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Myoudai Omen Ginkakuji Honten

#37 of 7,624 Restaurants in Kyoto
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Bus Pool South Ginkakuji Sakyoku, Kyoto 606-8406, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-771-8994
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 38
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  • 5
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Not usually a fan of udon but these are tasty!

I don't usually like udon noodles but was eager to try them here as everyone we met seemed to recommend the place. They were very tasty! Different from the gelatinous, flavourless ones you get in lots of places. We visited late on a Sunday afternoon so didn't have to queue for long. Service was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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London
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  • Romantic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I don't usually like udon noodles but was eager to try them here as everyone we met seemed to recommend the place. They were very tasty! Different from the gelatinous, flavourless ones you get in lots of places. We visited late on a Sunday afternoon so didn't have to queue for long. Service was mixed, some staff were friendly and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I don't really like udon at all and usually prefer ramen. But this restaurant has elevated udon into a main dish and the star of the restaurant which is remarkable! We ordered the recommended Omen Udon set with tempura and the dried shrimp udon. Both were excellent and warms the stomach and as other writers have suggested, a place to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We ate here on a chilly day before heading to Ginkakuji - perfection and the food was beyond delicious and one of our best meals in Kyoto - short walk to temple and philosophers walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I saw this place's post in several media. You have to expect a long waiting list (at least 40 minutes) but very worth it. The noodles are soft but elastic, and the soup tasted so good that i wanted more. If you want some spin on the soup, try the condiments. And make sure to try the tempuras too. When... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We stopped by here after a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Restaurant is very quaint, staff is friendly, and the food is good! We ordered the omen noodles (home made udon noodles) with the tempura. The noodles were soft and delicious, tempura flaky and battered just the right amount. They give you some interesting condiments to add to your broth. A... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I read about this restaurant on Lonely Planet and later noticed that it was also recommended by our JR rail pass book. The restaurant was a bit confusing to find initially but we asked a few people and located it eventually. It is very close to the Silver Temple. There was about a 10 minute wait -- it could have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

My wife read about this place on trip advisor.After visiting Ginkakuji it took us a while to locate this place as there are no signage in English.The best landmark is that it is located near the car park.This is an excellent choice for lunch before embarking on the Philosophers walk.The place is rather small which is normal for Japanese eating... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

This is Freescale,seasonal Japanese food, no fuss and very good value if you choose one of the set meals. The udon noodles are plump, chewy and slippery, just right! And a speciality if the house. The accompaniments add texture and crunch and are just delightful. If you are hungry add the tempura which again relies on fresh ingredients and fast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Had the seasonal set with fantastic autumn dishes - a cold pumpkin salad with a tofu cream dressing (sounds ordinary but was very good) another one with mushrooms and greens with lime dressing and a couple of other nice bits. This was followed by the udon noodles with soup and lots of nice condiments to add which was excellent. Noodles... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

One must have noodles when in Japan! This is an udon place recommended by our hotel. They have both Japanese floor style and Western chair style seating. Fortunately, they can accommodate a large group. We had a group of 6 people, walked in for a late lunch with no reservations, and were seated upstairs after maybe a 15 minute wait.... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
  • Cuisine: Noodle

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?