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Myoudai Omen Ginkakuji Honten

#31 of 11,523 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Bus Pool South Ginkakuji Sakyoku, Kyoto 606-8406, Kyoto Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 75-771-8994
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Phuket, Phuket, Thailand
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Even i'm not a big fan of Udon but I know how is good Udon taste like. For me, I think there are some other places that serve delicious Udon with a lot cheaper price.

Thank Knmp A
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54 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Really??? What's the big deal about this place. It was pretty average. I really wanted to love this place since I love udon but it was nothing spectacular. I had the tempura, it was soggy and breading was unimpressive.

Thank Matthew F
Portland, Oregon
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189 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

Our Kyoto University hosts brought us here. We trusted their recommendation and had no idea that this was a TripAdvisor favorite until we walked out and saw their proud framed ranking. Absolutely delicious, with perfect presentation. We got a real kick out of learning how to prepare and dip our udon. The prices seemed pretty good too. Close to Ginkaku-ji... More 

Thank Kimberley42
Paris, France
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

If you have to chose one restaurant in Kyoto to try omen soup, pick this one. The price is okay and this is very good quality, the restaurant is also very nice.

1 Thank Aubin S
Brisbane, Australia
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

Udon noodles was one of the real pleasures on a recent trip to Japan, and the noodles at Omen were perhaps the best. Nourishing, warming broth and silky plump noodles on a winter's day - yum. Highly recommended for lunch if you are sightseeing in the area.

1 Thank Tedbutt
Singapore, Singapore
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

This was recommended to me by a lady in Tokyo (Tokyo!) while I was queuing for some food. It's totally justified. Just get the seasonal set and enjoy the excellent noodles in simple broth. Get a place on the first floor to enjoy your mesl sitting down traditional style. Expect to queue, and pay around 2,000 yen per person.

1 Thank postboxes
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

One of my favorite meals on my trip. I went to Ginkakuji beforehand and was looking for good food to try in the area. I read in the JR Rail Pass book that this was a good place to try and that they would be opening soon. I went over right as they opened and I'm SOOOOOOO glad I did.... More 

Thank Hannah N
San Diego, California
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

I was directed to Myoudai Omen by a friend who works for Baird Beer, an American style craft brewer based in Numazu, Japan. This regional chain is one of their customers and he took my family (and his) here for lunch during our Kyoto visit. This is a great tourist restaurant. What I mean by that is it has a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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308 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

I enjoyed a memorable set dinner at Omen restaurant, with many unusual, interesting and fresh tastes. Udon noodles and fresh vegetables are a speciality but my set meal also included fish and tempura. Impeccable quality and very fair prices. Some English spoken. Located near Ginkaku temple.

Thank beijingduck
Waimea, Hawaii
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527 reviews
345 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

This restaurant is at the far end of the traditional street near Ginkakuji. It is famous for noodles and vegetarian food. Excellent and different tastes. A must-eat at place.

Thank BigIsleFoodie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 27
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bus Pool South Ginkakuji Sakyoku, Kyoto 606-8406, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 75-771-8994

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?