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551 Horai

#268 of 11,594 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
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Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyoku, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 75-365-8551
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

chanced upon the store in kyoto station, which had long queues around evening rush hour. decided to give it a miss, but i came across the store again at the basement of JR isetan, and there was surprisingly no queue at around 8pm. decided to give it a go, tried the gyoza and pork dumplings. the gyoza was good, but... More 

Thank woonopybrown
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Great location for dumpling eating at the Kyoto station. The service is super fast and queues of japanise are common, which is usually a good sign.

Thank Egoitz I
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We just picked up a couple of pork bubs as a lunch time snack and oh my they are delicious. We choose this place as we saw a huge line outside it the day before and wanted to see what all the fuss was about. It lived up to its expectations.

Thank Rick P
1 review
Reviewed 9 August 2013

This was my third trip to Japan and I've had many ramen but this was the best place. Usually when I eat ramen in Japan, the broth is usually salty or rich and I never finish the broth. But the broth at this place was light and had a good balance of flavor and I could easily drink the broth.

Thank Tamaneko
Kuala Lumpur
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105 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2013

My husband and I ordered a set meal, the portion was more than enough for both of us. Very tasty food, chinese style like chow mein, sweet sour prawns, beef stir-fried with green pepper. Service is good. Tried their siu mai and dumplings which cannot compare with those from Malaysia and Hong Kong but it seems to be very popular... More 

Thank travellingbear88
East Lansing, Michigan
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100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2013 via mobile

While not the very best dumplings I've ever had, these were hot, fresh, tasty and inexpensive. We tried the three main kinds of dumplings they serve and enjoyed them all. A word of caution, these dumplings are very filling. We weren't able to eat a whole box of dumplings each, but I suppose it depends on the person. Lines are... More 

2 Thank Brianjazar
Melbourne, Australia
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157 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2013

Great, hot freshly prepared dumplings. Hits the spot late at night. Long queues of locals are a good sign that this place is something special.

Thank LeethalLeeM

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$9
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyoku, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Shimogyo-ku
  • Neighbourhood: Shimogyo-ku
  • Phone Number: +81 75-365-8551

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Shimogyo-ku

Neighbourhood Profile
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
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