Try to authentic Kyoto style Udon near the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
Located right next to Heian Jingu Shine, Okakita is famous for offering authentic Kyoto style Udon and Soba noodles and is loved by locals and foreign visitors alike. All ingredients are carefully selected to create the finest dishes possible. Okakita’s Udon varies between being boiled for 10 to 15 minutes because the texture of noodles actually change according to the temperature of each specific day. Over 15 noodle dishes are available on the menu, however, amongst them, the Ten-toji (tempura is cooked with egg) is an authentic Kyoto styled Udon. The flavors of the soft Udon noodles grow more delicate as the natural kombu kelp extracts soup. All Udon dishes can be changed to Soba as well, meaning that many customers queue up even before the the restaurant opens at 11 AM. As there is always such a large queue, we highly recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before opening. While waiting in line you can enjoy the incredible smell of the kombu stock that wafts from the restaurant.
Ten-toji Udon (with Egg Soup) / ￥1,300
2 big shrimp tempura in the soup. Since the soup is mixed with egg, you will drink it up deliciously! The texture of Udon is thin and really soft and you can slurp easily even if you have never done before.
Niku (beef) Udon / ￥1,150
Come here, beef eaters! This is exactly the dish for you if you like beef. The fat of the beef literally melts in your mouth as you eat it! The flavors extracted from the beef go perfectly with the flavors of the soup broth. This slightly sweet boiled beef tastes great with the sliced Japanese leeks and try changing up the flavors in the bowl with the spices that are on every table.
Akadashi (miso soup) / ￥450
This miso soup features Tofu and a Kyoto staple, Yuba (Soybean curd). It looks very salty but actually has quite a delicate flavor. For only ￥280 you can get a smaller bowl of this lovely soup as well. Note that all rice dishes come with this miso soup.
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Okakita / 岡北
|Address||34, Okazaki Minamigoshocho, Sakyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 606-8334|
|Directions||2-minute walk from city bus Dobutsuen-mae stop getting off.|
|Open Hours||11am - 8pm(L.O.)|
|Closed||Tuesday, 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesday|
|Good for||Solo, With Friends|
There are Japanese and English menus in the restaurant and all staffs speak basic English so you can enjoy without language problems.
|Menu||Japanese and, English|
|Lanuages spoken||Japanese and, basic English|
|Number of seats||36 seats|
|Private dining rooms||Nothing|
|Non smoking / smoking||Non smoking|