First, buy a ticket from the ticket machine. Insert some yen into it and press the button of the ramen (or tsukemen) you want. They have no menu, so I recommend choosing what you want to order before going. Note that if there is a line in front of the restaurant, you only buy the ticket after you get to enter it, not before. So don’t go inside and buy your ticket before it’s your turn.
After you finish the noodles of your tsukemen, I recommend adding some seafood stock to the dipping sauce to make it a soup. The seafood stock is added to the sauce to make it easier to drink. After adding seafood stock, the amount of liquid should be about the same as before you started dipping your noodles in the sauce. You can always add more stock if you think the taste is still too strong.
The seafood stock has a kelp dashi base, and it’s made from carefully chosen ingredients, so it goes perfectly with the rich chicken dipping sauce. It’s so delicious that it’s easy to slurp it all up before you can even say tori paitan tsukemen.
|Address||7-4 Saiinoiwake-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture|
|Directions||A 15-minute walk (890 meters) from Hankyu Saiin Station. A 15-minute walk from JR Nishioji Station.|
|Open Hours||11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Open on Sundays.|
|Closed||Monday (if Monday is a national holiday, the following Tuesday).|
|Credit cards||Not accepted.|
|Good for||Solo, With Friends|
They have no English menu, but you can order by looking at the pictures.
|Lanuages spoken||Some simple English.|
|Number of seats||10|
|Private dining rooms||No.|
|Non smoking / smoking||Nonsmoking|