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Japanese: Ramen

Men-ya Takakura Nijo

Men-ya Takakura Nijo Overview


64-1 Kannonchō, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto 604-0821


+81 (0) 75-255-9575


6 minute walk from Marutamachi Station (Exit 7) on the Karasuma Line.
6 minute walk from Karasuma Oike Station (Exit 1) on the Karasuma Line and Tozai Line.
5 minute walk from the bus stop 'Sakaimachi Oike'.

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-2:50PM, 6:00PM-8:50PM
Mon: 11:00AM-2:50PM, 6:00PM-9:50PM
Tue: 11:00AM-2:50PM, 6:00PM-9:50PM
Wed: 11:00AM-2:50PM, 6:00PM-9:50PM
Thur: 11:00AM-2:50PM, 6:00PM-9:50PM
Fri: 11:00AM-2:50PM, 6:00PM-9:50PM
Sat: 11:00AM-2:50PM, 6:00PM-8:50PM

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Men-ya Takakura Nijo Description

Men-ya Takakura Nijo is a hidden gem located in Kyoto, Japan. This restaurant specializes in delicious and authentic ramen dishes that will leave you craving for more. With its recent recognition as one of the top 100 ramen shops in the West by the prestigious Ramen WEST magazine, Men-ya Takakura Nijo has solidified its reputation as a must-visit destination for ramen enthusiasts.

What sets Men-ya Takakura Nijo apart from other ramen shops is its dedication to quality and attention to detail. The chefs here take great pride in their craft, using only the finest ingredients to create their flavorful broths and perfectly cooked noodles. Whether you prefer a rich and creamy tonkotsu broth or a lighter shoyu broth, Men-ya Takakura Nijo has something to satisfy every palate.

One of the standout menu items at Men-ya Takakura Nijo is their signature tsukemen, a style of ramen where the noodles are served separately and dipped into a thick and flavorful broth. This unique way of enjoying ramen allows you to savor the flavors of the broth and noodles separately, creating a truly memorable dining experience.

The restaurant itself is cozy and inviting, with a traditional Japanese decor that adds to the overall ambiance. The friendly and attentive staff are always ready to assist you in choosing the perfect dish and ensure that your dining experience is nothing short of exceptional.

If you're a ramen lover or simply looking to indulge in some authentic Japanese cuisine, Men-ya Takakura Nijo is the place to be. Prepare to embark on a culinary journey that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you wanting more.

Restaurant Features

Home Delivery

Take-out Available


Stylish Interior

Men-ya Takakura Nijo Reviews

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Overall delicious ramen, especially the tsukemen broth and yuzu ramen noodles which were springy and perfect for dipping. The only reason not a 5 is the pork was very tough. However, amazing broth, cosy atmosphere (only 6 seats so expect a short wait) and would recommend. Make sure you don't miss the entrance (see photos)


I was near the area and felt like eating ramen where I found this men-ya on Google Maps that looked tempting to my eyes.

I accidentally went inside the kitchen, haha, as there is no sign outside the shop. The shop has a very practical JP/EN ordering machine with tsukemen and ramen options, and then different types of meat. I ordered chicken+fish broth ramen with Japanese beef and yuzu noodles, but you can choose other types of those.

The place is a kitchen and a counter, and every utensil, piece of furniture and machine inside of the place seem clean, elegant and perfect for their purpose. Simple, not pretentious and beautiful.

There are two boys cooking and serving, and they are chill but hard working. The atmosphere is nice and the music was some type of rap/hip-hop that made me feel cool just by listening to it.

The ramen itself was amazing!! The serving was just the right size, the texture of the noodles neither too soft nor hard, and the broth, omg, just go and try it.

Hope I can go back to try other ramen variations.


The best ramen I have ever had in my entire life. We couldn’t stop thinking about this meal for days and had to come back a 2nd time. The yuzu noodles are brilliant. The broth is life changing.


Translated from Japanese:

A round animal-based soup with a mild and sour taste.In order to make sure you don't forget the deliciousness of the restaurant you went to, I'm writing this post with a score of how delicious I felt it was and a short comment. This is written as a memorandum. Depends on your physical condition...


Translated from Japanese:

Visited on the way to Nijo Castle while sightseeing in Kyoto. It was a windy and chilly day, so I wanted to eat ramen. After 1pm, I arrived at the store using a map, but I couldn't find the entrance. It just so happened that there were no customers waiting...


Translated from Japanese:

Not only the ramen, but everything about the restaurant, down to the smallest detail, has a great sense of style. I envy people who have this kind of sense. This goes for both work and personal life, but what's more important in life is taste than ability. By the way, here...

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