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Japanese: Soba

Sobakiri Kogoro Description

Sobakiri Kogoro is a charming restaurant located in the Nishikyo area of Kyoto, Japan. Specializing in soba, a traditional Japanese buckwheat noodle dish, this restaurant offers a unique dining experience that sets it apart from other establishments in the city.

The interior of Sobakiri Kogoro is tastefully decorated, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for guests. The traditional Japanese decor, with its wooden furnishings and paper lanterns, adds to the authenticity of the dining experience. As you enter the restaurant, you are greeted by the aroma of freshly cooked soba, which immediately whets your appetite.

The menu at Sobakiri Kogoro features a variety of soba dishes, each prepared with care and attention to detail. From classic cold soba served with a flavorful dipping sauce, to hot soba in a rich and savory broth, there is something to satisfy every palate. The noodles are made in-house using high-quality buckwheat flour, resulting in a deliciously chewy texture that pairs perfectly with the accompanying toppings and condiments.

One of the standout dishes at Sobakiri Kogoro is their signature 'Kogoro Soba,' which features a generous portion of soba noodles topped with a flavorful combination of tempura, green onions, and grated daikon radish. This dish perfectly showcases the restaurant's commitment to using fresh, locally sourced ingredients to create a harmonious blend of flavors.

Whether you're a soba aficionado or simply looking to try something new, Sobakiri Kogoro is a must-visit restaurant in Kyoto. With its authentic atmosphere, delicious soba dishes, and dedication to quality, it offers a dining experience that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

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Sobakiri Kogoro Overview


1152 ŌHarano Minamikasugachō, Nishikyo Ward, Kyoto 610-1153


+81 (0) 75-333-7311


10 minute walk from Higashi-Mukō Station

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-3:00PM
Mon: 11:00AM-3:00PM
Tue: 11:00AM-3:00PM
Wed: 11:00AM-3:00PM
Thur: Closed
Fri: 11:00AM-3:00PM
Sat: 11:00AM-3:00PM

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Sake Selection

Stylish Interior

Sobakiri Kogoro Reviews

Sobakiri Kogoro Google Average Rating



We absolutely loved the special soba dishes and grilled duck together with other small dishes. We have never tasted noodles this good. The atmosphere inside is simply lovely as well as its location, which is within a beautiful shrine. It was a memorable experience before we left Japan.


Juwari soba noodles eaten inside the shrine!

A restaurant introduced by a food friend in Kyoto!
It is run by a lovely couple.

Park your car at the Onohara Shrine parking lot (charges apply) and walk for 3 minutes.
The stylish noren curtains look very nice and my expectations are increasing!
When I was seated at a table in the back and tried to order, the wife explained, ``Today, the Hirusoba set is sold out.We have others available.''
After much deliberation, I ordered the "Kokoro Set".
Postcard (small) + Sudachi cold soba (small) + Shredded soba (you can change to duck soup. 700 yen plus)
Change your Kokoro set to duck soup and order!
Kokoro set 1850 yen + duck soup change 700 yen = 2550 yen

At first
Soba gaki - Coarsely ground with the aroma and flavor of soba ⭕️
It is relatively hard and has a solid finish. There are seasonings such as salt, wasabi, and soy sauce, each of which is delicious.

Sudachi Chilled Soba - A very cool form with several slices of vinegar citrus floating on top! The light flavor of the dashi stock has a vinegary aroma that tickles your nostrils, and when you slurp the soba noodles, the aroma clings to you and is delicious. Personally, I would like the soup stock to have a little more depth of flavor.

Duck soup soba - a style of eating 100 percent soba noodles with grilled green onions and duck meat dipping sauce! The grilled green onions are also carved with a knife, allowing you to enjoy the flavor of the green onions. The duck meat was average, a little dry and had a slight smell. I think it would be more delicious if the preparation was done a little more carefully or if the duck meat itself was changed. The shredded soba noodles were chewy and went down easily, which is my favorite type of soba.

Located in a unique location inside Onohara Shrine, this soba restaurant is highly recommended for those who want to enjoy soba slowly.


A soba restaurant with a calm atmosphere located within the grounds of Oharano Shrine.
You can enjoy carefully selected handmade soba noodles in a quiet atmosphere in a solemn atmosphere.
In addition to the standard menu, we have seasonal items, and in the summer we offer refreshing sudachi chilled soba noodles.
Soba tea is served cold.
Also, for sweetness, soba gaki zenzai is available. It satisfies all five senses with its chewy texture and aromatic soba flavor.
It's a popular restaurant, so it can get crowded depending on the time of day, but the turnover is fast, so it might be a good idea to wait while enjoying the scenery around you. Even one person is fine. This is a famous restaurant that you will definitely recommend to your loved ones.

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