Muro – 30 pieces of oden ranging from the ordinary to the not so ordinary
Muro – Oden & Kamameshi is an oden restaurant located three minutes from the Hankyu Omiya Station in Kyoto’s western area of Shijo Omiya.
Originally tucked away between the narrow streets of Shijo Kawaramachi and run under the name “Muro,” the restaurant moved to Shijo Omiya and reopened as “Oden to Kamameshi Muro” in 2017.
Now Muro’s new location boasts a popularity that sees the restaurant filled the moment the doors open.
The reason for Muro’s popularity? Its painstakingly made and forever exciting oden. Muro opt for a method of prepearing each ingredient separately before letting them all mingle in the massive counter side oden hot pot. Owner Yamaoka says that the restaurant uses this method because each ingredient requires different cooking methods and seasonings to bring out its flavors.
In addition to oden staples like daikon radish, konjac and boiled eggs, Muro also offers a range of unique and novel dishes like a ripe tomato oden and seasonal oden, like oysters, as well.
Another signature dish of the now appropriately named Muro – Oden & Kamameshi, is their beautifully made kamameshi, a Japanese pilaf cooked and served in an iron pot.
In addition to oden and kamameshi, try some of Muro’s other dishes and awesome selection of Japanese sake as well.
Muro contains both counter seating and wall wide table seating. While the counter seats give you the addd fun of seeing the impressive oden hot pot, every seat gives you a fair amount of space and will allow you to sit back and chill out.