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“friendly dinner on a rainy evening” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Honke Owariya Shijo

Honke Owariya Shijo
Ranked #513 of 12,164 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Shinkyogoku Shopping District
Yokohama, Japan
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55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“friendly dinner on a rainy evening”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Wonderful little restaurant, as there are so many in Kyoto, very friendly and foreigner-accommodating staff, food is excellent. In addition to the basic soups, fried seasonal vegetables are exquisite - highly recommended for vegetarians!

Visited April 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Simple but tasty!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

Ordered a chicken and leek udon in soup at this restaurant as well as a soba in soup. Both were minimalist dishes prepared in flavourful broth. Overall, a nice casual lunch spot to pop by as a break from sight seeing and temple visiting. Gets quite crowded during peak hours.

Visited March 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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1,100 reviews
383 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 464 helpful votes
“Delicious soba breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

Owariya has more than 500 years experience of making soba noodle dishes and it shows. This is not the head branch, but the quality has not changed in the kilometre that separates it from there.

Most of the dishes are pretty pricey, but if you go for breakfast (from 9.30), you can get a super deal. For 500 yen there is a choice between a dish of soba with seasonings, pickles and rice or the same; but the noodles come in a smoky soup (kake). We opted for the kake and were blown away. The broth is so flavourful and the noodles are some of the best soba you will ever taste.

You will leave feeling full and happy with the price.

  • Visited February 2013
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