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Myoudai Omen Ginkakuji Honten

#31 of 11,657 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
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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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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 11 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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321 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 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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558 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 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
Chiba Prefecture, Japan
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

Authentic healthy noodle restaurant with parking. In New York, there is branch in lower Manhattan, but this main store is better.

Thank 6078R
Montecchio Emilia, Italy
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

We stumbled upon this restaurant by chance. Long queue outside, but served within half an hour. Udon are really worth a try. Really well done, and the sauce and side servings (tempura) was really nice. I had a japanese stout beer to go with, which was perfect. Price is more than honest. Definitely not a tourist trap, but a very... More 

Thank LoBe69
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

Restaurant offers various menus and everything we tried was excellent. Besides we ordered a very good Japanese pale ale we would recommend!

Thank Rikygoalie
Melbourne, Australia
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109 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

We were staying near by and rather than an expensive meal we asked for a local recommendation and were told of this. We later discovered it was in the lonely planet book too. No reservations but a turn up and eat place Omen is a cute little place with bar and tatami seating. There is an English menu also which... More 

Thank Dee_Kiss
Lake of Bays, Canada
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282 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

Omen is located at the north end of Philosophers walk and offers wonderful soups with udon noodles. I especially enjoyed the tempua which was light, not greesy and reasobly priced.

Thank MRichardson2014

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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 26
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?