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Shinpukusaikan

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569 Higashishiokojimukaihatacho, Shimogyoku, Kyoto 600-8213, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-371-7648
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not a big fan of chuka ramen, more of a tonkotsu guy. But would not hesitate to eat here again. Super flavorful shoyu base ramen. Don't forget to try the kuro chahan (black fried rice)also, it's so good!

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Thank stephen s
Tokyo, Japan
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This ramen shop is one of the most famous ramen shops in Kyoto, which is located near to the JR Kyoto station. It’s about ten minutes walk from the JR Kyoto station. The soup is based on soy source, I think. Then, the soup color looks black, but that is tasty soup. Chinese fried rice is also based on the... More 

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Thank pooky503is
Brooklyn, New York
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93 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Officially not a fan of shinpuku saikan. Seeing that the place next door where my husband had a great meal a few nights before was closed, we decided to give shinpuku saikan a go. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. Small place but jam packed with tables. They took our order while we were in line, so by the... More 

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Thank theoperadiva
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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70 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Great place for Ramen, about 15 mins of walking from Kyoto Station. The broth is unique, even though it is black, don’t let it deter you. The soup is not too thick, but it has a wonderful flavor to it. The soup is a little salty for my liking, but if you eat it together with the ramen and the... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

We got the ramen as well as the fried rice (both were really good). Its quite a special flavor and might not be for everyone. Big minus for the cleanliness of the place.

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Thank Ben-and-Smita
Yokohama, Japan
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Never eaten ramen like this before. Soup color is dark but taste just fair. We waited in the line for 30 minutes. Worth a wait but it's not a place where eat slow.

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Thank zsruaya4 R
Düsseldorf
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96 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

Here is very famous ramen restaurant located around Kyoto station. My friends recommended it us. We ordered normal ramen. It was surprising for us, because The color of soup, based on chicken, was black, but taste was light and refreshing, so it was good. It is very unique ramen.

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Singapore
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84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2015

Feel like a hearty bowl of Ramen after a hard day exploring Kyoto?! Then look no further. We went here based on the recommendation of a friend from Kyoto and were very happy to have experienced the place. No queues when we arrived but leading down the street by the time we left, we enjoyed two large bowls of ramen... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2014 via mobile

We arrived to a long line of business men lining up around the block. There are 5 noodle choices on the menu and a few others without noodles. We ordered while still in line and got a seat as soon as two freed up inside. Like a "beer hall" we sat at a table with other diners. The food was... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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148 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Arriving late at Kyoto, feeling tired, didn't feel like a nice dinner. Looking for places to eat on review site, I ate at what it turned out was "the ramen" of Kyoto. As it was warned on the review, there were some lines. It was good I went at night as I would not liked to wait in line during... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 9
Cuisine
Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 569 Higashishiokojimukaihatacho, Shimogyoku, Kyoto 600-8213, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Shimogyo-ku
  • Neighbourhood: Shimogyo-ku
  • Phone Number: +81 75-371-7648

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Shimogyo-ku
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
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