- Facing the Shirakawa River, Sanmikouan specializes in soba noodle dishes and also serves single plate meals and alcohol. Located in the back of the restaurant is terrace seating with an intimate view of the Shirakawa River, making it a particularly nice way to cool off in today’s hot weather.
- The lunch menu includes “Sudachi soba” and other soba noodle dishes, as well as set meals of soba noodles, tempura and several side dishes. The set meals often incorporate unique Kyoto dishes such as herring & eggplant and righteye flounder pickled in miso.
- The buckwheat used for the noodles is procured when the Japanese grown buckwheat is at optimum flavor. It is then stored at the proper temperature before being ground in a stone mill and made into soba noodles without using wheat or other fillers. The soup stock made from bonito flakes and kombu exhibits the exquisite qualities often found in Kyoto cooking. On cool evenings, it is highly recommended to try the Pork Shabu-shabu made with pork from the Nanshu Ranch in Kagoshima Prefecture. The meal offers a great chance to experience the compatibility between the ample vegetables, pork and soba noodles.
- Shinobu Nakai
- Makoto Ito