Ramen in a creamy chicken-based soup and aromatic curry-flavored karaage
Takayasu is one of the most famous restaurants in Kyoto, located a 5-minute walk from the Eizan Electric Railway Ichijoji Station. The restaurant’s main claims to fame are their painstakingly prepared creamy, cloudy chicken or pork-based soups, their large curry-flavored karaage(Japanese fried chicken), and the almost excessively generous servings of rice.
Befitting a famous restaurant, it is always extremely crowded. The interior has a trendy café-style atmosphere, and many women come here for solo dining.
Takayasu’s basic ramen. The soup is creamy and extremely light.
Compared with other Kyoto ramen shops, it may seem a bit thin, but it is very flavorful, so it packs more than enough deliciousness on its own. If you feel like it’s missing something, try adding a little of the hot and spicy nira on the table. The flavor of the soup will enhance the spiciness, giving it more punch. It is extremely spicy, so be careful not to add too much.
/ 3pieces ￥460
Their famous curry-flavored karaage. They are boneless, tender, and quite big. Takayasu’s ramen is light, so it pairs well with the stronger seasoning of the karaage.
Look at the size of that! At Takayasu, you can order rice for ￥170, but you are free to set the portions yourself. If you order the L size, they will bring you a mountain of rice the like the one in the photo, so we recommend M size for men and S size for women.
Noodle with beef steak
The Noodle with beef steak is the most popular dish among local ramen lovers. It is the regular Takayasu ramen with beef steak and slightly sweeter seasoning. It may look rich, but it is not too heavy, and the flavor is different from the regular soup.
You should order this if you like stronger seasoning.