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May. 01, 2020 UPDATE
Daikokuya - 大黒屋 -
Traveler Friendly
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!
Menu
Japanese, English
Languages spoken
Japanese, some English
766 15 8.0 1 reviews
May. 01, 2020 UPDATE

Daikokuya

- 大黒屋 -
Traveler Friendly
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!
Menu
Japanese, English
Languages spoken
Japanese, some English
766 15 8.0 1 reviews
Story & Recommendation
The same great tasting soba for over 100 years!
Daikokuya is a historical soba restaurant offering a wide variety of soba dishes that’s conveniently located in downtown Shijo-kawaramachi.
As you enter Daikokuya, you will see historical tools used in the making of buckwheat flour displayed to your right. For the last 100 years, Daikokuya have used these tools, the waterwheel and the mill that you see inside the restaurant to make their famous soba.
In addition to the flour making tools, Daikokuya also uses traditional Japanese tables and chairs, making it a great place to experience the history of Japan’s ancient capital.
The owner of the restaurant is really friendly and with pictures and article-like detailed explanations of each dish, the English menu is like a soba magazine!
If you have any allergies, please refer to these detailed explanations for info on the ingredients of each dish. In addition to the restaurant’s mainstay 20 soba dishes, they also serve seasonal dishes as well. The prices don’t change between lunch and dinner, and unlike many traditional restaurants, Daikokuya doesn’t close between the two.
Enjoy a delicious bowl of traditional soba in a warm, homely atmosphere!
1Recommended
Tempura Soba
Tempura Soba / ¥1,360
Thick, juicy shrimp tempura rest on a bowl of soba noodles. Biting into the fat pieces of tempura, you’re treated to the satisfying crunch from the crispy batter. After enjoying the tempura on its own, soak it in the soba broth for a bit to enjoy an entirely different texture. This tempura soba is the perfect dish for those who have never had soba before.
2Recommended
Chicken Nanba
Chicken Nanba / ¥920
Both the flavors of the small pieces of chicken and the chopped Japanese leek go perfectly with the soup broth. The chicken is tender with an irresistible sweetness. Also, do as the locals do and try slurping your noodles to get the most out of the noodles both flavor and aroma wise. Kamo (duck) Nanba is also available from mid. October to mid. April.
3Let's Try!
Soba Galette
Soba Galette / ¥330
Daikokuya’s Soba Galette is a crunchy, mouthwatering cookie made from buckwheat and dried fruit. These cookie-like treats are healthy and the perfect snack for when on the go. They can be purchased either at the register or when ordering your meal.
How to Order

An English menu with pictures is available.

- Order Tips -
The waiters offer a spoon for soup if you want.
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