Juicy pork cutlets with a dashi punch and some great noodles at Menbo Yamamoto
Menbo-Yamamoto, famous for soba and udon noodles, was established in 1980 in a back ally of Shijo Karasuma. Their most popular noodle is “Tempura soba”. The deep-fried shrimp soaked into the dashi soup and soba noodle go well. Our favorite is “Katsu curry don”, a rice bowl with cutlets covered by curry as you both enjoy the taste of light Japanese-style curry that has made with dashi stock and juicy pork cutlets covered by the curry. It is interesting that you can choose your preferred type of noodle among regular soba, udon and ramen noodles. You may also be amazed by their variety of noodles, rice bowl dishes and teishoku (Japanese-style meal set). Seasonal noodles such as “Nabeyaki udon”, udon served in a hot pot, and “Reimen”, cold noodle” are also available.
Cutlets Curry Don, a rice bowl with cutlets covered by curry / ￥950
Our no.1 favorite rice bowl dish in this restaurant! It is very tasty to eat juicy and soft cutlets together with Japanese-style curry made of dashi stock. We recommend that you eat this dish with pickled vegetables as they give the curry cutlets fresher flavor.
Tempura soba, Soba noodle with deep-fried shrimp / ￥800
Deep-fried shrimp is very soft as it is soaked into the dashi soup made from fish and kelp. It best matches with soba noodle as its plain taste becomes more flavorful. You can choose either cold or hot. If you choose a cold soba, it would cost ￥900. We recommend that you have a hot noodle in cold weather as it makes your body warm.
Donburi set, set for a rice bowl dish / Add ￥200 to a rice bowl dish
If you order “Donburi”, a rice bowl dish, you can add “donburi set” for ￥200. You can select one of your preferred dishes among either hot or cold small-sized noodle/ soba, dark-brown miso soup and clear broth soup. We chose small-sized hot soba noodle which was nicely boiled, so you may certainly enjoy this soft soba texture.
How to Order
English menu is available but some of the dishes are not on the English menu. We recommend that you put some “Sanshou”, a Japanese pepper, to your noodles as it gives a different spicy flavor. Sanshou is set on each table.
- Order Tips -
You can choose your preferred type of noodle among soba, udon and ramen. Our recommendation is a standard soba noodle as it is soft and easy to eat.
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Menbo Yamamoto / めん房やまもと
|Category||Soba & Udon Noodles, Teishoku (Meal Sets)|
|Address||473 Kannoncho-do, Shinmachi-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto|
|Directions||3 minutes walk from Shijo station by subway Karasuma line/ Karasuma station by Hankyu line. Please go out from exit no. 24.|
|Open Hours||11:00a.m. - 8:00p.m. (Weekdays) 11:00a.m. - 2:00p.m. (Saturdays)|
|Closed||Sundays, Holidays and 3rd Saturday|
|Notes||It would be crowded around 12:00p.m. till after 1:00p.m. We suggest that you visit around 11:00a.m. (their opening hour) or after 1:00p.m.|
￥800 - ￥1,200
|Credit cards||Not accepted|
|Good for||Solo, With Friends|
English menu is available
|Number of seats||44 seats|
|Private dining rooms||None|
|Non smoking / smoking||Non smoking between 11:00a.m. - 1:30p.m./ Smoking except the lunch time|