Downtown Soba & UdonJan. 18, 2016 UPDATE
Soba & Udon restaurant loved by local people for a long time


/ 招福亭
Shofukutei is a traditional soba & udon restaurant which have been running since 1938 and loved by local people for a long time. The signature point of this restaurant is that all of soba served (both of cold and hot) is green tea soba.
The main theme of the restaurant is offering the traditional taste with low price and they believe that it will contribute to customers' health. They keep their own style from its opening and offer the dishes which have really good taste. They take pride in ...moredishes they make. The restaurant is crowded with local people throughout the year.
Our Comments
Average: ★★★★★2.8
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I love this restaurant name which is shofukutei, meaning ‘call a happiness’ in Japanese. I feel happiness during the eating, because the atmosphere and staff service of the restaurant was nice and warmth.
I have never eaten such a delicious soba. I think, the staff service and atmosphere feels me so.
A very cozy restaurant with nostalgic atmospheres! All the dishes served there are quite reasonable and I was touched by the restaurant owner’s consideration to offer a tasty and healthy food to local people who are too busy to have a decent meal. The green tea soba noodles are light and creamy, a taste that is loved by everyone!
1Must Eat !
Tenzaru / 1300 yen
The appearance is glossy and shining, its texture is dumpling and good for throat. Tea soba was made with matcha from Uzi-city where is the south of Kyoto and a famous tea producing area. The taste is amazing! I would like to eat it on a hot summer day.
Katsudon Set
2Must Eat !
Katsudon Set(Soba) / 1,000 yen
You don't need to choose between soba noodles and rice here, you can have them both. The soba noodles are of course really good, but so is the tonkatsu deep-fried pork rice bowl. The bowl is covered by a tonkatsu omelet, the taste is deep but at the same time mellow. And there is quite a lot to eat so by the end you won't have room for dessert.
Shichimi & Japanese spice
3Let's Try !
Shichimi & Japanese pepper
Udon or Donburi, a bowl of rice with food on top are available in the restaurant. if you would love Japanese spice, please add shichimi or Japanese pepper to a hot Udon or a Donburi.
How to Order & Eat
Shofukutei How to Order & Eat

English menu is available. You can choose soba or udon with all noodle menus
- Order Tips -
Please enjoy the soba as soon as possible, because it will get saggy easily
Categories Soba & Udon
Phone +81 75-351-6111
Address 891 Ushitora-cho, rokujo-kudaru, shinmachi-dori, shimogyo-ku, kyoto City, Kyoto fu
Directions 5 minutes by walk from subway Karasuma line Gojo station.
Hours 11am-8pm
Reservations No
Closed Iregular holiday
Price range
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Credit cards Not accepted
Good for Solo, With Friends, Families with Children
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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It is traditional soba restaurant and does not get used to overseas visitors, but staffs are friendly and have warm atmosphere
Menu English
Languages spoken Japanese only
Number of seats 33 seats
Private dining rooms No
Non smoking / smoking No
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