October 2022: Please note Omen Kodaiji has now permanently closed. Please see our Southern Higashiyama page for other places to eat in the area.
For a healthy and filling lunch in the heart of the Southern Higashiyama sightseeing district, drop into this wonderful noodle specialist.
Omen Exterior – image © Jun Kitayama
The main location of Omen, near Ginkaku-ji Temple, is one of Kyoto’s most beloved restaurants, serving great udon noodles and much more. This branch shop is a great way to experience their excellent food while in Southern Higashiyama. It’s a short walk from such places as Kiyomizu-dera, Ninen and Sanen Zaka, and Kodai-ji.
Omen set – image © Jun Kitayama
The fare is similar to that of the main shop: the specialty is thick and filling omen noodles, served with hot or cold soup. But, be sure to check out the rest of the menu. As with the main shop, some of the best dishes are on the a la carte menu.
For more Kyoto soba and udon choices, see our Best Soba and Udon in Kyoto page.
362 Masuya-cho, Kodaijiminamimon-dori Shimogawara-higashiiru, Higashiyama-ku
Non-smoking area: Yes
5-minute walk from Higashiyama Yasui Bus Stop, Kyoto City Bus 206 from Kyoto Station
Official Website (Japanese)
Read customer reviews of Omen Kodaiji on TripAdvisor.
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