Daigin Shokudo is a great shokudo near Ginkaku-ji Temple. It serves the standard noodle and rice favorites. It’s a good choice for a meal when exploring Northern Higashiyama.
Exterior of Daigin Shokudo, Northern Higashiyama – image © Chris Rowthorn
If you’re looking for a solid meal at a reasonable price when exploring the northern end of the Path of Philosophy or Ginkaku-ji Temple, look no further than Daigin Shokudo. It’s a standard Japanese shokudo where you can get filling teishoku (set meals) of the usual Japanese fish and meat favorites, as well as noodle and rice dishes. There’s enough fish to keep pescatarians happy and there are even some vegetable dishes for vegetarians. A filling meal here will cost around Y900 to Y1100.
They’re open for lunch and dinner. They don’t speak much English, but they’re used to foreign diners and there’s a full English menu. There is no English sign – look for the orange and black sign and the food models in the window.
For more Kyoto shokudo choices, see our Best Shokudo (All Round Restaurants) in Kyoto) page.
60 Jodoji-Higashida-cho, Sakyo-ku
11am-8:40pm, closed Wednesday
Non-smoking area: Yes
2min walk from Ginkakuji-michi Bus Stop, Kyoto City Bus 5 or 17 from Kyoto Station
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