Suguru’s ramen has a delicate porky umami and in their clear broth is simultaneously nostalgic and new
Ramen Suguru is a ramen joint just a 2-minute walk away from Eiden’s Shugakuin Station. The owner-chef of the famous Ramen Touhichi, where there is always a line in front of the restaurant, Mr. Sodeoka, started his second restaurant here with the motto of “pork and wheat are what’s most important.” They take their ingredients very seriously here; so seriously, in fact, that others surely can’t do the same: they use Kohara pork only from the Kyotanba area of Kyoto Prefecture and their handmade noodles are made using only wheat from Hokkaido.
At Ramen Suguru they offer three types of noodles, shoyu ramen, shio ramen, and miso ramen (depending on the season, they sometimes have other types of ramen available for a limited time). The ramen here is, as expected of a restaurant by the same people behind Ramen Touhichi, exceptional, and you won’t find another bowl of ramen like it in Kyoto, and there is also the excitement that the taste of the ramen here is still going to continue evolving.
The restaurant is in the Ichijoji area of Kyoto, which is the most contested ramen battleground area in Kyoto, but as the restaurant is close to Shugakuin Station, there are not too many people in the area. The tables and chairs of the restaurant are wooden and it has a casually Japanese atmosphere. The young and the old, men and women alike, all visit this restaurant.