Best Ramen in Kyoto: From Ichiran to flaming Ramen

Best Ramen Restaurants in Kyoto

Looking for the best ramen restaurants in Kyoto?? Lesser know, but Kyoto is in fact one of the most competitive ramen cites in Japan, and there are hundreds of ramen restaurants. If you are a ramen lover, Kyoto is definitely a right place to be!

If you are wondering which ramen restaurant to visit in Kyoto, please check out my picks of the best ramen in Kyoto. The listed restaurants are located in central area of Kyoto which you can access easily while enjoying sightseeing in the historical capital of Japan!

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Restaurants in Kyoto

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1. Honke Daiichi Asahi

Honke Daiichi Asahi (本家 第一旭) is a long establish ramen restaurant located near JR Kyoto Station. Founded over 50 years ago, their never-changing bowl of ramen made with light pork broth and carefully selected ingredients fascinates visitors from all over Japan.

Map: https://goo.gl/PujUXZ

Access: 5 mins walk from JR Kyoto Station

Hours: 6:00~1:001m next day (Closed on Thursday)

Official Website: https://www.honke-daiichiasahi.com/

2. Ramen Sen no Kaze

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Ramen Sen no Kaze (ラーメン千の風) is really popular among both Japanese and foreign visitors. A wide variety of ramen dishes are available on the menu including rich pork broth ramen, light seafood broth ramen, dipping ramen and miso ramen, which are made with selected ingredients and come with generous toppings. It’s located in heart of Kyoto, near Hankyu Kawaramachi Station.

Map: https://goo.gl/5gYlGN

Access: 2 mins walk from Hankyu Kawaramachi Station

Hours: 11:30~21:00 (Closed on Tuesday&Wednesday)

Official Website: https://www.honke-daiichiasahi.com/

3. Ichiran

Ichiran (一蘭) is one of the most famous ramen restaurants in the world, and has numbers of branches in Japan and abroad. Their Kyoto branch is located near Hankyu Kawaramachi Station in Gion area where you can enjoy their significant Hakata style Tonkotsu ramen (rich pork broth), which is a must-try dish in Japan!

Map: https://goo.gl/VhepfC

Access: 3 mins walk from Hankyu Kawaramachi Station

Hours: 9:00~23:00

Related article: The Most Popular Ramen Restaurant among Foreign Tourists: ICHIRAN

4. Men Baka Ichidai

The hottest ramen restaurant in the world? Men Baka Ichidai (麺馬鹿一代) is hugely known for its fire burning flaming ramen dish. Their Negi Ramen (leek ramen) is served with the special fire topping, which can take your breath away for a second 😉 It’s the best ramen restaurant to be entertained and fill your appetite at the same time!

Map: https://goo.gl/TAhgVS

Access: 13 mins walk from Nijo-jo mae Station

Hours: Lunch 11:00~14:00 (~15:00 on weekend)/Dinner 17:00~21:00 (Closed on Tuesday)

Official Website: http://fireramen.com/menbaka/index_jp.html

Related article: The Extraordinary Experience with FLAMING Ramen

5. Ippudo

Ippudo (一風堂) is another world-famous ramen restaurant along with Ichiran, and has numbers of branches in Japan and overseas. Ippudo serves the classic Hakata style Tonkotsu ramen with rich and creamy pork broth, which has fans all around the world. Their Kyoto branch is located near Karasuma Station.

Map: https://goo.gl/zJ2PQ1

Access: 4 mins walk from Karasuma Station

Hours: 11:00~22:00

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6. Musoshin Gion

Musoshin Gion (無双心 祇園店) serves the delicious and creative ramen dishes with rich and creamy soup with a perfect blend of chicken, pork and vegetable stock. Thick homemade noodles are made with a blend of carefully selected flour to match perfectly with the soup. Musoshin Gion attracts visitors not only with the delicious ramen dishes but also their ramen workshop where you can have an unique experience with a hands-on activity of making your own ramen. You can check more details about the ramen workshop from the link below!

▶ Musoshin Ramen Noodle Workshop in Gion, Kyoto!

Map: https://goo.gl/bU6DsE

Access: 3 mins walk from Gion Shijo Station

Hours: 11:30 to 24:00

Official Website: https://musoushin-kyoto.com/

7. Vegan Ramen UZU


Vegan Ramen UZU is a ramen restaurant where guests can have an unique dining experience with the popular digital art group teamLab’s artwork “Reversible Rotation” displayed on the wall. The store has been awarded the Bib Gourmand in the MICHELIN Guide Kyoto Osaka recently. A variety of vegan ramen made with selected ingredients are available on the menu. It’s reservation only and children under 6 are not allowed to enter for safety reasons. The store also has a branch at the popular digital art museum, teamLab Planets in Toyosu, Tokyo.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/UhPLTSSsm8MsXMm56

Hours: Thu, Fri, Sat and Sun 11:30~15:00, 18:00~22:00 <Reservation>

Official Website: https://vegan-uzu.com/pages/uzu-kyoto-en

8. Ginjo Ramen Kubota

Bored of ordinary Ramen?? Then how about trying Tsukemen (dipping Ramen)! Ginjo Rame Kubota (吟醸らーめん久保田) is a Tsukemen restaurant located near Kyoto Station. Serving thick noodles with very rich and aromatic miso based soup blended with 3 kinds of miso. Seasonal specials are also available.

Map: https://goo.gl/kgIJDK

Access: 7 mins walk from Gojo Station/ 13 mins walk from Kyoto Station

Hours: Lunch 11:00~15:00/Dinner 18:00~22:30

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