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563 Nishimatsuyacho, Shimogyoku, Kyoto 600-8326, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-351-3805
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Ramen here is amazing, we were in Kyoto for 4 days and went twice because it was so good! Its worth the queue (if theres one when you get there). There is only 11 seats, but the turn around is pretty quick. You pay via a vending machine and then give your tickets to the guys behind the counter.... More 

Thank Amy W
Mannheim, Germany
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dipping ramen! So very very good!!!! I can see why this place has won so many awards! They open for dinner at 6pm and serve until they run out. There's a line down the block sometimes!

Thank Lori M
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

If you want great, no-frills ramen then this is a must eat. There are only 11 seats so get there early and be prepared for a semi-self-serve experience. Review the menu while waiting in line and pick your meal because upon entering you put your money in a machine, get your meal tix and change, get a seat (right away... More 

Thank CaptnCook
Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

One of the best i had in japan, the soup is so delicious with the noodles and the stock we added in later

Thank TzeSyan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Simple food with huge flavour. Very busy, seems to be always teeming with locals and there is a queue at the door at peak hours.

Thank AussieDaveJones
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

This is a little place down the way from our hotel and has good ratings on Google - and for good reason! It's absolutely delicious! I had the dipping noodles and my husband had two bowls of ramen. The staff doesn't speak English but still friendly and had lots of signs with directions of how to use the vending machines... More 

Thank Sabrina T
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

A cute ramen restaurant run by two friendly young men. expect to wait a few minutes but people finish up quickly. Order your meal at the vending machine. If you are still hungry after eating the noodles and have some sauce left, ask for some additional broth and finish your sauce as a soup :)

Thank BrainRinse
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Very good and rich Tsukemen. It's very heavy to eat but something worth to try when you visit Japan. When you finished your noodles you can add soup into your dipping sauce to drink it or when you think the sauce is too thick. One portion is about 790 Yen which you have to buy tickets for from at the... More 

Thank solencia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This shop is located 15 minutes away from Kyoto Station, but well worth the walk. Seating is limited with a small menu. Order at the vending machine and hand your ticket to one of the chefs when seated. I highly recommend their Tsukemen, a cold noodle that you dip in an intensely flavored broth. When you are done with your... More 

Thank Edward K
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

It was a small shop (7-9 seats) with 2 staff. I ordered tsukemen as recommended badge at the vending machine. The tsukemen looked completely normal like any other places'. However, the soup was greatly intense and went very well with the al dente cold noodle. I was in love! Highly recommend if you come around Kyoto station!

Thank Dyu P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$9
Japanese, Asian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 563 Nishimatsuyacho, Shimogyoku, Kyoto 600-8326, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Shimogyo-ku
  • Neighbourhood: Shimogyo-ku
  • Phone Number: +81 75-351-3805

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
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