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Japanese: Ramen

Men-ya K Description

Men-ya K, located near Kintetsu Nara Station, is a renowned ramen restaurant selected as one of the top 100 ramen shops in the West in 2023. With a rating of 3.69 based on 372 reviews and a staggering 10,865 saves on Tabelog, this establishment has garnered a loyal following. The restaurant offers a variety of ramen and tsukemen dishes, showcasing the flavors of Nara in each bowl.

What sets Men-ya K apart is its commitment to serving authentic and flavorful ramen that keeps customers coming back for more. The menu features a range of options, from classic ramen to rich and satisfying tsukemen. The cozy and inviting interior of the restaurant provides a welcoming atmosphere for diners to enjoy their meal. Whether you're a ramen enthusiast or simply looking to explore the local culinary scene, Men-ya K is a must-visit destination for a taste of delicious and comforting Japanese noodles.

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Men-ya K Overview


9 Komyoincho, Nara, Nara 630-8371


7 minute walk from Kintetsu Nara Station

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-4:15PM
Mon: 11:00AM-2:00PM, 6:00PM-8:15PM
Tue: 11:00AM-2:00PM, 6:00PM-8:15PM
Wed: Closed
Thur: 11:00AM-2:00PM, 6:00PM-8:15PM
Fri: 11:00AM-2:00PM, 6:00PM-8:15PM
Sat: 11:00AM-4:15PM

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Men-ya K Reviews

Men-ya K Google Average Rating



This is a very small strip ramen bar, with one table that seats 4. Do not turn up if you bave a group over 4 - you’ll have to wait a long time.
However, it’s worth any wait (we waited 5 mins at just after opening). It’s a small short menu - and the standard soup is absolutely amazing - really good balance. The ones with fish are more for those seeking new and different flavours. The dipping noodle dish is very salty (I tried every broth as we had them all between us).
The vibe was loud Japanese metal. It’s bright and service is snappy!


I queued for 30 minutes to get in. 1st, queue up. 2nd, wait for waitress to tell you to go inside to order your food. 3rd, go back out to wait in your queue. After about another 10-15 minutes, it would be your turn. Service was prompt & friendly. The chicken ramen broth was thick & good. The chicken & fish ramen broth was thin & sour. Overall, good experience.


The best Ramen we had so far in Japan! Highly recommend the chicken and fish dipping noodles. It's a bit too salty but still absolutely delicious. Strong taste, great texture, and perfect noodles, and all at a very reasonable price.
Note: accepts cash only, there's an English menu, order at the japanese-only machine but the weitress can help.


People are nice and sweet. Noodles are 10/10 and the soup is very good.

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