RAMEN Battleground Ichijoji Area

People hold that one of the reasons for the high number of ramen shops in Kyoto is the
equally high number of students who reside in the city. There are many universities in town, and it is said that students account for ten percent of the population. To satisfy these hungry stomachs, the culture of the “cheap, quick and delicious” ramen emerged and is continuously evolving. In Kyoto, there is an famous one kilometer stretch of road in Ichijoji known as “Ramen Street” which is packed with ramen shops. The typical Kyoto broth is a pork-based soy sauce soup that is blackish in color. The noodles are cooked until soft and topped with char siu (sliced roast pork), menma (pickled bamboo shoots) and scallions. The seven shops that make up KAIRIKIYA in Kyoto use chintan soup (clear soup) made from the bones of Japanese chickens. The various soy sauce blends and high quality back fat combine to form a mild flavor with a refreshing aftertaste. On the other hand, both Tsukemen (noodles dipped in broth) and Toripaitan (the rich and clouded chicken bones-based broths) have gained popularity over the last few years. Some shops have even crafted their own original broth and noodles. Each bowl served is an expression of the Kyoto tradition of tireless attention to detail. If reading about all this delicious ramen is making you hungry, maybe it is a good time to head down to Ichijoji. But remember, it is custom to order one bowl of noodles per person.


01. KAIRIKIYA ORIGINAL STORE


  • TEL: 075-712-0333
    ADDRESS: 17 Ichijoji Mukaibata-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto / 京都市左京区一乗寺向畑町17
    OPEN: 11am-12am
    CLOSED: Open every day
    AVERAGE: ¥900
    SMOKING: No
    http://www.kairikiya.co.jp/en/

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02. MENYA GOKKEI

Try a chicken broth that is almost as thick and creamy as a carbonara sauce. This is an extremely popular shop so make sure to have some time as you will almost certainly have to wait in line.

  • TEL: 075-711-3133
    ADDRESS: 29-7 Ichijoji Nishitojikawara-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto / 京都市左京区一乗寺西閉川原町29-7
    OPEN: 11:30am-10pm *Shop closes when sold out.
    CLOSED: Mon.
    PRICE: ¥1,000-︎2,000
    SMOKING: No



03. RAMEN BISHIYA

One of the popular shops in Ichioji. Their unrivalled thick & full-flavored broth is made by stewing pork and chicken bones for over 12 hours. The noodles are also home-made.

  • TEL: 075-701-2828
    ADDRESS: 18-1 Ichijoji Higashisuginomiya-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto / 京都市左京区一乗寺東杉ノ宮町18-1
    OPEN: 11:30am-3pm, 6pm-12am *Shop closes when sold out.
    CLOSED: Open every day
    AVERAGE: ¥850
    SMOKING: No
    https://www.facebook.com/bishiya/

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04. ICHIJOJI BOOGIE

The Tsukemen or noodles served with dipping broth and their toppings are what set this shop apart. The pork and fish extract based broth has a distinctive rich flavor. The thick noodles complement the soup to perfection.

  • TEL: 075-712-5518
    ADDRESS: 49-1 Takano Tamaoka-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto / 京都市左京区高野玉岡町49-1
    OPEN: 11:30am-3pm, 6pm-12:30am / Sat., Sun. and public holidays: 11:30am-12:30am
    CLOSED: Open every day (closed Jan. 1)
    PRICE: ¥1,000-︎2,000
    SMOKING: No
    http://syakariki.jp/



05. TAKAYASU

An institution among Ichijoji’s ramen shops, with customers always lining up in front of the store. A mix of chicken and pork bones used to make the broth, served with thin noodles cooked al dente.

  • TEL: 075-721-4878
    ADDRESS: 10 Ichijoji Takatsuki-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto / 京都市左京区一乗寺高槻町10
    OPEN: 11:30am-2am
    CLOSED: Open every day
    PRICE: ¥1,000-︎2,000
    SMOKING: No
    http://takayasuramen.com

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The information is current as of November 2017.

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