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569 Higashishiokojimukaihatacho, Shimogyoku, Kyoto 600-8213, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-371-7648
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good50%
  • Average21%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“bamboo shoots” (2 reviews)
“fried rice” (4 reviews)
“ramen” (12 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian
$$ - $$$
569 Higashishiokojimukaihatacho, Shimogyoku, Kyoto 600-8213, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

Two famous "Ramen" shops are located next to each other nearby Kyoto station. Many people will be waiting lines in front of both shops. You might have to get ready more than 30 minutes. I like bamboo shoots noodles here. But you might prefer the...More

Thank Sassasan
Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

This was an amazing find. The ramen is the best I've ever tasted. The broth is rich and flavorful. The pork melts in your mouth and the. Oodles are cooked perfectly. The line was long but moved quickly. Worth the wait!

Thank sacramentoking
Reviewed June 3, 2017

We went to this restaurant based on the reviews on TripAdvisor and were glad to try her when we left with full stomach. Her soy based ramen and fried rice exceeded our expectations, especially the latter which surprised us with lots of 'wok hei'. The...More

Thank Agnes T
Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

Went there two days in a row doe breakfast!! Was so good and friendly! Went with a toddler in a stroller and they made room for me without any hassle!

Thank Tuan N
Reviewed April 27, 2017

Not a big fan of chuka ramen, more of a tonkotsu guy. But would not hesitate to eat here again. Super flavorful shoyu base ramen. Don't forget to try the kuro chahan (black fried rice)also, it's so good!

Thank stephen s
Reviewed March 4, 2017

This ramen shop is one of the most famous ramen shops in Kyoto, which is located near to the JR Kyoto station. It’s about ten minutes walk from the JR Kyoto station. The soup is based on soy source, I think. Then, the soup color...More

Thank pooky503is
Reviewed July 18, 2016

Officially not a fan of shinpuku saikan. Seeing that the place next door where my husband had a great meal a few nights before was closed, we decided to give shinpuku saikan a go. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. Small place but jam...More

Thank theoperadiva
Reviewed June 6, 2016

Great place for Ramen, about 15 mins of walking from Kyoto Station. The broth is unique, even though it is black, don’t let it deter you. The soup is not too thick, but it has a wonderful flavor to it. The soup is a little...More

Thank DoreeseW
Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

We got the ramen as well as the fried rice (both were really good). Its quite a special flavor and might not be for everyone. Big minus for the cleanliness of the place.

Thank Ben-and-Smita
Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Never eaten ramen like this before. Soup color is dark but taste just fair. We waited in the line for 30 minutes. Worth a wait but it's not a place where eat slow.

Thank zsruaya4 R
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$7 - US$9
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 569 Higashishiokojimukaihatacho, Shimogyoku, Kyoto 600-8213, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Shimogyo-ku
  • Neighbourhood: Shimogyo-ku
  • Phone Number: +81 75-371-7648
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