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Japanese: Soba

Sobakiri Shiogama Description

Sobakiri Shiogama is a charming restaurant located in Kyoto, Japan, specializing in soba noodles. This hidden gem offers a unique dining experience that sets it apart from other establishments in the area. The restaurant's decor is simple and traditional, creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere for guests.

The menu at Sobakiri Shiogama features a variety of delicious soba dishes, each made with care and precision. One of their standout dishes is the Shiogama Soba, which is served with a flavorful and aromatic salt-based broth. The noodles are perfectly cooked and have a satisfying chewiness that pairs well with the rich broth. Another must-try dish is the Tempura Soba, where crispy tempura is served on top of the soba noodles, adding a delightful crunch to each bite.

What truly distinguishes Sobakiri Shiogama is their commitment to using high-quality ingredients and traditional cooking techniques. The soba noodles are made in-house using freshly milled buckwheat flour, resulting in noodles that are incredibly flavorful and have a wonderful texture. The restaurant also takes pride in sourcing local and seasonal ingredients, ensuring that each dish is bursting with freshness and flavor.

Whether you're a soba enthusiast or simply looking to try something new, Sobakiri Shiogama is a must-visit restaurant in Kyoto. With its authentic atmosphere, delicious soba dishes, and dedication to quality, it promises a memorable dining experience that will leave you craving for more.

Sobakiri Shiogama Overview


29-13 Ichijōji Nishitojikawarachō, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto 606-8123


+81 (0) 75-721-2966


10 minute walk from Shugakuin Station on the Eizan Electric Railway Eizan Main Line.
5 minute walk from Ichijoji Station on the Eizan Electric Railway Eizan Main Line.

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 11:30AM-3:45PM
Tue: 11:30AM-3:45PM
Wed: 11:30AM-3:45PM
Thur: 11:30AM-3:45PM
Fri: 11:30AM-3:45PM
Sat: Closed

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Sobakiri Shiogama Reviews

Sobakiri Shiogama Google Average Rating



I went there for the first time and it was huge.
After eating the set, the women's team was disappointed.
Soba noodles are thick and have a firm texture.
When ordering, I think it's a good idea to look around and check the quantity before ordering.

Garage goes to nearby 100 yen park


Arrived at the store around 14:30. I thought it was past the lunch peak time, but it was full!
I was shown to a shared seat. It was the first time in my life that I had to share a table, so it was awkward lol.
Maybe it would have been better if the partition wasn't transparent? ?

I ordered the Yamakake set.
My husband ordered a large serving of Nihachi Soba set meal.
A large soba bowl costs an additional 400 yen.

Even though I didn't have to make a large portion, it was very filling.
The soba noodles had a firm texture, and both the quick rice and the small bowl were delicious.
I was very satisfied with the generous amount of yam-kake grated yam.
There are no seasonings such as shichimi, salt, or Japanese pepper on the table, so you can ask the staff to bring them for you. There was only one female clerk in the hall, and she seemed to be very busy, so when I asked for seasonings, she forgot, so I thought it would be nice if they were on the table.
If you tell the staff that the soba soup is too thin, they will gladly add more soup.

There is no parking lot, so I parked at a nearby coin parking lot.

I would like to order a different menu next time.
Thank you for the meal!


On my way back from Shugakuin Imperial Villa, I went to a soba restaurant near the station thinking I was going to eat, without any prior knowledge. First of all, the volume was amazing, I felt that it was about 1.7 times the normal volume, if not twice as much. I ordered the chilled gomoku and half egg, and the soba noodles were cut into thick noodles, so it might have looked extra voluminous. Regardless of the quantity, the taste of the soba was wonderful. The half-egg bowl that was set at a regular restaurant would be on a scale of eight, not half, but the seasoning was rich and delicious.

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