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京都塩元帥 Kyoto Shiogensui

  • Ramen (Chinese Noodles) Tsukemen Maze Soba Jiaozi
  • Kyoto Station Area
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  • Price Rangelunch Average price 1,000JPY、dinner Average price 1,000JPY
  • ClosedOpen every day

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Kyoto Station Area
34-2 Nishishichijonakura-cho, Shimogyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 600-8887, Japan
  • Ramen (Chinese Noodles)
  • Tsukemen
  • Maze Soba
  • Jiaozi
Opening Hours
Open every day
Price Range
lunch Average price 1,000JPY、dinner Average price 1,000JPY
Date of post:2016/10/24

Safe No-MSG Ramen in Kyoto

Do you love Ramen? But, you don't want to intake MSG? Wish you could have a Ramen without worrying about MSG? If that's so, you are in the same boat with me. I longed for it and thank god I found it. It’s called SHIOGENSUI and it’s located in Nishikyogoku area in Kyoto.

Once you go inside, you will see the statement on the wall reads as, “All of our dishes contains ABSOLUTELY NO MSG”
That’s remarkable, but that’s not all. They make their own HOUSE-MADE NOODLES.
I saw the little noodle making room through the big window from the outside. They make their own house-made noodles there. I checked their website and they state that they make their noodles so that their noodles contain no additives and preservatives. That’s amazing. They have nothing to hide. Their food is safe.

It’s a sit-down restaurant but their operation is partly self-service. Once you are seated, they tell you to go get the water and Kimchee freely. Kimchee is free and you can get as much as you'd like. I'm sure this makes Kimchee lovers happy. They provide free garlic as well. SHIOGENSUI's signature ramen is Shio Ramen, the salt base soup Ramen. Another popular choice is their Umeshio Ramen, which has a UMEBOSHI in it. If you're a Japanese food expert, you will definitely appreciate this one. If you’re not familiar with Umeboshi, it’s a good idea to stay away from it. It’s a salt pickled Japanese plum and it’s a super antioxidant food, but super salty and sour. So, be careful. If you can eat more and don’t mind meat, then their KaraAge (Japanese fried chicken) and Gyoza (pan fried dumplings) are both my recommendations.
They are located 15 min. by walk from Hankyu Nishikyogoku Station, Hankyu Kyoto Line. I recommend you rent bicycles in Arashiyama and stop here for lunch before you head to the East to explore the central city of Kyoto and Gion area if you like cycling.

I cherish this place for their All Natural Healthy Food principals as well as their good Ramen. Their staff is yelling and greeting happily and provides high hospitality service. That’s very Japanese-y and adds to the dining experience.

This is a restaurant chain that has 2 restaurants in Kyoto and 25 restaurants in Japan.

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