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) #63 of 11,630 Restaurants in Kyoto $$ - $$$ Japanese, Asian
34 Okazakiminamigoshocho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8334, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-751-0677
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“udon” (17 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian
$$ - $$$
34 Okazakiminamigoshocho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8334, Kyoto Prefecture
Neighbourhood: City Center
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to a lot of te-uchi (handmade) udon shops, and I think this is the best one I've been to in Kyoto. I went out of curiosity after seeing Mr. Yamamoto on an Iron Chef episode, and it was neat to see him in...More

Thank joseph_sorensen
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

2 hour wait to sit for SOUP! I don't care how good it is NOT WORTH IT! Stood outside forever to be seated.

Thank Rudy S
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Very efficient system, you order as soon as you walk in. No real wait for us, as others have noted. Noodles were fresh, broth was amazingly tasty. I had the burdock tempura -- very tasty root vegetable. Would recommend the spicy broth - much tastier....More

Thank mtd23
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

After having tried the neighboring restaurant during our previous trip to Kyoto and being blown away by the udon, we were curious as to how the udon here would compare, given that the queue for Menzo was much longer. The texture of the udon itself...More

Thank Rachel K
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I earmarked this place and the restaurant beside it. When I reached, my instinct told me to queue for Yamamoto Menzou (the correct name by the way and also, Yamamoto had a longer queue than the other one!). A bit of history: The owner trained...More

1  Thank Phunkhaiser
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful lunch! After waiting in line for 30 Minutes we were seated at the counter. We had the Udon with Vegetable Tempura and Chicken Tempura. The dashi was fragrant with a depth of taste. Not too salty, not too fishy. The tempura was...More

Thank Daniel L
Reviewed 29 December 2016

In my first visit which I came at around noon time, I had been waiting for 1 hour 45 minutes under the hot summer time but it was absolutely worth for the queue up. I had order the chicken breast tempura hot udon and my...More

Thank MokeyMok
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Another queuing restaurant in Kyoto. The staff were really nice and offered hot oolong tea for the guests queuing outside. The restaurant was not a very large as most of the Kyoto traditional restaurants are. The chef was very friendly and asked every guest if...More

Thank Jierre
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Staying very local and looking for a good noodle place. TripAdvisor came up with this place and it was great. Excellent service and good food. Would heartily recommend

Thank Colin S
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We waited for only 15min. English menu was available. The staff were able to speak some English so it wasn't too hard for us to communicate. The chefs/cooks kept asking us if everything is OK. They were really friendly. We also received a free small...More

Thank BellTravelaholic
City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its
blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered
shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street
bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to
peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home
goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center
is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and
clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
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Christy L
What is the best time to go when there's very little wait??
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 9
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Okazakiminamigoshocho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8334, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-751-0677