Gion & Kiyomizu Temple Soba & UdonSep. 24, 2015 UPDATE
The elegant taste of oyakodon that has people queuing around the block everyday


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Hisago is a restaurant near to Kodaiji temple that serves soba, udon noodles, and rice dishes. Their specialty is oyakodon, which is chicken and egg on a bed of rice. Every day, people wait in line outside the restaurant to eat Hisago’s oyakodon. Oyakodon is characterized by the fluffy texture of its egg and its juicy chicken. Hisago’s staff give the dish an elegantly mellow taste that is perfectly balanced in its richness. Hisago is open from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. every weekday, with no closu...moreres for public holidays.
Customers may have to wait for an hour to be seated and are therefore asked to come when they are not in a rush. Customers from overseas can rest assured that they will be able to order easily because menu options and their explanations are printed in English, Chinese, and Korean.
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If you have to wait in line, make sure you read the English sign in front of the restaurant that tells you how to queue!
Oyako Don
1Must Eat !
Oyako Don / ¥1,010
This dish represents the perfect balance between the moderate sweetness of egg, the exquisite flavor of chicken, and the fresh taste of green spring onions.
Eat it with a flavor-infused bowl of rice.
Small Zaru Soba
2Must Eat !
Small Zaru Soba / ¥680*NomalSize¥790
This type of soba is made by kneading powdered green tea into noodles. They come in small portions, so we recommend that you order zaru soba to eat with Oyako Don.
Kinugasa Don
3Let's Try !
Kinugasa Don / ¥870
Kinugasa Don looks similar to Oyako Don but is made with different ingredients.
The dish contains the slightly stronger flavor of seasoned soybean curd and springy-textured Kamaboko(fish paste).
Customers who dislike chicken may wish to choose this option.
Japanese pepper
4Let's Try !
Japanese pepper / Free
This is a table spice. Add it to Oyako Don to intensify the flavor and make it an even more delicious meal.
How to Order & Eat
Hisago How to Order & EatThe menu has food options printed in Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean.
Customers should definitely try the restaurant’s specialty Oyako Don. People who dislike chicken may like to try Kinugasa Don or Kitsune Don, which do not contain chicken. Large portions are available for ¥150 extra.
- Order Tips -
It is best to order as quickly as possible when there are a lot of people waiting to get in to the restaurant. Men will find a rice dish and a Small Zaru Soba to be perfectly filling.
Hisago Appearance Photo
Categories Soba & Udon
Phone +81 75-561-2109
Address 484, Shimokawaracho, Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 605-0825
Directions 10-minute walk from Keihan Line Gionshijo Station.
Hours 11:30 ~ 19:30 (L.o. at 19:15)
Reservations Not accepted
Closed Monday (Open on holidays, closed the day after)
Notes There are often lines all day on weekends and holidays.
Price range
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¥1,000 ~ ¥2,000
Credit cards Not accepted
Good for With Friends
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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English menus and Chinese menus and Korean menus available.
Menu English, Chinese, Korean
Languages spoken Japanese only
Number of seats 28 seats
Private dining rooms Nothing
Non smoking / smoking Non smoking
Hisago +81 75-561-2109 ¥1,000 ~ ¥2,000 3/3

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