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Five Great Ramen Shops to Visit During the Sapporo Snow Fe...

Keep Out The Winter Cold With These Tasty Spicy Sapporo Ramen Noodles Deno-san takes his inspiration from Szechuan Province, China.  175 Degrees Deno dispenses with the Sapporo miso ramen tradition, and instead opts for an amalgam of Chinese and Japanese influences to make this very tasty bowl of noodles. The shops name tells us much. Mr Deno, the founder, makes his own ra-yu- chili sauce by boili...

175 Degrees Deno Tantanmen Honten (175° DENO 担担麺 本店)

Japan, 060-0063 Hokkaido Prefecture, Sapporo, Chuo Ward, Minami 1 Jo Nishi 6-20 KY Buil 1F
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175 Degrees Deno

Deno Concept

+81-11-777-1177


Open Times: 11 am to 3 pm, 5 pm - 9 pm (Monday to Friday) 11.30 am to 4 pm, 5 pm - 9 pm (Saturday, Public Holidays) Closed Sunday


Price range: ~ ¥1000

Accepted: Cash only

Smokers allowed? : No

Seats: 14

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Five Great Ramen Shops to Visit During the Sapporo Snow Fe...

You Like Butter And Sweetcorn In Your Sapporo Ramen Japanese Noodles? Then You'll Love Ramen No Daiko Oh Boy This Is Good! You Can't Beat Old School Sapporo Miso Ramen Daiko proudly boasts that it hasn't changed the style or taste of its legendary miso ramen since it doors opened in 1966. It is the ramen shop unofficially voted as 'best' from the city's thousands by those who should know - the mas...

Ramen no Daiko (ラーメンの大公)

Japan, 064-0806 Hokkaido Prefecture, Sapporo, Chuo Ward, Minami 2 Jo Nishi 5-1
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Daiko

+81-11-231-0293


Open Times: 11 am - 11 pm


Price range: ~ ¥1200

Accepted: Cash only

Smokers allowed? : Yes

Seats: 30

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FGL's Top 10 Kyoto Dining Experiences: Kappo Nakagawa Shij...

#6. Pike Conger Cuisine at Kappo Nakagawa Shijo Hamo aka the pike conger or daggertooth is emblematic of Kyoto cuisine, and nowhere is it served with more loving care than at Kappo Nagawa Shijo.

Kappo Nakagawa Shijo (割烹なか川 四条木屋町)

Japan, 604-8001 Kyoto Prefecture, Nakagyo ku
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Japanese Website

+81-75-256-8009


Open Times: Lunch 12:00~14:00 Dinner 17:00~21:30(L.O)


Price range: Fixed-price lunch menus: from ¥5,500. Fixed-price dinner menus: from ¥6,800

Accepted: Cash / Visa / MasterCard / Amex/JCB/Diners

Smokers allowed? : No

Seats: 20

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Kyohei Ramen, Brilliant Noodles For All Tastes. Why isn’t ...

We’re bringing out the big guns for this, our 7th recommendation in our series of great Kyoto budget eats: the mighty Kyohei Ramen. I’ve been recommending this humble noodle shop on Teramachi-dori in the centre of Kyoto, just North of the city hall, for years.

Kyohei Ramen

Downtown-City Hall-Teramachi Ramen Noodles Enoki-cho 99, Nijo Teramachi Sagaru, Nakagyo-ku
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Japanese link

+075 211 5700


Open Times: 11am to 7.40pm (last order) Closed Saturday


Price range: Less than ¥1000

Accepted: Cash only

Smokers allowed? : Yes

Seats: 19

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Bargain Eats @ Kyoto's Coolest Izakaya: #6 Kyogoku Sutando

There's something of the old Wild West Saloon about Kyogoku Sutando. One of Kyoto's oldest and most beloved hostelries, it's located in the Shinkyogoku covered arcade, right in the heart of downtown.

Kyogoku Sutando

Downtown-Shijo-Shin Kyogoku Nakano-cho 546, Shinkyogoku-dori Shijo-agaru, Nakagyo-ku
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+81-75 221 4156


Open Times: 12pm to 9pm


Price range: Set menus from ¥880

Accepted: Cash only

Smokers allowed? : No

Seats: 43

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Kyoto Culinary Gems on a Budget #5: Soba Roujina

Lovely reasonably priced, upmarket buckwheat noodle specialist on Ebisugawa, the ‘furniture street’. It’s a short walk from Teramachi-dori. Delicately aromatic, handmade juwari soba noodles are their forté. Try the kamo seiro, cold noodles dipped into a duck-filled hot sauce, or if you are particularly hungry, the teishoku lunch set.

Soba Roujina

Teramachi-Ebisugawa Soba Noodles/Soba Bistro Maruya-cho 691, Ebisugawa-dori, Nakagyo-ku
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Japanese Website

+050 5593 8804


Open Times: 11.30am to 2pm (last order) 5.30pm to 8.30pm (last order) Closed Monday


Price range: Lunch up to ¥2000 , Dinner around ¥3000

Accepted: Cash only

Smokers allowed? : No

Seats: 14

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Real Kyoto Foodie Bargains #4: Daigin Shokudo

I 've been a regular customer at this fabulous shokudo canteen since the late 1980s. The prices have barely changed since then, and neither has the quality of their excellent, down-to-earth fare. Their hamburg teishoku and butajiru pork soup are simply wonderful, but in the heat of July a cold bowl of somen noodles and hiyayakko cold tofu might be preferable.

Daigin Shokudo

Ginkakuji-Philosophers' Path Shokudo Canteen Higashida-cho 60, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
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+81-75 771 0692


Open Times: 11am to 8.45pm Closed Wednesday


Price range: Less than ¥1000

Accepted: Cash only

Smokers allowed? : No

Seats: 40

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Gion Festival Great Value Kyoto Dining: #3 Hinode Udon

When the crowds get too much, head over to the east of Kyoto to this fabulous wheat noodle specialist just a stone's throw from Eikando and Nanzenji Temples, and the Philosopher's Path. This is where the famous Kyoto ryorinin chefs come for lunch on their days off, and for our money - all 900 yen of it - this is the best curry udon in town. 

Hinode Udon

Philosophers' Path-Nanzenji Udon Noodles Kitanobo-cho 36, Nanzenji, Sakyo-ku
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+81-75-751-9251


Open Times: 11.00 am - 5 pm


Price range: Less than ¥1000

Accepted: Cash only

Smokers allowed? : No

Seats: 28

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Great Budget Kyoto Eateries for Gion Festival: #2 Manpuku

Another noodle specialist, and a rare find indeed, an eatery right in the heart of Gion Festival celebrations that doesn't inflate its prices. Manpuku serves chuka soba, the lighter 'Japanese-style' ramen, and is the epitome of an old-skool noodle shop. Small, family run, tasty and cheap.

Manpuku

Shijo-Karasuma Ramen Niwatoriboko-cho 474, Shimogyo-ku
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+81-75-221-4712


Open Times: Noon to Midnight Closed Sunday


Price range: Less than ¥1000

Accepted: Cash only

Smokers allowed? : Yes

Seats: 16

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Budget Bites during the Gion Matsuri: #1 Eitaro

In this series of articles, John Ashburne recommends his ten favorite high-quality spots to dine during the festivities. Indeed, at any time of the year. The average level of culinary skill in Kyoto is so high, that you can eat well all year round very inexpensively. At most of these places you'll come away having spent less than ¥1000. Here's #1.

Eitaro

Nishikikoji-Karasuma Ramen, Udon & Izakaya Karasuma Nishiki Buil. 1F, Nishiki Karasuma Higashi Iru
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Japanese Website

+81-75 -211-2239


Open Times: 11.30 am - 10 pm


Price range: Less than ¥1000

Accepted: Cash only

Smokers allowed? : No

Seats: 24

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Veritable, Ancient, Inexpensive, Fabulous. Tagoto Soba Any...

Wherever you wander in Japan you'll come across eateries boasting the establishment's ancient heritage, in English. 'Since 2014' reads a cafe near my house, 'Since 2017' the patissier. Tagoto, in Kyoto's downtown Sanjo arcade, doesn't actually announce the date of its creation -1869 -the first year of the reign of the Meiji Emperor. Perhaps it should? It's been making wonderful, inexpensive soba b...

HONKE TAGOTO

Downtown-Sanjo-Kawaramachi 12 Ishibashi-cho, Sanjo-dori Teramachi Higashi-iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
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Japanese Website

English Website

+81-75 221 3030


Open Times: 11am to 9pm


Price range: Less than ¥1500

Accepted: Cash / Credit cards

Smokers allowed? : Yes

Seats: 78

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FGL's Top 10 Kyoto Dining Experiences: Ippodo

#10. Gourmet Green Tea at Ippodo Ippodo have been retailing the finest green teas in Kyoto for about three centuries, and their name is synonymous with the highest quality and service. Ippodo tea is renowned in particular for its elegance and refinement.

Ippodo (一保堂)

Japan, 604-0915 Kyoto Prefecture, Nakagyo-ku
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Japanese Website

English Website


Open Times: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm*


Price range: ¥1,000 ~ ¥2,000

Accepted: Cash / Visa / MasterCard / Amex

Smokers allowed? : No

Seats: 30

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