Ramen Factory Kyoto is a new place near Tofukuji Temple where you can experience both making and eating your very own Kyoto style ramen. This shop is a side project of Menbakaichidai, a famous “fire ramen” restaurant that has been serving and entertaining ramen fans in Kyoto for the last 30 years. Check out the video for Ramen Factory below.
Ramen Factory Kyoto opened on the 14th of October 2017. Since then they have already become a very popular venue so it is a good idea to make a booking in advance (see reservation details below). Three courses are now available:
The Half Course lasts 45 minutes and costs 2,500 yen (1,500 yen for children). In this course you get to make, prepare and taste your own noodles.
The Complete Course lasts 90 minutes and costs 3,500 yen (2,500 yen for children). In this course you get to make and taste a complete bowl of ramen with noodles, soup and roast chicken.
The Luxury Course lasts 90 minutes and costs 6,000 yen (5,000 yen for children), and includes making and enjoying your own complete bowl of ramen + a homaekake Japanese style souvenir apron.
And if those course don’t suit you, you can just order a bowl of ramen to eat!
Vegetarians should choose the Half Course which does not include chicken. A vegetable soup can be prepared for vegans if you contact Ramen Factory in advance.
For those who are gluten intolerant, rice noodles can be prepared for you instead of the usual wheat flour noodles. However, these are pre-prepared so you cannot make them from flour.
Muslim guests will be pleased to know that Ramen Factory has Halal certification from the Kyoto Muslim Association, as there is no non-Halal food made in the store. Ramen Factory noodles are served with chicken, and no pork and no alcohol are included in any ingredients.
Mulsim Prayer Room
Ramen Factory now has a special prayer room with traditional Japanese tatami mats. Muslims are welcome to use this space even if they do not make an order, and for their benefit there is an arrow indicating the correct direction of prayer. People of other faiths or none can also use the room for meditation or prayer. The room is partitioned into two parts for ladies and gentlemen, and there are facilities available for wudhu ritual washing prior to praying. This room will be kept warm in autumn and winter.
Address: 814-18 Honmachi 15-chōme, Higashiyama-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 605-0981
Tel: +81 75-748-1687
Open everyday from 11.00 – 18.00
Payment Details: Payment in advance can be made with the following international bank cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express, and JCB. Customers who pay in advance will also get one FREE drink.
Reservations: It is a good idea to book online in advance. The reservations page is available in 12 different languages. You can also call the number above to make a reservation.
Location: Ramen Factory Kyoto is a 3 minute walk from Tofukuji Station Here is a MAP of the location and you can download a PDF with super clear walking directions from Tofukuji Station here. For further information check the official Ramen Factory webpage.