Ippudo Ramen is our favorite ramen joint in all of Kyoto. The soup and noodles are sublime and the accompanying dumplings crispy and delicious.
Ippudo Ramen got its start in Fukuoka, Kyushu, in 1995 and quickly spread not only across Japan but also to such countries as the United States, the UK and Singapore. One bite of the noodles and a slurp of the soup and you’ll understand why the chain has enjoyed such rapid success: the noodles have just the right degree of texture and the thick soup is rich and satisfying. Order a plate of gyoza (dumplings) to go with your ramen and you’ve got the makings of a real feast.
653-1 Bantoya-cho, Higashinotoin, Nishikikoji higashi iru, Nakagyo-ku
Non-smoking area: Yes
1min walk from Shijo Station, Karasuma subway line or Karasuma Station, Hankyu line
Official Website (Japanese)
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