Downtown RamenOct. 01, 2015 UPDATE
Rich Tsukemen Infused with Bonito Flavors

Tsurukame Honten-Main store / つるかめ本店


A Tsukemen restaurant in the center of "Teramachi Kyougoku Shopping Street," 5 minutes' walk from the Shijou Kawaramachi crossing in Kyoto's business district. "Tsukemen" is a zarusoba-like dish of noodles dipped into soup, which is served in a separate bowl. The noodles are ramen noodles.
Serving "bonito" and "Saikyou miso" flavored tsukemen as well as others, the restaurant is loved by local businessmen and students for its rich and large portions.

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The rich bonito-flavored soup is a perfect match for the noodles. This restaurant is sure to please anyone who likes strongly-flavored ramen!
Gyokai shoyu Tsukemen
1Must Eat !
Gyokai shoyu Tsukemen (Regular) / ¥770

A rich soup infused with bonito and shoyu flavors. Despite being a seafood dish, it doesn't have a "fishy" smell, so is recommended for people who dislike fishy foods. The noodles are think and chunky, mixing well with the rich soup.

Shime Meshi
2Must Eat !
Shime Meshi / ¥100

We recommend leaving some soup behind when you finish eating your noodles; if you do, you can order Shime Meshi! Shime Meshi is rice and eggs dropped into your soup, mixed, and enjoyed together. The rich soup and piping hot rice are the perfect pairing.

Saikyo Tantan Tsukemen
3Let's Try !
Saikyo Tantan Tsukemen (Large) / ¥880

Based around Kyoto's famous "Saikyou miso," these Tsukemen have a Ra-yuu accent and a creamy flavor. When you hear the words "Tan tan men," you might be forgiven for thinking the dish is spicy, but in fact it's perfect for those who aren’t so good with spiciness thanks to its sweet and mild "Saikyou miso."

Vinegar & Garlic
4Let's Try !
Vinegar & Garlic / Free

If you've eaten half your meal and you feel like changing it, help yourself to a couple of drops of the Vinegar & Garlic on your table. The flavor of your soup will change and you'll be able to enjoy a whole new flavor experience!

How to Order & Eat
Tsurukame Honten-Main store How to Order & EatIf you speak to the staff in English, they will hand you an English menu, so ordering should be easy. First pick your variety of tsukemen, followed by the amount of noodles you'd like, and you're done!
Tsukemen soup is richer than that of regular ramen, so be careful not to overdo it when you're dipping your noodles. We recommend dipping only a little of your noodles in the soup at first.
- Order Tips -
Noodles are available in the following portions: Small with egg, 150g; Regular, 200g; and Large, 300g. However much you order, the price is the same. A small portion should be perfect for women, and regular should be just right for men.
Tsurukame Honten-Main store Appearance Photo
Tsurukame Honten-Main store / つるかめ本店
Categories Ramen
Phone +81 75-211-3213
Address Kikusui Bld. 1F, 559, Nakanocho, Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 604-8042
Directions 3-minute walk from Hankyu Line Kawaramachi Station.
Hours 11:00 ~ 22:00
Reservations Not accepted
Closed Open everyday
Notes The restaurant sometimes gets crowded between 12 and 2 p.m., so you may have to wait.
Price range
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~ ¥1,000
Credit cards Not accepted
Good for Solo, With Friends
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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English menus available
Menu English
Languages spoken English
Number of seats 8 seats
Private dining rooms Nothing
Non smoking / smoking Non smoking
Tsurukame Honten-Main store / つるかめ本店 +81 75-211-3213 ~ ¥1,000 2/3

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