Lightly-flavored Abura soba right near Kiyomizu Temple
Nekomata is an abura soba restaurant just 5 minutes on foot from Keihan Kiyomizu Gojo Station. The restaurant’s signature dishes are crispy tempura chicken and a light tasting abura soba with the fragrant flavor of bonito and soy sauce.
Abura soba is a kind of ramen dish without soup. It is eaten after mixing the noodles together with the oil, soy sauce, chili oil, vinegar and other seasonings at the bottom of the bowl. Most abura soba dishes tend to have a fairly strong flavor and use thick noodles, but Nekomata’s abura soba is comparatively light and the noodles, an important part of the dish, are flat, custom-made noodles carefully chosen by the owner himself. The noodles go down really well and have a unique, chewy texture you will love.
The restaurant’s interior features wooden tables and stylish lighting making for a relaxed atmosphere.