These Restaurants Prove That Fukuoka Is the Perfect Place to Get Your Ramen Fix
Each one has its own specialty.
Fukuoka's Imaizumi and Daimyo areas have become the newest hot spots for Fukuoka ramen. Kuma-chan Ramen and British ramen restaurant EIKOKU SHORYU are upcoming restaurants that put a new twist to the classic favorite. Hirutoyoru and Moguragaorewoyondeiru also function as bars, bustling with customers until late at night. For those who wish to enjoy traditional Hakata ramen, Secchan Ramen would be the best pick. Read on for more details!
Hakata Kuma-chan Ramen
Kuma-chan, a ramen restaurant famous for its appearance on a TV show, has moved its location to Daimyo just this April. In addition to their signature Creamy Tonkotsu ramen, which comes with a sweet and salty sauce, they also offer soy sauce tonkotsu ramen. Both are crowd favorites, as they have a distinctly rich flavor, which is extracted from the pork bone.
Hakata Kuma-chan Ramen is located at 1-8-4, Daimyo, Chuo ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka. They're open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and 11 a.m to 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays or until all items are sold out.
Since its opening in 1946, Secchan Ramen has been beloved by the customers. Their Ramen (¥550) hits the spot with its tonkotsu and soy sauce-based soups and thin and wide noodles. Another must-try is the tonkotsu-based Kimchi Ramen (¥700).
If you're not into ramen, you should also try their Yakimeshi, a type of fried rice made with various ingredients and seasoned with just salt and pepper.
Secchan Ramen is located at 2-6-4, 1st Fl. Plus-gate Tenjin Building, Daimyo, Chuo ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka. They're open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (last order is at 10:30 p.m.) except Tuesdays.
Hakata Ramen Champon Hiru to Yoru
This noodle bar, which serves tonkotsu ramen and champon (noodles with seafood, vegetables, and other toppings), is open until 3 a.m. The master chef inherited the mellowy sweet tonkotsu ramen from where he trained as a chef, but continues to put his own spin to the noodles. Try their Miso-Tonkotsu and Leaf Mustard Ramen (¥700 each). You can also order various a la carte items such as kushiage, miso innards, and dumplings.
Hakata Ramen Champon Hiru to Yoru is located at 2-2-41, Daimyo, Chuo ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka. They're open daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m and 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. except Sundays.
Mogu-ore is known for its Meat Ramen (¥790). Despite the name, there hides a simmered radish underneath. Both the miso sauce and the tonkotsu soup are a great match to the pork shoulder fillet.
Moguragaorewoyondeiru is located at 1-9-18, 1st Fl. Kanegae Apartment, Daimyo, Chuo ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka. They're open daily from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. and until 12 a.m. on Sundays and holidays.
SHORYU RAMEN, established in 1976, now operates 10 restaurants in the UK and one in Fukuoka, Japan. They offer five different types of ramen in addition to their grilled chicken and a la carte items. Make sure to try their Truffle Tonkotsu Ramen (¥853). It comes with a high-grade truffle paste and marinade, both of which are directly imported from Europe.
EIKOKU SHORYU is located at 1-6-56, 1st Fl. Shoninbashi-tori South Garden, Kego, Chuo ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka. It's open from 5:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. (last order is at 12 a.m.).
Provided by Kyushu Walker™, Japan Walker™, and Walkerplus™ (23 May 2018)