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Japanese: Ramen

Takayasu Description

Takayasu is a hidden gem located in Kyoto, Japan, specializing in Chinese-style ramen. This restaurant has been recognized as one of the top 100 ramen shops in the prestigious Ramen West Awards for 2023.

What sets Takayasu apart from other ramen shops is their mouthwatering menu. While their ramen is the star of the show, it's their crispy and flavorful karaage (Japanese fried chicken) that steals the spotlight. The combination of their rich and savory broth with the perfectly cooked noodles creates a bowl of ramen that is simply irresistible. And when paired with their perfectly seasoned karaage, it's a match made in heaven.

The restaurant itself has a cozy and inviting atmosphere, with traditional Japanese decor and comfortable seating. Whether you're looking for a quick lunch or a satisfying dinner, Takayasu is the perfect place to indulge in a bowl of delicious ramen and experience the flavors of Kyoto. So, if you find yourself in the area, be sure to stop by Takayasu and treat yourself to a truly unforgettable dining experience.

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Takayasu Overview


10 Ichijōji Takatsukichō, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto 606-8185


+81 (0) 75-721-4878


4 minute walk from Ichijoji Station.

Operating Hours

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

Payment methods


Restaurant Features

Take-out Available



Stylish Interior

Takayasu Reviews

Takayasu Google Average Rating



This restaurant is located in Ichioji. Kyoto's famous Ramen store neighbourhood. This #restaurant was suggested by a friend of mine. When l arrived at the place, by the entrance, l was a bit hesitant. To be honest, a bit disappointed. It was not that fancy at all. But it has the one of the best #ramen l have ever had in Japan. l was very satisfied with the meal. Service was fast, they were very helpful. Foreigner friendly, English menu was also availablem l strongly recommend this restaurant. The cost per performance (Costpa) is amazing!


A fantastic little ramen restaurant in the heart of Kyoto's ramen neighborhood. I usually order the char siu ramen (チャーシュー・ラーメン) which is always delicious. If you go for the ramen set (定食), you'll also receive three pieces of gigantic (and also very good) deep-fried chicken (唐揚げ). This restaurant is happy to attend families with small children, and they have some children books and toys so the little ones get entertained while waiting. At the end of the dinner, they'll also receive a lollipop (ペロペロキャンディ) which is sure to bring them a big smile. And there's never, ever, anything more precious than seeing your children smile. Five stars is just for the food. And my big, personal recommendation is for making my daugther smile. Highly recommended! 😊


My foodie friend in Kyoto told me about this place. It was voted the best ramen in Kyoto and their beef tendon ramen is particularly great. I went with high expectations and it did not disappoint me!
If you can stomach, so try and get the fried chicken too! Miss this place every time I think of ramen.

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