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Menbaka - Fire Ramen Kyoto Ramen Restaurant


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#64 of 13,282 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner

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$9 - $19

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Sponsored by: Menbaka - Fire Ramen Kyoto Ramen Restaurant

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Fun and Delicious!
1. Fun and Delicious!
"This place is a must see ... great fun ... delicious ramen"
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2. Amazing experience!
2. Amazing experience!
"Such a great experience, it's the best ramen I've ever tried "
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3. Crazy!
3. Crazy!
"The crazy fire experience is well worth a visit. "
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Menbakaichidai has been a staple in the community for 30 years - burning through the competition with its famous "Fire Ramen." I innocently assumed that the ramen earned its name for being spicy, as are most "fire" dishes in the culinary world. It wasn't until I was inches away from a four-foot flame, that I finally realized this restaurant had taken things to the next level. From yahoo travel post
$9 - $19
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Free Wifi, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free Off-Street Parking, Digital Payments
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We trecked a fair way to get to Menbaka from our hotel because so many people reccomend it and it was worth every step! It was the best ramen I've eaten and the staff are so friendly and make the experience easy for non-japanese speaking...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Bonnie1708
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Reviewed April 2, 2019 via mobile

We planned our trip to Japan a year ago and back then we said when we get to Kyoto we must do Fire ramen.....and tonight we did. The team there are incredible and make you feel so welcome. The experience from start to finish was...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Bovington-Smythe
Menbaka, Manager at Menbaka - Fire Ramen Kyoto Ramen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2019

Dear Bovington-Smythe, Thank you very much for your kind review. We are so glad to know that you loved your ramen and experience at Fire Ramen. We hope that you can share your ramen experience and story with friends and family. Looking forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The whole eating experience is super entertaining, fun and very understandable for non-Japanese speaking tourists. Also the food was very delicious.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank donatoath
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and fun, perfect for group families, fast service, is not very dangerous, I don't know what else to writte

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank kikom153
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 6 had the best time here. Staff is fun and friendly, ramen is delicious. So glad we found this place, it was a very memorable experience for all.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank mondragon79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an awesome time at Fire ramen, the 'Boss' was very inviting and made sure me and my family had a blast. The staff took the time to make sure the experience was a unforgettable one. One of the best parts of my trip to...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Kim_van_nguyen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely disgusting. Tourist trap. Worst place in Kyoto by far. Embarrassment for Japanese cuisine and culture!!!!!!

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank U7401LDdavidd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for an authentic ramen joint, don't come here. If you are in Japan for the culinary experience, you are better off exploring and finding a hole in the wall restaurant with 500 yen ramen. But if you want to see your...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank Olivia M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I honestly cannot believe the positive reviews this place has. My girlfriend and I went here for dinner with high expectations upon seeing the plethora of 5 star reviews. When we arrived outside, the iPad to check in was broken. Not a big deal as...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank Trek235954
Reviewed May 17, 2019 via mobile

Came for the ramen but was surprised by the flames. They did not have or serve chicken as a secondary option but overall it is one of the best tasting ramen I had.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Kenneth M
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May 3, 2019|
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Response from alio6699 | Reviewed this property |
No reservation required. I would recommend going a bit before or after normal lunch or dinner times to avoid waiting outside. Regardless it's well worth the wait.
April 11, 2018|
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March 7, 2018|
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Response from Vidya G | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember a parking lot. It was about a 10 minute walk from the hotel we stayed at.
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