First, you buy your ticket from the ticket vending machine. Put money into the machine, and push the button of the ramen you want. They have no menu in English so 0I recommend choosing what you want to order before going to Tohichi. Please note that you line up first, and buy the ramen ticket when you get inside the restaurant. Be careful not to jump in line to buy tickets. Tohichi. Please note that you line up first, and buy the ramen ticket when you get inside the restaurant. Be careful not to jump in line to buy tickets.
Below you can read about my recommended way of eating “Chicken and soy sauce tsukesoba.”
1. First, take only a few noodles with your chopsticks, and eat them without dipping them. You get to taste the kelp water and wheat directly, and really appreciate the work that goes into the ramen at Tohichi.
2. Next, put some salt and Japanese pepper onto your noodles, and enjoy them like you would sashimi. The salt is sucked in by the noodles, making the taste of the noodles themselves stand out even more. (The salt they have on the table is fine, so it melts almost right away, so be careful not to put too much on your noodles.)
3. Lastly, dip the noodles in the soup. You get the richness of the chicken with the salty punch of soy sauce, just remember to take the time to enjoy it all. You can let the wonton dumpling slide down your throat whenever you so want, and the sudachi citrus fruit can be squeezed onto your noodles when you so want.
|Address||33-6, Omiya Kitahakonoicho, Kita-ku, Kyoto, 612-8213|
|Directions||From subway Karasuma line Kitaoji Station a 25-minute walk away. From Kitaoji bus terminal take bus number #1 and get off at Gentakushita bus stop, from there a 3-minute walk.|
|Open Hours||11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.|
|Notes||Note that if the restaurant is busy you may have line for over an hour.|
|Credit cards||Not accepted|
|Good for||Solo, With Friends|
The staff can understand some very simple English.
|Lanuages spoken||Japanese only|
|Number of seats||15 seats|
|Private dining rooms||Nothing|
|Non smoking / smoking||Nonsmoking|