Honke Dai-ichi Asahi


Restaurants & Cafés



It’s not much to look at, but this bustling 29-seater ramen shop is perennially popular, with lines of people waiting to get in most lunchtimes. There’s only one kind of ramen on offer: a rich, soy-flavoured soup with pork and noodles, made to a recipe that hasn’t changed since the store opened more than 60 years ago. It closes for just three and a half hours each day.

Kyoto Shortlist

Review updated October 2009


845 Mukaihata-cho, Higashi Shiokoji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto

Transport Kyoto Station (JR, Karasuma, Kintetsu lines).

Telephone 075 351 6321

Open 5.30am-2am daily.

Admission ¥.

Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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