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Japanese: Ramen

Men-ya Kiyo

Men-ya Kiyo Overview


48 Ichijōji Haraitonochō, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto 606-8184


+81 (0) 75-606-5459


6 minute walk from Ichijoji Station
8 minute walk from Chayama Station (Eizan Electric Railway)

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-3:00PM, 5:30PM-10:00PM
Mon: 11:00AM-3:00PM, 5:30PM-10:00PM
Tue: 11:00AM-3:00PM, 5:30PM-10:00PM
Wed: 11:00AM-3:00PM, 5:30PM-10:00PM
Thur: Closed
Fri: 11:00AM-3:00PM, 5:30PM-10:00PM
Sat: 11:00AM-3:00PM, 5:30PM-10:00PM

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Men-ya Kiyo Description

Men-ya Kiyo is a charming restaurant located in Kyoto, Japan, specializing in delicious ramen. This cozy eatery is a hidden gem, tucked away in the vibrant neighborhood of Ichijoji-Shugakuin. What sets Men-ya Kiyo apart from other dining establishments is its dedication to creating the perfect bowl of ramen.

The menu at Men-ya Kiyo offers a variety of mouthwatering ramen options, each bursting with flavor. From the rich and savory tonkotsu ramen to the spicy miso ramen, there is something to satisfy every palate. The noodles are perfectly cooked, with a satisfying chewiness, and the broth is simmered for hours to develop a depth of flavor that is truly exceptional.

The restaurant's decor is simple yet inviting, with warm lighting and traditional Japanese accents. The friendly and attentive staff create a welcoming atmosphere, making you feel right at home as you indulge in a bowl of their signature ramen. Whether you're a ramen aficionado or just looking for a delicious and comforting meal, Men-ya Kiyo is a must-visit destination in Kyoto.

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Men-ya Kiyo Reviews

Men-ya Kiyo Google Average Rating


Men-ya Kiyo Tabelog Average Rating



The shirushi ramen is a great dark soy sauce based ramen. The staff was super friendly. There was no English menu available, Google lens was a great help for that. Quick service, and awesome food, we will definitely be back next time we're in Kyoto, it is absolutely worth going to if you're a fan of ramen, even if you're not a fan of ramen you'll still probably like their food.


A lot less crowded than it's sister store, Yukou which makes it a lot more approachable. I ordered the "Gift" ramen. I still feel that the Shio Ramen from Yukou has a much better broth so I will give 4 stars for now.

Cheap and tasty meal with a student discount.


The "Gift" ramen was delicious, and the broth was frankly amazing. Good quantity, fast service. Looks like it fills up pretty quick, though.


Translated from Japanese:

It was my favorite flavor of the ramen I've ever eaten. I stopped by because it's near my house and I was curious about it and had saved it on Tabelog. I ate ramen called Gift and it was very delicious. Ah...


Translated from Japanese:

I parked my car at a nearby coin parking lot and arrived at the store around 9:30 p.m. Even at this time, the store was busy. I sat down at an empty counter seat, looked at the menu, and decided on the Mazesoba "Esora" (1,0...


Translated from Japanese:

I had eaten ramen before, but I had never eaten mazesoba, so I came here to try it. It's a little more expensive than ramen, but the taste was good and the presentation was beautiful! I ordered a medium portion, but it was a large portion...

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