Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Nakamura Tokichi - Kansai Restaurant Review

06.15 To-Kichi Cafe 4
This green tea producer's cafe and restaurant is as visually stunning as the food is tasty. Nakamura Tokichi Honten - 中村籐吉本店 set in a old house the restaurant serves green tea seasoned meals, deserts, and, of course, drinks. The restaurant section of the house is in the back through the courtyard where a 200 year old black pine stands, supported and trained by bamboo poles to make a ship like appearance.
06.15 To-Kichi Cafe 2
Yuko had cold soba noodles which were made with green tea. The meal included soup, small desert, pickles, and rice, topped with a green tea furikake. That was good, but the deserts really shine through. I had green tea ice cream zensai and a green tea latte. Both were fantastic.
06.15 To-Kichi Cafe 3
My sister-in-law, who is always reading Japanese language foodie blogs, said she had seen good reviews of the restaurant many times before online. If in Uji, a great place to see a little miniature Kyoto with out the crowds of Kyoto, take an afternoon break at Nakamura Tokichi.
06.15 To-Kichi Cafe 1

Address: 〒611-0021 京都府宇治市宇治壱番10番地
Price: around ¥1,000


angryparsnip said...

Your food pictures are always the best
is that mochi (sp?) with your ice cream ?
Looks and sounds so good !

David said...

Yes, those are little balls of mochi. That place is seriously great.

gaijinnosekai said...

I absolutely LOVE matcha so this place is a must visit for me. Hopefully I'll go someday. And yeah, I have to agree with angryparsnip, your photography is brilliant. :D

David said...

Thanks dude! Uji is a great day trip from anywhere in Kansai.

N.R. Brueggeman said...

I never posted on here to thank you for this post! I went there back in October and it was to die for! LOVED it! I can't wait to go back!!!