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Muraki

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Muraki Description

Located in Kyoto, Muraki is a hidden gem that specializes in traditional handcrafted soba noodles. The restaurant's unique feature is its use of a stone mill to grind the buckwheat flour, resulting in noodles that have a distinct flavor and texture. The interior of Muraki is simple and elegant, with traditional Japanese decor and a cozy atmosphere.

The menu at Muraki offers a variety of soba dishes, each prepared with precision and care. One of their standout dishes is the Zaru Soba, which features cold soba noodles served on a bamboo tray with a flavorful dipping sauce. The noodles are perfectly cooked and have a satisfying chewiness. Another must-try dish is the Tempura Soba, where crispy tempura is served on top of a warm bowl of soba noodles in a savory broth.

What sets Muraki apart from other soba restaurants is their commitment to using high-quality ingredients and traditional techniques. The chefs at Muraki take pride in their craft and strive to create the best soba noodles possible. Whether you're a soba enthusiast or just looking to try something new, Muraki is a must-visit destination for a truly authentic and delicious soba experience.

Muraki Overview

Address

5-1 Saiinhiramachi, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto 615-0022

Phone

+81 (0) 75-321-8790

Access

4 minute walk from Nishioin Station

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM
Mon: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM
Tue: 11:30AM-2:30PM
Wed: Closed
Thur: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM
Fri: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM
Sat: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM

Payment methods

Cash

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Non-smoking

Sake Selection

Muraki Reviews

Muraki Google Average Rating

3.7

5

Google
The thinly sliced ​​100 percent soba noodles are exquisite. I recommend the zaru soba. The inside of the store is small, but it is clean and comfortable.

4

Google
I popped in on a Sunday around 1pm. There was only one woman and a young couple in the store.
I had the white soba zaru soba and the sakura shrimp tempura. Today's white soba was a soba native to Fukui Maruoka, so when I ordered it, it went down well in my throat, but it didn't have much of a scent, so I was a little disappointed.
The flavor of Maruoka's native noodles comes first, though compared to the Echizen soba I had in Fukui.
The sakura shrimp tempura was fried deliciously and crunchy.
It was a restaurant where you could casually enjoy soba by yourself.
Despite the store's strong policies, I felt like the taste hadn't caught up.

4

Google
It says that children under the age of 12 should not enter.
"It will spread quickly, so..." I was told.
It seemed like there weren't enough staff members to clean up after eating.
It has a Japanese feel until you enter, but the interior has an Asian feel.
There is no cash register and no receipt.
There seemed to be something that would probably go well with the soba noodles.

The tempura varies depending on the day, and each item costs about 500 to 600 yen.
When I went around 1pm, there was a small line.
The instructions were difficult to understand.

I think the soba itself is delicious, but the atmosphere of the restaurant is a bit unique.
It feels like a place where you can enjoy soba while eating, so you may feel comfortable going alone, as guests are asked to wear perfume and refrain from smoking. (Maybe two people at best)

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