Mar. 20, 2019 UPDATE

Kyoto Ayam-YA

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Great Halal chicken ramen at Ayam-YA close to Hankyu Karasuma Station
If you’re a Muslim and want some delicious chicken ramen in Kyoto, the choice should be obvious: you should head to Ayam-YA and order a bowl as soon as possible. They have a good selection of different kinds of ramen noodles, from spicy ones to incredibly creamy ones. Ramen is a dish that is popular all around the world, but while this restaurant is, of course, popular among Muslim tourists, it’s also popular among Japanese office workers who often visit the restaurant to have a bowl for lunch. Ayam-YA’s Karasuma branch is located in an alley just a short walk away from Hankyu Karasuma or subway Shijo Station. Ayam-YA also has another restaurant close to Kyoto Station. Ayam-YA is not only Halal-certified, it also has the best possible Crescent rating of AAA. As you probably know already from their Crescent rating, they also have a prayer room, with separated washing facilities for women and men. Plus they also have free Wi-Fi!
Spicy Ramen
Spicy Ramen / ¥850
They have three choices for the spicy ramen, you can have it salt, soy, or miso based. If you order the miso one, you also get to choose how hot you want the ramen. While the salt and soy ramen noodles are 850 yen per bowl, the miso ramen is 890 yen.
Potage Ramen
Potage Ramen / ¥950
Potage is a French soup, but here at Ayam-YA, they have made it into a ramen. And how creamy the ramen is! The chicken stock in this ramen has a really strong taste, so even though you also get vegetables with your ramen, the taste of chicken is the strongest one.
JKT Style Mazemen
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JKT Style Mazemen / ¥890
JKT means Jakarta and Mazemen of course noodles without soup that is topped with many ingredients. Mazeru in Japanese means to stir, so you then need to mix all the ingredients together. You even get some white rice with the noodles, which you use after you have eaten all the noodles themselves to suck up the soup that is left.
Extra Rich Soy Sauce Chicken Ramen
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Extra Rich Soy Sauce Chicken Ramen / ¥890
You can get normal chicken ramen at Ayam-YA for 100 yen less than the extra rich one, but the richness of this soup is just on its own level so I, of course, recommend you get the extra rich one. The taste is just so full of umami that there’s nothing to complain about.
How to Order

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They have a vending machine with the names of the dishes in English and Japanese on it. First, put a 1000 yen bill or enough coins into the machine, then press the button of the dish you want. 

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You can also order three pieces of kara-age chicken for 380 yen. 

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You can order a bigger portion of noodles for 100 yen more. 

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Ayam-YA offers excellent chicken ramen which I liked quite a lot. Everything at the restaurant is Halal, but I especially liked their potage ramen. It’s weird how well chicken, vegetables, and ramen noodles go together. They even have a waiting room in the same house as the praying room, so you don’t need to line up outside in the cold to get to the restaurant.
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Ayam-YA is famous for their certified Halal ramen and it’s always bustling with Muslim tourists. According to the staff, the Halal certified ramen here is of such quality that you’ll have a hard time finding anything as good elsewhere, and I have to agree; even compared to the non-Halal ramen places in Kyoto, the ramen here is very good. They don’t only sell ramen, but also dipping noodles and mazesoba, noodles without soup that you mix in the bowl yourself. From this you can see how seriously they take the Japanese noodle culture, and that’s a good thing. I’m sure they’ll have something you’ll like!
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Kyoto Ayam-YA / アヤムヤ
Category Ramen
Phone +81 75-708-5666
Address 1st floor of Shoji Building, 470 Kannondo-cho, Shinmachi Dori Shijo Agaru Higashi-iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City
Directions A 4-minute walk from Hankyu Karasuma Station.
Open Hours Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (Last orders at 2:30 p.m.) Dinner: 6 p.m.-10 p.m. (Last orders at 9:30 p.m.)
Reservations Not accepted.
Closed Wednesdays and irregular holidays.
Notes They have a prayer room; ask the staff if you want to use it.
Price range
Credit cards Not accepted.
Good for Solo, With Friends, Families with Children
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
Excellent, they even have their ticket vending machine in English.
Menu English and Japanese.
Lanuages spoken Japanese, English, and Indonesian.
Number of seats 24
Private dining rooms No.
Non smoking / smoking Nonsmoking.
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