May. 25, 2023 UPDATE
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Come in for a light snack in this tea room with high quality essence of Wakuden
Wakuden restaurants serve high quality Japanese cuisine in four branches throughout Kyoto. Started as a Ryokan, or Japanese style inn, Wakuden now branches out to serving traditional Japanese cuisine in different styles. One is this tea room located on the second floor of the Wakuden shop (Omotase) on Sakaimachi Street. The Chakaseki, or the tea room, is equipped with quality furniture for people to spend a calm tea time. Wakuden provides several small eats in the Sakaimachi Branch opposed to full meals at Wakuden restaurants. The tea room emits the ambience of calm Japanese style cafe.
Freshly made “Warabi-mochi” dumpling with Matcha powdered green tea set / ￥1,265 (inc. tax)
Freshly kneaded and hot, each Warabi-mochi dumpling is made one by one upon order. Please enjoy the combination of the melty texture, fragrant kinako (soybean flour) aroma, and hot sweet bean paste.
Lotus Root Confectionery “Seiko” with Matcha powdered green tea set / ￥1,100(inc. tax)
Wakuden's signature lotus root sweet is accompanied by a bite-sized confectionery. It is served along with a bowl of weak matcha, carefully prepared with matcha green tea from Uji, Kyoto.
Coffee (hot/ice) / ￥880 (inc. tax) ※Price is for a single item.
The mellow-flavored coffee made from “Mi Cafeto” beans goes well with the Japanese sweets prepared by traditional “ryotei” Japanese restaurants.
Uji Kintoki (Shaved Ice) Sorbet *This menu is available only during the summer season. / ￥1,210 (inc.tax)
The sorbet is carefully prepared using high-quality matcha powdered green tea from Uji, and is topped with a generous amount of large “azuki” red beans and “shiratama” rice flour dumplings.
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