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34 Okazakiminamigoshocho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8334, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-751-0677
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“chicken tempura” (10 reviews)
“udon” (22 reviews)
“long queue” (4 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian
$$ - $$$
34 Okazakiminamigoshocho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8334, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We waited for around 1 hour! The line was very long and filled with both tourists and locals, which is a really good sign about the taste. We ordered one hot and one cold udon. The hot udon with burdock tempura was a bit spicy,...More

Thank Prapol K
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

We got the original, with spicy soup and burdock tempura, and a side of the chicken tempura with extra curry salt. While delicious, I firmly believe that to appreciate the noodle, you should have the noodles cold with dipping sauce. So it was a great...More

Thank Anterthe1
Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

Though waiting for more than 2 hours, the texture of the udon and the taste of the soup just treat me a unforgettable flavour. It’s perfect and I have never had any udon better than theirs. It is a must-try in Kyoto. The staff in...More

Thank Jacqueline L
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

Udon is chewy and super tasty.... the fried chicken is very good especially when mixed with kare soup..

Thank Alexander F
Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

We arrived close to their closing time of 6 pm but they let us in anyhow. We all ordered udon noodle soup and tempura chicken. Simple but delicious. But the warmth and hospitality of all the staff really blew is away making it a really...More

Thank Ben C
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

Waited 90mins before getting a seat. Had the cold udon with fried chicken and it was the best udon I ever have. Fried chicken breast is tender and juicy, goes nicely with the noodles.

Thank nicoleplay9
Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

It took me an hour and a half to wait at the long queue in the rain and cold outside! Looking around me, I could only see young people. I was the most senior patron! I told myself I would never ever came back here...More

Thank moomo111
Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

2.5 stars, I'm rounding up. I'm more upset with the people hyping this place up than the food there. Is it different? Yes. Is it better than any other everyday udon place in Japan? No. I can see rating this well on yelp for locals,...More

1  Thank Cheryl L
Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic soup stock... Great hand made noodle. Went on a weekday afternoon about 3 plus. Had to queue for 30 min. Totally worth the wait! Very unique tasting broths. Love the fresh and chewy texture of the udon. Staff was very attentive and sincere. Loved...More

Thank meiyin76
Reviewed April 27, 2017

I've been to a lot of te-uchi (handmade) udon shops, and I think this is the best one I've been to in Kyoto. I went out of curiosity after seeing Mr. Yamamoto on an Iron Chef episode, and it was neat to see him in...More

Thank joseph_sorensen
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Average prices
$7 - $9
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Okazakiminamigoshocho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8334, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighborhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-751-0677
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