Mar. 03, 2017 UPDATE

Ten-Ten-Yu Shijo Karasuma store

- 天天有 四条烏丸店 -
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Tori Sayu Ramen that extracts the “sweetness” and “umami” of its ingredients
Ten-Ten-Yu is a shop located a 3 minute walk from the “Karasuma” Station of the Hankyu Line. Ten-Ten-Yu’s specialty is the collagen-filled Tori Sayu Ramen (ramen with a whitish chicken-bone soup), which extracts the “sweetness” and “umami (savory taste)” of its ingredients by boiling chicken and vegetables for 18 hours. By the way, Tori Sayu refers to the thick white broth cooked by boiling chicken for a long time. The ramen served at Ten-Ten-Yu only comes in the 2 types of “Chinese noodles” and “Chashu-men,” which comes with lots of chashu on top of the Chinese noodles. You then decide the broth for your ramen. You can choose from the 4 broths of “classic,” “thick,” “black,” and “salted chicken,” and they are all special for their smooth flavor that you will not get tired of. Having opened in 1971, Ten-Ten-Yu is a ramen shop with a long history in the “Ichijoji” area, where many ramen shops battle for the title of best ramen in Kyoto. Their ramen, which has protected its secret recipe and flavoring since opening, while evolving into a modern style, obviously has many fans, and it has reached the lofty status of being mentioned as the representative of long-standing Ramen shops in Kyoto. As their customer service is speedy and precise, this store always has a lively atmosphere. The interior is wooden with a modern design, and various men and women of all ages visit the store.
Chinese Noodles (Classic)
Chinese Noodles (Classic) / ¥700
The specialty of Ten-Ten-Yu is Chinese Noodles (Classic). It is a Tori Sayu Ramen cooked with chicken broth and vegetables as its base. Although it is Tori Sayu Ramen, perhaps because it has been boiled carefully for a long time, it hardly has any greasiness or bitterness. It is special for its smooth soup which is very easy to drink. The ingredients are low fat chashu, bean sprouts, and green onions. The crisp and juicy vegetables go extremely well with the Tori Sayu broth. As it does not have much sharpness or smell, this ramen is recommended for people who have never tried ramen.
Chinese Noodles (Thick)
Chinese Noodles (Thick) / ¥700
This is ramen with a bit more flavor and fatback added to the Chinese Noodles (Classic). On your first taste, you will notice a rich flavor that makes you think for a moment that you are eating Tonkotsu Ramen. It is delicious enough as is, but if you pour a bit of the “Sauce for Chinese Noodles” placed on the table, the flavor intensifies, making the ramen even more delicious. This is recommended if you like thicker ramen.
Chinese Noodles (Salted Chicken)
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Chinese Noodles (Salted Chicken) / ¥700
This is a healthy Shio Ramen created by blending 3 types of salt. The transparent salted broth even looks beautiful and is extremely smooth, but it is a refined dish that perfectly extracts the umami from chicken broth. The ingredients are white leeks, radish sprouts, and thick-cut chashu. The most special part of this ramen is the chashu. Although it is soft enough to chew through instantly, it has a perfect chewiness, matching perfectly with the smooth broth.
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Gyoza / ¥250
Ten-Ten-Yu’s Gyoza are stuffed with ingredients, making for a satisfying dish. There is gyoza sauce and chili oil on the table, so try them before eating. As the chili oil is spicy, please be careful not to use too much.
How to Order

As the menu is placed on the table, look at the menu and place your order. Generally, they do not understand English, but you should be able to order by pointing to the menu.

- Order Tips -
At Ten-Ten-Yu, you can order a large serving of noodles for any of their ramen for only 50 yen extra. If you would like a large serving, please tell the store staff: Oo mori ni shitekudasai. A normal serving should be enough for women. For men, you should be satisfied if you order a large serving.
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Overseas Tourist-Friendly
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Ten-Ten-Yu is a ramen shop that I loved when I was a student. At the time, it was a popular shop that stood out as top class among the many ramen shops in the competitive Ichijoji. I remember visiting from very far away and waiting in line for over an hour to finally be able to eat there. When I heard the news that they opened a location in the Shijo Karasuma area, I immediately went to go eat there. Perhaps it has evolved into a modern style, as the flavor and atmosphere had changed slightly, but the basic deliciousness has not changed, making me feel nostalgic and happy. As it is located close to my workplace, I still visit there sometimes and remember my student days while eating ramen.
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Ten-Ten-Yu is a famous and historic shop in Kyoto. The main location is in Ichijoji, but as the Karasuma location always has many visitors from abroad, it is recommended for people who will be eating ramen in Kyoto for the first time. As all of the store staff are friendly, I believe you will have a very comfortable experience. Of course the ramen is very delicious, so if you do not know where to eat in the Karasuma area, please visit here by any means!
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Ten-Ten-Yu Shijo Karasuma store / 天天有 四条烏丸店
Category Ramen
Phone +81 75-361-9899
Address 620COCON KarasumaB1F, Suiginyacho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, 600-8411
Directions 3-minute walk from Hankyu Karasuma Station.
Open Hours 11am - 10:30pm
Reservations No reservation
Closed Open everyday
Price range
- ¥1,000
Credit cards Not accepted
Good for Solo, With Friends
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
They can understand basic English.
Menu Japanese only
Lanuages spoken Japanese only
Number of seats 13seats
Private dining rooms Nothing
Non smoking / smoking Non smoking

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