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Japanese: Ramen

Men-ya Gokkei

Men-ya Gokkei Overview


29-7 Ichijōji Nishitojikawarachō, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto 606-8123


+81 (0) 75-711-3133


5 minute walk from Ichijoji Station on the Eizan Electric Railway Main Line.

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:30AM-10:00PM
Mon: Closed
Tue: 11:30AM-10:00PM
Wed: 11:30AM-10:00PM
Thur: 11:30AM-10:00PM
Fri: 11:30AM-10:00PM
Sat: 11:30AM-10:00PM

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Men-ya Gokkei Description

Men-ya Gokkei is a renowned ramen restaurant located in Kyoto, Japan. Known for its exceptional cuisine and cozy atmosphere, this restaurant has been selected as one of the top 100 ramen shops in the West region. With a rating of 3.76 out of 5 based on 2019 reviews, it is clear that Men-ya Gokkei is a favorite among locals and visitors alike.

What sets Men-ya Gokkei apart from other ramen establishments is its focus on using the finest ingredients and traditional cooking techniques. The menu features a variety of ramen options, each bursting with rich flavors and textures. From the classic tonkotsu ramen, made with slow-cooked pork bone broth and tender chashu pork, to the spicy miso ramen, which adds a kick of heat to the savory broth, there is something to satisfy every palate.

The restaurant's interior is warm and inviting, with wooden furnishings and soft lighting creating a cozy ambiance. Whether you're dining alone or with a group, Men-ya Gokkei provides a comfortable and relaxed setting to enjoy a delicious bowl of ramen. So, if you find yourself in Kyoto and craving a bowl of authentic and flavorful ramen, make sure to visit Men-ya Gokkei for an unforgettable dining experience.

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We showed up around 2pm, there was no line.
Nothing is in English but the ramen was delicious! You order from a vending machine and obtain tickets to give to the server. We added extra meat to all our bowls and man, we were over stuffed! The portions are large.
This ramen joint serves a very thick broth, it's like a thick sauce. It's a unique flavor.


Unique ramen experience! This is not your usual Japanese ramen — the soup is thicker and richer in taste. It can get crowded at night, be ready to line up for some time. But it’s worth the wait.


Menya Gokkei is one of a dozen or more popular ramen restaurants in the small Ichijoji Area of north Kyoto. Gokkei is often said to have the thickest こってり broth perhaps of all Kyoto. No shocker, there was a long 40-minute wait at dinner time. They have a few variants, but I stuck with their famous Toridaku Ramen for 800¥ with the larger size for 100¥ and egg for 100¥ more.

Holy mother of soups, this definitely was the heaviest and thickest broth I have ever had. The guy next to me laughed and said, "It's like pasta sauce," and he was spot on. The "sauce" was deep and had a rich chicken taste, but surprisingly not the richest taste I've had. The noodles were a bit hard, but broke down nicely in the broth since you can't eat it as quickly as other ramen. The chashu and egg were also quite nice.

But thicker does not mean better. There are times when extreme might be too extreme, even for me. While it may not be up my alley, it was a great ramen with the exception of the lack of free parking and the high prices of paid lots. Definitely check out their "pasta sauce" ramen.


Translated from Japanese:

Visited for the first time in 8 years!! ️The soup was mushy and looked like roux. The noodles were good and really delicious. It tastes the same as it did 8 years ago. It feels more like eating pasta than ramen. Next, within a year...


Translated from Japanese:

I was surprised that there were about 20 people in line even though I went around 3pm. It feels like it's the only store in the area. The noodles are entwined with the thick chicken broth and are very delicious. If I'm hungry, I'll buy some TGK and eat it with my uncle...


Translated from Japanese:

The second place on my Ichijoji ramen tour with my wife was Gokudori, which my wife had always wanted to go to. This is my second visit in about two and a half years. It was a weekday and many people were on their year-end and New Year holidays, but we arrived before 11:30 and...

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