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Within a 15-minute walk from Kyoto Station! 9 Ramen restaurants you must visit

Ramen is one of the most popular gourmet foods in Kyoto. Within a 15-minute walk from Kyoto Station, the gateway to Kyoto, there is a fierce competition among a wide variety of ramen restaurants, all of which offer a high level of taste. From long-established stores with lines out the door to popular restaurants with a wealth of individuality, you must try the special ramen of each store to be sure to try it at least once.

1.Thick tsukemen (dipping noodles) at Mensho Takamatsu Kyoto Station Building Ramen Koji Branch, where changing flavors is fun!

[Here you can enjoy the popular tsukemen (dipping noodles) at the main store of Mensho Takamatsu in the Kyoto Station Building. The special brown buckwheat-like noodles are made from whole wheat flour ground with a stone mill in Nagano Prefecture. The smooth, thin noodles are perfectly intertwined with the dipping sauce made from chicken and seafood. Please refer to the recommended way of eating the noodles posted in the restaurant, and enjoy changing the taste by adding onion, sudachi or black shichimi (seven spice flavors).

Mensho Takamatsu Tsukemian

Tsukemen (chicken and seafood): 950 yen. The rich chicken and seafood soup is mixed with a generous amount of special wheat-flavored noodles. The price differs only at the Kyoto Station Building Ramen Koji Store.

Menzoku Takamatsu Kyoto Station Building Ramen Koji Branch

  • Takamatsu, Tokyo and Kokyo Building Ramen Koujien
  • 901 Higashishioji-cho, Shiokoji-gori, Karasuma-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 1 minute walk from the west ticket gate of JR "Kyoto Station".
  • Tel. 075-352-0003
  • 11:00-22:00 (LO/21:30)
  • Open daily except holidays (same as Kyoto Station Building Ramen Koji)
  • Tsukemen (chicken and seafood): 950 yen
  • https://mensho.net/tenpo.html#kyotoeki

2.Kyoto Senmaru Shakariki murasaki Kyoto Tower Sando Branch] classic ramen named after Kyoto

Kyoto Senmaru Shakariki] is known as a pioneer of Kyoto tsukemian. This store uses the sub-name [murasaki], which is associated with the noble color "kyomurasaki" and the precious "oshoyu" (soy sauce). The basic soup is made from broth made from dried Kyoto-style niboshi and chicken, with a homemade sauce made from aged shoyu. The noodles are custom-ordered from the long-established noodle factory in Kyoto, Men-ya He-e. After enjoying the live kitchen atmosphere at the counter, enjoy the Kyoto ramen filled with the delicious flavors of the mountains and the sea.

Shakariki Regular ramen Za

Shakariki standard ramen: 880 yen for a ramen seat. A wide variety of toppings are available, and the shi murasaki with a separate plate of all six toppings is 1,700 yen.

Kyoto Senmaru Shakariki murasaki Kyoto Tower Sand Store

  • Tokyo Tower Sandwich Store, Tokyo, Japan
  • 721-1 Higashishiokoji-cho, Shichijo-sagaru, Karasuma-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 4 minutes walk from JR "Kyoto Station" Shinkansen Central Exit
    2 minutes on foot directly from the north ticket gate of Kyoto Municipal Subway "Kyoto Station".
  • Tel. 075-746-7768
  • 11:00-23:00
  • 7 days a week
  • https://www.kyoto-tower-sando.jp/shop/index/117

3.The Kyoto Ramen Research Institute's special ramen produced through repeated research

Kyoto Ramen Kenkyujo was opened in 2004 by the owner, Nobuo Tagawa, who wanted to "modernize the traditional Kyoto ramen". The main attraction of the ramen lineup is that it is unlike any other, including "ramen that won't make you thirsty," "ramen that has no foul smell," and "miso style ramen that doesn't use miso. The lab's painstaking attention to detail, which includes changing the soup and noodles for each menu item, raises expectations for the results of future research.

Kyoto Ramen Research Institute Shoyu Tonkotsu Ramen

Shoyu Tonkotsu Ramen: 850 yen. The rich yet refreshing flavor is exactly what Mr. Tagawa wanted. Straight noodles.

Kyoto Ramen Research Institute

  • Kyoto Ramen Research Institute
  • 17 Nishi-Kujo Yokomachi, Minami-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
  • 9 min. walk from "Kyoto Station" of each line
  • Tel. 075-672-3450
  • 11:30-15:00 (LO/14:30), 17:30-24:00 (LO/23:30)
    Monday 11:30-15:00 (LO/14:30), 18:00-24:00 (LO/23:30)

4.Chicken and pork ramen at "Ramen no boho", an easy stopover from Keihan Shichijo Station.

The chicken and pork bone broth, which the two owners have perfected through trial and error, has a punchy, addictive flavor. [The thin, straight noodles are a perfect match. In addition to the chicken and pork bone broth, there are four other types of noodles: Shio Hakyu, Spicy Nin, and Chashu-men. The juicy fried chicken is also a popular item on the menu, and is a great place to visit when you want a quick drink as well as to finish off a night of drinking.

Ramen no Boyo Chashu Noodle topped with Ajitama (seasoned egg)

Chashu-men (pork noodle) 1,000 yen, topped with an aji-tama (seasoned egg) for 100 yen. A bowl of noodles topped with a full portion of moist and tender rare chashu pork is a very satisfying dish!

Ramen no boho

  • Ramen no Bonbo.
  • 232 Shimohorizume-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • Short walk from Exit 4 of Keihan "Shichijo Station".
  • Tel.Not listed
  • 10:00 - 23:00

5.Shinpuku Soba noodles in a dark soy sauce broth.

Shinpuku Sankan started out as a Chinese noodle stall in 1938 and has since expanded nationwide. It is one of the most famous restaurants in the history of ramen in Kyoto. The main store is visited not only by locals but also by fans from all over the country, with lines forming from the time the store opens at 9:00 a.m. The distinctive feature of the ramen is the dark-colored Chinese noodle soup. The original soy sauce broth is simple but has a lingering taste that makes you want to eat it again and again. The fried rice, which has many fans, must be ordered together with the Chinese noodles.

Shinpuku Soba Noodles

Chinese noodles (ordinary) 850 yen. Medium-thick straight noodles topped with green onions, bean sprouts, and chashu pork. The soup is dark in color, but surprisingly light.

Shinpuku Saikan main store

  • Shinpuku Saikan Honten
  • 569 Mukaihata-cho, Higashishiokoji, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 5 min. walk from "Kyoto" station on each line
  • Tel.075-371-7648
  • 9:00-20:00

6.Shellfish-only noodle soup with the gentle flavor of shellfish [Kaita Shellfish Noodles].

Kaita Kaitamen opened in the Kyoto Station area in the fall of 2021, and is a ramen restaurant that is easy to enter even for a woman alone. The restaurant boasts of its shellfish broth called "shellfish white soup" made with a lot of shellfish and flat noodles made with Yumechikara, a Hokkaido wheat, to hold the soup together. It is also recommended to eat the lightly seasoned shellfish used in the soup with rice with the soup poured over the rice.

Shellfish broth noodle soup - KITADA Shellfish broth noodle soup with flavored egg

Shellfish dashi noodles with seasoned egg 1,050 yen. The flavor of the short-necked clams serves as the base of the flavor, while the high-quality flavors of the clams and scallops add depth to the soup.

Shellfish Dashi Noodles Kieta

  • Kaidamen Kitada
  • 570-3 Kitafudocho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 7 minutes on foot from each line "Kyoto Station"
  • Tel.075-366-4051
  • 7:00-22:00 (LO/21:30)

7.[Enjoy the delicious taste of Kyoto's products in the ramen of the Dai-Ichi Asahi Ramen Restaurant.

Honke Daiichi-Asahi Honten" was established shortly after the end of World War II and has been welcoming people at the entrance to Kyoto. The lines that form early in the morning can be said to be a Kyoto specialty. The ramen is pork-based and soy sauce-flavored, and the soup is made by cooking it in a short period of time to extract only the flavor, which goes well with the medium-thick noodles made from a blend of several flours and aged to dryness. The noodles are made by Kondo Seimen, the soy sauce by Gokou Soy Sauce, and the kujo onions and mung bean sprouts are also from Kyoto. It is truly a bowl of condensed local delicacies.

Daiichi Asahi Ramen

Ramen 890 yen. Only pork with a perfect balance of fat and meat, called "Chudaikan," is used for the roasted pork. The noodles are refreshing to the taste and have a good firmness.

Honke Daiichi Asahi Head Office

  • head office, primary and secondary stores
  • 845 Higashishiokoji Mukabatake-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 4 minutes walk from Exit 3 of "Kyoto Station" of each line
  • Tel. 075-351-6321
  • 6:00 - 1:00 the next day

8.Ramen Ajikun's ramen is nostalgic in its simplicity.

The owner, Mr. Aji, opened his restaurant out of his hobby of eating ramen. He makes ramen without chemical seasonings based on the concept of "ramen that can be eaten by the whole family. By slowly cooking pork bones and removing them at the best time, he creates a soup that looks as beautiful as miso soup. It is then topped with holo holo grilled pork, kujo leeks, and bean sprouts. This light and simple ramen, which does not use back fat, will fill your stomach and your heart.

Ramen Ajikun Ramen Normal Soy Sauce

Ramen: 830 yen. A bowl of noodles and broth combined with a generous amount of kujo-negi (Japanese leeks) makes for a crispy and tight bowl. Choice of soy sauce, pork bone broth, or miso


  • ramen-Ajikun
  • 4, Nishi-Kujo Kawarajo-cho, Minami-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 3 minutes walk from Toji Station on the Kintetsu Line
  • Tel. 075-662-5040
  • 11:00 - 21:00

9.Ramen at the Kyoto Ekimae branch of Menya Kiyo, which has evolved by inheriting the taste of a popular restaurant.

This is a sister restaurant of the popular ramen restaurant "Menya Yuko," and has created its own unique ramen while inheriting the flavor of the popular ramen restaurant. They are particular about their soup arrangements, such as Madake, which has a stronger Japanese flavor with dried bonito flakes, and Kurochiku, which has the added flavor of mackerel, sardines, and bonito. The medium-thick noodles, which are made every morning in the restaurant's own noodle mill, are made with whole wheat flour and have a savory flavor and an impressive firmness that is as strong as the soup itself. Limited edition toppings such as hana-katsuo (dried bonito) and homemade spicy chives are also not to be missed.

Menya Hijiri-kiyo Kyoto Ekimae Branch - Madake MADAKE

Madake MADAKE 880 yen. Nostalgic taste of soy sauce ramen, combining time-consuming boiled chicken broth with soy sauce from Kyoto's long-established soy sauce shop.

Menya Hijiri-kiyo Kyoto Ekimae Branch

  • MENYA Kiyo - Kiyo - Kyoho Ekimoto
  • 736 Higashishioji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 9 min. walk from "Kyoto Station" of each line
  • Tel. 075-746-6360
  • 11:00-14:30, 17:30-22:30
*Please note that the information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
*Since this site uses automatic translation, the translation may differ from the original Japanese content.


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