Gion & Kiyomizu Temple Soba & UdonSep. 10, 2015 UPDATE
Kelp and Bonito Broth Makes This Curry Udon Irresistable


This restaurant, always bustling with tourists, is located near the Yasaka shrine in Gion. They’re famous for their curry udon. The soup is mix of broth from kelp and bonito, and originally blended curry spices. You can choose from medium thick or thin noodles, but we recommend the medium thick. The firmness goes well with the curry soup. Also, because they don’t use any animal oils, your stomach feels light after the meal. Any tourist can feel at home, thanks to the thoroughly translated Englis...moreh menu and Chinese-speaking staff.
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Well Worth a Visit
Less known but widely loved by both tourists and locals. Recommended if your schedule permits.
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If you’ve never had curry udon, we recommend that you try this restaurant first. Also, because the restaurant is popular, you should expect to have around 30 ~ 45 minutes to eat.
Kakuni Curry Udon
1Must Eat !
Kakuni Curry Udon / ¥900
Kakuni is Japanese for Seasoned stewed pork. It’s the number 1 most popular menu at the restaurant. The richness of Kakuni matches the curry beautifully.
Tori-Ten Curry Udon
2Must Eat !
Tori-Ten Curry Udon / ¥870+Special-Cheese / ¥120
Tori-Ten means Fried-chicken. You should try waiting for the curry to seep into the chicken before eating it. The cheese gives the curry a milder taste.
Shiro,gohan(rice)Small size
3Let's Try !
Shiro,gohan(rice)Small size / ¥180+Egg / ¥80
A dish where an Egg is placed on Shiro,gohan, and plenty of curry soup is poured on top. Remember to mix the yolk of the Eggy well, so the flavor spreads throughout the entire bowl.
Udon soup stock
4Let's Try !
Udon soup stock / for 2 people¥216│for 10 people / ¥972
They work like tea packs, so you can just boil them to make udon soup. Instructions are written in English, Chinese, and Korean.
How to Order & Eat
Mimikou How to Order & Eat

Mimikou How to Order & EatFirst, choose what ingredients you want in your curry udon. Then, pick the Flavor of curry from Regular、medium、strong . Finally, choose the thickness of udon between Regular、Thinner.
- Order Tips -
The restaurant is usually very crowded around noon, so you should order as fast as you can. If you want to add spiciness, use the shichimi or the sansho (in a small bottle with a wooden cap.)
Mimikou Appearance Photo
Categories Soba & Udon
Phone +81 75-525-0155
Address 528-6, Giommachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 605-0074
Directions 10-minute walk from Keihan Line Gionshijo Station.
Hours 11:30 ~ 20:30 (L.O. 20:00)
Reservations Not accepted
Closed Open everyday
Notes Very crowded and usually need to wait between 12:00~14:00.
Price range
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Credit cards Not accepted
Good for Solo, With Friends
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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English menus available.
Menu English
Languages spoken English, Chinese
Number of seats 25 seats
Private dining rooms Nothing
Non smoking / smoking Non smoking
Mimikou +81 75-525-0155 ~¥1,000 3/3

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