Owariya is a Kyoto soba shop with a rich history, that can be traced back hundreds of years. I love the branch in Takashimaya as it is near many popular sites such as Nishiki Market and Gion. As the shop is in a department store, it is also kid-friendly.
The vegetable tempura soba (1620 JPY) included sansai, spring vegetables, and the dark red Kyoto carrot. We ordered a kake soba (756 JPY), soba with hot broth, and topped it with fish cakes.
Owariya is on the 7th floor of Takashimaya.
Owariya’s website includes photos and an English menu:
If you like shōchū, you should definitely try the soba shochu served with soba-yū, the hot water that the soba is cooked in.
Honke Owariya at Kyoto Takashimaya
Kyoto-shi, Shimogyō-ku, Teiammaenocho 52, Kyoto Takashimaya 7th Floor
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