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Kyoto Restaurants


Updated 09/20/2013

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This branch of a Kyoto chain is perfect for an inexpensive home-style lunch. On the Philosopher's Path between Ginkaku-ji and Nanzen-ji, it's an ideal place to recharge between sights. Omen refers to the house specialty: men means noodles, and Omen's fabulous udon noodle soup is fantastic. Served broken down to its components—a basket of noodles and a platter of seasonal vegetables beside a bowl of steaming broth—it's meant to be consumed at a leisurely pace.

Add what you like to the broth, plus some roasted sesame to taste. The salted mackerel is also excellent. The restaurant is country-style and comfortable, with a choice of counter stools, tables and chairs, or tatami mats. Reservations are accepted only on weekdays.

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74 Ishi-bashi-cho, Jodoji, Kyōto, 606-8406, Japan

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  • Closed Thurs.

Updated 09/20/2013


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Oct 12, 2004

For udon fanatics only

Very good udon as you might imagine, but color me underwhelmed. Basically, if you love kyoto-style cooking (i.e. fragrant but bland) this place should make you happy. Otherwise, can't say it's worth the trouble. The pressed saba sushi is very good though.

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