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Ukiya Pontocho

125 Ishiyacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8002, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-221-2978
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  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
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“soba noodles” (4 reviews)
“pickles” (2 reviews)
“english” (4 reviews)
Japanese, Asian
$$ - $$$
125 Ishiyacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8002, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Can't say much, just got soup noodles. But it was tasty, the service friendly, the price correct. Would come again to try something else.

Thank Alexandre G
Reviewed 25 September 2017

There are many restaurants in the Pontocho area of Kyoto, but many are very over-priced purely because of the location. This place is well worth a visit. The service is great, and tables in the basement have a great atmosphere. I had the Mini Tendon...More

Thank Roger T
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Great soba noodles at the end of Pontocho St (just after the Geisha theatre) Really filling, tasty and the tempura was not oily! Vegetarian friendly.

Thank LauraJaiAdventures
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Serving home made soba noodles made with made-in-Japan ingredients since 1929. Dashi, or the soup, is "elegantly sweeter" (Kyoto or Kansai style) compared to those in the Tokyo area. Good location and refined (not the efficient fast-food type) service. Apparently a popular place among the...More

Thank toseinin
Reviewed 17 December 2015

This is the second time we have eaten here and have really enjoyed the food both times. The set meals are lovely - great soba and udon noodles. If you don't react well to MSG don't add the 'salt'!

Thank NickyFairweather
Reviewed 20 June 2015

We stumbeld in there by accident because we were very hungry and tought it looked fine. Right next to the entrance you can watch people make soba in the daytime. Thats really amazing to watch and nice to know your soba is craftfully handmade. We...More

Thank Nicole D
Reviewed 4 April 2015

It's difficult to find a good and reasonable restaurant in this very busy part of Kyoto. Ukiya provides very nice Soba dishes, they are homemade and you can even bring back some boxes home. There is a menu in english, the staff is very friendly...More

Thank Cédric D
Reviewed 22 December 2014

For soba lovers, you have to try their signature Uki-ten. It's basically soba (choice of warm/cold but I recommend the latter as it's really refreshing) topped with a myriad of toppings such as tempura flakes, natto, chopped spring onions, and a delicious foamy egg mixture...More

Thank michmuses
Reviewed 16 December 2014 via mobile

Good chicken and leek soba. Happy staff if somewhat lacking in English. The building is old and plain. As the restaurant specialises in soba there wasn't anything else on the menu - double check with your dining companions if they are ok with this!

Thank Isabelle C
Reviewed 22 April 2014

The soba had certain texture. Source had the right light sweetness. The small dishes including the tofu and octopus fish cake were nice too. Chicken skew was average. Overall, if around, it's good to try.

Thank Xiafei C
Though small by comparison, Pontocho is one of Kyoto's
most spirited and memorable neighborhoods. A narrow
street straddling the Kamogawa River, it is Kyoto's
busiest nightlife spot. When darkness falls,
Pontocho's many signs and lanterns bolt to life,
making the area glow with invitations to passers-by to
come inside and pull up a chair. Its restaurants and
bars sprawl onto the riverbank, providing a friendly
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Open Hours
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
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11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 Ishiyacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8002, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Pontocho
  • Neighbourhood: Pontocho
  • Phone Number: +81 75-221-2978
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