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#65 of 11,529 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
City Center
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34 Okazakiminamigoshocho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8334, Kyoto Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 75-771-4831
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
Closed now
All hours
Wed - Mon 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

THE BEST udon i have ever eaten. I do not like udon usually because it is unnecssarily filling and too round and chewy. But this one was SO SOFT AND SLIPPERY. AND THE SOUP WAS F U L L OF UMAMI 😋😋😋 One of the best restaurants I have ever eaten in Kyoto. I will definitely visit again!!!!!!!!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Was here after visiting Heian Shrine, and it was surprisingly good! We had both the soba and udon, and the udon is soft and tasty, unlike the usual udon that can be rather tough to chew. My friend had the egg soup which was nice as well. Service was wonderful, and they have an english menu too! :) Would visit... More 

Thank Chua M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing and well prepared and the service was amazing and very attentive. over all it was a great experience.

Thank Sebastian S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Really nice restaurant with excellent soups and very reasonable prices. Excellent choice especially if you want to skip the insane line for the restaurant next door!

Thank Elena A
Dallas, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

The udon is excellent! Expect a long line. While in line the staff provided an English menu and took orders. So by the time we got in (~40min) the food arrived at our table very quickly. I had the 'Nishin' which was fish (herring) with buckwheat noodles and it was outstanding. The broth was savory, the noodles were al dente,... More 

Thank Don P
Saratoga, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

This place was recommended by our guide. Lovely atmosphere. However, none of the staff spoke English. The food was good, put the portions were small. It took forever to get our waitresses attention.

Thank EightCountriedone
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

My family enjoyed the udon and food there very much. We went there on a Thursday morning around 10:45am and there was a queue. We are amongst the first batch to be in once it opened. Everyone seems to know what to order and they ordered it quickly. It took us sometimes to decided what to have. There is English... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

I waited about 50minutes and ordered the special udon. The taste of noodle was yammy silky and well seasoned. The soup of udon was a little bit salty but overally was good. If you are planning to visit please go before open -11AM.

Thank redwalnet
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

Great staff, excelent food, lovely place. We have been there after visit that area. The restaurant is very nice with a little precious garden. The meals were very good. The staff is very careful and at the end the bill is really good :)

Thank Fab_e_Lu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

At 13:45 there was quite a queue but while standing outside they brought us the menu, now also available in English. Food is great, interior is also modern! See other comments about the Udon!

Thank Frank V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$9
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Okazakiminamigoshocho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8334, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-771-4831

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Staying in City Center

Neighbourhood Profile
City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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