Kinchan Ramen Daitokujisou Honten
For an authentic ramen experience, go to this eight-seat ramen bar next door to Kyoto
's Daitokuji Temple. It appears to be run by a mother and son—she fries legit karaage (Japanese fried chicken) while he whips up savory yet refreshing ramen. There is no English menu, but simply saying, "Ramen, kudosai," will get you a large bowl of warm goodness for just ¥700 (about 6USD). They also serve large bottles of Asahi and other Japanese beers.