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Ramen Spots in Kyoto Area

  • Menbakaichidai
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    4.5
    1019 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.

    Nice place with impressive Fire Ramen services. during the weekend very crowded and long queues waiting outside. Friendly staff and atmosphere

  • Kyoto Takabashi Honke Daiichi Asahi
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    4.5
    579 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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."

    The ramen came in good portion. However it was quite salty, and didnt feel tasty enough. Meet was a bit dry, which was surprising given the quality of the Japanese pork. Overall quite...

  • Shinpuku Saikan (Main Shop)
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    4.0
    284 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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
    209 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.

    We found this place in Gion. The owner was very friendly and the food was great! She was very kind to my daughter! No toilet though.

  • Wajo Ryomen Sugari
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    4.5
    78 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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.

    What an interesting Ramen! Particularly like the version they did which is eaten by dipping the Ramen into the soup based they have prepared separately. The beef is particularly good and so is the...

  • Tenka Ippin Main Shop
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    4.0
    96 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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...

  • Menya Gokkei
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    4.0
    76 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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...

  • Daikoku Ramen (Main Shop)
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    4.0
    26 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...

  • Muteppo Ramen House (Kyoto Main Shop)
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    4.0
    28 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.

    やはり、ここの豚骨ラーメンは一番です。 硬めこってりできるだけネギ多め、この組合せが好きです。 ネギが豚骨スープのアクセント。

  • 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...

  • Rairai-tei Kawaramachi Sanjo Branch
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Sanjodori Kawaramachi Higashi Iru Daikokucho 37 Bunmeido Kyoto Building 1F
    A ramen shop at the intersection of Kawaramachi-dori Street and Sanjo-dori Street, just a four-minute walk from the Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station on the Tozai line. A feature of this restaurant is their Kyoto-style soy sauce chicken skin broth with plenty of fat floating on the surface. Their standard ramen is their soy sauce flavor. The lightly seasoned chicken skin broth mixes well with the thin springy ramen noodles gaining the shop a reputation for easy to slurp noodles. You can add toppings including spicy chives, kimchi, spicy bean sprouts, and bamboo shoots as well as order the firmness of the noodles, level of soy sauce, and amount of fat done to your liking (at partly additional cost).

    Easy to miss place, ramen noodles and (cheese) dumplings were very good, as was the rice. 4 of us ate well for $35 usd.

  • 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

  • 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.
  • Hakata Nagahama Ramen Miyoshi
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nakagyou-ku Ishiyachou 115 Tsujita Building 1F
    Hakata Nagahama Ramen Miyoshi is a noodle shop in Kyoto's Nakagyo Ward that serves the style of Nagahama ramen that originated in Hakata (Fukuoka) on the island of Kyushu. This ramen is characterized by a rich, thick broth and extremely thin noodles, and many customers come here after an evening of drinking. If you like, you can have your ramen topped with vinegar, red ginger, or deep-friend batter.
  • Tan Tan Noodle Shop Shijo Main restaurant
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Mibuhanaicho 23 Famile 4-jo 1F
    This restaurant offers authentic dandan noodles prepared by a Chinese chef. They are notable for a creamy soup that is fragrant with the aroma of sesame and has a mild, not too spicy. Each bowl of noodles is garnished with a simple topping of just nikumiso (ground meat and miso), white scallions, and bok choy. The mellow, well-rounded soup meshes well with the thin noodles and is so good you will want to drink it to the last drop. It is not unusual for this popular ramen shop's single counter to fill up as soon as it opens. Look for the shop's red sign.
  • Aitsu no Ramen, Kataguruma
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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.
  • Ramen Touhichi
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    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.
  • IPPUDO Nishikikoji
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    4.5
    1106 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Higashinotoin Nishikikoji Higashi Iru Bantoyacho 653-1 Nishiki Building 1

    I finished a busy day sightseeing in the Shinjiki Market area and went to this ramen place as it was highly recommended on Trip Advisor. The line took about 30 minutes at 1pm to get in to sit down...

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

    Delicious ramen! We were there for late lunch, a group of four and was easy to seat. Fast service and delicious food! Will comeback.

  • musoshin gion
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    4.5
    386 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto Yamatooji communication Shijo under Le Komatsu-cho 558-2

    Great Ramen, especially on a cold night. We tried several. No complaints. Hidden off the main drag but worth it. Enjoy!!

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