Jan. 26, 2023 UPDATE
GONTARO Kinkakuji- 権太呂 金額寺店 -
English menu available. English-speaking staff also available.
Japanese and English
Japanese and English
1478 4 7.3 1 reviews
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Story & Recommendation
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 / ￥1,550
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 / ￥1,600
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 / ￥1,600
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.