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Exterior view of Tonoda Shokudo

Beloved Shokudo in Kyoto / Found near Kyoto Station! Warm your body and soul with the meat udon noodles from Tonoda Shokudo, a favorite of celebrities!

A five-minute walk south from the Hachijo Exit of Kyoto Station is the restaurant Tonoda Shokudo, which was established in 1963 and mainly serves udon noodles. The restaurant is currently run by Kinuyo Tenra, the third generation, her sister and her husband, and Kinuyo's daughter.
I've been working at the restaurant since 1970, when I became a bride. I get up at 3:30 a.m. every day and boil soup stock in a big pot. It is important to use plenty of dried bonito and kelp to make sure it swims inside. Using plenty of good dried bonito flakes gives the soup a golden color, which is proof that the soup stock is good," says Kinuyo, who is particular about her soup stock.

Kinuyo at Tonoda Restaurant

Try their signature tanuki udon with its delicious, tender bean paste, Kinuyo's favorite meat udon, and other dishes made with their special broth.

Meat udon at Tonoda Shokudo

Kinuyo-san, who herself loves udon, recommends the meat udon for 750 yen. The broth combining plenty of meat, green onions, and the flavor of the meat is addictive!

Tonoda Restaurant

  • Japanese-style restaurant with an attached inn
  • 15, Higashi-Kujo Kamitonda-cho, Minami-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 5 min. walk from Hachijo Exit of Kyoto Sta. on each line
  • Tel. 075-681-1032
  • 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Closed on Wednesdays
  • All seats non-smoking No private room 1 parking lot
  • PHOTO/Takahiro Takami, TEXT/Maho Nomura
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*Since this site uses automatic translation, the translation may differ from the original Japanese content.


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