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Kinugasa Zen

5 Kinugasagaidocho, Kita, Kyoto 603-8372, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-203-1291
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2 weeks ago
“Delicious tempura and udon near Kinkakuji ”
2 weeks ago
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5 Kinugasagaidocho, Kita, Kyoto 603-8372, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a walk through Kinkakuji I was hungry and delighted to come across this small eatery serving inexpensive but delicious udon. I had cold udon with tempura prawns which were really delicious. The soy pudding with unrefined sugar syrup was worth trying to top off...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for lunch after visiting the Golden Pavilion. We stumbled into the neighborhood and found this place. The lunch was amazing. I like to try it all so I was happy with the tempura and udon lunch combo!

Thank erino682
Reviewed November 26, 2017

we loved the Udon and tempura they had, delicious. They also have tea and water fountains so it's great. Very recommended and for a budget lunch in such a touristic temple

Thank CarmenJoness
Reviewed November 14, 2017 via mobile

This place is a short walk from the Golden Temple. The food is delicious and reasonably priced, and the staff are very friendly. I had the spicy miso udon dish - it was absolutely delicious. I almost licked the bowl clean ❤

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

On the way to visit kinkaku-ji, there is nice udon around the area, my friends who order the special tan tan udon which is the delicious one, also they have English menu so it's easy to order for foreigners.

Thank bananam4
Reviewed November 8, 2016

We decided to have lunch at Kinugasa Zen after our morning visit to Kinkakuji. This was our first visit there. This is a fairly typical udon restaurant. LIke many other udon restaurants, the prices were reasonable. The food was delicious. I had the tempura udon....More

Thank N_and_R
Reviewed January 27, 2016 via mobile

Quick meal near temple. English menu available. Mainly udon noodles but some rice dishes available. Very close to bus stop back to town.

Thank Kate F
Reviewed August 21, 2014

A great place for simple Japanese noodles after a long day visiting the Golden Temple. Like the young staff very friendly and giving us a family feeling.

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Northern Kyoto
Hot springs and historic temples characterize the
leafy landscapes of Northern Kyoto. Acres of tranquil
residential streets are interrupted by some of Kyoto's
most gorgeous architectural gems, including the
majestic Golden Pavilion of Kinkakuji, the serene
artistry of the Ryoanji Temple rock gardens, and the
bold red paint across the structures of Enryakuji
Temple. Once a religious core of the city, the
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  • Address: 5 Kinugasagaidocho, Kita, Kyoto 603-8372, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto  >  Kita>  > Northern Kyoto
  • Neighbourhood: Northern Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 75-203-1291
When you are hungry at the Kinkagu-ji Temple (Golden Pavilon) in Kyoto just walk across the main road towards the right after the bus stop is this simple yet great Japanese restaurant serving simple noodles. Very delicious and affordable with English menu.
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