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Genkishin specializes in dipping noodles in chicken broth made from chicken bones, whole chicken, vegetables, kelp and boiled until cloudy. Homemade noodles made with 100% domestic wheat flour. The noodles used in the tsukemen are made from whole wheat flour and are rich in minerals.
Genkishin has quite an extensive menu and enough seating for 52 people. The dipping noodles come with an egg and rice meaning you you can reheat the remaining dipping sauce on the IH cooker placed on the table then pour it over the rice to make a comforting porridge to finish the meal.
Just a minute walk from Kintetsu Nara Station in the Higashimuki Shopping Arcade.
Juicy pork belly chashu and delicious soup near JR Nara
Menya Amanojyaku is one of the most popular ramen shops in Nara. There are 2 other locations in Nara, one in Yamato-Koriyama city and with the head shop being in Tomio. One busy days, you can expect a half hour wait just to get in.
Menya Amanojyaku specializes in pork broth, delicately creamy soup and the softest, juiciest chashu pork belly. The owners are ramen connoisseurs. They expect their customers to keep conversation to a minimum and not use their phones.
Menya Amanojyaku is a 5 minute walk from JR Nara Station. They also have 7 carpark spaces.
Address: 35-1 Surugamachi, Nara City
12PM - 1:30PM
6PM - 10:o0PM
Closed: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
Look out for the artistic plastic menu display
Chicken Broth Dipping Noodles
Address: 26 Higashimuki-minamimachi, Nara City
[Lunch] 11:00 – 16:00 (Last order)
[Dinner] 17:00 – 20:00 (Last order)
Open every day
The most uniquely named ramen shop in Japan
Don Cheadle is a little ramen shop just west of JR Nara Station. It has developed a loyal following among those who love rich creamy pork broth. The owner trained at the renowned Osaka establishment Tenjinki which draws ramen aficionados from further afield.
The restaurant is really small, but there is a little waiting area outside which has a menu. Once inside, you purchase your ramen ticket from a vending machine.
4-minute-walk from JR Nara station. There is a coin parking next door.
KAKIEMON / KAKIGOYA
The restaurant is open under the name of “Kakiemon" during lunch hours. It is open as “Kakigoya Fever (かき小屋フィーバー)” during dinner hours and serve all-you-can-eat oyster dishes.
The rich oyster broth is enhanced by the umami of oyster aioli oil, resulting in a thick and flavorful soup with a perfect balance of saltiness. The noodles have a distinct soba flavor with a satisfying texture.
“Kakiemon" is located along Nara's main tourist street Sanjo-doori within easy walking distance from either JR or Kintetsu Nara Stations.
Menya Mokumoku is the most unique restaurant in this collection on account of its building and interior decoration. It's whimsical and fairytale-like exterior looks more like a trendy cafe, but as soon as you walk through the castle-like gate entrance, you are faced with the counter and staff in bright clothes busy at work. Free from additives. they take great pride in their dedication to handmade craftsmanship and that dedication comes through in every mouthful.
Their speciality is their frothy chicken broth ramen and thick juicy chashu pork belly. The ticket ordering machine is in multi languages with a big LCD display making ordering nice and easy.
Just a hop, skip and a jump from Kintetsu Yamato Saidaiji Station. Coin parking available next door.
A woodland-style ramen shop right next to the station
Address: 11 Babacho, Nara City
Tel: Not open to the public
Hours: 10:50 - 13:50
Ramen Fuzimon's is a popular ramen shop known for it's beautiful presentation and hand-made noodles. Their broth is a mix of pork and chicken without the use of chemical seasonings or even salt.
The fish stock ramen is mild and very popular with children and elderly customers.
Fujimon's is located in between Kintetsu and JR Nara Stations - just a 10 minute walk from either.