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Gontaro Kinkakuji

#705 of 11,783 Restaurants in Kyoto}
$$ - $$$Asian
26 Hiranomiyajikicho, Kita-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-463-1039
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  • Average6%
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“lunch” (4 reviews)
“udon” (3 reviews)
“soup” (2 reviews)
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26 Hiranomiyajikicho, Kita-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

We found this place between Kinkakuji and Ryoanji temples. The food was fantastic. My husband had a Soba soup and I had hot Udon with dipping sauce. We also loved the traditional setting. We ate sitting on the tatami maps (shoes off). There was an...More

Thank Victoria K
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

3:30pm in a regular day. We were getting out of temples and all the options around were already or about to close. Luckily we found this spot. Besides being open, food is delicious and reasonably priced. Only challenge is to choose between Udon and Soba....More

Thank draghignazzo
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We visited the Kinkajuji temple on 31 Dec and found this authentic Japanese noodle shop on our way to Ryuanji/Omiro-Ninnaji. Everyone was enjoying a bowl of the year end noodle happily so we joined. We were explained that Japanese eats noodle on 31 Dec to...More

Thank gehararigo
Reviewed 26 December 2016

We stopped here in between temple visits for lunch. The restaurant setting is fairly traditional with very friendly staff. The noodles were very tasty and we enjoyed a lovely lunch while we relaxed between temple visits. Many of the streets leading to the temples have...More

Thank michaelfitzg
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Kyoto is most beautiful and amazing city in Japan for me !Every person who love Japanese culture need to starting trip from here ,great time,enjoy and happiness 👍🏻✨🙏🏻😀

Thank Alyona A
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Pretty restaurant. The noodles were great. Traditional seating and friendly staff. It is a nice stop between temples.

Thank epiepi
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Interesting menu with wide selections of different types of noodles and udon. Excellent service. Small but very attractive restaurant located in between Ryoanji and Kinkakuji. Delicious and fresh. Authentic spot extremely popular among locals.

Thank YuryGr
Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

The Nodles soup here is a must try. There is a nodles soup hot pot that makes you keep eating and making noises from your mouth

Thank Abdullah-Binghannam
Reviewed 30 December 2014

We happened on this restaurant walking from Ryoan-ji Temple to Kinkaku-ji, and were pleasantly surprised to find such a great spot for lunch near the temple. The tempura soba as well as black sesame tofu were very good, and the fried chicken was the best...More

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 11 June 2014 via mobile

We were looking for a spot to grab soba noodles after our visit to Kinkakuji. There didn't appear to be many well rated food options in the vicinity, but fortunately we stumbled upon Gontaro on our walk to Ryoanji. We ordered the Tenzaru soba (cold...More

Thank BearGoggles
Northern Kyoto
Hot springs and historic temples characterize the
leafy landscapes of Northern Kyoto. Acres of tranquil
residential streets are interrupted by some of Kyoto's
most gorgeous architectural gems, including the
majestic Golden Pavilion of Kinkakuji, the serene
artistry of the Ryoanji Temple rock gardens, and the
bold red paint across the structures of Enryakuji
Temple. Once a religious core of the city, the
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  • Address: 26 Hiranomiyajikicho, Kita-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Northern Kyoto
  • Neighbourhood: Northern Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 75-463-1039
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