famous ramen shops from all over the country are lined up in the Kyoto Station Building!

Kyoto Station Building (West Zone), 10th Foor,
at the south side of the department store and DaiKaidan
Open 11:00~22:00 (Last order 21:30)
Closed days / Unscheduled holidays


  1. The first location in West Japan!
    A unique Sapporo miso ramen shop
    Sapporo Menya Kotetsu

    Sapporo Menya Kotetsu

    Medium thickness curly noodles


    NoodlesMedium thickness curly noodles


    NoodlesMedium thickness curly noodles Flavor

    Established in 2007, Menya Kotetsu offers three unique miso ramen varieties for the first time in Kyoto. The spicy aged miso is cooked to bring out the fragrance! The creamy, white miso features a refined sweetness and rich flavor! The fragrant shrimp miso is made with plenty of sweet shrimp! Come enjoy authentic Sapporo miso ramen with our homemade noodles.



    Mega Meat
    Sapporo Miso Pork
    Sapporo Aged Miso Ramen
    Shrimp Miso Ramen

    TEL:075-343-8282 ▼FLOOR GUIDE

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  2. Black soy sauce featuring the flavour of the sea’s bounty – that’s the famous Toyama Black!! Toyama Toyama Black
    Men-ya Iroha

    Toyama Toyama Black
    Men-ya Iroha

    Curly noodle

    Soy sauce

    NoodlesMedium thickness noodles


    NoodlesMedium thickness noodles Flavor

    Men-ya Iroha is the five-time champion of Japan’s largest ramen fair, the Tokyo Ramen Show!Toyama Black, a jet-black shoyu-based ramen, is their signature dish.



    Ramen with Extra Cha-siu
    and Spiced Egg
    Chicken Ramen topped
    a seasoned egg
    Japanese Green Leek
    Ramen 1,550yen



    TEL:075-351-5933 ▼FLOOR GUIDE

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  3. The original Gion white chicken broth The umami and sweetness of locally-bred chicken and vegetables are superb! Kyoto Gion Ramen Miyako

    Kyoto Gion Ramen Miyako

    Flat, slim, straight noodles

    White chicken broth

    NoodlesFlat, slim, straight noodles


    NoodlesFlat, slim, straight noodles Flavor

    This soup features the peak umami and sweetness of the Awa Odori chicken and plenty of vegetables. The slim noodles are aged at a low temperature for a smooth, chewy texture. Don't miss the chance to try delicious Kyoto Gion ramen with soup that you'll want to drink to the last drop.



    Miyako Ramen
    Chicken Ramen in Salt Broth
    Kamisama Chinese Ramen
    Luxurious Hachidaime Gihey

    Fried Rice 890yen


    TEL:075-606-4385 ▼FLOOR GUIDE

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  4. This store established in 1948 is the birthplace of the ramen in pork back fat soy sauce! Kyoto Masutani

    Kyoto Masutani

    straight noodles

    Soy saouce

    NoodlesFine, straight noodles


    NoodlesFine, straight noodles Flavor

    The origin of backfat shoyu ramen restaurant, founded in 1948. Known as one of Kyoto’s tastiest traditions.



    Cha-siu ramen with
    slow-boiled egg
    Tantan ramen
    Chuka Soba ramen (Regular)

    TEL:075-365-2077 ▼FLOOR GUIDE

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  5. Thin noodles made with stone-ground whole wheat flour in a chicken and seafood soup for a perfect balance Kyoto Mensho Takamatsu

    Kyoto Mensho

    Thin straight noodles

    Chicken and seafood

    NoodlesThin noodles made with stone-ground whole wheat flour


    NoodlesThin noodles made with stone-ground whole wheat flour Flavor

    Mensho Takamatsu was founded in 2011 in Shijo Karasuma, Kyoto.
    The restaurant serves thin noodles made according to a homemade recipe with a rich wheat flavor, kneaded with stone-ground whole wheat flour from Nagano Prefecture.
    The soup, featuring a delicate balance between the rich taste of carefully selected chicken and several types of seafood such as bonito, mackerel and scallops, is a perfect complement to the noodles. Add onions, sudachi (Japanese citrus fruit) or black shichimi (seven spices) to the soup and enjoy the different flavors. Enjoy the meal to the last drop by mixing the rest of the dipping soup with a broth made from seafood and by adding aosa nori (seaweed).
    Don't miss these Kyoto-style dipping noodles.



    Dipping noodles
    (chicken and seafood flavor)
    Ramen in dried sardine soup
    Seasonal menu item 980yen


    TEL:075-352-0003 ▼FLOOR GUIDE

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  6. Using natural ingredients, each bowl served is meticulously prepared with passion and care. Takatsuki Nakamurashoten

    Takatsuki Nakamurashoten

    Medium fine, straight noodles


    NoodlesMedium fine, straight noodles


    NoodlesMedium fine, straight noodles Flavor

    At Nakamura Shoten, we use natural ingredients for all our ramen, and carefully prepare each bowl in our restaurant.Our Kin no Shio ramen, which uses a mixture of fresh chicken broth and seafood broth and is full of the flavor of shiso, and UMAMI Tori-Paitan ramen, which is full of the flavor of chicken, are particularly popular. Please enjoy the flavor of Nakamura Shoten, which originated in Takatsuki city and is loved by everyone in the community regardless of age or gender. You can find famous Kansai ramen here.



    Specialty,Salt Broth Ramen
    ToriPaitan Ramen
    Shouyu Ramen 1,580yen

    TEL:075-341-5022 ▼FLOOR GUIDE

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  7. Umami with unique flavors! The ultimate aged, rich tonkotsu ramen arrives in Kyoto! Akashi Ramen Koganeya

    Akashi Ramen Koganeya

    Thin straight noodles


    NoodlesThin straight noodles


    NoodlesThin straight noodles Flavor

    Come try our secret, aged pork bone broth ramen that has won 10 awards at local ramen events across Japan. The master studied in Kurume, Fukuoka, bringing a traditional soup brewing method back with him. Each day, the previous day’s soup is used to make a new batch with more bones added for extra umami. Don’t miss the chance to try the uncompromising flavor of this soup.



    Aged Tonkotsu Ramen with
    Triple Roast Pork and Marinated
    Soft-boiled Egg
    Aged Tonkotsu Ramen with
    2 Kinds of Roast Pork
    Ultra char siu bowl 1,380yen



    TEL:075-600-9366 ▼FLOOR GUIDE

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  8. The soy sauce made from a secret formula is a perfect match for the rich pork bone soup! Tokushima Ramen Todai

    Tokushima Ramen Todai

    Straight noodles

    Pork & Sousauce

    NoodlesMedium fine noodles


    NoodlesMedium fine noodles Flavor

    Tokushima ramen features pork bone-shoyu soup base and boned pork rib stewed “sukiyaki” style.



    Tokushima ramen with
    thinly-sliced meat
    Tokushima ramen
    Todai Special 1,150yen


    TEL:075-344-3802 ▼FLOOR GUIDE

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  9. Creamy "Original Foam Style" Rich Tonkotsu Ramen! Hakata Hakata Ikkousha

    Hakata Hakata Ikkousha

    Straight noodle


    NoodlesFlat, fine noodles


    NoodlesFlat, fine noodles Flavor

    A rich soup, boiled until the bones break, adding more richness while condensing the flavor of pork bones. Combined with the secret sauce created by the longstanding brewery "Yamataka Soy," established for over 120 years in Fukuoka, it brings out deep richness and flavor. The noodles are custom-made thin, flat noodles from the popular noodle factory "Seimen-ya Keishi" in Hakata. It makes for the perfect bowl, with the thick soup intertwining beautifully!



    Ajitama White Onions
    Cha-shu Ramen
    Ajitama Black Ramen
    Ramen 1,530yen


    TEL:075-361-0739 ▼FLOOR GUIDE

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  10. An innovative specialty sweets shop where the items can only be tasted fresh! Oven-Baked Sweets

    Oven-Baked Sweets

    Chasen is a café specializing in new types of sweets with a taste that only comes freshly made.


    Treasure chest of matcha sweets 1,980yen

    Confections with a Japanese twist, combining both cool and hot/melting sensations are offered to suit the season. Through these fine desserts, rich in the fragrances of Kyoto, we want to share moments of happiness with all of our customers—this is the motivation behind the establishment of Chasen.



    Treasure chest of
    matcha sweets
    Kyoto Matcha Pizza
    Various drinks
    * Drinks are available for takeout, too. 1,980yen


    TEL:075-352-3401 ▼FLOOR GUIDE

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History of Ramen
At the end of Edo era, ports of Yokohama, Kobe, Nagasaki and Hakodate were opened. Subsequently in Meiji era, China towns (called as Nanking town back then) were created around the ports. Ramen is said to have been originated from Chinese noodle dishes served in such towns.

In 1910 (Meiji 43), a Chinese restaurant named "Rairaiken" was opened by Japanese owner, Kanichi Ozaki, in Asakusa, Tokyo with Japanese customers in mind for the first time in history while visiting and employing 12 Chinese cooks from Yokohama China town. Ramen, called as Nankin soba or Sina soba back then, gained tremendous popularity quite quickly.

  1. Encouraged by the success of this restaurant, other Chinese restaurants with the common touch have been opened one after another in Japan popularizing Ramen as a standard menu together with gyoza (dumpling) and dim sum. In the course of nearly a century of its history, Ramen has developed and turned into a noodle dish unique to Japan, something different from those in China.
Variety of noodles
There are various types of noodles, such as square noodle, which is made by rolling out a dough and just cutting it thinly, round noodle, which is made by forming square cross section of the square noodle into round shape, and thin and wide noodle which is made by cutting the rolled out dough wider compared with the thickness.

  1. square

  2. round

  3. wide

  4. straight

  5. curly
Further, they are classified into straight noodle without any processing and curly noodle with wavy shape processed by kneading the cut out dough with hands or applying a pressure on it by a machine.
Knowledge of soup
Soup is made of "sauce" and "soup stock". " Sauce " is made by selecting a type of taste such as salt, soy sauce and miso. " Soup stock " is made by combining chicken bones, pork bones, beef bones dried bonito, smoked mackerel, dried sardine, dried flying fish, dried kelp or shiitake so as to match up with " sauce ". Soup is roughly classified into five types, i.e. soy sauce, salt, miso, pork bone and seafood, depending on the combination of "sauce" and "soup stock.Each unique taste is created by further using their own ingenuity for the materials and cooking methods and then Ramen with originality is completed. " Soup " is a crucial factor to determine the value of Ramen.