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Photo of Shofukutei at the time of its establishment

Beloved Shokudo in Kyoto / Found near Gojo Station! Chasoba with a wish for good health.

Gojo Station is just one subway stop from Kyoto Station. At Shofukutei, a five-minute walk from Exit 8, hungry patrons pass through the curtain one after another to get the noodles or bowl of rice they are looking for.

Exterior view of Shofukutei

Since its establishment in 1938, this community-based restaurant has been familiar to the people of Kyoto, with the aroma of dried bonito dashi (bonito soup stock) wafting along the Shinmachi Street in front of the restaurant. They make their own udon and chasoba, go to Kameoka to buy vegetables, and use high-grade Rishiri kelp. The proprietress, Misuzu, says that she insists on using the best ingredients because she wants to use things that are good for everyone's health, even if only a little.

Ms. Shimizu, proprietress of Shofukutei

The reason why they started kneading matcha green tea from Uji into their soba noodles was also for its nutritional value. The proprietress continues to search for better ingredients while maintaining the common people's price of udon (610 yen and up), which is also very energizing.

Shofukutei's Aged Curry Bowl Set

The Aged Curry Donburi Set consists of a bowl of rice made with rice produced in Yagi, Kyoto Prefecture, topped with a generous amount of curry sauce with fried bean curd from Namikawa Shoten. Set includes a choice of chasoba or udon for 960 yen.

Inside the Shofukutei restaurant

Bukkekutei (name of a restaurant)

  • stool (stood on to reach high objects)
  • 894 Gonomachi, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 5 min. walk from Exit 8 of Gojo Subway Station
  • Tel. 075-351-6111
  • 11:00-19:00
  • Unscheduled holidays Closed January 1-4, 2024
  • All seats non-smoking No private room No parking
  • PHOTO/Emi Masuda, TEXT/Riho Tachihara
*Please note that the information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
*Since this site uses automatic translation, the translation may differ from the original Japanese content.


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