Shomen is a ramen shop on Horikawa-dori street, west of Kyoto Gyoen. They serve a light soup with a blend of several soy sauces and a slow-cooked chicken stock base. Their menu includes the typical dishes 'shomen', topped with dried lavers and egg boiled (steeped in soy sauce marinade) and char siu men (ramen topped with slices of roasted pork), as well as surprise dishes such as 'stamina ramen', which is topped with fried gyoza (a dumpling with minced pork and vegetable stuffing) and kimchi (Korean pickles).
When you go in there is a vending machine on the left, and this is the system for buying meal tickets. You give the meal ticket to the restaurant staff after arriving at your seat.
They have a value-priced ramen + one item set menu, so today I had the 'Chahan Teishoku' which is a combination of ramen and fried rice.
The soup looks rich, but it is surprisingly light. the fried rice that comes in the set is delicious too.
When you go in there is table seating on the left and counter seating on the right. Water is self-serve.
51 Yonchome, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto
|Open||11:30a.m. - 10:00p.m. Closed - Monday|
|Access||1 minute walk from City Bus Stop Horikawa-Shimodachiuri 12 minute walk from Subway Nijojo-mae Station|