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Myoudai Omen Ginkakuji Honten

#29 of 11,632 Restaurants in Kyoto
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Bus Pool South Ginkakuji Sakyoku, Kyoto 606-8406, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-771-8994
11:00 - 21:00
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Bangkok, Thailand
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here after a walk along the Philosophers' Walk. It was shortly after 6pm on Friday and there was no queue. The udon was fantastic, but also the other a la carte dishes were delicious (and very reasonably priced!). We had beef with vegetables and tuna with avocado, both 10/10. A superb dinner for two for ~4000 yen with... More 

Thank Jan K
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

I really wondered what was the big deal with Udon but once you have it at Omen then I was sold. Especially the cold one which had the most incredible bite ever. Their other dishes are outstanding don't forget to order the baby shrimp tempura and roast beef.

Thank TravellingWombat1
Zurich, Switzerland
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435 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Located near the walk of philosophers, small nice and simple restaurant. Friendly staff, some speak a little bit English, they also have an English menu. Food is really delicious, the starters (variety of small dishes) were extremely good, then the Omen noodles were very good as well. Be prepared to queue, but it is worth the wait! Highly recommend for... More 

Thank TandTSwitzerland
London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Easiest 5 star of our trip. Queued outside for about 20mins and completely understand why. Noodles and accompaniments absolutely delicious, as was tuna and avocado salad and chicken dish. Good value for quality and quantity. Restaurant lovely and service was excellent. Great lunch venue but would also be great for dinner. Wish we could go back!

Thank Lozz103
Greenwich, Connecticut
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77 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

When we walked south to north on the Eastern side of Kyoto, we stopped at Omen that takes no reservations. We arrived after 1PM and waited 25 minutes in line but it was definitely worth it. We started off with the grilled chicken which is definitely worth trying with the different spices on the table. We then both had the... More 

Thank Hubert J
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I went here with my family, for dinner. We loved it so much much that we went two nights in a row! I had the omen noodles which were delicious (there are instructions on the table on how to eat them the recommended way, if you are not sure) We also shared some a la carte dishes which were amazing... More 

Thank Ella M
Victoria, Canada
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We had the Omen udon and it was delicious! We're going back tonight to try the sushi. The interior of the restaurant and the service are inviting, comfortable and relaxed.

Thank fernwoodtk
Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The place is at the end of Philosophy road, near Silver Pavillon (a must see!) in the north east part of the town. I had lunch in this simple, typical minimalist japanese style, cozy restaurant. The menu is not very long but all food is of very good quality. After a wonderful salad I had noodles and that was enough.... More 

Thank Luca251062
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Visited twice. Once for lunch and once for dinner. The udon are lovely, nice consistency and taste. The dipping soup is well balanced. But the highlight are the vegetables accompanying the soup. The seasonal vegetables on the dinner menu, with a miso dipping sauce that reminded me of a chocolatey mole, are also fantastic! As is the tuna avocado salad... More 

Thank Daniel L
San Francisco, California
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91 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

My family and I came here after visiting Ginkakuji. I learned about it from the Kyoto Lonely Planet. It sounded like a great lunch spot and we were delighted with the meal. For whatever reason, it was a little harder than expected to find, but we eventually got there. It was very busy. We put our name down for a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$27
Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bus Pool South Ginkakuji Sakyoku, Kyoto 606-8406, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 75-771-8994

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