Archive for the ‘ramen (ラーメン)’ Category

Ramen, came from China to Japan and was popularized in the Meiji period (1868–1912). Ramen shops are now ubiquitous in Japan and well loved by most all Japanese. There are many regional styles with Kyushu and Hokkaido ramen being popular throughout the land.

Rokudenya – Tantanmen in Ponto-cho

— NOTICE: Unfortunately KyotoFoodie no longer recommends this restaurant. — Rokudenya Preview The company that owns Rokudenya, Kiwa Group still has some excellent restaurants in Kyoto but Rokudenya is history.The manager of Rokudenya seems to take a perverse delight in being unbelievably rude to customers. I have seen him so rude on occasion that by Japanese standards one would have to conclude

Isshindo Soba (一神堂そば)

Isshindo Soba (一神堂そば) Isshindo is a very small, outdoor yatai (stall) style restaurant with the atmosphere of the ubiquitous yatai of Japan common near train stations at night catering to commuters on their way home for a quick meal. Isshindo adds just the right amount of style and sophistication to the dining experience.…

Takaraya Ramen Pontocho (宝屋ラーメン) — CLOSED

Takaraya Ramen (宝屋ラーメン) CLOSED — Unfortunately this excellent restaurant has suddenly closed as of November 2011. Takaraya (宝屋) features several dishes that are very ‘Kyoto’ in style and taste. The cuisine of Kyoto features subtly complex and sophisticated flavors. To the sensibilities of the ancient capital, the more understated, the better. Typically, ramen is anything but subtle. This makes Takaraya…
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