Branching out for soba noodles near Daitoku-ji temple
Specializing in soba, Itsutsu is a restaurant located right next to Daitoku-ji temple. The restaurant is also a part of Wakuden, branches of restaurants serving exquisite Japanese cuisines. The sleek building of Itsutsu is very noticeable right off of the busy street. In soft lighting, there are counter seats and several tables with two seats each. Choose between hot or cold soba noodles perhaps with some saba-zushi or mackerel sushi on the side. Itsutsu original dessert with dry nuts and fruits are wonderful which are presented at the end of the ￥4,000 or ￥6,000 course meals. Several items such as the dessert is available for purchase at shop located on the first floor.
Soba, Saba-zushi (mackerel sushi), and Small Dish Set / ￥1,800 + ￥200
This will be great for someone who wants a full meal that includes soba (half size), sushi, and a small dish. Saba-zushi, or mackerel sushi, are a style of sushi Kyoto is well known for. It may be different then the sushi most people from abroad imagine, but it’s definitely worth the try! Choose between cold or hot soba noodles. It’s also possible to switch to a special type of soba like Hira Soba (flat soba) for additional cost. Please note that Hira Soba may take more time to prepare than the regular soba.
Kamo Nanban Soba (duck soba) / ￥1,700
Soba noodles and slices of duck are served in a hot flavorful broth. The noodles are only made with buckwheat flour so it’s very flavorful and easy to eat. Broth is adjusted to match each soba type. Guests can be assured that this soup is a great match for this soba noodle.
Hira soba (flat and thick soba noodles) / ￥1,200
Hira soba, or flat soba, is unfamiliar even among Japanese people. Compare to regular thickness of soba, this flat soba is thick like udon noodles. These flat noodles have a nice bite to it. To match this type of noodles, different type of broth is used compare to other soba dishes.
Soba Yu / Free
Soba Yu is produced when boiling soba noodles and is served for drinking. It is very much appreciated by soba lovers. Most soba restaurants serve this, just ask the staff and they will be happy to bring it to the table. With cold soba noodles, the Soba Yu will be served together.
How to Order
Choose whether you want a cold or hot soba noodle.
- Order Tips -
You can replace regular soba in your soba+sushi+small dish set with a different one. We replaced ours with flat soba with mackerel for additional price.
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Itsutsu / 五
|Category||Soba & Udon Noodles|
|Address||28 Murasakinounrinin-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto-shi|
|Directions||1-minute walk from Kyoto City Bus Daitoku-ji mae stop (from Kyoto Station, take bus number 101,204, or 206)|
|Open Hours||11:30am - 8:00pm (last order)|
|Reservations||Accepted only for specific times: 5pm or later|
|Notes||Located on the second floor of the building.|
|Credit cards||Not accepted|
|Good for||Solo, Romantic, With Friends|
No English menu available
|Number of seats||16 seats|
|Private dining rooms||None|
|Non smoking / smoking||Non smoking|