Jun. 16, 2017 UPDATE

Yu-hi no kirameki Ichijoji

- 夕日のキラメキ一乗寺 -
Taiwan Mazesoba, a dish where mixing together noodles and toppings bring out a rich and intriguing flavor
Yu-hi no kirameki Ichijoji is an only four minute walk away from "Ichijoji Station." The restaurant is known for two dishes: Taiwan Mazesoba(mixed noodle dish) "Naotaro" and Tori Paitan no Shio Ramen. Taiwan Mazesoba is a type of brothless ramen originating from Nagoya. The dish is soy sauce-flavored ground meat seasoned with chili pepper and garlic on top of a bowl of super thick noodles. What makes this restaurant's Taiwan Mazesoba special is the unique harmony formed by their homemade noodles and great selection of toppings. The intense umami that this mixture provides, differing from that of a tonkotsu, miso, or shoyu broth, is guaranteed to make your tongue dance with amazement. The restaurant is usually packed, but there’s always a lively and cheerful atmosphere just waiting for you to take part in.
Taiwan Mazesoba "Naotaro" (large size)
Taiwan Mazesoba "Naotaro" (large size) / ¥750
This is a thick and brothless ramen dish with a fishy taste. The best way to enjoy Taiwan Mazesoba "Naotaro" is to first thoroughly mix up the chives, onions, ground meat, seaweed, fish meal, garlic, egg yolk and noodles together in your bowl as you eat. Then once you're out of noodles, simply empty out your rice into the bowl. Mixing together the bundle of ingredients brings out a deep and intriguing flavor that’s guaranteed to get you hooked. It's a very spicy dish, so consult with your taste buds before ordering. You can choose between the 小(Small)・並(Medium)・大(Large) sizes. Each size costs the same, so don’t hold back when ordering.
Jun Tori Paitan Shio Ramen
Jun Tori Paitan Shio Ramen / ¥750
The Tori Paitan Shio Ramen is a dish that brings out chicken's umami to the max. The thick noodles are a perfect match for the dish’s rich soup. Compared to most other ramen, Tori Paitan Shio Ramen would be considered by most to be rich in flavor, but it has a much lighter and refined taste to it than the Taiwan Mazesoba "Naotaro". If your palate happens to prefer foods with a simpler taste, then you’ll probably be better off with this ramen.
Lemon Pepper, Black Pepper, Garlic, Curry Powder, Red Pepper, Vinegar
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Lemon Pepper, Black Pepper, Garlic, Curry Powder, Red Pepper, Vinegar / Free
If you get tired of the taste of Mazesoba and are still only halfway into your bowl, try sprinkling on one of the seasonings available at your table. They'll change up the dish and add new flavors for you to experience. We personally recommend the Lemon Pepper. Vinegar is also a good choice when you start to run low on noodles. *From the left in picture: Lemon Pepper, Black Pepper, Garlic, Curry Powder, Red Pepper , Vinegar
Taiwan Mazesoba "Naotaro" (Mega)
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Taiwan Mazesoba "Naotaro" (Mega) / ¥850
This is the maximum serving size of the Taiwan Mazesoba "Naotaro" we just introduced. Just get a load of that huge portion! The Mega size allows you to enjoy Mazesoba to the fullest, so you should definitely consider giving it a go if you're confident in your appetite. Just be warned: the Mega size will leave you stuffed for the remainder of the day. Also, expect vicious garlic breath!
How to Order

First, you'll need to buy a meal ticket from the machine located inside of the store. Insert your money, decide on a type of ramen, and press the corresponding button. Once you're done choosing, pull down the lever labeled おつり・返却 to receive your meal ticket and change. Give the meal ticket to the attendant, specify your noodle portion size, and your order is complete.

- Order Tips -

Use the following guide when telling the attendant what noodle portion size you'd like to order.

小(Short):Shou mori ni sitekudasai.

並(Medium):Nami mori ni sitekudasai.

大(Large):Oo mori ni sitekudasai.

特(Special):Toku mori ni sitekudasai.

メガ(Mega):Mega mori ni sitekudasai !!!

* Note that the Mega size is unavailable for Jun Tori Paitan Shio Ramen. If you’re a woman, the Medium size should leave you full. If you’re a man, the Large size should satisfy you.

3.8 food4.0 service3.7 atmosphere3.8
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
4.2 food4.5 service4.0 atmosphere4.0
This is an up-and-coming restaurant for ramen lovers in Kyoto. If you find yourself thinking, "I want to eat to my heart's content!" or "I want to try a whole new type of ramen!" then search no more. Its sister stores, "Kirameki no tori" and "Kirameki chicken heart," also serve really delicious food, so give them a try if you're ever in the mood.
3.7 food4.0 service3.5 atmosphere3.5
This place serves the best Taiwan Mazesoba in all of Kyoto! They're supervised by "Hanabi," the restaurant where the dish first sprung up in Japan, so their taste is the real deal. They're also known for their delicious Tori Paitan Shio Ramen, so I always have a hard time deciding on which to order when I go. If you think that your stomach can handle it, order both! You'll leave satisfied, to say the least!
3.7 food3.5 service3.5 atmosphere4.0
The "Tori Shio Ramen" is great for its rich, yet simple and delicious Tori Paitan broth. Of course, the homemade noodles and toppings are also worth writing home about. Each plays its own part in making this little bowl of wonder. The noodles are a little on the thick side, allowing for them to carry more of the delicious broth into your mouth as you slurp them up. The thick slices of seared chicken breast are also to die for. Long story short, I highly recommend this ramen which will keep you coming back for more.
3.0 food3.0 service3.5 atmosphere2.5
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
3.0 food3.0 service3.5 atmosphere2.5
Yu-hi no kirameki Ichijoji / 夕日のキラメキ一乗寺
Category Ramen
Phone +81 75-746-5388
Address 33-10, Takano Tamaokacho, Sakyo-ku Kyoto, 606-8106
Directions 4-minute walk from Eizan Ichijoji Station.
Open Hours 11am - 3pm(L.O.2:30pm) | 6pm - 11pm
Reservations No
Closed Open everyday
Notes The restaurant is extremely crowded between 12PM and 1PM, leading to a wait time of 15–30 minutes.
Price range
- ¥1,000
Credit cards No
Good for Solo, With Friends
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
Staff will respond to basic English.
Menu Japanese only
Lanuages spoken Simple English
Number of seats About 15seats
Private dining rooms Nothing
Non smoking / smoking Non smoking
Other “Kirameki no tori” and “Kirameki chicken heart” are this restaurant’s sister stores.
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