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Ukiya Pontocho

) #766 of 11,821 Restaurants in Kyoto €€ - €€€ Asian
125 Ishiyacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8002, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-221-2978
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good51%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
13 May 2017
“Excellent soba meal”
1 Nov 2016
“Superb soba noodles”
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125 Ishiyacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8002, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Great soba noodles at the end of Pontocho St (just after the Geisha theatre) Really filling, tasty and the tempura was not oily! Vegetarian friendly.

Thank LauraJaiAdventures
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Serving home made soba noodles made with made-in-Japan ingredients since 1929. Dashi, or the soup, is "elegantly sweeter" (Kyoto or Kansai style) compared to those in the Tokyo area. Good location and refined (not the efficient fast-food type) service. Apparently a popular place among the...More

Thank toseinin
Reviewed 17 December 2015

This is the second time we have eaten here and have really enjoyed the food both times. The set meals are lovely - great soba and udon noodles. If you don't react well to MSG don't add the 'salt'!

Thank NickyFairweather
Reviewed 20 June 2015

We stumbeld in there by accident because we were very hungry and tought it looked fine. Right next to the entrance you can watch people make soba in the daytime. Thats really amazing to watch and nice to know your soba is craftfully handmade. We...More

Thank Nicole D
Reviewed 4 April 2015

It's difficult to find a good and reasonable restaurant in this very busy part of Kyoto. Ukiya provides very nice Soba dishes, they are homemade and you can even bring back some boxes home. There is a menu in english, the staff is very friendly...More

Thank Cédric D
Reviewed 21 December 2014

For soba lovers, you have to try their signature Uki-ten. It's basically soba (choice of warm/cold but I recommend the latter as it's really refreshing) topped with a myriad of toppings such as tempura flakes, natto, chopped spring onions, and a delicious foamy egg mixture...More

Thank michmuses
Reviewed 16 December 2014 via mobile

Good chicken and leek soba. Happy staff if somewhat lacking in English. The building is old and plain. As the restaurant specialises in soba there wasn't anything else on the menu - double check with your dining companions if they are ok with this!

Thank Isabelle C
Reviewed 22 April 2014

The soba had certain texture. Source had the right light sweetness. The small dishes including the tofu and octopus fish cake were nice too. Chicken skew was average. Overall, if around, it's good to try.

Thank Xiafei C
Reviewed 13 June 2012

We enjoyed this restaurant, located in e B2 level of the very niceHotel Okura. Don't expect a view! The soba was excellent, good tempura, a very nice set of various things. I went back for lunch one day and had soba with grated mountain yam...More

Thank Myra L
Reviewed 6 August 2011

While searching for a place where to stop for dinner in Kyoto, we stumbled into this small restaurant specialized in soba noodles. It was a good find: we had a very nice dinner with possibly the best soba we had so far. They are really...More

Thank RemoT
Nearby
Pontocho
Though small by comparison, Pontocho is one of Kyoto's
most spirited and memorable neighborhoods. A narrow
street straddling the Kamogawa River, it is Kyoto's
busiest nightlife spot. When darkness falls,
Pontocho's many signs and lanterns bolt to life,
making the area glow with invitations to passers-by to
come inside and pull up a chair. Its restaurants and
bars sprawl onto the riverbank, providing a friendly
...More
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 20:30
Thursday
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 20:30
Friday
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 20:30
Saturday
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 Ishiyacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8002, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Pontocho
  • Neighbourhood: Pontocho
  • Phone Number: +81 75-221-2978
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