Keeping the same taste of Soba dishes over the past 100 years
You can see historical tools of making soba flour exhibited on the right side as you open the door. Daikokuya is offering a wide range of soba dishes reasonably close to the downtown area, Shijo-Kawaramachi. Their soba have been still made by the tools, a waterwheel and hand mill for 100 years. Furthermore, the interior of the restaurant is decorated with the Japanese retro furniture so that you will enjoy your meal at the Kyoto ambience. The owner of the restaurant is really friendly and the English menu that is written by him is like a soba magazine! It provides the details of each soba dishes like an article with their pictures. So there is no matter if you have any allergies. Not only over 20 toppings with soba are always provided but also seasonal limited original menus are available. The prices does not change at lunch time and dinner time. It is also open between these times. You would feel like at home at anytime!
Tempura Soba / ￥1,360
Big and juicy shrimp tempura on the top of the dish. Firstly, feel the texture of crispy batter of tempura. And then, try to put it into the soup deeply in order to enjoy the different textures. It will be the best dish if you have never eaten soba before.
Chicken Nanba / ￥920
Both flavors of small cut chicken and chopped Japanese leek go well with the soup. The chicken is very tender and its sweet taste would become addictive. Please try to slurp the soba noodles so that fragrance of its soba comes out! Kamo (duck) Nanba is available mid. Oct. – mid. April.
Soba Galette / ￥330
It is a crunchy cookie with buckwheat and dried fruit. Aromatic smell is mouthwatering. It is so healthy that you should eat it when you get peckish. You can buy both at the cashier or when you order main dish.
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Daikokuya / 大黒屋
|Category||Soba & Udon Noodles|
|Address||281 Minamikurumaya-cho Kiyamachi Takoyakushi Nishiiru, nakagyo-ku, kyoto-shi|
|Directions||5 minutes walk from the Hankyu Kawaramachi Station. 8 minutes walk from the subway Tozai Line Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station.|
|Open Hours||11:30am - 9pm (L.O.8:45pm)|
|Credit cards||VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners, etc.|
|Good for||Solo, With Friends, Families with Children|
Since a lot of info for all dishes on the English menu, you can avoid the ingredients that you don’t like. The owner of the restaurant speaks basic English and talking to him is very fun!
|Lanuages spoken||Japanese, some English|
|Number of seats||60 seats|
|Private dining rooms||None|
|Non smoking / smoking||Separated smoking section and non smoking section.|