Oct. 08, 2019 UPDATE

Yamamoto Menzo

- 山元麺蔵 -
Foreign friendly
The staff can only speak simple English, but they will use gestures to serve you politely. They also have the menus in English, Chinese, and Korean with pictures so you should have no problem ordering.
Menu
English, Chinese, Korean
Languages spoken
Basic English
5147 103 9.0 2 reviews
Oct. 08, 2019 UPDATE

Yamamoto Menzo

- 山元麺蔵 -
Foreign friendly
The staff can only speak simple English, but they will use gestures to serve you politely. They also have the menus in English, Chinese, and Korean with pictures so you should have no problem ordering.
Menu
English, Chinese, Korean
Languages spoken
Basic English
5147 103 9.0 2 reviews
Story & Recommendation
Close to Heian Shrine there is a restaurant called Yamamoto Menzou with always a line in front of it, and there you can have a delicious bowl of udon that the chef poured his heart into
The area of Okazaki is famous for the popular sightseeing spot of Heian Jingu Shrine. Today’s restaurant, Yamamoto Menzou may be the most popular udon restaurant in that area, and indeed the most popular or second popular in the whole of Kyoto. The restaurant was started by the owner-chef, who used to be an office worker, because he wanted to become an entrepreneur. Nowadays it’s so popular there are always people lining up in front of the restaurant. Why is Yamamoto Menzou so popular? I think it’s because of the great service everyone at the restaurant provides. No matter how busy they are, they still find time to give lap blankets to the people lining up in the cold, they give you water right after you finish eating spicy udon, and of course the greatest one is that they use quality ingredients to make the dishes. Because of these things they do to make the customers happy, the udon of Yamamoto Menzou is really delicious and the customers keep coming back for more. I think it would be a great idea to include one of Kyoto’s most famous udon restaurants, Yamamoto Menzou, into your sightseeing itinerary of the Okazaki area. This place will make all who visit leave satisfied, and the taste and hospitality of this restaurant are both without peer.
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User Reviews
9.0 Exceptional
food9.5 service9.0 atmosphere8.5
思瑤
Aug. 25, 2017
Joy
Aug. 22, 2017
Details
Open Hours
11am - 6pm (L.O.) * Close at 2:30pm on Wednesdays
Reservations
Not accepted
Closed
Thursdays and the fourth Wednesday of the month (In case of a national holiday closed the following day)
Price range
Credit cards
Not accepted
Good for
Solo, With Friends, Families with Children
Number of seats
Seating for 18, 10 counter seats and eight table seats.
Private dining rooms
No
Non smoking / smoking
Non smoking
The restaurant is really popular and many people come from far away, so you can’t avoid lining. Even on weekdays you may have to wait 30 to 60 minutes, so I recommend going to Yamamoto Menzou with time to spare. Also note that they are only open from 11 a.m. to 14:30 p.m. on Wednesdays so be careful if you plan on visiting on a Wednesday.
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