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Kyoto Takabashi Honke Daiichiasahi

#14 of 11,669 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
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845 Higashishio Kojimukaihatacho Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8213, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-351-6321
05:00 - 02:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We tried the special ramen, pork slices and gyoza. The ramen had a good light broth with a bunch of scallions. The pork slices were too chewy and needed to be cooked a bit longer. Gyoza was okay.

Thank Kevin T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This ramen joint is open from 5 in the morning to 2 in the morning. And there is nearly always a line of people waiting! Very close to Kyoto main station. The special ramen cost 850 yen, the gyoza 250 yen. The gyoza are good. The Ramen are really good. The broth is rich and has a great depth of... More 

Thank Daniel L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

30 minute line was well worth it. The large beer must be a liter Great address and great prices. Clean and fast..and very good ramen

Thank Francois B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had to wait about 40 minutes out in the cold, but based on the reviews and the locals in line I stayed. Worth the wait, very good broth and pork sliced to order in the kitchen. It's not much to look at, but the food is good and the prices are very reasonable.

Thank Brian C
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Queued for ~1 hr for this tonkotsu shoyu ramen at 9pm. It was a fulfilling supper. For original taste, there's a mini and regular portion to choose from. The ingredients used to cook the broth were fresh (not frozen meat). The gyoza was tasty too. Honke Daiichiasahi is located ~5 min by foot from Kyoto station. Take the Karasuma Chuo... More 

Thank Jeslyn T
Odessa, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extremely basic and tight place, almost no space to turn around or seat. They work from 5 am to 2 am and there is always a line outside. Crazy, but true. Ramens are great and served really fast

Thank AndersUA
Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So glad that I managed to try this pork ramen on my last night in Kyoto after reading some reviews here on Trip Advisor too. Went there for dinner around 8 PM and had to queue outside in cold weather, but that was fine because it only took us less than 15 minutes to queue. They took our order while... More 

Thank Margie S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The line does move quickly, as other people mentioned already. You would be given a menu while in line, and they take your order before you sit down. I'm no connoiseur, and maybe it was the combination of cold and hunger and walking around all day and jet lag from an overnight flight, but this really did hit the spot.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I agree with the previous reviewer that the soup tastes more Chinese than Japanese. It tastes like basic pork bone broth with very little 'secret ingredients', like I could easily make it at home. The chashu (pork) is nothing to write home about either, merely mediocre. There was a long line in front at about 6:30 pm, I'm not sure... More 

Thank Paul C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Be prepared to queue at least 30 mins to savour this bowl of Ramen. Though the shop is only closed 3 hours each day (witih long opening hours from 5 am to 2 am), there is always a long crowd outside the shop. Went on Sat before 10 am and need to wait 30 mins in queue. Ordered special ramen... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
05:00 - 02:00
05:00 - 02:00
05:00 - 02:00
05:00 - 02:00
05:00 - 02:00
05:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 845 Higashishio Kojimukaihatacho Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8213, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Shimogyo-ku
  • Neighbourhood: Shimogyo-ku
  • Phone Number: +81 75-351-6321

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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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