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Kyoto Gogyo

452 Jumonjicho Yanaginobamba-dori Takoyakushi Sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-8121 , Japan
+81 75-254-5567
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Ranked #21 of 3,202 restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: Japanese, Noodle
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Japanese first
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Every few minutes there was a dazzling blaze of fire as they make the burnt ramen, which was nothing less than rich and flavourful. The burning adds a slight smokiness, though I would have liked more spiciness. The decor was very modern and smaller features like bibs to prevent shirt stains (much needed!) really elevated this ramen restaurant for me.... More

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Shanghai, China
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We ordered the miso ramen with char Siew which cost less than 2000 Yen. The soup was different from the regular pork bone soup, and it looked very black and gooey but actually tasted very good. Should definitely try. Go at 11:30 when the shop opens so there is no queue. The crowds fill up rather quickly.

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New Hampshire
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112 reviews 112 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Very cool place. Burnt ramen is worth trying. Very rich and tasty. Gyosa, fried chicken, we're great. Eat here

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Busan, South Korea
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

First of all this place is cool as hell. It's got a steelworks vibe going through and pretty much had us sold just by looking at the place. We ordered the burnt shoyu ramen and really enjoyed it. Very unique taste, but was quite rich. Definitely a must for any ramen fans!

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Kyoto, Japan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Shop: 9/10 - Location: 8/10 - Food (Not Ramen): 9/10 - Staff: 8/10 - Burned Ramen: 4/10 Me and my girlfriend's first impression was that it looked and felt cozy, and had a good smell. We ordered some side dishes first like Shrimp-Mayo, Karaage, Some Vegetable mix. All was very good quality! Loved the Shrimp. We ordered our Burned Ramen... More

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Honolulu
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is our second visit to this restaurant . This is better for lunch than dinner. The atmosphere is nicer downstairs as upstairs is small, cramped and plenty of smokers. The noodles and broth were tasty but the burnt miso broth had black floaters of miso which looked like washings from an iron skillet. The gyoza was tasty but the... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

Went here on strength of previous reviews, and we were not disappointed. Lovely setting, staff and pyrotechnics from the chef. And the food (burnt ramen, and another one that was more creamy) was some of the tastiest we had in Japan

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Beijing, China
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We were only in Kyoto 5 nights, and ate here twice. The second time we say many familiar faces from our first visit. Be prepared to queue for 15 minutes, but it's well worth it. The burnt miso ramen has such a unique flavour, the fried gyoza are delicious, and the sake selection is spot on.

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Rome, Italy
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The place is very nice and well furnished. Waiters are kind and fast. The kitchen is exposed, so you can see exactly what the cooks make: it is also fun seeing flames one meter high :D The food is very good and the price is reasonable: With 3000 yen (about 23 euros) I took a main ramen dish with pork,... More

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Luang Prabang, Laos
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Excellent value, tasty broth, melting pork, fantastic noodles. Tasty gyoza. definitely worth a visit for a unique take on ramen. Efficient service, English menus.

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