Jan. 20, 2023 UPDATE
Story & Recommendation
Sakai Honten is famous all over Japan for their excellent Chinese noodles which are served cold and make even the hottest summer’s day feel refreshing
When it comes to cold noodles in Japan, it’s hard to find a place that bests Sakai Honten’s offerings. The cold noodles of this restaurant are so famous that in the summer there is often a line of people waiting in front of the restaurant, each wishing to refresh themselves with the cool noodles with a mustardy bite. Although the restaurant is not centrally located, it’s easy to get to, as it’s right next to Daikoku-ji Temple in northern Kyoto. So you to get to the restaurant, you can either take a bus to it, or you can enjoy the around 15-minute walk from subway Kitaoji Station. Note that if you want to enjoy your refreshing noodles on a hot summer day, you need to be prepared to wait in line.
food8.0 service4.0 atmosphere7.0
11:00 a.m. - 4:00p.m. (Last Orders at 3:50) 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Last Orders at 8:30)
Mondays, but if Monday is a national holiday, the following day.
￥1,000 - ￥2,000
Solo, With Friends
Number of seats
40 on 1st floor, 50 on second.
Private dining rooms
Non smoking / smoking
There is often a line of people in front of the restaurant in summer.