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551 Horai

Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyoku, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-365-8551
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good52%
  • Average17%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
27 Dec 2017
“Best value and tasting take away dumplings in Kyoto!”
9 Nov 2017
“Chinese food”
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyoku, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

551 Horai has the best dumplings available in Kyoto, but unfortunately no vegetarian or vegan options. Great to grab a box for around US$4 and take home with a sake or soft drink for a cheap meal or snack on the go. Be careful as...More

Thank Ricardo61
Reviewed 9 November 2017

My wife and I ate here twice during our recent holiday in Japan. The place is very busy and we had to wait for a table on both occasions. The food is okay, service is fast and prices are reasonable.

Thank PlanetOz
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We went there with my Chinese girlfriend. The food is rich, and you get a good diversity with one of the sets. Every single little main or side dish was excellent. The taste is also very close to what you can really get back in...More

Thank Yamapopi
Reviewed 7 January 2017

chanced upon the store in kyoto station, which had long queues around evening rush hour. decided to give it a miss, but i came across the store again at the basement of JR isetan, and there was surprisingly no queue at around 8pm. decided to...More

Thank woonopybrown
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Great location for dumpling eating at the Kyoto station. The service is super fast and queues of japanise are common, which is usually a good sign.

Thank Egoitz I
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We just picked up a couple of pork bubs as a lunch time snack and oh my they are delicious. We choose this place as we saw a huge line outside it the day before and wanted to see what all the fuss was about....More

Thank Rick P
Reviewed 10 August 2013

This was my third trip to Japan and I've had many ramen but this was the best place. Usually when I eat ramen in Japan, the broth is usually salty or rich and I never finish the broth. But the broth at this place was...More

Thank Tamaneko
Reviewed 23 June 2013

My husband and I ordered a set meal, the portion was more than enough for both of us. Very tasty food, chinese style like chow mein, sweet sour prawns, beef stir-fried with green pepper. Service is good. Tried their siu mai and dumplings which cannot...More

Thank travellingbear88
Reviewed 6 April 2013 via mobile

While not the very best dumplings I've ever had, these were hot, fresh, tasty and inexpensive. We tried the three main kinds of dumplings they serve and enjoyed them all. A word of caution, these dumplings are very filling. We weren't able to eat a...More

2  Thank Brianjazar
Reviewed 22 January 2013

Great, hot freshly prepared dumplings. Hits the spot late at night. Long queues of locals are a good sign that this place is something special.

Thank LeethalLeeM
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub,
Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining,
and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with
tourists and local business travelers, making it a
competitive location for ever-new commercial
structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and
trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains.
Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and
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US$7 - US$9
Lunch, Dinner
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  • Address: Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyoku, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Shimogyo-ku
  • Neighbourhood: Shimogyo-ku
  • Phone Number: +81 75-365-8551
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