A rich shoyu ramen, the perfect post-drinks meal
Taiho Ramen is located an 8 minute walk from Hankyu’s Kawaramachi Station, and a 5 minute walk from Keihan’s Sanjo Station.
Taiho Ramen’s specialty is a deep and richly flavored shoyu ramen, whose recipe has remained the same for years.
Kiyamachi, where Taiho Ramen is located, is unique downtown area of Kyoto that boasts an array of tiny little whole in the wall spots, from coffee shops, bars, and international cuisine, to traditional Japanese-style restaurants.
Quietly residing in one of these back streets and remaining beloved by the locals is, Taiho Ramen, which was established as the place to go for some post-drinks.
As the people working nearby often drop by for a late night snack, Taiho Ramen is always busy, even late at night. While Kyoto is a big city, Taiho Ramen is perhaps the only ramen shop that’ll be packed to capacity at 1 in the morning. Also, because it is located in downtown, the shop doesn’t open for (business hours are 6:00pm to 6:00am). And since it’s in a back alley, it can be difficult to find, but that hideaway-like atmosphere is one of Taiho Ramen’s many unique characteristics. Once you step foot inside, you’ll feel the nostalgic atmosphere akin to many an old-fashioned ramen shop.
Just as a side note, Taiho Ramen’s customers are mostly males of all different ages.