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Myoudai Omen Ginkakuji Honten

#27 of 11,658 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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1,019 reviews
400 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 581 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2015

I don't usually like udon noodles but was eager to try them here as everyone we met seemed to recommend the place. They were very tasty! Different from the gelatinous, flavourless ones you get in lots of places. We visited late on a Sunday afternoon so didn't have to queue for long. Service was mixed, some staff were friendly and... More 

Thank eatydrinky
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2015 via mobile

I don't really like udon at all and usually prefer ramen. But this restaurant has elevated udon into a main dish and the star of the restaurant which is remarkable! We ordered the recommended Omen Udon set with tempura and the dried shrimp udon. Both were excellent and warms the stomach and as other writers have suggested, a place to... More 

2 Thank Eric T
Los Angeles, California
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2015

We ate here on a chilly day before heading to Ginkakuji - perfection and the food was beyond delicious and one of our best meals in Kyoto - short walk to temple and philosophers walk.

1 Thank travelcentric103
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2015 via mobile

I saw this place's post in several media. You have to expect a long waiting list (at least 40 minutes) but very worth it. The noodles are soft but elastic, and the soup tasted so good that i wanted more. If you want some spin on the soup, try the condiments. And make sure to try the tempuras too. When... More 

2 Thank You Jin S
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2015

We stopped by here after a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Restaurant is very quaint, staff is friendly, and the food is good! We ordered the omen noodles (home made udon noodles) with the tempura. The noodles were soft and delicious, tempura flaky and battered just the right amount. They give you some interesting condiments to add to your broth. A... More 

1 Thank Bibi D
Dallas, Texas
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74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2014

I read about this restaurant on Lonely Planet and later noticed that it was also recommended by our JR rail pass book. The restaurant was a bit confusing to find initially but we asked a few people and located it eventually. It is very close to the Silver Temple. There was about a 10 minute wait -- it could have... More 

Thank fsanam
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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446 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2014

My wife read about this place on trip advisor.After visiting Ginkakuji it took us a while to locate this place as there are no signage in English.The best landmark is that it is located near the car park.This is an excellent choice for lunch before embarking on the Philosophers walk.The place is rather small which is normal for Japanese eating... More 

Thank Dhiraj H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2014 via mobile

This is Freescale,seasonal Japanese food, no fuss and very good value if you choose one of the set meals. The udon noodles are plump, chewy and slippery, just right! And a speciality if the house. The accompaniments add texture and crunch and are just delightful. If you are hungry add the tempura which again relies on fresh ingredients and fast... More 

1 Thank Ozout
Dili, East Timor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2014 via mobile

Had the seasonal set with fantastic autumn dishes - a cold pumpkin salad with a tofu cream dressing (sounds ordinary but was very good) another one with mushrooms and greens with lime dressing and a couple of other nice bits. This was followed by the udon noodles with soup and lots of nice condiments to add which was excellent. Noodles... More 

Thank SukaMakanLos
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2014

One must have noodles when in Japan! This is an udon place recommended by our hotel. They have both Japanese floor style and Western chair style seating. Fortunately, they can accommodate a large group. We had a group of 6 people, walked in for a late lunch with no reservations, and were seated upstairs after maybe a 15 minute wait.... More 

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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
US$9 - US$27
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?