Restaurants in Kyoto

Drunk with the charm of Japanese Tea at popular cafe in Kyoto "Iemon Salon". What is the excellent sweets and food go well with Japanese Tea?

Kyoto, the city that thrives on its history and 'tea' culture, there is a cafe that has got popular in these days .
The name of the cafe is "Iemon Salon"

The name may sound familiar, as it is named after Santory's "Iemon-cha". Now, the name "Iemon" has become a brand, and has collected recognition as the cafe, Iemon Salon.
The secret of the cafe's success is the concept of "Wa" that focuses on Japanese tea. Not only guests can enjoy a delicious cup of tea, but they can do so while sitting in traditional Kyoto-style architecture, and gaze at the Japanese garden that is created inside the cafe. Also there is a tea counter where you can enjoy variety of tea beverages. Furthermore they have the great variety of sweets and food menu which make great marriage with Iemon's Japanese Tea.

From breakfast, lunch, tea time, to dinner, the Iemon Salon offers guests a reason to come and enjoy a cup of tea at any time of the day. They even sell original Iemon goods, so it is definitely worth while going and watching what the cafe is all about!

Table of Contents for this Article

1,Basic Information about Iemon Salon
2,Useful Information about Iemon Salon
3,Introduction of the concept and floors of Iemon Salon
4,Recommended Drinks and Food
5,Original Iemon Salon Goods
6,Access Information to Iemon Salon

1,Basic Information about Iemon Salon


Name: Iemon Salon
Name in English: IYEMON SALON
Prefecture: Kyoto prefecture
Area: Kyoto city (Karasuma ・Nijyojo)
Address: 80 Ogura-cho, Chukyo-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto
Telephone Number: 075-222-1500
Closed day: No regular holiday
Open Hours: 8:00~24:00

Tea time/15:00~17:00
※Last Order/Food 23:00、Drinks 23:30

Average price:

Tea time/¥1,000〜

Official Website: http://iyemonsalon.jp/

2,Useful Information about Iemon Salon

Recommendation Level: If you want to drink tea in Kyoto, this is definitely the place!
Less than 10 minute walk from the nearest station: ◯
Free Wi-Fi: Yes
Credit cards: VISA, Master, JCB, AMEX
Seating: 115 seats ※Indoor seats / terrace seats
Occasion: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dessert/ Dinner
Accompanied by: Friends/ Family/ Date/ Alone/ Group
Staff who can speak foreign languages: Unknown
Smoking: Separated ※Weekdays/ 11:00~17:00、Weekends and Holidays/ 8:00~17:00 All seats are no smoking
Parking: Not available
Takeout: None

3,Introduction of the concept and floors of Iemon Salon

Concept of Iemon Salon is the combination of "Enjoy Japanese tea" and "Kyoto style" and "Casual and Feel free". And this concept is represented in every where in the store. So we will show you the floors.


You may think this is a bar counter, but fitting with the theme of the cafe, it is actually the salon's original 'tea counter'.

The interior of the cafe is very stylish it combines the modern style with traditional Japanese townhouse style.

Enjoy a cup of tea admiring the Japanese garden.

4,Popular and Recommended Drink and Food Menu

In addition to the Salon's special Japanese tea menu, guests can enjoy tea-infused drinks, and also they have variety of food menu which goes well with Japanese tea for breakfast, lunch, sweets, or dinner.

Iemon Salon'a brand Tea Menu





●Sen-cha with tea leaf roots:¥480
●Deeply steeped Sen-cha:¥480
●Refined green tea:¥860
●Brown Rice tea with roots:¥480
●Cold Kabuse-cha:¥520
●Traditional green tea (Matcha):¥710

Other Drink Menu



Tea beverages with a twist:

●Cold Matcha soda:¥620
●Green tea latte:¥710
●Green tea lemonade :¥620
●Yuzu-green tonic:¥620
●Matcha flour soy latte(HOT/ICE):¥620
●Hoji-cha black sugar syrup latte:¥570
●Matcha latte:¥570

Coffee/ Tea

●Coffee:HOT ¥380/ICE ¥380
●Cafe latte:HOT ¥480/ICE ¥480
●Cappuccino:HOT ¥520/ICE ¥520
●Espresso(Single):HOT ¥380
●Espresso(Double):HOT ¥670
●Earl Grey:HOT ¥480/ICE ¥380

※Soft drinks are available as well

Original Alcoholic tea beverages

●Hoji-cha berry:¥670
●Grape tea:¥670
●Green limone:¥670
●Fruit mango tea:¥790
●Refined green tea spritzer:¥760
●Matcha ume liquor:¥760
●Green tea mojito:¥800
●Matcha beer:¥710
●Hoji-cha ume liquor:¥600
●Green tea ume liquor:¥600
●Brown rice ume liquor:¥600
●Sencha liquor:¥620
●Brown rice tea liquor:¥620
●Hoji-cha liquor:¥620
●Original refined green tea liquor:¥810
●Original hoji-tea liquor:¥710

※Regular alcoholic drinks such as beer and whisky are available as well.

Breakfast Menu


It is nice point that we can have Iemon's special "Wa" Japanese breakfast for starting the day.
The most popular dish by far is the "IYEMON Breakfast", consisting of white rice with oven baked fish, miso soup, and pickled vegetables.

IYEMON Breakfast :¥950
IYEMON Ochazuke:¥900
Rice topped with Japanese style egg:¥570

Lunch Menu

The lunch menu at the Iemon Salon changes every month.
From traditional Japanese lunch to pasta dishes and rice bowls, the cafe uses seasonal ingredients to create their original menu.

Sweets Menu

Another way of enjoying the Salon is through afternoon tea, where you sit down with a cup of tea and something sweet to eat. How about trying Japanese tea with a western-Japanese dessert?










●Iemon Salon Matsukado dessert set:¥1,800
●Iemon Salon tea and dessert set:¥1,000
●Seasonal IYEMON parfait:¥890
●Hoji-tea custard pudding:¥530
●Matcha Affogato:¥520
●Matcha creme du fromage:¥520
●IYEMON anmitsu:¥780 ※15:00〜limited
●Black bean chocolate cake:¥450
●Seasonal moist cake:¥380

Dinner Menu

If you want to enjoy a seasonal Japanese course dinner in the evening, Iemon Salon has a spectacular menu. Just looking at their menu makes you salivate! From Kyoto-style home cooking dishes to Iemon's special stove cooked rice and variety of main dishes and more, this salon has some of the best Kyoto cuisine to offer.


●The spring course menu:¥2,380〜 ※For a limited time only


●The spring menu
●IYEMON salad:¥620〜
●Oboro tofu:¥460
●Sashimi and spring onion:¥520
●Kyoto style grilled cheese with spring onion :¥550
●Kyoto vegetables lightly tossed in yuzu pepper :¥430


●Today's Obanzai(Kyoto-style home cooking dish):
●cold eggplant with a glaze:¥360
●Red sea bream carpaccio :¥790
●Dengaku of Kyoto namafu :¥520
●Fried Kyoto vegetables and shrimp:¥790
●Tea noodle and spring onion rolls:¥650
●Rice with tea broth :¥460
●Beef stew:¥1,310
●Grilled chami pork:¥930
●Grilled chami pork and ginger cabbage:¥860
●Grilled chicken with herbs:¥840
●Salmon and creamy macaroni gratin :¥900


●Furnace steamed rice set:¥520
●Rice with red sea bream and sea weed:¥900
●Grilled rice balls with a soy sauce glaze:¥570
●Rice with tea broth set:¥360
●Rice bowl with chami pork:¥900
●Fresh Matcha pasta :¥890
●IYEMONの grilled udon with salt:¥810

5,Original Iemon Salon Goods

Near the entrance of the cafe, you can purchase Iemon brand tea leaves, tea pots, and many other original items. This is great for those who want to start Japanese tea, or who just want a gift to take back home with them.


Original Brand "IYEMON SALON" Tea Series

●Sen-cha with roots
●Deep steeped tea
●Brown rice tea
●Green tea with matcha
●Brown rice tea with matcha
●Refined green tea

Tea Utensil Series

●SHIZUKU 雫 (Refined tea・Green tea utensil set)
●GYOKU 玉 (Hoji-cha・Traditional tea pot)

6,Access Information to Iemon Salon

Address: Kyoto city, 80 Ogura-cho, Chukyo-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto
Telephone Number: 075-222-1500
transportation (by Train):

3 minute walk from the Kyoto municipal subway "Karasuma-Oike" station.
15 minutes walk from Hankyu line "Karasuma" station
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Date created:2016/07/08

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