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Soba / Udon Spots in Kawaramachi / Shijokarasuma Area

  • Sobanomi Yoshimura
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    4.5
    371 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Shimogyou-ku Matsuyachou 420
    An eight-minute walk from Kiyomizu-Gojo Station. This soba noodle restaurant is situated right in fron of the number one exit of Gojo Station. The restaurant's noodles are crafted by the hands of a skilled artisan using flour stone-ground using domestically grown buckwheat. The restaurant's lunch and dinner menus differ and, in addition, from 14:30 to 17:00, the establishment only serves soba noodles a la carte. Customers can choose among three sizes of noodles - thin, regular, and thick. There are also desserts on the menu such as deep fried buckwheat dumplings and buckwheat ice cream. In addition, the restaurant offers traditional kaiseki course cuisine for parties of two or larger and has menus in English, Chinese, Korean, and Taiwanese.

    My husband and I visited this restaurant whilst holidaying in Kyoto. Lovely service and an English menu, we tried a set meal for two which included sashimi, tempura, a chicken broth, hot soba and...

  • Eitaro
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Nishikikoji Karasuma Higashi Iru Karasuma Nishiki Building 1F
    This restaurant located in the heart of Kyoto a three-minute walk from Karasumaru Station on the Hankyu Kyoto Line serves authentic handmade Sanuki udon noodles and ramen. While Kyoto udon tend to be soft, this restaurant's udon has a marked springiness. Their specialty is their curry udon, which comes in a highly fragrant broth. The exquisite Kyoto-style curry udon is served in a viscous Japanese-style stock seasoned with curry spices, giving it a moderate heat that is truly addictive. While handmade udon noodles are the restaurant's core business, their orthodox-style ramen, which was perfected out of a love of ramen, is also growing in popularity.
  • So-honke Kawamichi-ya
    Shopping
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Aneyakoji Dori Gokomachi Nishi Iru Anedaitocho 550
    This specialty shop makes and sells Soba Horu, a baked sweet going back to the early Meiji period made using buckwheat flour. Kawamichi-ya is said to go back to when Kyoto was known as Heian-kyo, and has sold sweets and soba flour since the Genroku era (1688-1704). It applied soba noodle making techniques to the making of Portuguese sweets to create Soba Horu. Since they do not use any oil, they have a light flavor and are often used in tea ceremonies and as Kyoto style sweets for guests. They come baked in umebachi crest shape or circles, and make perfect gifts.
  • Misoka-an Kawamichiya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Fuyacho-dori Sanjo Agaru Shimohakusancho 297
    This venerable kisoba (100% buckwheat soba noodles) restaurant located in a Sukiya-zukuri building on Fuyacho Street has been in business since the Edo period. Their specialty is their Hokoro hot pot, which is made with a dashi stock that has been passed down for generations. Guests can savor quintessentially Kyoto ingredients such as Japanese yam from Tanba, springy udon noodles, Kujo scallions, and hikiage yuba (tofu skins). We recommend changing up the flavor of the hot pot after it boils down by squeezing the juice of a sudachi citrus into it. Their classic zaru soba (soba noodles served on a bamboo sieve), yamakake soba (soba noodles topped with grated yam), and mizore sets, which include mizore soba (soba noodle topped with grated daikon), a seasonal rice dish and pickles, are also popular.
  • Omen Nippon Shijo Pontocho Restaurant
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    4.5
    151 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Chujo-ku Shijo-dori-donto-cho Nishiiri
    This eatery, Omen, established in 1967 at the Kyoto Ginkakuji Temple is popular for its homemade noodles made from 100% domestic flour. The specialty dish, Omen noodles, are udon noodles combined with the seasonal fresh foods. Customers enjoy returning again and again as the ingredients change according to the season. The Shijo Pontocho store has a limited time Pontocho light course menu.

    Finding vegetarian-friendly Japanese food in Japan has been a bit of a challenge so I was over the moon to find Omen. There is a full vegetarian menu with about 3 or 4 different udon noodle options...

  • Fumiya Restaurant
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Sakaicho Mitsu Tyu Pharmacist Shuru Kikuya cho 519
    The venerable Fumiya Restaurant, founded in 1946, is located in Kyoto's Nakagyo Ward, three minutes' walk from Karasuma Station on the Hankyu Kyoto Line. It specializes in udon noodles, and in addition to its udon stew, Fumiya Udon, for which every ingredient, including the broth, is painstakingly prepared, it also serves sweets, such as Kameyama, a combination of toasted mochi and sweet bean paste. This restaurant is popular with both local residents and tourists.
  • Kyo Soba Maru
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Shimogyo-ku Nishi Ishikaki Dori 4-jo Sagaru Saitocho 126 New Kiyacho Building 1F
  • Teuchi Soba minagawa kyo Oike
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Oike Tsutomu Shin-cho Nishi-no-Kita side

    Cosy shop and good handmade soba. Mashed tofu was a great surprise (came with the set lunch). Expected it to be bland but its absolutely not. Its tasty on its own and the texture is very smooth...

  • MARUGAME SEIMEN Kawaramachi Sanjo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Kawaramachidori 3-jo Sagaru Daikokucho 54-1 Izutsu Kyoto Kawaramachi Sanjo Building 1F
  • MARUGAME SEIMEN Kyoto Shiyakusho Mae
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Shimohonnojimaecho 522-19
  • Ikiiki Udon Karasuma Oike
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Oike Dori Higashiiri Tatsuikecho 448

    The restaurant is very cozy. The Udon is handmade there and you can taste the difference. It is a the perfect place for enjoying a traditional Udon and some tempura. For a better experience I...

  • Uki Ya Kyoto Bunka Museum
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    3.5
    13 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Higashikatacho 623-1

    Weve been there « randomly » for once. Good choices on the menu, nice welcome. Prices are reasonable; Sounds good. In the plate, no amazing surprise; food is good, fair quality <-> price. Only 2 / 3...

  • Taikokutakoyakushi
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Nakagyo Takoyakushidori Muromachi Nishiiri Ubayanagi town 211
  • Kawakiyu
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Chukyo-ku Nishiki Koji through Nishinotoin Nishiiri Kuya town 499
  • Kawadoyakawashinmembo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nakagyou-ku Kameyachou 149
  • Kawamichiyakoushiyouambunten
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nakagyou-ku Sashimonochou 311
  • Jimen
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    3.5
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nakagyou-ku Shimokorikichou 202

    Ive registered on Trip Advisor entirely just to make people aware of this place. Do not attempt to enter if you are not Japanese. We (couple, male and female) have just tried to enter this place and...

  • Gonbe Nishi
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Nishinotoin-dori Marutamachi Sagaru Tanakacho 126-1
  • Shima Ya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Nishinokyo Nishigekko Cho 6-17
  • Tagotohonke
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    4.0
    45 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Nakagyo Sanjodori Teramachi east input Ishibashi town 12

    I ordered the eel teriyaki and my partner had the sashimi bento box. The former was very flavoursome and well presented. The latter was good quality and value, and authentic. Reasonably priced...

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