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Myoudai Omen Ginkakuji Honten

Bus Pool South Ginkakuji Sakyoku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606-8406, Japan
+81 75-771-8994
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Ranked #51 of 3,465 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $28
Cuisines: Noodle
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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Port Vila, Vanuatu
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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London
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5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We recently had five days in Kyoto and five in Tokyo. We tried Omen on a recommendation and, after walking around for quite some time trying to find it stumbled across it just as we were about to give up. So glad we persisted! The noodles in the ramen were the softest and freshest we had in the whole of... More

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Philadelphia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Great hot or cold udon lunch sets in a beautiful, traditional restaurant very close to the Silver Temple (Ginkaku-ji) and the northern end of the Philosopher's Path. Even though it was te most expensive udon we ate our entire time in Japan, I still thought the lunch set was reasonably priced considering the very high quality of all the artistically-presented... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

We went today, based on their trip advisor score. A really amazing lady helped us to find them (just off the start of the hill to the temple, near to a car park). We looked at the menu and asked whether one of the set menus was for 4 people - 2 adults and 2 children. The waitress said it... More

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London
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87 reviews 87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Omen is definitely on the tourist trail, being well located for Ginkaku-ji and the Philosopher's Path, but don't let that put you off. Specialising in noodles and tempura we had an excellent supper here at the 'bar'. There are also low tables for you to sit at if you wish to. It's a reasonable size by many Japanese restaurant standards,... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

This was our first meal in Kyoto and very good it was too! My son is not a massive udon fan but even he loved it. He had the tempura and udon meal while I had the seasonal meal which also cam with udon. Both were gorgeous, especially enjoyed adding our own ingredients to the broth. The seasonal dishes were... More

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17 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

When we arrived at Omen, there was a line out the door, but it moved pretty quickly and we were seated in about 20 minutes. You either sit on tatami mats at traditional tables or on stools at the counter. We sat at the counter, which was fun because we got to watch someone prepare the accompaniments for the udon.... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I asked my guide to do the honours of picking the restaurant we can have an early lunch after our tour of the Golden Pavillion. I was glad she chose Omen. I was never a big fan of Udon but was willing to go on a culinary adventure. I was not disappointed. The udon was very light but satisfying. They... More

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Singapore
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17 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

After reading such great reviews about this place, I decided to pop in for a meal before starting the trek to Ginkakuji and the famed Path of Philosophers (rather overrated if you ask me, but s few quaint shops along the path). Presentation is exquisite. But I have had better noodles in less high profile places. The broth was not... More

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