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Niboshi Koishi

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Japanese: Ramen

Niboshi Koishi Description

Located near Kintetsu Nara Station, Niboshi Koishi is a hidden gem specializing in authentic Japanese ramen. This restaurant has been certified for its divine broth, made from simmering premium dried sardines to perfection. With a high rating of 3.57 and rave reviews from 236 diners, this place is a favorite among locals and tourists alike, with 6604 saves on record.

What sets Niboshi Koishi apart is its dedication to traditional ramen-making techniques and the use of quality ingredients. The menu boasts a variety of ramen and tsukemen (dipping noodles) options, each bursting with rich umami flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. The cozy interior of the restaurant provides a welcoming atmosphere, perfect for enjoying a steaming bowl of noodles on a chilly day in Nara.

Whether you're a ramen enthusiast or simply looking to experience authentic Japanese cuisine, Niboshi Koishi is a must-visit spot in Nara. Indulge in a bowl of their signature ramen and savor the depth of flavors that sets this establishment apart from the rest.

Niboshi Koishi Overview


460 Aburasakachō, Nara, Nara 630-8247


+81 (0) 742-23-5566


12 minute walk from Nara Station

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:30AM-2:30PM
Mon: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 6:00PM-11:30PM
Tue: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 6:00PM-11:30PM
Wed: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 6:00PM-11:30PM
Thur: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 6:00PM-11:30PM
Fri: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 6:00PM-11:30PM
Sat: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 6:00PM-11:30PM

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Niboshi Koishi Reviews

Niboshi Koishi Google Average Rating



Found this small eatery on my way to Nara tourist information centre. Portion is small but feels just right. Price affordably, it’s an eatery that provides meals to the local office workers. A pitcher of ice water is complimentary.


home-made thick noodles made with flour from Hokkaido~


This is by far one of my favorite Ramen restaurants in the area.

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