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Yamamotomenzo

#39 of 7,320 Restaurants in Kyoto
#40 of 7,805 Places to Eat in Kyoto
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Neighborhood:
City Center
Noodle, Asian
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Okazakiminamigoshocho, Sakyoku, Kyoto 606-8334, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-751-0677
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious!

Delicious ramen! The place is a little hidden, but worth it if you find it! Although it is in japanese there is a small english menu and the staff will help you order from the machine and they take your ticket.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
cedriclaura
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Gatineau, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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  • Russian first
  • Thai first
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Gatineau, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Delicious ramen! The place is a little hidden, but worth it if you find it! Although it is in japanese there is a small english menu and the staff will help you order from the machine and they take your ticket.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Two excellent noodle restaurants are right next to each other north of the zoo (not worth visiting) and east of the Heian Shrine and Garden (definitely worth visiting). One is Okakita and the other is Yamamoto Menzou. They both often have lines, but the night we went to the latter,there was no wait at all. This tiny restaurant is more... More 

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

During my trip in Kyoto with my girlfriend, one dinner I was alone because she was very tired: then i searched a restaurant near my hotel and I found this great one! Noodles and tempura were great, cooks and owners were so nice too!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Vegetable tempura was some of the best I've had. Waited in line for over 2 hours, but it was definitely worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Cozy, lots of ambiance and simply outstanding udon noodles in superior sauces accompanied by very good tempura...expect to wait for the 16 seats fill quickly

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Wilson, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Stumbled upon this place on a hot June day of temple hopping in East Kyoto. Not only are the noodles fantastic, but the veggie tempura was the best I had in Japan. Made to order with the freshest vegetables, not at all greasy, it was a perfect complement to the noodles. Well worth the wait. The owner seemed very grateful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012 via mobile

Our second year in a row to visit kyoto. And of course we remember to revisit yamamotomenzo again joining a very long line, waited for hour and half to enjoy a bowl of piping hot udon. The noodle is still top rated and the reparation still down to the details. Cooked in front of you only when you sit down.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2011

We came upon it by accident, but fell in love with its hand made udon right away. We ended up eating there three times during our stay at Kyoto. Order it with beef or pork. The tempura chicken is also great . There is always a long line here. But I assure you it worths the wait. We are Italian... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Okazakiminamigoshocho, Sakyoku, Kyoto 606-8334, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighborhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-751-0677

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 8
  • Cuisine: Noodle, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in City Center

Neighborhood Profile
City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.