This place is busy from the moment it opens till it closes, that's 11:00 to 19:45 every day, 6 days a week. Imagine how many pounds of udon (and ice water) this place goes through in a day... they have my respect. /Salute!
At my last visit I spent 40 minutes in line. This time, it took me 120 minutes!!! The only thing I regret about my experience this time - I left my umbrella at the hostel and got tanned :'(
|The line formed a U-shaped this time :S|
|I am so glad I wasn't the only one who decided sit by the curb.|
Ever since my last visit, I already know what I wanted. Gobo tempura with cold udon, and a side tori tempura! XD
|I have been taking pictures of the menu and sending them to my friend |
to ensure I am pointing at the right stuff - just in case my limited Japanese fails me.
|"Udon only, please don't ask for soba."|
By the time it was my turn, I was super hungry. I was determined to stuff myself to make up for the time I spent waiting.
|It's still the same guys from my last visit.|
I wonder if they remembered me too :)
Crispy and juicy. I am usually not a big fan of white meat but this is so tender.
I was so full but satisfied after my meal! I wish I had a bigger stomach so I can eat more! Next time I want to get the mixed tempura, fried chicken (唐揚げ), and grated mountain yam with cold udon!
Yamamoto Menzo (手打ちうどん 山元麺蔵)
34 Okazaki Minamigoshocho, Sakyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 606-8334, Japan
(5 minutes from Heian Shrine and 2 minutes from Okazaki Zoo)
Tel: +81 075-751-0677Hours: Mon - Tue: 11:00 am - 7:45 pm;
Wed: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm;
Fri - Sun:11:00 am - 7:45 pm
(Closed every Thursday and the fourth Wednesday)