Oct. 16, 2018 UPDATE

GONTARO Kinkakuji

- 権太呂 金額寺店 -
A restaurant near Kinkakuji offering soba and udon noodles made with a uniquely delicious dashi soup
GONTARO Kinkakuji is a soba and udon noodle restaurant located near Kinkaku-ji Temple and Ryoan-ji Temple. This restaurant takes pride in the dashi stock it uses for its delicious soba and udon soup. The stock is prepared with great care using especially selected kombu kelp and salt to produce a deliciously rich flavor. We definitely recommend trying out the soba and udon noodles made with this wonderful stock. The restaurant also has a wide selection of additional dishes, such as rice bowls topped with yakitori or tempura. The wooden interior features the style of old Japanese buildings, offering a calm and relaxing atmosphere. It also has a beautiful garden that provides a space where visitors can relieve their tiredness. Here you can relax and enjoy a delicious meal surrounded by a Kyoto-like atmosphere.
Tempura Soba
Tempura Soba / ¥1,400
Soba noodles with two pieces of shrimp tempura. The smooth texture of the soba noodles and the deeply flavorful soup go together perfectly, highlighted by the crunchy texture of the spring onions. We recommend soaking the shrimp tempura in the tasty soup so the batter can be infused with its delicious flavor.
Yakitori Donburi
Yakitori Donburi / ¥1,400
A rice bowl topped with large juicy pieces of teriyaki chicken. The chicken, flavored with a salty-sweet sauce, is sure to awaken your appetite. The chicken sauce covers the rice to give it an even more delectable flavor, and the refreshing taste of the spring onions heightens this delicious dish even more.
Yuba Ankake Soba
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Yuba Ankake Soba / ¥1,300
A dish made with a large piece of soft yuba (sheet of dried tofu), duck meat and bamboo shoots, covered in a starchy sauce made with delicious dashi stock. We recommend mixing the udon noodles in plenty of the ankake sauce. Try melting the ginger that sits on top, a little bit at a time, to create a refreshing flavor.
How to Order

The restaurant does have an English menu but not all dishes are included in it. The menu offers a wide variety of soba, udon, and rice bowl dishes, so feel free to select your favorite.

- Order Tips -
Single dish items such as grilled chicken teriyaki are also available on the menu. We also recommend ordering single dishes together with alcoholic drinks such as beer and sake.
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Dishes in Japanese cuisine are often based on dashi stock. Therefore, the flavor of this stock is definitely extremely important! GONTARO Kinkakuji is recommended for people who wish to experience the most delicious dashi stock in Japan. Also, although there are tables with western-style seats available, we recommend using one of the tatami mat tables to enjoy a much more Japanese-style atmosphere. If you are using a tatami mat table, you can set yourself down on a tatami chair with back support to enjoy a relatively comfortable experience. To use one of these chairs, please feel free to ask a member of staff.
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Overseas Tourist-Friendly
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GONTARO Kinkakuji / 権太呂 金額寺店
Category Soba Noodles, Udon Noodles
Phone +81 75-463-1039
Address 26, Hirano Miyajikicho, Kita-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 〒603-8365
Directions ・15-minute walk from Randen Kitano-Line Kitano Hakubai-cho Station ・ 4-minute walk from Kyoto city bus Kinkakuji-mae stop
Open Hours 11am-9:30pm(L.O. 9pm)
Reservations Accepted
Closed Wednesday
Notes It often gets busy between 12pm-1pm, and spaces are generally available between 3pm-4pm.
Price range
Credit cards JCB, AMEX
Good for Solo, With Friends, Families with Children
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
English menu available. English-speaking staff also available.
Menu Japanese and English
Lanuages spoken Japanese and English
Number of seats 80 seats
Private dining rooms Available
Non smoking / smoking Non smoking
URL1 http://gontaro.co.jp/english/kinkakuji.html
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