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Japanese: Soba

Gontaro Description

Located in Kyoto, Gontaro is a charming restaurant that specializes in traditional Japanese cuisine. With a focus on soba and udon noodles, Gontaro offers a unique dining experience that sets it apart from other establishments in the area. The restaurant is conveniently situated near popular attractions such as Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion) and Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, making it an ideal spot for tourists and locals alike.

Gontaro prides itself on its high-quality ingredients and meticulous preparation techniques. The soba and udon noodles are made in-house using traditional methods, resulting in a texture that is both chewy and satisfying. The menu features a variety of dishes, including classic favorites like tempura and sukiyaki, as well as innovative creations that showcase the chef's creativity and skill.

The restaurant's interior is warm and inviting, with traditional Japanese decor and a cozy atmosphere. Guests can choose to sit at the counter and watch as the skilled chefs prepare their meals, or opt for a private tatami room for a more intimate dining experience. Whether you're a noodle enthusiast or simply looking to indulge in authentic Japanese cuisine, Gontaro is a must-visit destination for food lovers in Kyoto.

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Gontaro Overview


26 Hirano Miyashikicho, North District, Kyoto 603-8365


+81 (0) 75-463-1039


9 minute walk from Kitano Hakubaicho Station.

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-9:30PM
Mon: 11:00AM-8:30PM
Tue: 11:00AM-8:30PM
Wed: Closed
Thur: 11:00AM-8:30PM
Fri: 11:00AM-8:30PM
Sat: 11:00AM-9:30PM

Payment methods

Cash, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted


Private Dining Room


Sake Selection

Gontaro Reviews

Gontaro Google Average Rating



Really great soba restaurant with a great view. The food is cheap and tast good. If you can't read Japanese they also offer an English menu. Make sure you get the Japanese style rooms so that you can get a great view of their Japanese garden.


A lovely restaurant, with solid food and pleasant service. 5 stars.

If you don't like seaweed, you can say "nori nashi" to ensure it is left off your soba.


Reasonable prices for a few menu sets. Great for easy lunch of Soda, Tempura and other small dishes. Very nice seats on tatami, only five minutes walk from Kinkakuji

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