The same great tasting soba for over 100 years!
As you enter Daikokuya, you will see historical tools used in the making of soba flour displayed to the right of you. This historical soba restaurant offers a wide variety of soba dishes and is conveniently located to downtown Shijo-kawaramachi. For the last 100 years, Daikokuya have used the tools, waterwheel and mill you see in the store to make their famous soba. Furthermore, the interior of the restaurant is decorated with traditional Japanese furniture so is a great place to experience the ambience of Kyoto. The owner of the restaurant is really friendly and the English menu he is like a soba magazine! It provides article-like details on each soba dish coupled with pictures of the dishes. If you have any allergies, please refer to these detailed explanations of each dish. In addition to the over 20 varieties of soba dishes always on offer, there are also seasonal dishes available too. The prices do not change between lunch and dinner time and unlike many traditional restaurants, Daikokuya is open between both times. Enjoy a delicious bowl of traditional soba in a warm, homely atmosphere!
Tempura Soba / ￥1,360
Thick, juicy shrimp tempura sit atop the threads of soba noodles that fill the bowl. Bite into the fat pieces of shrimp tempura and you’ll hear a nice crunch from the crispy batter. After enjoying the tempura on its own, we recommend dipping and soaking it in the soba broth for a bit to enjoy a world of different textures. This tempura soba is the perfect dish for those who have never tried soba before.
Chicken Nanba / ￥920
Both the flavors of small pieces of chicken and the chopped Japanese leek go perfectly with the soup broth. The chicken is tender while its sweet flavors will have you going in for bite after bite Try slurping the noodles so the aromas of the soba come out! Kamo (duck) Nanba is also available from mid. Oct. to mid. April.
Soba Galette / ￥330
Daikokuya’s Soba Galette is a crunchy, mouthwatering cookie made from buckwheat and dried fruit. These cookie -like treats are very healthy and are perfect as snacks when on the go. They can be purchased either at the register or when you order your meal.
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Daikokuya / 大黒屋
|Address||281 Minamikurumaya-cho Kiyamachi Takoyakushi Nishiiru, nakagyo-ku, kyoto-shi|
|Directions||5 minutes walk from the Hankyu Kawaramachi Station. 8 minutes walk from the subway Tozai Line Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station.|
|Open Hours||11:30am - 9pm (L.O.8:45pm)|
|Credit cards||VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners, etc.|
|Good for||Solo, With Friends, Families with Children|
Since a lot of info for all dishes on the English menu, you can avoid the ingredients that you don’t like. The owner of the restaurant speaks basic English and talking to him is very fun!
|Lanuages spoken||Japanese, some English|
|Number of seats||60 seats|
|Private dining rooms||None|
|Non smoking / smoking||Separated smoking section and non smoking section.|