Mar. 19, 2019 UPDATE

Sakai Honten

- 中華のサカイ 本店 -
Foreign friendly
They may not speak that much English, but their menu is in English so ordering shouldn’t be that hard.
Menu
Japanese and English.
Languages spoken
Japanese and some very simple English.
97 3 6.3 1 reviews
Mar. 19, 2019 UPDATE

Sakai Honten

- 中華のサカイ 本店 -
Foreign friendly
They may not speak that much English, but their menu is in English so ordering shouldn’t be that hard.
Menu
Japanese and English.
Languages spoken
Japanese and some very simple English.
97 3 6.3 1 reviews
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.
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User Reviews
6.3 Good
food8.0 service4.0 atmosphere7.0
LifeInSakyoku - Finland
Dec. 03, 2018
Details
Open Hours
11:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m. (Last orders at 9:20 p.m.)
Reservations
Accepted in autumn, winter, and spring, but not in summer.
Closed
Mondays, but if Monday is a national holiday, the following day.
Price range
Credit cards
Not accepted.
Good for
Solo, With Friends
Number of seats
38 on 1st floor, 50 on second.
Private dining rooms
No
Non smoking / smoking
Nonsmoking
There is often a line of people in front of the restaurant in summer.
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