We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
TripAdvisor
Kyoto
Post
Inbox
Search

Menbaka - Fire Ramen Kyoto Ramen Restaurant

Claimed

Ratings and reviews

#19 of 2,410 Japanese in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Details

PRICE RANGE
$9 - $18
CUISINES
Japanese
Meals
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
View all details
features, about

Location and contact

Improve this listing
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"
barramundikid
See reviews that mention Fun and Delicious!
2. Amazing experience!
2. Amazing experience!
"Such a great experience, it's the best ramen I've ever tried "
denniseve
See reviews that mention Amazing experience!
3. Crazy!
3. Crazy!
"The crazy fire experience is well worth a visit. "
Susnairn
See reviews that mention fun experience
Reviews (1,008)
Filter reviews
696 results
Traveler rating
545
96
28
11
16
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveler rating
545
96
28
11
16
Show reviews that mention
All reviews ramen fried rice chicken fire show selfie sticks fun experience green onions take photos well worth the wait video flame oil safety castle badge fireball gimmick
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 696 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Friendly staff, fancy fire performance. The taste of the food was surprisingly mediocre despite having "no ramen, no life" as slogan. Noodle tasted soggy, broth tasted like water and only a slice of char siew in my serve with bunch of onions as topping

Date of visit: November 2019
1  Thank Shang Fei N
Restaurant's Favorite
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 5 days ago via mobile

The Service at Menbaka Fire Ramen was not much to be desired. We went there at 0330 PM, but still have to wait for 30 mins outside, even though it was NOT Full. Imagine if you have to stand in the Cold Winter. The Ramen...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank yimmichael
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Its just a normal ramen shop with a fire action gimmick. Ramen tastes normal and it took us 15 mins waiting time.

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank RJTeh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re in the beautiful city of Kyoto - make sure you go out of your way to find the Fire Ramen store...... A crazy .....and delicious experience!! Very unique and not something I’ve seen anywhere else in Japan.....as with all things Japanese, the restaurant...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Maria Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the best meal my husband and I had while in Japan for the last 2 weeks!! Plenty of delicious food and a cool, fun experience as well. Would definitely recommend a visit here!!

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Mary A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend recommended this place so we went for lunch before visiting Nijo castle. Not bad! They can speak English, ordering is easy and each person must order a bowl. Meaning, you cannot share. It takes some time to prepare for the ramen as there's...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank vinamelody
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

4* for Ramen and 6* for show, its really conversational and fairly priced and good stuff, too. The folks love what they do and it shows

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank FOL-1003
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here after seeing so much hype about it on YouTube and social media... overall experience was fun and enjoyable. The ramen itself was ok; not the greatest I’ve ever had and too much spring onions for my liking, but that’s not why you come...More

Date of visit: October 2019
1  Thank S4nnyBunny
Reviewed October 13, 2019

A must try and must see experience in Kyoto. They even will video record the whole experience for you! Literally a ramen soup on fire. Never thought such a recipe is possible. Taste wise was good but the soup was a tad salty but the...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank tmlie
View more reviews
Nearby
City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its
blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered
shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street
bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to
peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home
goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center
is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and
clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 514 nearby hotels
Marutamachi Crystal Hotel
14 reviews
.28 miles away
City Penssion Le Liond’Or
37 reviews
.30 miles away
Urban Hotel Kyoto Nijo Premium
301 reviews
.34 miles away
THE JUNEI HOTEL Kyoto Imperial Palace West
72 reviews
.37 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 16,441 nearby restaurants
Iwai
12 reviews
.01 miles away
Karasemitei
6 reviews
.17 miles away
Bar Otro Mundo-Japanese Tapas
10 reviews
.00 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 3,068 nearby attractions
Nijo Castle
6,843 reviews
.37 miles away
Soushunan
78 reviews
.33 miles away
Nijo-jo Castle Official English Guided Tour
26 reviews
.38 miles away
Nue Daimyojin Shrine
5 reviews
.10 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Manpreet31
October 26, 2019|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Excursion766677 | Reviewed this property |
‫בהחלט כן‬
0
Votes
Google Translation
951demetrin
May 3, 2019|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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.
1
Vote
davidsY6567AS
April 11, 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from davidsY6567AS |
Thanks Stevie J!
3
Votes
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing