Downtown Soba & UdonApr. 14, 2016 UPDATE
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 En...moreglish 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!
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It is located near the takase river where is one of the popular spots for cherry blossom viewing in kyoto so we really recommend you stopping by after strolling through the riverside. The appearance of Daikokuya is really retro. Their attitude of making and offering soba is that they would just like to make us happy by their dishes.
Their menus are no that unique. However, we can enjoy very traditional taste.
Tempura Soba
1Must Eat !
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
2Must Eat !
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
3Let's Try !
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.
How to Order & Eat
Daikokuya How to order & eatThe English menu with pictures is available.
- Order Tips -
The waiters offer a spoon for soup if you want.
Daikokuya Interior photo 1
An artificial small garden in the restaurant.
Daikokuya Interior photo 1
Tatami (Japanese traditional mat) seats are available.
Daikokuya Interior photo 1
You can see the tools of making soba flour.
Daikokuya Appearance Photo
Categories Soba & Udon
Phone +81 75-221-2818
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.
Hours 11:30am - 9pm (L.O.8:45pm)
Reservations Accepted
Closed Tuesday
Price range
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Credit cards VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners, etc.
Good for Solo, With Friends, Families with Children
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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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!
Menu Japanese, English
Languages spoken Japanese, some English
Number of seats 60 seats
Private dining rooms None
Non smoking / smoking Separated smoking section and non smoking section.
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