[Kyoto] Senkaku - Cozy Michelin Guide soba restaurant

We stumbled upon Senkaku while we were touring around Kyoto.

We were so lucky! This restaurant was amazing! If I were touring alone, I would maybe have walked right past it, but since my friend is Japanese and could read the menu out front at a quick glance, we stopped in.

It turns out that Senkaku is actually in the Michelin Guide for Kyoto. We had no idea. We were hungry and it was open and there were available seats.

The restaurant's exterior is very plain as is the interior. However, don't let that fool you. The food is amazing. There's no need to add a lot of bells and whistles when the food speaks so loudly.

So, I really don't like eggs, at all. So, this rolled egg is not my typical order, but I am so glad my friend convinced me that we needed to order it.

I think what I don't like about eggs is the texture, but the rolled egg here was so thin and expertly folded so that it was still very fluffy. The egg also didn't taste like egg, which was amazing to me, too.

Definitely recommend.

This is the signature item. This soba was so good. The broth was amazing! It was so flavorful and you could tell it was made with quality ingredients and made with care.

The signature soba  has mushrooms and fresh yuba (tofu skin) in its super deep flavored broth. The restaurant makes its own tofu and I loveeee fresh tofu.

There is an English menu available, but I forgot to take a picture and my friend ordered for us anyway.

The price is pretty okay given the quality of the food. The portions are on the smaller side, but we left sated, but with a little room for some dango at the temple.

Japan, 〒605-0829 Kyoto, Higashiyama Ward, Tsukimicho, 10-2 八坂ビル 1F
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