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Menbakaichidai

#37 of 12,937 Restaurants in Kyoto
€€ - €€€Japanese
757-2 Minami Iseyacho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8153, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-812-5818
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
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“ramen” (433 reviews)
“fried rice” (52 reviews)
“chicken” (15 reviews)
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757-2 Minami Iseyacho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8153, Kyoto Prefecture
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Menbakaichidai
1. Fun and Delicious!
"This place is a must see ... great fun ... delicious ramen"
barramundikid
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2. Amazing experience!
"Such a great experience, it's the best ramen I've ever tried "
denniseve
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3. Crazy!
"The crazy fire experience is well worth a visit. "
Susnairn
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1 - 10 of 586 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

Having seen so many positive reviews online I thought I’d give fire ramen a go. The ramen itself turned out to be oilier than I expected and in my own opinion, less tasty than even Ichiran. You’re essentially paying for the performance watching them play...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank melmeleats
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Absolutely recommend this place if you visit Kyoto. I have the world’s pickiest eaters, and they said it was the best meal in all of Japan. And the people there were fun and English friendly. Totally worth it!More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank escogil
Menbaka, Manager at Menbakaichidai, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear escogil, Many thanks for your post. It was our pleasure to have you at our Menbakaichidai. We are so glad that you all enjoy our ramen taste. We wish you all the best and really hope to see you in Kyoto in the near...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice experience! You pay double the price for a regular Ramen because of the show, Ramen and dumplings were very good nonetheless!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 905eliase
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We just arrived in Kyoto and randomly decided to check out this ramen restaurant nearby and wow our low energy afternoon turned into a vibrant fiery evening at #fireramen haha it was really just an awesome time. The chefs were amazing, genuine Japanese chefs 👍🏼...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank lararrrr
Menbaka, Manager at Menbakaichidai, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear lararrrr, Thank you very much for visiting Fire Ramen in Kyoto, Japan and spending your valuable time writing us fabulous review. We are glad that you had a great dinner at our store and enjoyed your ramen. Wish you a great trip in Japan...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Do you fancy a delicious ramen meal? Do you feel like you're in need of a memorable experience? Maybe you really want to be treated to fantastic service? How about all three? Come to Menbakaichidai for a delicious, filling meal of ramen that you'll rave...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 547shankarm
Menbaka, Manager at Menbakaichidai, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi 547shankarm, Thank you very much for having rated and writing review on Trip Advisor for Fire Ramen. It was our pleasure to have you at our store and we are really glad that you enjoyed every part of your experience with Fire Ramen. We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bravo!!! I have to say this is one of the best experience restaurant in Tokyo without the expensive price tag. Food - Needless to say, it was fabulous and for the price that we paid it was very filling for sure. Forget about other reviews...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ChuTheTraveller
Menbaka, Manager at Menbakaichidai, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear ChuTheTraveller, Thank you very much for visiting us in Fire Ramen Kyoto even our location was not easy for you to find and spending your time writing such a kind review for us on Trip Advisor. We are so glad to hear that you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not only was the food authentic and delicious, the fire surprise was just great. It was our first introduction to ramen noodles.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sanjayd82
Menbaka, Manager at Menbakaichidai, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for reviewing us on Trip Advisor. It was our pleasure to serve you at our Fire Ramen Restaurant. We are glad that you enjoyed your first Ramen noodle. Wish you all the best and hope to see you soon in Kyoto!...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this restaurant while visiting Nijo Castle. It was a short walk away and after taking a number, because they take you in groups, we were in. The restaurant overall is small consisting of a bar and stools. You are up close and personal...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Brittany O
Menbaka, Manager at Menbakaichidai, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Brittany, Thank you very much for paying a visit to Fire Ramen and giving such a good review. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your Ramen experience at our store. We also try our best to deliver the best services in spite...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was out with coworkers and had to come up with impromptu dinner plan B as our initial plan hadn’t worked out. I remember walking past this place called “Fire Ramen” on my way to the subway everyday, and saw people taking photos outside the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Adeline S
Menbaka, Manager at Menbakaichidai, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Adeline, We are so glad to hear you decided to enjoy your dinner with your bosses at Menbakaichidai - Fire Ramen Kyoto! Thank you for viting us and taking the time to share your review. It was our pleasure to have you and serve...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

love it the owner/cook speaks great english food was yummy , i got a shirt which i love to do travaling and he signed the bag he put it in ,the oil is beautiful and the flame that comes off is huge! so glad i...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sarah S
Menbaka, Manager at Menbakaichidai, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Sarah, Thank you very much for your view. And we are also very glad that you love our Ramen and our T-shirt. Wish you all the best and looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. めん馬鹿一代 - Fire Ramen.

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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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Neha1901
30 January 2018|
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Response from Vidya G | Reviewed this property |
They can. They make a vegetarian broth (I had this because I can’t eat seafood, and their regular broth is a mix of pork and fish stock), and you can choose not to have chashu (sliced pork) added to it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$18
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Off-Street Parking, Digital Payments
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 757-2 Minami Iseyacho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8153, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +81 75-812-5818
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Description
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
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