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34 Okazakiminamigoshocho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8334, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-751-0677
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  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“udon” (19 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian
$$ - $$$
34 Okazakiminamigoshocho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8334, Kyoto Prefecture
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1 - 10 of 29 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Waited 90mins before getting a seat. Had the cold udon with fried chicken and it was the best udon I ever have. Fried chicken breast is tender and juicy, goes nicely with the noodles.

Thank nicoleplay9
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

It took me an hour and a half to wait at the long queue in the rain and cold outside! Looking around me, I could only see young people. I was the most senior patron! I told myself I would never ever came back here...More

Thank moomo111
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

2.5 stars, I'm rounding up. I'm more upset with the people hyping this place up than the food there. Is it different? Yes. Is it better than any other everyday udon place in Japan? No. I can see rating this well on yelp for locals,...More

1  Thank Cheryl L
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Fantastic soup stock... Great hand made noodle. Went on a weekday afternoon about 3 plus. Had to queue for 30 min. Totally worth the wait! Very unique tasting broths. Love the fresh and chewy texture of the udon. Staff was very attentive and sincere. Loved...More

Thank meiyin76
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I've been to a lot of te-uchi (handmade) udon shops, and I think this is the best one I've been to in Kyoto. I went out of curiosity after seeing Mr. Yamamoto on an Iron Chef episode, and it was neat to see him in...More

Thank joseph_sorensen
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

2 hour wait to sit for SOUP! I don't care how good it is NOT WORTH IT! Stood outside forever to be seated.

Thank Rudy S
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Very efficient system, you order as soon as you walk in. No real wait for us, as others have noted. Noodles were fresh, broth was amazingly tasty. I had the burdock tempura -- very tasty root vegetable. Would recommend the spicy broth - much tastier....More

Thank mtd23
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

After having tried the neighboring restaurant during our previous trip to Kyoto and being blown away by the udon, we were curious as to how the udon here would compare, given that the queue for Menzo was much longer. The texture of the udon itself...More

Thank Rachel K
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I earmarked this place and the restaurant beside it. When I reached, my instinct told me to queue for Yamamoto Menzou (the correct name by the way and also, Yamamoto had a longer queue than the other one!). A bit of history: The owner trained...More

1  Thank Phunkhaiser
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful lunch! After waiting in line for 30 Minutes we were seated at the counter. We had the Udon with Vegetable Tempura and Chicken Tempura. The dashi was fragrant with a depth of taste. Not too salty, not too fishy. The tempura was...More

Thank Daniel L
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blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered
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US$7 - US$9
Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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  • 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 75-751-0677
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