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Reviewed November 25, 2022 via mobile

Amazing how a simple bowl of udon can taste this good . The texture of the udon was chewy . The broth has so much umami from the kelp and bonito flakes . We had the rice and udon set . Rice bowl was good...too. A real joy to eat here, those who are visiting fushimi inari , do drop by here for lunch , no regrets!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 18, 2019 via mobile

We visited this lovely little udon noodle restaurant after going to the Fushimi Inari Shrine. You could tell the udon was freshly made and the broth was very rich in flavour. It was busy when we arrived, but only had to wait about 5 minutes...for a table to become available. Would recommend to anyone in the area, and there are lots of options available including a good value two-piece set meal.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 7, 2019

This was a highlight of our Kyoto trip. We came by for a late lunch after dealing with the sun and crowds at nearby Fushimi Inari. We only waited about 5 minutes and then had an amazing lunch of handmade udon noodle soup and fried...chicken. We couldn't order the chicken a la carte so we each got a menu set with a bowl of hot noodles, a bowl of rice, and 5 pieces of fried chicken. The noodle soup was delicious and so was the fried chicken, it was so juicy and crunchy on the outside. The owner lady was so nice. They play Hawaiian music the whole time and it's a calm, relaxed vibe in there. Walk a little after the temple and eat here, it's worth the 5-10 min walk. Enjoy!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed May 3, 2019

Wonderful food, we had to queue up outside but it was definitely worth the wait. We all enjoyed our food and the staff were very friendly. The Pork cutlet and egg rice bowl was also the best thing I ate on my trip to Japan.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 5, 2019 via mobile

We ordered the egg udon and the the set with egg bowl and beef hot udon. The noodles are chewy and tasty. The broth in the egg udon is very fishy, we couldnt eat it. The egg noodle bowl did not taste good at all,...I couldnt eat more than a couple of bites. The beef udon had a decent broth but the meat portion was quite meager. Overall, I think the flavor of the food is geared towards fishy and seaweed flavor which doesn’t happen to jive with us. I think it’s well flavor, just not our cup of tea.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

This place was rated quite highly so I came after visiting the temple nearby. There was a slight queue so I had some expectations. Soup wasn’t fantastic, udon was normal. The restaurant could seat maybe 20 people max. Perhaps my expectations were too high and...I had really awesome udon past 2 days at Nara/himeji. I think you can easily find better food in the area. However if you are craving for udon this isn’t the worst place either.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

Udon was chewy and taste original. Ambience was cosy with few seats only. Located near to the Keihan Fushim-Inari stn. Do note the portion is huge. So you may want to order a set to share if you are not so hungry :)

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

This is not very far from Fushimi Inari-Taisha, so I recommend you definitely come for a bite to eat here. We visited around 13:00 and there was already a wait, however it moved fast and there were a few stalls outside while we were waiting....We were given menus whilst we waited and also orders taken whilst we were waiting, so as soon as we sat down, our noodles were there within a few minutes, hence why I didn’t take a photo. I just wanted to dig in. I ordered a beef curry udon noodles. It was a thicker broth and had a tiny bit of a kick, so so delicious and satisfying. My partner ordered a clear broth beef udon noodles and it was also very very good. The udon noodles were perfect! Amazing value for money.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Just outside of Fushimi Inari temple. Great friendly service and fresh food. Many locals go there and the cheap.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

After a long morning of temples & shrines, my husband and I were exhausted, hungry, and defeated. By the time we were done, we just wanted a quick bite & to take a cold shower. We saw that this place was highly recommended on TripAdvisor...and so convenient to the shrine that we decided to check it out. We left super happy with full bellies & all smiles. The homemade udon, fried chicken and beef egg with rice was just what we needed! The service was also friendly and superb, best restaurant we’ve been to in Kyoto.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We found this place by asking some locals, it did meet our expectations and it was also very easy to find (just very close to the train station). we had udon and also rice with pork all was impeccable. we would definately reccomend this place.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

If you are visiting Fushimi Inari make sure to stop at this restaurant next to it , were you will experience one of the best noodles and pork meat along with a lovely service.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

Since I am a udon lover, I had to visit Kendonya handmade udon noodle restaurant after seeing the Fushiyama Inari Shrine. Be careful as the restaurant closes at 6PM! I took a chicken broil with udon, cheap and delicious, I wish I could teleport there...whenever I crave udon!More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Very delicious Udon restaurant with extremely friendly service. Karage chicken was cripsy and delicious. The cold Udon were bouncy and tasty!

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Tried this udon shop near Fushimi Inari taisha. We had the summer specials: COLD udon. And it was delicious!! The udon or soba is handmade so its really chewy. Everything for around 1000¥ or less and there was no wait when we went, around 1pm....Service is great! No wifi but there is free public wifi.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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