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Nakamura Tokichi Byodoin

#1 of 570 Restaurants in Uji
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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5-1 Uji, Uji 611-0021, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 774-22-9500
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here after reading a review online and it didn't disappoint. This restaurant offers a nice view of Uji river while you sit down and enjoy a cup of tea and other green tea food items such as noodles and desserts.

Thank Justin L
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87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We had one mission to accomplish coming to Uji and that is to sample the legendary matcha in its birthplace. Nakamura Tokichi is undoubtedly the best place to go if you like matcha. Practically stuffed ourselves with oh-so-delicious matcha ice cream, desserts, and matcha noodles. There are two Nakamura Tokichis in Uji. We went to the one next to Byodoin... More 

1 Thank Willy N
Hong Kong, China
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332 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Have a lunch, tea and coffee, bowl of noodle or some ice cream, if you just been walking for many hours, thank heaven, to find this place to take a break and rest, we enjoy the visit.

Thank hkvisitor1997
Hong Kong, China
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138 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

If you love matcha dessert or you want to give it a try, this is the place to go. This place is very popular and the wait is quite long but you do not have to wait at the restaurant. You can just write down your name and the number of guests on the clipboard at the entrance, then you... More 

1 Thank MidcoVincent
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Lovely matcha experience at Uji matched by tranquil views and and efficient service. We were lucky and had a window seating. Price was very reasonable. The wait is long.. 1 hour for us..but as other reviewers have said, it is very systematic and you won't feel the wait. you just write down your name and you can check out the... More 

Thank sporeantraveller
Taipei, Taiwan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

I have always loved drinking mocha and came here simply because Uji is said to be the home town of mocha. I knew the mocha here is good, but mocha tastes good everywhere, so I didn't expect it to stand out so much. But omg does the mocha here tastes heavenly ! Words can't even begin to describe.I would actually... More 

Thank Anita W
Kuching, Malaysia
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23 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

We ordered the matcha, ujicha and matcha cakes dessert. It is delicious except for the hojicha which tasted a lot like choc ice cream topping. The green tea udon is absolutely delicious!

Thank fafaliyen
Singapore, Singapore
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142 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Fine food with a view overseeing the Uji River. We ordered green tea noodle and desserts. Fine quality and delicious. We love especially the green tea jelly with red bean and icecream. I have been to their branch in HK but the experience is far better here. Definitely want to come again!

Thank wynsum
Singapore, null, Singapore
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

We had the soba with the tofu skin and a dessert (matcha ice cream with jelly and red beans). Both were outstanding. The restaurant was situated in a lovely garden next to the river. Nice to spend some time there.

Thank Throughtherayne
New York City, New York
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

It was amazing green tea shaved ice. The green tea had good flavor and it was authentic one. The restaurant is very crowded, so you should go there in the morning.

Thank カエル5

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Cafe
Brunch, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-1 Uji, Uji 611-0021, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Uji
  • Phone Number: +81 774-22-9500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?