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Japanese: Ramen

Ramen Sobo Pako

Ramen Sobo Pako Overview


31-6 Saiinrokutandachō, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto 615-0047


+81 (0) 75-313-8585


15 minute walk from Nishikyogoku Station

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:30AM-3:00PM, 5:30PM-10:00PM
Mon: Closed
Tue: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 5:30PM-11:00PM
Wed: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 5:30PM-11:00PM
Thur: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 5:30PM-11:00PM
Fri: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 5:30PM-11:00PM
Sat: 11:30AM-3:00PM, 5:30PM-11:00PM

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Ramen Sobo Pako Description

Ramen Sobo Pako, formerly known as Ramen Sobo Nihonichi Pakopako, is a hidden gem located in the Nishikyogoku area of Kyoto. This cozy and inviting restaurant specializes in authentic Japanese ramen, offering a unique and flavorful dining experience.

What sets Ramen Sobo Pako apart from other ramen establishments is their commitment to using only the freshest and highest quality ingredients. Each bowl of ramen is carefully crafted with a rich and savory broth, perfectly cooked noodles, and a variety of toppings that add depth and texture to every bite.

One of the standout menu items at Ramen Sobo Pako is their signature Pako Ramen. This delectable dish features a creamy tonkotsu broth that is simmered for hours to achieve a rich and flavorful base. Topped with tender slices of chashu pork, marinated bamboo shoots, and a perfectly cooked soft-boiled egg, this ramen is a true delight for the senses.

The restaurant itself is cozy and intimate, with traditional Japanese decor and a warm ambiance. The friendly and attentive staff are always ready to provide recommendations and ensure that every guest has a memorable dining experience.

If you're in Kyoto and craving a bowl of authentic and delicious ramen, look no further than Ramen Sobo Pako. With their commitment to quality ingredients and expertly crafted dishes, this restaurant is a must-visit for any ramen enthusiast.

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There are many famous stores in Saiin, and I don't think Pako can be counted as one of them. Salt ramen is truly exquisite. It's more delicious than the ones from other famous restaurants, and personally, it's number one. Of course, the niboshi soba is also delicious. And Takaida-style Chinese noodles. This is addictive. I think running the business is difficult because my father is elderly and basically works alone, but I hope he can continue doing business for a long time. This is a store that should be better known. In that sense, it's a hidden gem.


I had previously had the signature salt ramen here, but it didn't really come to me.

It wasn't used for a while after that.

After seeing a certain online article that there was a limited edition Super Niboshi Ramen, I visited again.

Since quantities are limited, it is better to check availability.

Super dried sardine ramen 900 yen.

A one-off surgery for an old man.

Fully booked as it was lunchtime.

Order verbally. Serving takes about 6 minutes.

The bowl is large and the soup is average.

The flavor of dried sardines is unusual in the Kansai region, and hits you hard.

It has the strongest sardine flavor of anything I've eaten in Kyoto.

It brings out the umami flavor strongly, and has a fair amount of bitterness and harshness.

When you first take a bite, you feel that the flavor is well-seasoned, but as you eat more and more salt accumulates in your mouth, it starts to taste salty.

The noodles are medium thick and straight. Unfortunately, the Yawame was boiled.

In Tokyo and the Kanto region, the texture is often chewy, so I'm not used to the soft texture.

Katai tastes better.

The char siu comes in one piece and in cubes.

The dice-shaped items were salty, probably because they were soaked in soy sauce.

I gave it 4 stars because I didn't like how well the noodles were boiled, but the soup was good.

If you like dried sardines, this is a must-try.


The salt ramen has a reputation for being exquisite.
You can feel the depth of flavor even though it's light.
It was quality 👍
Also, Paco's fried rice is in my top 3 of all time.
It's so delicious that you can't resist it👍👍👍
However, when it gets crowded, it becomes a huge burden for the old man who only has one surgery.
Maybe it's the menu, but the menu list says fried rice, but the price has been erased 😅
Therefore, I always look at the situation and timidly ask, ``Can you make fried rice?'' But my father always says,
They will gladly serve it to you ☺️
The shop operates at its own pace and has a very relaxing atmosphere that never gets too crowded ☺️☺️


Translated from Japanese:

Charshu Men (Takaida) 1,100 yen Pako-san decided to eat ramen outside for the first time in a while, so he decided to get off the train and walk! It's a little far from the station, but it's a waste of resistance to walk a little...


Translated from Japanese:

Around 10pm, I was relieved from work, so I headed to Paco in Kyoto. I've been wanting to go for a long time, but I searched and found that there was a parking lot and that you could enter after 10pm. There is a private parking lot for 3 cars opposite the store. When I entered the store, there were 3 customers ahead of me. Salt...


Translated from Japanese:

Today's dinner was at Ramen Sobo Pako in Nishikyogoku. I decided to go here after seeing Yocchan's dad posted on Stories. So let's try "Takaida style Chinese soba" and "super dried sardine Chinese soba"...

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