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Kaho

華芳(かほう)
Area East area
Category Ramen

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Kaho is a ramen shop located a few minutes’ walk west of the intersection of Nijo-dori street and Higashi-dori street. The long-established shop, opened over 50 years ago, is run by an old couple. It may come as a surprise, but Kyoto is a hotly contested location for ramen shops. Ramen shops battle it out with a variety of tastes, and even now new shops are opening one after the other. In the midst of all this Kaho has kept doing things at its own pace and maintained the traditional flavors, remaining a favorite among locals even today. The shop also has an international side, having served ramen in Prague at the commemoration event when Prague, Czech Republic and Kyoto city linked up as sister cities.

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On this day I ate a ramen and small Chinese fried rice set for 680 yen. Cheap!

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The ramen is made in a simple style with the ingredients bean sprouts, sungan(Chinese bamboo), chopped leeks, and char siu(roasted pork fillet) in a transparent, soy-sauce-based soup. The fried rice was also simple, with an uncomplicated flavor. They stick to their own pace and don’t show off with anything unconventional.

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The shop has a compact, counter-only seating area with about 10 seats. Have delicious ramen while enjoying a conversation with the talkative couple who run the shop!

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Address 31 Shogoin Rengezocho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto
京都府京都市左京区聖護院蓮華蔵町31 第2近建ビル1階
Tel 075-761-7910
Open 11:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.
Closed - Thursday
Access 2 minute walk from City Bus Stop Shin-ainomachi Nijo
11 minute walk from Subway Higashiyama Station
14 minute walk from Keihan Jingu-Marutamachi Station
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