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Coffee, freshly squeezed green tea and Japanese goods store SA-LI to Open in Kyoto City on December 6, 2023

~Pre-opening on December 1, 2 and 3


Salida LLC (Location: Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto; Representative Partner: Masaru Kinoshita), a restaurant operator, has signed a business consignment agreement with Kyoto's Chinese restaurant "Lao Shanghai" and will open "SA-LI" (Location: 18 Otabi-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto), a store offering freshly squeezed green tea Mont Blanc and Japanese goods, from December 6, 2023 (Wednesday). The store will be located in the shortest shopping street in Japan.

The location is at the entrance to the Shijo-dori side of Hana-yu-koji shopping street, known as the shortest shopping street in Japan and one of the busiest places in Kyoto, where freshly squeezed green tea mont blanc kneaded with green tea directly from "Kugoro Tea Garden" established in 1872, and take-out green tea products made in front of customers. Coffee specially blended to match the mont blanc by KAANAPALI, a famous coffee roasting specialty store in Shiga Prefecture, will be ground on the spot and served in a French press. Also on sale will be Japanese sundries, such as large handkerchiefs and Japanese patterned phone holders, perfect for souvenirs from Kyoto.

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Details of "SA-LI"] [Details of "SA-LI"] (Japanese only)

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Inquiries: 080-4231-4706

Store Features

A small take-out store specializing in a blend of Japanese and Western cuisine.

≪Menu Features

(1) Freshly squeezed green tea Mont Blanc

The sponge cake is made with Japanese-style ingredients such as black bean paste, yuzu-warabimochi, shiratama (white bean curd), and baked sweet potato, topped with 1mm of Mont Blanc paste made with chestnuts and green tea directly from Kugoro Tea Garden, and topped with a special dark tea sauce made with Yoshino kuzu and Kugoro green tea. The cake is sprinkled with "bubu-arare" (a kind of Japanese sweet powder sprinkled with a red bean sprinkling) to give it a cute Kyoto-like appearance.

Matcha Mont Blanc

(2) Matcha products

Matcha tea directly shipped from Kugoro Tea Garden is prepared in front of your eyes and served in a takeout cup.

Kugoro Matcha Latte and Kugoro Soy Milk Matcha Latte are also available in a choice of light or dark green tea, making them a must for matcha lovers.

The store also sells matcha green tea, and plans to add more matcha items and hojicha (roasted green tea) in the future.

Kugoro Matcha Latte

(3) Coffee from Coffee Addiction Factory "KAANAPALI

We partnered with a famous coffee bean roasting store in Kusatsu City, Shiga Prefecture, that specializes in freshness and is known by those in the know, to blend a spicy type of coffee bean that goes well with SA-LI's freshly squeezed green tea mont blanc. The coffee beans will be delivered to the store immediately after roasting and ready to drink within a week. In addition, regular blended coffee takes a little longer because it is ground in front of you and served in a French press system. The French press brewing allows you to taste the original character of the beans, while the metal filter brewing allows you to taste the coffee's character without losing any of the oils.

For a latte or cappuccino, espresso beans are blended and brewed in an espresso machine, resulting in a different taste.

French Press 2

(4) Kugoro Tea Garden

Kugoro Tea Garden, founded in 1872, is a long-established tea farm in Uji-Tawara, Kyoto, which cultivates Uji tea on an 8-hectare tea plantation. His predecessor Kugoro, who made Kugoro Tea Garden grow through the Showa and Heisei eras, passed away this year, but he was a man of many tea awards, lectures, and media exposure for the development of tea, and was devoted to the development of Uji tea until his death. Today, his son has succeeded Kugoro's will and devotes himself to the development of Uji tea every day.

The characteristic of Kugoro Tea Garden is that each tea plantation is like a child that needs to be nurtured, and each tea plant is grown according to the policy that each tea plantation is always nurtured to produce its own delicious tea while developing its own individuality due to differences in the way each tea plant is nurtured and grown.

He never grows only the best tea from the fields that will win an award.

We will grow tea from all of our fields to produce award-winning tea.

To achieve this, we are now responsible for cultivation that cannot be rested all year round, which requires understanding the characteristics of each field and cultivating them in a way that suits each one.

Another policy is that we want to have a direct and close relationship from the field to the consumer.

By the time the consumer finally drinks the tea, various people and companies, etc., come between the fields and the consumer to ensure that the tea is stable throughout the year, but good or bad, we want to sell one product from one field, even if it is unstable, and provide the tea that we really want the consumer to taste.

To this end, Kugoro Tea Farm produces teas that make the most of the individuality of each field, and SA-LI hopes to sell its products while conveying this desire to consumers.


Freshly squeezed green tea mont blanc : 1,500 yen

Kugoro Matcha Latte : light green tea 500 yen / dark green tea 700 yen

Kugoro Matcha Soy Milk Latte: thin tea: 500 yen / thick tea: 700 yen

Kugoro Matcha : 500 yen

Kaanapali SA-LI coffee : 500 yen

Kaanapali cappuccino: 500 yen

Kaanapali Cafe Latte :500 yen

Espresso :Single 400 yen / Double 600 yen

◎Sold items

Large handkerchief :500 yen

4" Gamaguchi-gate :2,500 yen

Phone shoulder :1,500 yen

Shutto :500 yen

Pouch bag: 500 yen

Pouch long with hand mirror: 1,000 yen

Pouch with hand mirror: 1,000 yen

Kugoro matcha (80g) : 2,000 yen

Kaanapali SA-LI blend coffee beans (100g): 1,000 yen

All prices include tax.

■Store Outline

Store name :SA-LI

Opening Date : December 6, 2023

Location :18 Otabi-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 600-8002

Access :JR JR Kyoto Station to Shijo Station on the Subway Karasuma Line (9-minute walk)

     Hankyu Line Hankyu Kyoto Line "Kawaramachi" station (1 minute walk)

     Keihan Train: 6 minutes walk from Gion-Shijo Station (Keihan Main Line)

     Municipal Bus/Kyoto Bus "Shijo Kawaramachi Bus Stop" (5 sec. walk)

Business hours: 11:00-18:00 (Closed on Mondays and other irregular holidays)

Seats : Specializes in take-out


Company Profile

Company name: Limited Liability Company "Salida

Representative: Masaru Kinoshita, Representative Partner

Location: 201 Ponto-cho Kaikan, 168-2 Kashibayacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, 604-8014, Japan

Business description: Operation of restaurants

For inquiries regarding this matter, please contact

Salida LLC (SA-LI Customer Service Center)

TEL : 075-644-5077

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