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Dembei Overview


39 Kuramakibunechō, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto 601-1112


+81 (0) 75-741-2228


4 minute drive from Kibune-guchi Station.
12 minute walk from Kurama Station.

Operating Hours

[Regular ] Scheduled from 11:00 to 11:30 - 17:00 (subject to change depending on the day) Closed as soon as the soba is sold out Regular holidays: Basically Thursdays (irregular holidays during the Kawadoko period) *Business hours and hours may vary due to the recent corona situation Please note that times may change daily, so if you have any questions, please contact us by phone. [Please note when visiting our store] - We do not accept any reservations. We will guide you in the order in which you arrive.
Regular holiday
Thursday Kawadoko, closed irregularly during the illumination period

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Dembei Description

Located just a 5-minute walk from the Tobu Kameido Station, Dembei is a traditional soba restaurant in Tokyo. With a history of 40 years, this establishment takes pride in its homemade soba noodles made with water from the nearby Kifune River. The restaurant's dedication to the art of soba-making sets it apart from other dining establishments in the area.

One of the standout dishes at Dembei is their zaru soba, a chilled soba dish served on a bamboo tray. The noodles are perfectly cooked and have a delightful chewy texture. They are accompanied by a flavorful dipping sauce made from soy sauce, mirin, and dashi. The simplicity of this dish allows the quality of the soba noodles to shine through.

In addition to their soba dishes, Dembei also offers a variety of other menu items, including kamameshi (rice cooked in an iron pot) and traditional Japanese sweets. The restaurant's interior is cozy and inviting, with traditional Japanese decor and seating options, including a riverside terrace during the summer months.

Whether you're a soba enthusiast or simply looking to experience authentic Japanese cuisine, Dembei is a must-visit restaurant in Tokyo. With its dedication to quality soba noodles and charming atmosphere, it offers a unique dining experience that is sure to satisfy your cravings.

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We went in 2017, August. The food was pretty good, considering the price. Just about every other place was at least 5000 yen, and basically no availability without a reservation. Our meal set was 2700 yen per person.

(Anyone going to this area to eat should note that it can get VERY busy, at least before Covid, so reservations are recommended, or else you should expect to wait a long time or go hungry.)

We didnt know to make reservations in advance, and this shop was one of the few (maybe the only one) that, thankfully, had a waiting list. They told us the approximate wait time, and we went for a hike. When we came back, the table was ready. They gave us water-edge seats and didn't rush us at all.

Overall, it was an excellent experience.


Amazing food. Very cheap. It’s a typical Japanese restaurant. The staff was very friendly and it was fairly quick to be served.

Would recommend to visit this place!


I have been to this place thrice. The food is reasonably good and reasonably priced unlike a lot of other places.
They are also Halal friendly in some dishes of Soba. When we informed them about no-meat or alcohol in food. The chef came and told us by his own volition that the Soba soup had some alcohol in it and offered to switch us to non-alcoholic dashi and soba dish. I also forgot my expensive earphones at this place which they kindly agreed to send by an express mail free of charge to me.
I had a very pleasant experience with food, staff and atmosphere in this small restaurant.


Translated from Japanese:

There are many expensive lunches at Kawadoko in this area, but I visited this place because I heard that you can eat delicious soba noodles made with spring water without having to make a reservation. Arrived around 10:40 on weekdays. On this day, the store opened around 11:15. ...


Translated from Japanese:

I learned about Denbei when I went to Kibune and visited him. The soba noodles I ate on the riverbed made me want to come back every year. There is a long wait, but you can kill time at shrines and other places. The important soba noodles are delicious and the tempura is also crispy...


Translated from Japanese:

It is located on the way from Kurama Temple to Kibune Shrine over the mountains. The store is large and has two floors. We ate on the second floor. Since we had gone over the mountains, the cold water we were served was delicious, but apparently it was made from spring water from that area. I ate Tenzaru, but...

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