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Honke Owariya is located in a part of Kyoto where many traditional buildings still stand. This soba restaurant has a quaint, old-fashioned atmosphere which attracts many foreign and Japanese tourists.
Honke Owariya opened as a confectionery shop in 1465 and is currently run by the 16th head of the family. They started the soba restaurant around 1700 and it is known as the oldest soba restaurant in Japan.
Soba is one of the representative dishes of Japan. The most famous dish on the menu here is called “horai soba” and comes in a box with 5 layers. You can enjoy it with 8 toppings: wasabi, seaweed, green onion, sesame seed, momiji-oroshi, kinshi-tamago, shiitake mushrooms, and shrimp crackers. The delicious dipping sauce can be mixed with “sobayu” for drinking at the end.
No need to worry if you don’t understand Japanese; there are English menus with pictures. Discover good old Japan here at Honke Owariya and immerse yourself in a traditional atmosphere.
Reservations not available; walk-ins only.
Honke Owariya Phone Number
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Monday: 11:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Honke Owariya Address
322 Niōmontsukinukechō, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, 604-0841, Japan