Specializing in Soba for over 550 years in Kyoto
Honke Owariya - main branch
Soba, or buckwheat, have been the key ingredient that held Owariya for over 550 years. Started as a confectionery shop, Owariya is currently run by the 16th generation owner who is also a professional photographer. Often the shop is seen with lines of customers outside, many including visitors from abroad trying to get a taste of this famous soba. Try either hot or cold soba at this long-standing soba shop.
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1Must Eat !
Horai Soba / ￥2,160
5-plate tower of soba is served along with sides of toppings including shrimp tempura, wasabi, sesame seeds, shiitake mushrooms, sliced egg omelet, seaweed, green onion, and grated daikon radish. Top each plate of soba with different toppings with the broth over them to have medley of different flavors and textures. Eating this dish is a very enjoyable way to have cold soba and is one of their popular items on the menu.
2Must Eat !
Tempura Soba / ￥1,620
Tempura and soba is always a great combination. Soba noodles are in hot flavorful broth also great topped with some green onions which come on the side. The tempura comes on the side as well so even those who do not prefer to have it already in the broth can still enjoy.
3Let's Try !
Soba-gashi / ￥216
The round confectionery made with soba flour is named “soba mochi” which was created by the shop’s 13th generation owner. Although it does not have mochi, or pounded sticky rice, it has the shape in which people referred to it as “mochi”. Sweet red bean paste is wrapped in outer cake part and topped with sesame seeds, a sweet treat to have for snack of dessert. The flat crackers are also made with soba flour and sesame seeds with a unique sweet taste.
How to Order & Eat
Ask for the English menu if needed.
- Order Tips -
There are many choices on the menu. First, decide whether you want a hot or cold soba. Check out their website to see the menu and pictures of the dishes.
Honke Owariya - main branch
|Categories||Soba & Udon|
|Address||322 Niomon Tsukinuke-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi 604-0841|
|Directions||5-minute walk from Kyoto Subway Karasuma-line Karasuma Oike Station|
11am - 7pm (last order at 6:30pm)
Shop opens at 9am for confectionery purchases only.
|Closed||Only on Jan. 1st and 2nd|
|Notes||As it is a popular soba shop, you may have to line up to be seated during busy times.|
Noodles are from ￥756 ~ ￥3,024
|Credit cards||VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners, etc.|
|Good for||Romantic, With Friends|
|Friendly for Overseas Visitors||
Many visitors from overseas
|Languages spoken||Japanese, some English|
|Number of seats||94 seats||Private dining rooms||None|
|Non smoking / smoking||Non smoking|