Branching out for soba noodles near Daitoku-ji temple
Specializing in soba, Itsutsu is a restaurant located right next to the Daitoku-ji temple. The restaurant is part of the Wakuden family of restaurants serving exquisite Japanese cuisine. The sleek building design of Itsutsu stands out and is very noticeable even amongst the buildings of the busy street. The restaurant is outfitted with counter seats and several tables, with two seats each, all bathed in a soft lighting. Choose between hot or cold soba noodles, and perhaps have some saba-zushi, or mackerel sushi, on the side. Itsutsu’s original dessert made with dried fruit and nuts, taste wonderful and are presented to you at the end of the ￥4,000 or ￥6,000 courses. Several items, such as the dessert, are available for purchase at shop located on the first floor.
Soba, Saba-zushi (mackerel sushi), and Small Dish Set / ￥1,800 + ￥200
This set is great for anyone wanting a full meal that includes a half size of soba, sushi, and a small side-dish. The Saba-zushi, or mackerel sushi, is a style of sushi Kyoto is well known for. It may be different from the sushi most people from abroad know, but it’s definitely worth the try! Choose between cold or hot soba noodles, or switch to a special type of soba, such as the Hira Soba (flat soba) which is offered for an additional cost. Please note that Hira Soba may take more time to prepare than the regular soba.
Kamo Nanban Soba (duck soba) / ￥1,700
Soba noodles with sliced duck meat served in a hot flavorful broth. The noodles are made with only buckwheat flour, making them fantastically flavorful and easy to eat. The broth is adjusted to match each type of soba, so patrons can be assured that their soup will be the perfect match for their soba.
Hira soba (flat and thick soba noodles) / ￥1,200
Hira soba, or flat soba, is relatively unknown even among Japanese people. Compared to the regular thickness of soba, these flat soba noodles are almost as thick as udon and share a similar chewiness. A different broth to contrast with the regular soba is used to match this specific type of noodle.
Soba Yu / Free
Soba Yu is the water left after boiling soba and is served for drinking. Loved by fans of the noodles, Soba Yu is served at most soba restaurants and all you need to do is ask the staff and they will be happy to bring it to the table. With cold soba noodles, the Soba Yu will be served regardless.
How to Order
Choose whether you want a cold or hot soba noodles.
- Order Tips -
You can replace the regular soba in your soba+sushi+small dish set with a different kind. We replaced ours with flat soba and mackerel for an additional cost.
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Itsutsu / 五
|Address||28 Murasakinounrinin-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto-shi|
|Directions||1-minute walk from Kyoto City Bus Daitoku-ji mae stop (from Kyoto Station, take bus number 101,204, or 206)|
|Open Hours||11:30am - 8:00pm (last order)|
|Reservations||Accepted only for specific times: 5pm or later|
|Notes||Located on the second floor of the building.|
|Credit cards||Not accepted|
|Good for||Solo, Romantic, With Friends|
No English menu available
|Number of seats||16 seats|
|Private dining rooms||None|
|Non smoking / smoking||Non smoking|