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Menya Shirakawa

56-2 Aioimachi, Takayama 506-0014, Gifu Prefecture
+81 577-77-9289
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good32%
  • Average28%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
11 Jul 2018
“Lovely noodles”
28 Mar 2018
“A bit Overrated”
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$$ - $$$
56-2 Aioimachi, Takayama 506-0014, Gifu Prefecture
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

We came here right before lunch ended, so we only had to wait like two minutes. There’s only one dish (with or without topping). We got our ramen very quickly and it tasted great. I especially liked the noodles a lot. There’s a nice atmosphere...More

Thank jolav12
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Only one menu offered. It is good but I personally think the soup is a bit too salty. Be there earlier because you have to wait in line. (Mine happened to be almost 1 hour)

Thank Mimi N
Reviewed 26 November 2017

The queue is masssssive - people (probably more locals than tourists) start queuing outside 30 mins before it even opens. The soup base is strong but it goes so well with the noodles. The noodles are made just right. Shop owners are very friendly and...More

Thank Vicky L
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Some of best ramen I have had. Staff is very nice and efficient getting people's orders in when there is a line. Owner is extremely friendly (and speaks good english as well). Highly recommend.

Thank richard r
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This is the Ramen bar in Takayama that always has a long queue of people (mostly Japanese) waiting outside. For me, the food doesn't measure up to its popularity. Ignore the reviews here saying 'its the best' - it's not. It tastes fine, but I...More

2  Thank LachyLn
Reviewed 10 October 2016

The shop only sells noodles with meat. Soup based might be bit strong if you used to Cantonese type of noodle soup. But the noodle itself is fabulous. It’s perfect in thickness and al-dente. The medium size portion is just right. You can consume them...More

1  Thank spottyladybird
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Love this small ramen shop. Its close to the station, open in during lunch and dinner time. I have to queue for a while to get it, and it is packed with locals, means its popular. They only have one menu: ramen, and it was...More

1  Thank Yohanes J
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Very different from tonkotsu but soo delicious. People were lined up in front of the door before it opened but the wait was short. The staff is very friendly.

Thank mega_mochi
Reviewed 4 December 2014

I know there are a lot of different ways to do ramen, but in my opinion, Menya Shirakawa has the best bowl of steaming savory ramen noodles. The best I've had to date, I should say. From Takayama station, head to Kokubun-ji dori and then...More

1  Thank Adam M
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  • Address: 56-2 Aioimachi, Takayama 506-0014, Gifu Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Tokai  >  Gifu Prefecture  >  Takayama
  • Phone Number: +81 577-77-9289
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