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Reviewed 11 October 2020 via mobile

It is a famous Ramen restaurant in Kyoto, and to enter inside I had to wait for a while in line. However, I found their Ramen as just average. It is of course not bad. But maybe it doesn’t deserve their reputation.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 30 January 2020 via mobile

I and my family have been here twice. We accidently found it when we first visited Kyoto in 2014. Once we were back here again in 2020, it was our destination in Kyoto. Enjoy the simple and authentic Japenese ramen, where you will see a...long line of Japanese people waiting in front of the shop!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 27 January 2020 via mobile

Ordered the Roasted Pork Ramen. 900Y so was good value and it tasty great. Flavorful and was very hearty on a cool winter's night. Had to queue for about 20 minutes but was okay for the experience.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 16 January 2020 via mobile

Amazing Ramen. Get prepare to line up for a bit but it’s worth it. I couldn’t find a complaint for this place even if it tried.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 18 December 2019

The ramen came in good portion. However it was quite salty, and didn't feel tasty enough. Meet was a bit dry, which was surprising given the quality of the Japanese pork. Overall quite disappointed considering the reputation the restaurant has. The old style noodle is...more Chinese than Japanese ramen, and for Chinese, I guess it is a little less attractive as we have so many good Lamian place back at home. To be considered a good Lamian (Ramen) place in China, you have to have fresh man-made noodle right at the shop. I don't see noodle being made on the spot in this shop.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 15 December 2019 via mobile

This ramen is located within walking distance of Kyoto JR station. It is really inexpensive about 700 yen per person with generous toppings!

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 27 November 2019 via mobile

Like many other reviewers in TripAdvisor here, my wife and I walkd pass this ramen shop on the way back from bus stop to our hotel and we saw quiet a number of people waiting in a long line on a small pavement in front...of the shop every day for about a week in November. Ramen here must be good so we thought and decided to try it on one night . We were there at 6 p.m., there were about 15 people in the line. It took around 30 minutes to get the table but it did not take much time to get what we ordered Mat be because when it is almost our turn in que the staff will ask we to order in advance. Secondly, the menu is not that extensive they are mainly Ramen with 2 or 3 different kind of pork to put on top. There are some side dish such as Gyoza. The size of each dish is HUGE, I would say 2 and a half size of other restaurant serve. May be that's a good deal for many people that they do not need to order second bowl. I found the soup is a bit salty but my wife said it was delicious. They close very early, when we finished our Ramen in less than 20-25 minute after we sat down and Ramen was served, the restaurant put a close sign on and do not accept new customer and it's not even 7 p.m. yet. So if you wanna try this come early !More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 20 November 2019

My husband and I walked by this place on the way to our hotel and our attention was piqued as we saw the large line and googled to understand what restaurant it was and what the reviews were. We decided to come for dinner and...stood in line for at least an hour if not a bit more. We had tried some ramen in Tokyo, but it did not compare to this. It was really delicious and we felt it was definitely worth the wait. We tried some dumplings as well, which were very tasty. The restaurant itself is very small and you don’t tend to stay for long - just as long as it takes to have your meal and finish your beer. Would recommend for anyone looking for good ramen and would say to try and beat the dinner rush and get there early to avoid the long line.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 4 November 2019 via mobile

Queues for about 30min outside after reading the reviews for this place. Queue moved quite fast so not really an issue since the food was so damn fantastic. Hot soothing broth that warms you up from the cold. Ordered the pork belly twice since it...was just so good. Went perfectly alongside their signature ramen which was a lot for one person. I rarely write reviews but this one deserves one.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 26 October 2019

The ramen and gyoza were both good but not any better then random places we tried through out Japan. Not worth waiting on a long line which always seems to be the case.

Date of visit: October 2019
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23 August 2017|
Response from ErikSweik |
Size of the dish
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23 August 2017|
Response from dadalyn23 | Reviewed this property |
Its the translation of the name of ramen to korean, traditional/simplified chinese.
7 July 2017|
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Response from KurouShinobi | Reviewed this property |
Traditional ramen shops usually do not have vegetarian versions of their house specialties. Since they rely heavily on their broths - most of which are based on pork, chicken, sometimes beef, fish or a combination. I don't... More
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