Feb. 24, 2023 UPDATE
Story & Recommendation
Straight to the point with the umami of chicken! Rich & thick tori paitan tsukemen
Menya Sanda is a ramen restaurant located a 15-minute walk from Hankyu Saiin Station. It hasn’t even been a year since Menya Sanda opened its doors for the hungry ramen lovers of Kyoto, but this little restaurant has already captured the hearts of Kyoto’s ramen critiques. The real reason for why Menya Sanda has a commandeering hold on ramen critiques’ hearts is that their soup is made from only chicken and water. There is nothing unnecessary in it. The chef of Menya Sanda is very particular about only using additive-free and MSG-free soy sauce, salt, mirin in the ramen he makes. Even the handmade noodles of the restaurant are additive-free. The chef has a passion for making ramen. His ramen, made from hand-picked ingredients, has a simple, yet unforgettable, taste. The look of the restaurant is clean and neat. The restaurant is easy to spot from the large air conditioning duct it has on its left side. The chef moves briskly and serves you in a friendly fashion. Menya Sanda is very popular, but as the chef makes all the ramen by himself, you may have to line up (sometimes even for almost 30 minutes). There is a limited amount of some of their ramen available, so I recommend going early.
food9.8 service8.8 atmosphere8.0
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Monday (if Monday is a national holiday, the following Tuesday).
Solo, With Friends
Number of seats
Private dining rooms
Non smoking / smoking
※Take out menu ： tsukemen, curry tsukemen (limited quantity), ramen, mashed soba noodles, and chilled mashed tsukemen (two meals set).