Ramen Spots in Kyoto Area

  • Kyoto Takabashi Honke Daiichi Asahi
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    4.5
    591 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Shimogyou-ku Higashishiokoujimukaihatachou 845
    "A five-minute walk from Kyoto Station. This ramen restaurant is located a short distance south of the Takakura-dori Street and Shiokoji-dori Street intersection and is open from 5:00 a.m. until 1:00 a.m. the following morning. So popular lines of customers form outside its door from early in the morning, this long-standing establishment has been in business for more than 50 years. Particularly recommended is the ""Tokusei Ramen"" as well as the menma boiled bamboo shoots ramen, chashu sliced roast pork ramen, yakiton grilled pork, and gyoza pot stickers. The restaurant also offers a reasonably priced student discount ramen for people of high school age and younger. The restaurant's ramen is available for takeout and can also be ordered shipped from the official website."

    I and my family have been here twice. We accidently found it when we first visited Kyoto in 2014. Once we were back here again in 2020, it was our destination in Kyoto. Enjoy the simple and authentic...

  • Shinpuku Saikan (Main Shop)
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    4.0
    294 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Shimogyou-ku Higashishiokoujimukaihatachou 569
    Shinpuku Saikan (Main Shop) is a popular ramen noodle shop that started as a food stall in 1938. It's known for its rich yet simple soy-sauce based soup with a tantalizing accent of Kujo onion added to deepen the flavor. They also have popular dark fried rice (called yaki-meshi) that's just as good as their dark hued soup.

    It’s an interesting experience for tourists to mingle with local working men slurping their noodles! Prices are most reasonable but food was too salty for my taste

  • Gion Muraji Ramen
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    4.5
    213 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Kiyomotochou 373-3
    Gion Muraji Ramen in Kyoto's Higashiyama Ward offers customers rich, white-broth ramen made with straight noodles and chicken bone stock. Simmered for a long time, the broth contains collagen and is made to be appealing even to people with smaller appetites. This restaurant does not look like a typical ramen shop and is on the second floor of machiya town house that seems hidden away from the rest of the city. Its traditional-style Japanese interior decor is also noteworthy.

    Below a steep stair is a ramen shop situated which is runned by a single woman. We had to wait a while because all 12 seats were occupied. But it was worthwhile! The lady was very friendly and made...

  • Menya Gokkei
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    4.0
    78 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Ichijoujinishitojikawarachou 29-7
    This ramen shop is in the ramen mecca of Ichijoji in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City and is a frequent haunt of ramen fans. Featuring a rich broth, they use noodles of medium thickness that have some give from the Kyoto noodle maker Men-ya Teigaku. They close shop as soon as the soup runs out.

    Let me say, I did not eat at the restaurant, so this review is not based on the food. My friend and I went to this ramen restaurant based on a video we saw on YouTube. As expected, there was a short...

  • Tenka Ippin Main Shop
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    4.0
    98 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Ichijoujitsukudachou Maison Shirakawa 1F
    Tenka Ippin started its life as an outdoor ramen stand in 1971. It owes its continuing popularity to its broth, which is rich but with a clean aftertaste. The restaurant has grown and now has many branches, but the original branch has some unique menu items, and you will find yourself wondering which of the many varieties to choose.

    There appears to be more than one location for this restaurant, as this is the very exact same menu as the one we ate at on the corner 272-5 Matsubarachō. Tenkaippin ramen restaurant gave a lot of...

  • Menbakaichidai
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    4.5
    22 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Kamigyou-ku Minamiseyachou 757-2
    This ramen shop is located in Kamigyo Ward of Kyoto City. This unique Negi Onion Ramen is made with spring onions harvested right in Kujo, Kyoto and heaps of the shop's own spring onion oil. Also called, Fire Ramen, flames erupt when pouring the spring onion oil onto the ramen. Making this a multi-sensory experience of entertainment and taste, which many enjoy.

    Fun and delicious. Good group activity. Everyone gets a prize No pork and chicken is ok but homemade noodles were delicious.

  • Muteppo Ramen House (Kyoto Main Shop)
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    3.5
    29 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kidugawashi Umedani Higedani 15-3
    Muteppo Ramen House is the main restaurant of a popular ramen chain that was founded in Nara in 1998. It is unusual in that it looks like a log house from the outside. Its thick, rich pork bone broth, made by simmering domestically produced pork bone in water, has won high marks. Since no oil is used, the broth has a fresh, clean aftertaste. Everything, including char siu pork marinated in a secret traditional sauce in-house, and noodles brought in from Kyushu, is prepared with painstaking attention to the smallest detail, so that customers can enjoy the finest possible bowl of ramen. To reach the restaurant, take a bus from Kintetsu Nara Station and get off at the Kami-Umedani stop.

    会社の先輩と2人で、楽しみに訪問し、待ち合いの場所にて、女性店員に食券を見せて、ラーメン2つのお好みを言い、あと生ビール一杯、ご飯、煮卵を確認してもらい、店に案内してもらった。食券をカウンターの上において、しばらくすると、お冷やを注文を聞いた女性店員が、持ってきたが、食券を確認せず、違う場所に行ったが、注文は、食券を見せているから、生ビールを最初に持って来てくれるもんだと思って待っていたが、一向に...

  • Chuka Soba Takayasu
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    4.0
    26 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Ichijoujitakatsukichou 10
    Chuka Soba Takayasu is three minutes' walk from Ichijoji Station, and even though the neighborhood is a sort of battle ground for ramen shops, this restaurant always has customers lined up outside. The interior is decorated like a sunny cafe, with white as the main color tone. The owners have gone out of their way to make a meal at their restaurant an enjoyable experience. Pork bones and chicken bones are simmered for 22 hours to produce a mild, milky broth that goes well with the specially ordered noodles. One of the recommended dishes, available only in limited quantities per day is Suji Ramen, ramen topped with beef tendons that have been boiled until they are soft.

    Place recommended by Japanese friend who lives in the area. 20 minute wait and place filled with locals. Ramen very good and side dish of boneless fried chicken was excellent . Staff with...

  • Ramen Touhichi
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Kita-ku Omiyakitahakonoichou 33-6
    This is a soy sauce broth ramen shop in Kita Ward, Kyoto City. They have many popular dishes made with local chicken and namaage soy sauce, including their ramen noodles and tsukesoba dipping noodles made with fine ingredients such as wheat from Hokkaido and water. They also have special items available in limited quantities. Ramen fans flock here from near and far, so it's quite possible customers will be lining up even before they open.

    With The Tori Paitan being limited to just 15 bowls a day , I missed out on it which is a bummer but instead had their Shoyu Tori Ramen In all fairness it didn’t live up to my expectations & wasn’t...

  • Wajo Ryomen Sugari
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nakagyou-ku Kannondouchou 471-1
    Wajo Ryomen Sugari, about two minutes' walk from Shijo Station on the Kyoto Metro Karasuma Line, serves a much-talked-about tsukemen (noodles with dipping sauce). The restaurant looks like an insignificant traditional machiya-style house from the outside, but inside, it has spacious counter seating. Whole wheat noodles, good sources of vitamins and dietary fiber, are dipped in savory broth made with pork bones and seafood and no chemical additives. The concept underlying the restaurant is three benefits. The use of natural ingredients insures peace of mind, safety, and cleanliness, so it benefits the buyer. Warm-hearted customer service benefits the seller. Rehabilitating an old machiya townhouse benefits the community.
  • Daikoku Ramen (Main Shop)
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    4.0
    28 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Kyoumachidaikokuchou 118
    This ramen shop is in Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City. It's about three minutes on foot from Fushimi-Momoyama Station. There are often long lines at lunchtime, and it's famous for reasonably priced pork bone broth soy sauce ramen noodles. Lots of the regular customers order fried rice to accompany the ramen. It's become a community institution and buzzes with the locals.

    3 of us had Ramen and gyoza. Great food, perfect Ramen with crunchy bean sprouts and spring onions with pork, fast service. Lots of locals, Normal size Ramen only ¥500 and gyoza ¥200, has English...

  • Kyoto Ramen Koji
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto Ward, Karasuma-ku, Karasuma-kurokuroki Down Close Higashirochirokicho 901 Kyoto Station Building 10F
    This food theme park for ramen located on the 10th floor of the Kyoto Station Building was completely remodeled and reopened in the summer of 2016. It is home to nine of some of the nation’s most popular ramen shops, from Sapporo’s famous Shirakaba Sansou to Tokyo’s Tai-Sho-Ken, Kyoto’s Masutani and Hakata’s Hakata Ikkousha. In addition to local office workers and shoppers, it is also popular among tourists as a gourmet spot. There is also Oven-Baked Sweets Chasen, which serves Japanese sweets with new textures and is easy to use as a place to rest while shopping.
  • Aitsu no Ramen, Kataguruma
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Shimogyou-ku Nishishichijounishihattandachou 77 Guardians Aoyama 1F
    Aitsu no Ramen, Kataguruma serves ramen with pork bone and seafood broth in its restaurant in the Shichijo Nishi Hattanda-cho of Kyoto's Shimogyo Ward. During the day, the broth is salt-based, and in the evening, it is soy sauce-based, so that customers can enjoy different flavors. Only 20 servings of the popular ultra tsukemen (noodles accompanied by a dipping sauce) are prepared each day. Local connoisseurs of ramen have made this a busy and popular restaurant.
  • Saika Ramen (Hachiman Branch)
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
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    Kyoto Yawatashi Yawata Yoshihara 12-3
    Saika Ramen is located in the city of Hachiman, Kyoto Prefecture. It bears the name of its most famous variety of ramen, with a dipping sauce made by adding garlic and hot sauce to specially-made soy sauce. This shop is famous as the birthplace of ramen topped with Chinese cabbage. Since the shop was founded in the city of Tenri in Nara Prefecture, its nickname is Tenri Ramen.

    炒め野菜たっぷりで 濃いイメージがありましたが 意外にもヘルシーでした スープも独特なにんにくの香りに 少しピリ辛さが混じる濃いめの醤油味 と思える味 備え付けでテーブルにあった ラージャンは 私的にスープに合わなかったです

  • Ramen Sen no Kaze (Shijo Kawaramachi)
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    4.5
    919 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Nakanocho 580

    We are coming to the end of a year in Kyoto. We love ramen and eat it at least once a week. This has swiftly become one of our favourites. The chashu is amazing - decent thick slices and beautifully...

  • ICHIRAN Kyoto Kawaramachi
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    4.5
    334 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Takoyakushidori Shinkyogoku Higashiiri Uraderacho 598

    This place is great!. You order at a vending machine, enter and get seated. Service is really quick, and the Ramen are so so good!

  • Kushi Kura
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    4.0
    189 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Takakuradori Oike Agaru Hiiragicho 584

    This was the most touching experience I had in Kyoto. The simplicity of the food and the amount of dedication towards perfecting it. My favourite dish was that of the Soymilk Hotpot and my favourite...

  • Ginjora men kubota
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    4.5
    164 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Shimogyou-ku Nishimatsuyachou 563 Fuji Man Building 1F

    Lots of good reviews are often a good indication that it is good. Well here this is certainly the case. It’s basic simply good ramen which we enjoyed a lot. Nothing fancy but honest good ramen a real...

  • Ramen Kairikiya (Kawaramachi Sanjo)
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    4.5
    141 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Ebisucho

    Lovely food, cheap beer (get the large bottle, best value Ive had in Japan), efficent staff. Downside is they out accept cash but thats not uncommon

  • Chinese noodles Karako
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    4.5
    127 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Sakyo-ku Okazakitokuseicho 12-3

    Really delicious ramen and the best karage I have had in my 3 weeks in Japan. Service was friendly through out. Food came out quick. Nice and clean interior. Our 6 & 4 yo ate all their food. Family...

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Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.

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