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Japanese: Ramen


Gankomen Description

Located in Kyoto, Gankomen is a renowned ramen restaurant that has been selected as one of the top 100 ramen shops in the prestigious 'Ramen WEST Best 100' list for 2023.

What sets Gankomen apart from other ramen establishments is its commitment to traditional flavors and techniques. The chefs at Gankomen have mastered the art of creating rich and flavorful broth that is simmered for hours to extract the essence of the ingredients. Whether you prefer a classic soy-based ramen or a spicy miso ramen, Gankomen offers a variety of options to satisfy every palate.

One of the standout dishes at Gankomen is their signature Gankomen Ramen. This bowl of goodness features perfectly cooked noodles swimming in a savory broth, topped with tender slices of chashu pork, bamboo shoots, and a perfectly cooked soft-boiled egg. The combination of flavors and textures in this dish is simply divine.

The restaurant itself has a cozy and inviting atmosphere, with traditional Japanese decor and comfortable seating. Whether you're a ramen aficionado or just looking for a delicious and satisfying meal, Gankomen is a must-visit destination for anyone in Kyoto.

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Gankomen Overview

Address

6-chōme-6-62 Fukakusa Nishiurachō, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto 612-0029

Phone

+81 (0) 75-643-7337

Access

7 minute walk from Fujinomori Station on the Keihan Main Line.
10 minute walk from Takeda Station on the Kintetsu and Subway lines.

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-2:00PM
Mon: Closed
Tue: 11:00AM-2:00PM
Wed: 11:00AM-2:00PM
Thur: 11:00AM-2:00PM
Fri: 11:00AM-2:00PM
Sat: 11:00AM-2:00PM

Payment methods

Cash

Restaurant Features

Family-friendly

Non-smoking

Gankomen Reviews

Gankomen Google Average Rating

4.2

4

Google
I had some business to go to nearby, so I went there because the photos and reviews were good.
There is no parking lot at the store, so I parked my car at a nearby coin parking lot.
I think the parking lot at the drug store is cheap and spacious, so it's a good idea.
I hadn't gathered any information beforehand, so I realized that there was a system where you had to wait in line and then buy the ticket first. Luckily, there was no one behind me in line yet, so I went straight to buy the ticket.
There is a vending machine for meal tickets at the entrance, and there is also a money exchange machine.
Since I didn't do any research, I decided to go with the basics: chicken hot water, dried sardines, and fatty pork rice.
I went on a Sunday at 12:00, and there were already more than 10 people in line, and I waited for about 40 minutes.
The way to line up is also written on the sign at the front.
The staff comes to take the food ticket first, so it's pretty quick from when you enter the store until it's served.
Both chicken paitan and dried sardines are quite mushy soups.
The soup alone is a little salty, but with the noodles it's just right.
I think this is where tastes differ.
The dried sardines had a strong seafood flavor and were delicious!
The chicken paitan was delicious, but I personally prefer the dried sardines.
The fatty tuna rice was definitely delicious, and there was so much meat on it that the amount of meat and rice didn't match.
The ramen was different from others and it was delicious, but it's probably a better place to gather information before going.

4

Google
Tonkotsu with rich soy sauce 🍜 Super delicious 👍
Even more delicious with the stubborn rice bowl set!
The char siu is exquisitely soft and the extra-thick menma is also a favorite.
The wasabi in the bowl is so refreshing🤣
I want to go again when I'm nearby.

4

Google
When I visited a week ago, I was surprised to find that it was temporarily closed. It would be a good idea to check the store's Facebook page before visiting.
I visited again for revenge and arrived about 30 minutes after opening. I parked my car at a drug store coin parking about 200 meters to the east. Since it was free within 30 minutes, there is a high possibility that you can leave without paying a parking fee unless the stubborn noodles are crowded and you do not line up.
Chairs and parasols have been set up in front of the store in preparation for the long line.
Also, the ticket vending machine is located outside the store, so you can choose your ticket at your leisure. There was also a change machine.
There are also three waiting chairs in the store.
Enter the store and hand the pre-purchased meal ticket to the clerk.
This time I ordered the rich soy sauce tonkotsu (950 yen).
When you are guided to your seat, a pot of cold tea is placed on each table, and you pour it yourself and wait for your bowl to arrive.
It was thick anyway. Black pepper and grated garlic are installed to change the taste, but there is no need to use them. Unfortunately it was too thick and I ended up leaving most of the soup behind, but it was delicious. Thank you for the meal.

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