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おかる(京都府) Okaru(Kyoto)

  • Udon Ramen (Chinese Noodles) Maze Soba Rice Bowls
  • Gion / Kiyomizu-dera Temple Area
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  • Price Rangelunch Average price 1,000JPY、dinner Average price 1,000JPY
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Gion / Kiyomizu-dera Temple Area
132 Tominaga-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 605-0078, Japan
  • Udon
  • Ramen (Chinese Noodles)
  • Maze Soba
  • Rice Bowls
Opening Hours
[Mon-Thu,Sun]11:00-15:00, 17:00-26:30, [Fri,Sat]11:00-15:00, 17:00-27:00
Open Every Day
Price Range
lunch Average price 1,000JPY、dinner Average price 1,000JPY
Date of post:2016/10/21

This is one of the long-established Udon restaurants at GION you don’t want to miss.

It is located in the mid GION area with almost 90 year history.
GION, one of the Kagai, the bustling entertainment district that is home to teahouses and restaurants.
Okaru has long been loved by Geiko and Maiko who work at GION as female entertainers.
You may find them eating Udon noodles there.

Okaru’s specialty is TANUKI UDON.
Udon noodles in fish soup stock with heated starch poured over them as toppings.
TANUKI literally means a raccoon dog but don’t worry. It never contains any meat of it.
TANUKI UDON contains grated ginger, a dab of which adds a spicy accent.
People often have it during cold winter in Kyoto because hot ginger makes their body warm.
You can enjoy the holy trinity of broth, noodles, and toppings.

Curry udon is one of Okaru’s specialty too.
You may choose beef, cheese, fried tofu, and deep-fried shrimp in batter as toppings.
Curry udon is so popular particularly for young guys.

Attention please!
When you slurp curry udon, you have to be careful
because the soup splatters, and your clothes get
some curry-flavored spots.

It is 5 minutes’ walk, 220 meters, 202 yards, from Gion Shijo Station, Keihan Railway.
Okaru has 1 table for 2, 1 table for 3, 5 tables for 4, 2 tables for 6 people.

These are among the Okaru’s menus,
CURRY Udon with deep-fried shrimp on top in batter 1200 JPY
CURRY Udon with fried tofu on top 770 JPY
CURRY Udon with cheese and beef 1050 JPY

The walls inside the restaurant have plenty of UCHIWA, round paper fans with a handle, with signatures of famous actors actresses and artists written on them.
Why don’t you enjoy Kyoto-style Udon?

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