Saryou Yuri is a Japanese teahouse specialized in matcha green tea desserts. Teahouse Yuri is located in the Osaka's district of Umeda and concretely on the 11th Floor of the Daimaru Building, a large department store inside the JR Osaka Station complex.
Daimaru department store of Umeda was renovated and re-opened in 2011 and consists of 15 floors full of shops and restaurants. Like in any other department store in Japan, the dining section of Daimaru is located on the top floor of the building (14th floor in this case). However, be aware that Teahouse Yuri is located on the 11th floor (right near the bridal's salon).
As commented, teahouse Yuri specializes in Japanese desserts and concretely in matcha (finely milled green tea powder) flavored desserts. In this occasion, we tried the matcha parfait and matcha kakigori.
The Matcha Parfait at Teahouse Yuri consists of green tea jelly on the bottom followed by corn flakes, vanilla ice-cream, anko (sweet azuki beans paste), matcha flavored ice-cream and matcha warabimochi. On the top, green tea pudding and a triangle-shaped cookie. Overall a good parfait with many ingredients on it but I particularly found the green tea intensity much lighter than in other places
The Matcha Kakigori from teahouse Yuri comes along with anko and regular warabimochi covered with kinako (roasted soy bean flour). Kakigori is a shaved iced flavored dessert, a summer favorite in Japan since it is a very refreshing dessert specially good to eat during the hot days!
Both desserts were served with Japanese tea, which is normally a free complement in Japan but definitely always appreciated.
Prices at Teahouse Yuri are in line with the market. The parfait was about 900¥ and the kakigori about 800¥.
Saryou Yuri [茶寮 有里]:
- Address:3-1-1, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi. Daimaru Umeda Department Store 11F
- Opening time: 10:00～20:00