Soba Blog Posts

Kyoto Culinary Gems on a Budget #5: Soba Roujina

Lovely reasonably priced, upmarket buckwheat noodle specialist on Ebisugawa, the ‘furniture street’. It’s a short walk from Teramachi-dori. Delicately aromatic, handmade juwari soba noodles are their forté. Try the kamo seiro, cold noodles dipped into a duck-filled hot sauce, or if you are particularly hungry, the teishoku lunch set.

Soba Roujina

Teramachi-Ebisugawa Soba Noodles/Soba Bistro Maruya-cho 691, Ebisugawa-dori, Nakagyo-ku

Japanese Website

+050 5593 8804

Open Times: 11.30am to 2pm (last order) 5.30pm to 8.30pm (last order) Closed Monday

Price range: Lunch up to ¥2000 , Dinner around ¥3000

Accepted: Cash only

Smokers allowed? : No

Seats: 14


Veritable, Ancient, Inexpensive, Fabulous. Tagoto Soba Any...

Wherever you wander in Japan you'll come across eateries boasting the establishment's ancient heritage, in English. 'Since 2014' reads a cafe near my house, 'Since 2017' the patissier. Tagoto, in Kyoto's downtown Sanjo arcade, doesn't actually announce the date of its creation -1869 -the first year of the reign of the Meiji Emperor. Perhaps it should? It's been making wonderful, inexpensive soba b...


Downtown-Sanjo-Kawaramachi 12 Ishibashi-cho, Sanjo-dori Teramachi Higashi-iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto

Japanese Website

English Website

+81-75 221 3030

Open Times: 11am to 9pm

Price range: Less than ¥1500

Accepted: Cash / Credit cards

Smokers allowed? : Yes

Seats: 78


FGL's Top 10 Kyoto Dining Experiences: Great Soba in Kyoto...

#9. The Taste of Tradition at Honke Owariya Honten  

Honke owariya (本家尾張屋)

Japan, 604-0841, Kyoto Prefecture, Nakagyo-ku

+81 75-231-3446

Open Times: 11:00〜19:00 (L.O 18:30) Closed 1/1 ,1/2

Price range: ¥1,000 ~ ¥1,999

Accepted: Cash / Visa / MasterCard / JCB/Diners

Smokers allowed? : No

Seats: 92