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Kinugasa Zen

5 Kinugasagaidocho, Kita, Kyoto 603-8372, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-203-1291
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good51%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
26 Nov 2017
“best option for lunch next to Kinkaku-ji”
14 Nov 2017
“Delicious udon ”
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Japanese, Asian
$$ - $$$
5 Kinugasagaidocho, Kita, Kyoto 603-8372, Kyoto Prefecture
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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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Nishijin District
A district with a long textile heritage, ancient Kyoto
is still alive in the Nishijin District. Studded with
its weaving factories, tea houses, and onsen, the
neighborhood is charming and peaceful with a
self-possessed air. Less traveled than other parts of
the city, it is a district where you can take it at
your own pace. Visitors can explore the many weaving
and cloth houses, the free kimono shows, and the many
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  • Address: 5 Kinugasagaidocho, Kita, Kyoto 603-8372, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto  >  Kita>  > Nishijin District
  • Neighbourhood: Nishijin District
  • 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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