
Calpis and framboise syrup soda
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Calpis and framboise syrup soda / ¥594
Isn’t it so pretty? Japanese milk-based soft drink called “Calpis” and berry syrup soda are beautifully layered in the glass. It is sweet but the berries on top of the glass adjust the sweetness. We recommend that you order it with your set meals!
How to Order

English menu is written under the Japanese menu. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask the staff.

- Order Tips -
We recommend that you order a cake after your meal. They are all very tasty and reasonable.
3.7 food3.0 service4.0 atmosphere4.0
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
3.7 food3.0 service4.0 atmosphere4.0
I personally love the relaxing atmosphere in this cafe. You can see that this place was used to be a public bath by the colorful tiles around the walls and the high ceilings. If you watched “Spirited Away” by Studio Ghibli, you may feel as if you are in the scene of the movie. My favorite is a caramel cheese cake as the rich taste of cheese cake goes wonderfully well with caramel sauce.
4.5 food4.0 service4.5 atmosphere5.0
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
4.5 food4.0 service4.5 atmosphere5.0
Sarasa Nishijin / さらさ西陣
Category Cafes
Phone +81 75-432-5075
Address 11-1, Murasakino Higashifujinomoricho, Kita-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 603-8223
Directions 10-minute walk from Kuramaguchi Station on Subway Karasuma Line
Open Hours Lunch 12pm - 3pm Dinner 3pm - 10pm (L.O.10pm)
Reservations Available
Closed Last Wednesday of every month
Price range
Credit cards Not accepted
Good for Romantic, With Friends, Families with Children
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
English menu is available and staff speak basic English.
Menu English, Japanese
Lanuages spoken Basic English, Japanese
Number of seats 19 Tables
Private dining rooms None
Non smoking / smoking Separate areas for smokers and non-smokers.
URL1 http://cafe-sarasa.com/
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