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Myoudai Omen Ginkakuji Honten

#65 of 7,302 Restaurants in Kyoto
#67 of 7,786 Places to Eat in Kyoto
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Noodle, Asian
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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 6
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  • 2
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  • 0
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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
Great little find

We were staying near by and rather than an expensive meal we asked for a local recommendation and were told of this. We later discovered it was in the lonely planet book too. No reservations but a turn up and eat place Omen is a cute little place with bar and tatami seating. There is an English... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
Dee_Kiss
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

We were staying near by and rather than an expensive meal we asked for a local recommendation and were told of this. We later discovered it was in the lonely planet book too. No reservations but a turn up and eat place Omen is a cute little place with bar and tatami seating. There is an English menu also which... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Omen is located at the north end of Philosophers walk and offers wonderful soups with udon noodles. I especially enjoyed the tempua which was light, not greesy and reasobly priced.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

After a long day of footing it around Kyoto we took Lonely Planet's advice and dropped in for an early dinner. The place had bar seating for about 8 and tatami seating for about 20. An English menu is available. We were served quickly and were very pleased with what was delivered. Of course we tried the seasonal udon, finding... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The udon here was utterly amazing. The food is fresh, tasty and utterly delicious. The restaurant is small and cosy. The service is very efficient.

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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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Additional Information about Myoudai Omen Ginkakuji Honten

Address: Bus Pool South Ginkakuji Sakyoku, Kyoto 606-8406, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-771-8994
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 24
Cuisine: Noodle, Asian

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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 - 24
  • Cuisine: Noodle, Asian

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?