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Kyoto Gogyo

#31 of 11,577 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Shinkyogoku Shopping District
As featured in Best Food in Kyoto
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452 Jumonjicho Yanaginobamba-dori Takoyakushi Sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8121 , Kyoto Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 75-254-5567
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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171 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here for something light and had a congee with chicken and egg that costed ¥690 and ramen costed ¥890 yet we got charged an extra ¥400 per person for some sort of service fee that we have no idea about?! The girls English weren't good enough in explaining what this fee involves and honestly paying 1/3 on top of... More 

Thank asiantravelgirl
San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We read all the reviews and decided to give it a try. But like most things hyped in Japan by western reviews, it is at best average compared to most truly local finds with only an English menu. We were charged a cover of 400 each for an appetizer which frankly was unnecessary. The rest of the starters were terrible.... More 

Thank PrashFoodie2016
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made a reservation as our concierge recommended this place.. the food was nice, but we have had better ramen throughout Japan, and the wait time is absolutely not worth it! Only try this if you are walking past and notice that there is no queue.

Thank Steph B
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26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were there on a Friday for lunch after shopping at Nishiiki Market. It was not far from the market and we relied on our GPS to locate this restaurant. There was a queue and we were famished so we accepted the offer to sit at the counter. We were there for the burnt ramen that travellers raved about so... More 

Thank WinterPassion
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you love ramen then you have to try this place while in Kyoto. The burnt miso ramen is the specialty of this restaurant, and it is amazing. You will have to wait as there is a line outside for this popular ramen restaurant and it can be cold in the winter (it's worth the wait). Remember to write your... More 

Thank Linsey W
Moraga, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I went for lunch on a Sunday. My son found a review on Yelp and after we got there, there were several locals waiting outside for a table. I knew we found a gem. After a short wait we were seated and ordered the Gogyo special ramen with pork. We sat at the front counter and we... More 

Thank Timothy F
Singapore, Singapore
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75 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked past the restaurant at 11am and noticed there was a queue and decided to go back for dinner. Started queuing at 8pm and only get in at 9.15pm. Noticed they don't overturn the tables as quick as guest leaves. We ordered the ramen, karaage, tuna and Guoza. We both really like the karaage followed by guoza. Tuna was... More 

Thank Kris L
Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place, must try when you are in Kyoto. We tried the burned miso ramen, it was divine. So rich and full of flavor. We also tried gyoza which were nice but it's the ramen that impressed us. Good selection of sake and house wine. The queue is very slow moving but the noodles were worth it.

Thank Sarah T
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

I read so many reviews about this restaurant before coming here and would like to give it a try on its famous black soup ramen noodles. Me and my friends went there around 7PM and it wasn't busy at all. After being sat down at a table and ready to order, the server informed us there was an extra charge... More 

Thank xxearnxx
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

I found the ramen really unique and enjoyable. However, not everyone who was with me enjoyed it. It requires a certain taste palette to enjoy. Try this ramen if you want an adventure, but no guarantee you will enjoy it.

Thank thorsten ng j

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Japanese, Asian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 452 Jumonjicho Yanaginobamba-dori Takoyakushi Sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8121, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Shinkyogoku Shopping District
  • Neighborhood: Shinkyogoku Shopping District
  • Phone Number: +81 75-254-5567

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Shinkyogoku Shopping District
Those who delight in shopping and cuisine will find themselves at home in Shinkyogoku. Lauded and visited by locals for its Nishiki Market, where baskets of fragrant spices, dried fish, and just-fried foods are piled high along the snaking streets of its enclosed outdoor shopping spaces, Shinkyogoku is not only a hub for fresh fare, but also for fast fashion fixes. Trends-in-the-making can be spotted in the tall windows of several one-of-a-kind stores featuring local labels and modish boutiques. Arcades, outdoor concert spaces, mega department stores, and small, enchanting cafes have sprung up to accommodate the increasing traffic. Whether looking for souvenirs and kitsch on Shinkyogoku Street, or scoping out the massive food court and restaurant floor at Takashimaya Department store, there's something for every wallet or purse, and a buyer for every item.
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