If you think you know tofu, think again! The artisans at this branch of a famed Kyoto tofu restaurant chain do more with tofu than you’d have thought possible.
Hidden down a narrow allow off of Kiyamachi-dori, the lane that runs along the canal just west of the Kamo-gawa River, Tosuiro is a well-kept secret among Kyoto’s vegetarians and their bean-curd eating friends. The atmosphere is classically Kyoto and the food is divine. As far as we are concerned, it’s tofu kaiseki, because it consists of a flight of interesting dishes, each artfully presented. In summer, you might be lucky enough to grab a seat on the outside deck overlooking the Kamo-gawa River. Highly recommended!
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517-3 Kamiosaka-cho, Sanjo-agaru, Kiyamachi-dori, Nakagyo-ku
11:30am-2pm (last order), 5pm-9:30pm (last order) Mon-Sat
12am-8:30pm (last order) Sunday
No fixed holiday
Non-smoking area: Yes
3min walk from Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station Exit 1, Tozai subway line
Official site (English)
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