Area Central
Category Donburi / Udon : Soba


A soba shop founded in 1916 on Takoyakushi-dori street between Kawaramachi-dori street and Kiyamachi-dori street. The shop has an air of stately magnificence and inside the store you can see the water-wheels that turn to power the millstones grinding the soba. There is a small central garden and there is just an enormous historic atmosphere within the store. They have a regular set menu  and in addition, they have another ample seasonal menu so that you can enjoy a wide variety of delicious soba no matter when you visit.


(left) The water-wheels visible upon entering the store.
(middle) There is a central interior garden.
(right) The carved wooden figure of Daikoku(the god of agriculture)


We ordered "Ten-Zaru"(served on a bamboo draining basket with dipping sauce & tenpura) it includes soba and tempura(2 prawns, shishito pepper and dried laver seaweed). The soba is topped with shredded seaweed.


This is "Tentsuyu"(dipping sauce). There are various condiments placed on the lid (chopped leek, grated ginger, grated daikon radish) which are to be put into the sauce.


The cool soba feels great going down and is a treat on a hot day. The aroma of the soba is also wonderful. The flaky texture of the tempura is also refreshing.


Upon finishing your meal, some "soba-yu"(a hot water from boiling soba noodles) is brought out for you.  It was tasty when mixed with the remaining sauce.



The shop is located in one of Kyoto's most prominent shopping districts, but the atmosphere inside is very quiet and calming. You can forget all about the bustle outside and enjoy your soba at your leisure.

Address 281 Minamikurumayacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto
Tel 075-221-2818
Open 11:30a.m. - 9:00p.m.
Closed - Tuesday(open if a public holiday falls on Tuesday)
URL http://www.daikoku-ya.jp/
Access 5 minute walk from Hankyu Kawaramachi station
5 minute walk from Keihan Sanjo station

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