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Kyoto Gogyo

#37 of 11,670 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Shinkyogoku Shopping District
As featured in Best Food in Kyoto
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452 Jumonjicho Yanaginobamba-dori Takoyakushi Sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8121 , Kyoto Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 75-254-5567
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
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Sun 17:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 16:00
Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Hong Kong, China
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154 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ramen shops are popping up all over our home town but there's nothing like this Kyoto Gogyo, which serves "burnt ramen", soup flame-scorched in 300 degree lard (so I learned afterwards). This doesn't sound particularly healthy but the combination of black broth, smoky / BBQ flavours and great accompanying dishes means this place has a long queue of admirers. We... More 

Thank RM303
Honolulu, Hawaii
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a nice trendy ramen restaurant (they offer salad and other choices as well) near Nishiki market in Kyoto. I was attracted to their specialty broth -- burnt miso! It was so good, broth was on the lighter side, with charred flavor from the way they cook miso. I didn't feel rushed either, this place was quite spacious and... More 

Thank Maja J
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food but wrong food delivered to wrong person, basic service error and still got cover charge included in the bill. Could do better.

Thank Stephen S
Tel Aviv, Israel
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have to say I am no ramen expert but I really enjoyed the burnt ramen I had here. This restaurant is just off Nishiki market. There were a lot of tourists and a bit of a queue.

Thank Delta-Z
New York
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

I will start by saying that I am not a huge ramen noodle fan but wanted to try it while in Kyoto. My husband and I both had ramen bowls that were fairly tasty and very filling. As someone who rarely eats ramen, it is hard for me to compare it to other options but based upon the lines, this... More 

Thank jasper25rocks
Kyoto, Japan
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91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This restaurant went straight to my top 5 ramen restaurants around Kyoto after the first time I visited it. The burnt miso ramen was simply amazing. Keep in mind that you need to pay an extra 400yen per person after 7 pm. The environment was also relaxing and I would definitely visit again in the future!

Thank AntonioRyan
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

A long queue even at 9.30pm. We didn't get to try other items on menu, sold out, we only had Ramen, almost 1hr wait. Special burnt Miso based Ramen was awesome.

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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I differed on the quality of the ramen, we both had the well recommendation see burnt miso ramen. I just simply loved it, I have never tried a ramen like this before. My wife instead didn't like it at all, she says the ramen was too oily and got tired of the smokey flavour quickly. We didn't... More 

Thank Adrian Z
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179 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Came here for something light and had a congee with chicken and egg that costed ¥690 and ramen costed ¥890 yet we got charged an extra ¥400 per person for some sort of service fee that we have no idea about?! The girls English weren't good enough in explaining what this fee involves and honestly paying 1/3 on top of... More 

Thank asiantravelgirl
San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We read all the reviews and decided to give it a try. But like most things hyped in Japan by western reviews, it is at best average compared to most truly local finds with only an English menu. We were charged a cover of 400 each for an appetizer which frankly was unnecessary. The rest of the starters were terrible.... More 

Thank PrashFoodie2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Japanese, Asian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 452 Jumonjicho Yanaginobamba-dori Takoyakushi Sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8121, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Shinkyogoku Shopping District
  • Neighbourhood: Shinkyogoku Shopping District
  • Phone Number: +81 75-254-5567

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Staying in Shinkyogoku Shopping District

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Shinkyogoku Shopping District
Those who delight in shopping and cuisine will find themselves at home in Shinkyogoku. Lauded and visited by locals for its Nishiki Market, where baskets of fragrant spices, dried fish, and just-fried foods are piled high along the snaking streets of its enclosed outdoor shopping spaces, Shinkyogoku is not only a hub for fresh fare, but also for fast fashion fixes. Trends-in-the-making can be spotted in the tall windows of several one-of-a-kind stores featuring local labels and modish boutiques. Arcades, outdoor concert spaces, mega department stores, and small, enchanting cafes have sprung up to accommodate the increasing traffic. Whether looking for souvenirs and kitsch on Shinkyogoku Street, or scoping out the massive food court and restaurant floor at Takashimaya Department store, there's something for every wallet or purse, and a buyer for every item.
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