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Mamezen

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13-4 Shimogamohigashi Takagicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0865, Kyoto Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 75-703-5731
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11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredible ramen (thick with great texture, clearly good flour) and delicious broth. So much more flavorful and healthy than regular ramen. Add ofu (a gluten protein) and kiri tom tom (not sure about the spelling but sounds like that), a cone of the same rice used for mochi. I wish I could get ramen like this elsewhere! Soy sauce is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

The restaurant is so cute and cosy. The staff is super friendly and the soy milk ramen ic incredibly delicious (+vegan paradise :D with a yummy chocolate cake and soy milk ice cream). Number one in my top five restaurant of Kyoto !!

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Thank Jessie M
Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Mamezen serves the best soy-based ramen I have ever had! It is hidden in a quiet Neighbourhood and we had to walk a distance from Matsugasaki Station. Will definitely be back for more!

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Thank lollidays
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Oh, I am so glad I made the effort to eat a bowl of noodles at Mamezen. Yes, pseudo-vegetarian ramen (I read that the chef does make use of dried fish flakes in the broth)that will knock you socks off! I am not vegetarian. In fact, I generally cringe at the idea of going out to eat and spending good... More 

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Thank Bill H
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Oh, my, god. The soy milk ramen. thank the lord for mamezen- I am vegan and came to Japan thinking it would be easy- I was so so wrong. It's sometimes a matter of survival and just eating plain rice to get the energy. Anyway the ramen at this place is unbelievable and if I was back home in London... More 

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Thank elinamos
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

This restaurant was recommended by our tour company and we are so grateful they did. We wanted to have authentic ramen, but I am vegetarian and hadn't been able to try any yet. The food was delicious, the visual presentation was beautiful, and the setting was calm, quaint and cozy. Non-vegetarians will not be disappointed either.

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Thank Colleen P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Although this restaurant was small and tucked behind a narrow alley, do not be fooled by its look, because you will miss the chance to taste the best vegetarian ramen. This tiny ramen shop is famous for its soya ramen, and my god I don't even know how to describe the deliciousness of it. The broth was smooth, silky, packed... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

we went the first time as an online search said they would be open but it was closed. came back again the next day (we were around the area) and glad we did! we ordered the original one with thin noodles set & mushroom one w thick noodles. the mushroom one is sooo good. the original one is great too... More 

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Thank jonongec
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

The ramen was very good and the setting is nice too. Very nice host as well. I'm looking forward to going back.

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Thank Paul H
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

I don't eat pork so haven't had a chance to try the ramen in Japan. This place is brillaint, tasty food and the owner is lovely. Would definitely recommend a visit!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
Cuisine
Asian, Healthy, Japanese, Soups, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13-4 Shimogamohigashi Takagicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0865, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-703-5731

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Staying in City Center

Neighbourhood Profile
City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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