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Myoudai Omen Ginkakuji Honten

#32 of 11,670 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Bus Pool South Ginkakuji Sakyoku, Kyoto 606-8406, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-771-8994
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Seattle
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

After a morning of temples and walking the Path of Philosophy to Ginkaku-ji we sat down to a well deserved delicious meal. I ordered their speciality of soba noodles with 7 vegetables and cold broth (since it was a hot day), and my husband ordered the same but also with tempura. Be sure to add all of the vegetables and... More 

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Thank Monica R
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Perfect meal for pre/post Ginkaku-ji & Philosopher's path. Hand made soba with well balanced broth (be sure to use the spices at the table to turn it up a notch or two!). Tempura was quality too!

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Thank Oliver O
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Perfect soba with wonderful broth (be sure to add all the spices at the table!). Tempura was great too. Convenient location close to Ginkaku-Ji & Philosopher's Path.

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Thank OSCOD
Montreal, Canada
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120 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Wonderful meal at OmenGinkakuji Honten (おめん銀閣寺本店). We arrived after the lunch rush and was given a table on the 2nd floor. They provided English menus. Ordered 1 lunch set with seasonal vegetable with tempura, served w cold udon noodles & dipping sauce. Was so hungry that we didn't take photos of the signature dish - udon noodles. Also ordered sabasushi... More 

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Thank lugubres
Bangalore
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

This place specializes in udon and it lived up to the expectations. It isn't a cheap place for sure. The udon are served hot or cold. I ordered the handmade udon set for Y 1900. Every table had these spice mixes that one could add to enhance the flavour and spice level. I tasted every spice and it ranged from... More 

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Sydney
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

This place is very near the Silver Temple, so we had a break between temples here. It was friendly and efficient with excellent food. Noodles are the speciality; if you ask for vegetarian broth with the noodles, they will even do that, so the vegetarian went with noodles (though there are other choices). Everyone enjoyed the food and said it... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

The speciality of Myoudai Omen Ginkakuji Honten are Omen noodles which are thick udon noodles, served with either hot or cold broth. I choose it with a hot broth. You basically put everything on the plate inside the broth, you add some japanese spices then dipp the noodles inside the broth and eat. Ginkakuji is definitely the best Omen Noodles... More 

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Phuket, Phuket, Thailand
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Even i'm not a big fan of Udon but I know how is good Udon taste like. For me, I think there are some other places that serve delicious Udon with a lot cheaper price.

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Thank Knmp A
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57 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Really??? What's the big deal about this place. It was pretty average. I really wanted to love this place since I love udon but it was nothing spectacular. I had the tempura, it was soggy and breading was unimpressive.

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Thank Matthew F
Portland, Oregon
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Our Kyoto University hosts brought us here. We trusted their recommendation and had no idea that this was a TripAdvisor favorite until we walked out and saw their proud framed ranking. Absolutely delicious, with perfect presentation. We got a real kick out of learning how to prepare and dip our udon. The prices seemed pretty good too. Close to Ginkaku-ji... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$27
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?