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Ippudo, our ramen restaurant, was first established in 1985 in Hakata, Fukuoka. Currently in 2017, we have over 100 stores throughout Japan. In 1990, our founder, Shigemi Kawahara, entered the Hall of Fame for winning the the ramen competition of the show, "TV Champion" three consecutive times. Then in 2005, he gained the title "Noodle King" after coming in 1st in the "Largest Ramen Competition in History to Decide the Noodle King". In 2008, our first store outside of Japan was opened in New York. Now, we have stores in London, Paris, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Sydney, and in other countries all around the world, totaling 60 stores. Ippudo is the force driving the global ramen fever. We innovate
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Japanese, Asian, Soups
FEATURES
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed February 18, 2020 via mobile

We just came back from eating at this ramen shop. We got the classic special, and it was truly delicious. The lady who took our order could speak English very well and was very kind. We'll definitely come here again for another bowl of ramen.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

While there was nothing wrong with the ramen here, there was also nothing special. We expected better given the rating. Also as someone who understands some Japanese, I noticed that not only did the English menu we were given appear to have less options, when...they were serving Japanese customers they asked about how they would like the ramen noodles cooked, but didn't ask us as westerners. This restaurant does offer a vegetarian ramen which I'm sure would be very welcome to vegetarians. English here was overall pretty good.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 17, 2020 via mobile

Came here twice in one week for the Vegan ramen. Garlic can be provided ob request, which I totally recommend. One of the best we’ve had and judging by others reaction, their ramens seem top notch. Highly recommend popping by while hitting up the Nishiki...Market before/after.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 12, 2020 via mobile

I ate here twice on my recent trip. Ippudo always has a warm welcome and delicious food. I tend to go for the classic tonkotsu broth with their gorgeous bite size gyoza on the side...utterly scrumptious and so very filling! There is usually a queue...to eat here, so I suggest having a late lunch/early dinner if you don't want to wait as the place is almost empty 3-5pmMore

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed January 4, 2020

Since I've been in Japan, I think I am becoming a bit of a ramen aficionado. The ramen at Ippudo is one of my favourites. Generous amount of chasu--not too fatty, firm straight noodles, nicely boiled egg, and bean sprouts. The gyoza are smaller than...others, but they make up for it by doubling the amount. Service was fast & friendly. English menu available. Popular with both locals and tourists. Can get busy a peak hours but I walked in and was seated immediately at 19.30 on a Saturday night. Just a few minutes walk from Nishiki Market. I will definitely return before I leave Kyoto.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 29, 2019 via mobile

I finished a busy day sightseeing in the Shinjiki Market area and went to this ramen place as it was highly recommended on Trip Advisor. The line took about 30 minutes at 1pm to get in to sit down, but the service was excellent as...the young lady at the counter came out onto the street and provided you with a menu in English (she also spoke perfect English). She then took your order which meant that when you sat down your meal arrived very quickly. I ordered the Ippudo Karaka (Spicey pork ramen with minced meat - 8 spice level heat) and Gyoza on the side. The ramen was the right amount of heat for a medium but the broth was lacking a little depth ion flavour for mine - did not compare with some of the ramens that I had tasted over the previous days. The ramen was fine overall, but not worth heading back for another round - price was not too bad (1,440 yen) - service was excellent.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 2, 2019 via mobile

Came here for lunch on our last day in Kyoto. I got the spicy ramen with the minced meat and my husband got the ramen with pork along with the gyozas and they were all great! It’s a perfect little spot if you’re looking for...a casual, cozy, inexpensive lunch.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 1, 2019 via mobile

Just a short walk from Karasuma Station and Nishiki Market, Ippuddo was the perfect place to go for lunch after a morning of exploring. The place gets full but we were pretty fortunate to get a seat for 4 altogether. There is a lot more...to the menu than Ichiran so we each ordered something different. They were all good, but I found my spicy miso ramen to be more on the salty side. The service was top notch and the price was very reasonable.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 22, 2019

We read about his ramen restaurant in one of guide books are were very pleased. We had to wait about 20 minutes for a couple of seats at a counter shared by other diners. The ramen dishes are delicious, with lots of excellent ingredients. there...are plenty of condiments and sauces available to suit one's taste, as well as a pitcher of excellent, unsweetened iced tea always available.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 11, 2019 via mobile

On offer are combination meals of Ramen and Gyoza. The Ramen broth is so full of flavour, it is just delicious. There was a queue but you don’t wait for long and it’s worth the wait.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 5, 2019

My boyfriend and I stopped here for some lunch during our time in Kyoto. Staff is friendly and we were seated quickly, they gave us English menus to browse while we waited so we were all ready to order once we got there. The Ramen...is delicious and its a generous serving! They have complimenterary tea sitting out in pitchers and I didn't care for the taste, but that's just me! The Sapporo I drank instead was a great substitute :) we definitely recommend going!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 3, 2019

Such a great find, went here after reading other reviews saying they had a veggie option, and was not disappointed! My friend had the meat spicy ramen and gyoza and said they were both delish! I had the vegan ramen which needed a bit of...soy, pickled ginger & sesame added to bring out the flavour but once in it was really tasty and lots of fresh veggies too! Definitely recommend a visit! Queue moves really quickly, we waited only for 15-20 mins max.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 28, 2019

Delicious s ramen, short menu, good gyoza. Exactly as it should’ve. Flavourful and good value for money. Always a queue but it moves quickly. Enlist menu available.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 28, 2019 via mobile

Picked this off the back of TA reviews and boy we were not let down. Getting there and seeing locals queuing you know it must be good and the 10-15min wait we had was well worth it. When you get near the front of the...queue they’ll come out with a menu to help speed up the process. There is English translations and the waiters speak good English. The menu is basic, but clear to understand with good options, incl. spice levels, vegan dish and beer. The ramen itself was super tasty as were the dumplings we got to accompany. Price wise this isn’t too expensive. Well worth visiting and fairly easy to locate, opposite a Starbucks.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 25, 2019 via mobile

3 core tonkotsu ramen on offer in this must visit chain. I’ve only been to this outlet and it’s great. Had the minced pork version and a nice dollop of chilli with a side order of dumplings - which are also a must have -...the ramen soup is thick and delicious. Make sure you tick this off your lunch list!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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