Kyogoku Stand

京極スタンド   Click to listen highlighted text! 京極スタンド

(kyougoku sutando)

Kyogoku Stand is a renowned dive restaurant in Kyoto that has been in operation since 1927. The restaurant is located on Shinkyogoku Street and boasts a fascinating showa-era atmosphere. Originally, it was a popular cafeteria that used a building from the Taisho era. It was very successful as a 10-sen cafeteria with a menu of dishes such as curry, croquettes, and obanzai.

One of the standout features of Kyogoku Stand is its long marble table and multiple round tables, both of which are shared seating style. This seating arrangement adds to the unique charm of the restaurant and provides guests with an opportunity to connect with other diners.

The restaurant has an impressive menu that includes traditional Japanese dishes as well as international cuisine. However, the restaurant is famous for its soba noodles, which are handmade using high-quality buckwheat flour. The soba noodles are served hot or cold with a variety of toppings and dipping sauces to choose from.

Kyogoku Stand has a rich history and has become an iconic destination in Kyoto. The restaurant’s commitment to quality and tradition is reflected in every dish it serves. The showa-era atmosphere of the restaurant also adds to the charm of the dining experience.

Kyogoku Stand is a must-visit for anyone looking for an authentic and unique dining experience in Kyoto. With its fascinating history, delicious food, and one-of-a-kind atmosphere, it’s no wonder why this dive restaurant has become a beloved institution in the city.

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