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Sohonke Yudofu Okutan
This restaurant is located inside the prestigious zen temple Nanzenji and is a renowned yudofu restaurant with a history of 370 years. Yudofu is a healthy Japanese dish in which tofu is simmered in hot water, and it is told that this restaurant was the first to serve it. The menu only contains one yudofu course and you can enjoy different ways to savor the deliciousness of tofu. Both the inside and outside of the restaurant has a quiet atmosphere and conveys the tradition and history of Kyoto. Here, you can dine quietly while looking at a Japanese garden.
- 86-30 Nanzenji Fukuchi-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
- Contact No.
- 10-min walk from Keage Station on Metro Tozai Line
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- Time Required
- 60 minutes
- Other Information
- *Average budget (/person): Lunch from 3,000 yen, dinner from 3,000 yen *Yudofu 3000 yen
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The tofu used for the yudofu is made in the old traditional method using only groundwater and carefully selected soybeans. It is their specialty tofu, which has a firm texture and allows you to enjoy the flavor of soy in a simple way.
Full Tofu Course - Yudofu Hitotori
The only item on the menu is a course called Yudofu Hitotori (yudofu combination). It includes yudofu, tofu with sesame inside, tororo (grated yam) soup, kinomedengaku - tofu grilled in miso, vegetable tempura, rice and miso soup. While it is tofu-filled and healthy, the volume is pretty satisfying.
Feel the History and Tradition of Kyoto
Okutan is a long-standing restaurant that has firmly upheld the tradition of Kyoto through its history of 370 years. The inside and outside of the restaurant has a very graceful atmosphere, in which you can savor the elegant tofu cuisine while looking at the beautiful Japanese garden. The location is ideal as well, as it is located near all of the popular tourist attractions.