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Japanese: Soba

Ryuuhei Soba Description

Located in Kyoto, Ryuuhei Soba is a hidden gem that offers a unique dining experience. Specializing in soba, a traditional Japanese noodle made from buckwheat flour, this restaurant takes pride in serving high-quality, handmade noodles that are both flavorful and satisfying.

What sets Ryuuhei Soba apart from other dining establishments is their commitment to preserving the authenticity of Japanese cuisine. The chefs at Ryuuhei Soba have mastered the art of soba-making, ensuring that each strand of noodle is perfectly cooked and has a delicate texture. The menu features a variety of soba dishes, including hot and cold options, as well as different toppings and dipping sauces to suit every palate.

The restaurant's decor is simple yet elegant, with traditional Japanese elements that create a serene and welcoming atmosphere. The attention to detail is evident in every aspect of the dining experience, from the beautifully presented dishes to the attentive and knowledgeable staff.

Whether you're a soba enthusiast or simply looking to try something new, Ryuuhei Soba is a must-visit destination for anyone seeking an authentic taste of Japanese cuisine. So, embark on a culinary journey and indulge in the flavors of Japan at Ryuuhei Soba.

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Ryuuhei Soba Overview


157 Katsuraasaharachō, Nishikyo Ward, Kyoto 615-8021


+81 (0) 75-393-7130


9 minute walk from Katsura Station

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-5:50PM
Mon: 11:00AM-5:50PM
Tue: Closed
Wed: Closed
Thur: 11:00AM-5:50PM
Fri: 11:00AM-5:50PM
Sat: 11:00AM-5:50PM

Payment methods

Cash, AMEX

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted


Private Dining Room

Ryuuhei Soba Reviews

Ryuuhei Soba Google Average Rating



I came here thinking this was a soba noodle place, but what it actually is is a soba ( buckwheat ) kaiseki restaurant ( that includes soba noodles as a dish ). Really interesting and tasty food, just that I was expecting a much simpler meal!


I was looking for a restaurant nearby to have lunch while visiting the Katsura Imperial Villa, and I came across this restaurant.
I visited by car, and there was a designated parking lot nearby that could accommodate about 4 cars.
I visited at 12:30 on a Sunday in early December, and I got in easily without any lines. However, I think it's a popular restaurant because customers kept coming.
There is a value set that comes with your favorite soba noodles, mini chirashi, tea, and mini dessert for an additional 1,000 yen, so choose this one.

They said they were particular about water, and I was surprised to find out that after just taking a sip. I don't usually know the difference between water, but this soba was really delicious and memorable. It will turn your concept of soba upside down and make you want to eat it again. Although it is 100 percent soba, it is not crumbly and the noodles are thin and refreshing.
Mini chirashi uses eel and carp. Carp tends to smell if the water isn't clean, but that wasn't the case, and the carp was plump and delicious.

The volume is a little small and it has an elegant feel, so depending on the person, it may not be enough for some people.


When I went to Kyoto before, I stopped by.
I received.
I entered the store and was shown to a private room...
Very comfortable with a calm atmosphere
It was good.

For food, I ordered a mini lunch set.
When the soba noodles arrive right in front of you, you can smell the delicious aroma.
First of all, I received it without adding anything.
Next, add salt and then serve with soup.
Everything was great!
Maybe because I'm still a child, I don't have dessert.
It didn't suit my taste
The soba noodles and rice were very good!

The staff was friendly and polite.
It was a restaurant that I would like to visit again.

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