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Kitada Description

Located in Kyoto, Kitada is a hidden gem that specializes in a unique type of ramen called 'kaidashi ramen.' This style of ramen is made with a rich and flavorful broth that is created by simmering various types of shellfish for hours. The result is a bowl of ramen that is bursting with umami flavors and has a depth of taste that is unlike any other.

One of the standout dishes at Kitada is their signature Kaidashi Ramen. This bowl of noodles features a perfectly cooked egg, tender slices of chashu pork, and a generous amount of fresh vegetables. The broth is the star of the show, with its complex flavors and velvety texture that coats each strand of noodle. It's a truly satisfying and comforting dish that will leave you craving for more.

What sets Kitada apart from other ramen shops is not only their dedication to using high-quality ingredients, but also their attention to detail in every aspect of the dining experience. The restaurant's interior is sleek and modern, with a minimalist design that allows the food to take center stage. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, always ready to answer any questions and provide recommendations.

If you're a ramen lover looking for a unique and unforgettable dining experience, Kitada is a must-visit. Prepare to be transported to ramen heaven with their exceptional kaidashi ramen and immerse yourself in the flavors of Kyoto.

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Kitada Overview


570-3 Kitafudōdōchō, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto 600-8233


+81 (0) 75-366-4051


8 minute walk from Kyoto Station.
5 minute walk from the West Torii Exit on the Sagano Line platform.
10 minute walk from the Kintetsu Kyoto Line and Shinkansen platforms.

Operating Hours

Sun: 7:00AM-10:00PM
Mon: 7:00AM-10:00PM
Tue: 7:00AM-10:00PM
Wed: 7:00AM-10:00PM
Thur: 7:00AM-10:00PM
Fri: 7:00AM-10:00PM
Sat: 7:00AM-10:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, AMEX

Restaurant Features


Kitada Reviews

Kitada Google Average Rating



Prefer the clam soup over spicy soup.
Stall only had about 10 seats.
Waited quite awhile for seats to be available.
Clam soup was fresh and flavourful.
Meat was soft and tasty👍🏽
Noodle average.


Awesome ramen shop opens in early morning.

We ordered the scallop based soup ramen. The broth was fresh and flavourful without being overly fishy. The ramen texture was also outstanding.

The clam rice was also a nice addition at only 250 yen.

Very good ramen experience


Well worth the wait! There was a queue even at 7am, but the warm soup on a rainy morning was perfect. I tried the salt based soup, and really enjoyed that I could taste the sweetness of the clams from the broth. The different types of chashu are very enjoyable, and the egg was also perfectly cooked. I would prefer my noodles to be less floury/more firm, but it's just a personal preference

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