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Ramen Spots in Kawaramachi / Shijokarasuma Area

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • Kyoto Ramen Koji
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    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.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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...

  • Maru Katsu Ramen
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Shimogyo-ku Omiya 1-564
  • Menya Kirameki Kyoto Sanjo
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nakagyou-ku Ebisuchou 435-3

    鶏白湯の店。悪くはない。スープはこってりすぎないが「つるかめ」位工夫が欲しい。チャーシューは大きい。麺は中太で濃いスープにはよく合う。 全体的に「すぐる」と同じ頼りない若者の店と感じた。。

  • Kyoto Ramen Nobunaga (Shijo Kawaramachi)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Shimogyo-ku 4 Jodori Kawaramachi Higashiiri Shincho 68 Sumitomo Realty & Development Kyoto Building F00 DHALL 7F
  • Ramen Ichibankan
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    3.0
    13 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Shimogyo-ku Shincho 95-1

    It was our first meal in Kyoto and it wasnt the best after this one we found cheaper an better restaurants. Dont get me wrong, the food was tasty, my friend ate ramen and I ate Tsukemen and the...

  • Funiya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Nishinokyo Oguracho 4-2
  • Chanpontei Sohonke (Shijokarasuma)
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    3.5
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Shimogyo-ku Yakushimaecho 715

    Serve really tasty ramen and fried rice that we went back to eat again. As soon as you step into the shop, you are able to purchase your food through the machine. Food will serve shortly after...

  • 551 Horai (Kyoto Isetan)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Shimogyo-ku Karasuma-dori Shiokoji Sagaru Higashi-shiokojicho 901 JR Kyoto Isetan B2F
  • Torisoba Ayam-YA (Karasuma)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Kannodocho 470 Doke Building 1F
  • Menya Yu Hikari
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Banocho 588
  • Curry Udon Nishiki
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Kitakurumayacho 271 Daiichi Tourist Building 1F
  • Nakanoya Ramen THEJIRO (Kyoto Ekimae)
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    3.5
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Shimogyo-ku Kita Fudodo Cho 570-3

    Pretty tasty ramen, but not the best I’ve had. It’s quite good for the fair price you pay, and it doesn’t cost extra to have the large portion. If you don’t speak Japanese, be wary that you’ll be...

  • menya inohajime hanare
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Shimogyou-ku Senshoujichou

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