Ramen Lovers, Don’t Skip These Restaurants in Fukuoka

Enjoy ramen in different ways!


When it comes to ramen shops, Japan undeniably has hundreds located in almost every district. The Kego and Akasaka areas in Fukuoka, in particular, are lined wall-to-wall with many famous ramen shops that serve appetizing ramen dishes.


Among the popular ramen stores in Fukuoka include 
Oigen, a ramen shop known for its delicious roasted pork and thick pork bone soup, and Shu-Chan, which serves the highest rank of Hakata Ramen. On the other hand, there are several specialty ramen shops as well, like Kanetora, which offers thick Chinese noodles with seafood stock and Daimyo Chinchin, which serves great tantan ramen.


In addition to these traditional stores, new ramen shops have also been opening here and there successively. In this article, we list down some of the best ramen shops in Fukuoka that you should definitely pay a visit.


Ramen Oigen
1/F, ARK Kego, 1-13-1, Kego, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture
Open from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 4 a.m. (LO). The shop closes as soon as the soup runs out.



Ramen Oigen
crafts its ramen in such a way that the soup alone brings out the taste of the pork bones.


The shop's 
Char Siu Men (¥800) leaves a lasting impression on anyone who tries it. The soup contains back fat and goes well with noodles that are made to order from Abe Seimen, an old noodle-making factory in Kokura. In making the soup, the pork's head is broken and boiled to give it its deep taste. The roasted pork that's added as a topping has a distinctly sweet flavor and gives off the aroma of charcoal fire.


Char Siu Men with boiled egg (¥900)


Our tip: Add leaf mustard
to your ramen order to give it a more substantial taste.


Yakiniku Ramen Futaba
1-14-3, Kego, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture
Contact: +81-927-151-129
Open from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. (LO). You can only order their grilled meat at night.


Yakiniku Ramen Futaba
is a ramen store along Kokutai Street where you can enjoy ramen on the first floor and yakiniku on the second floor.


The owner got his ramen recipe from 
Eleven Foods, a ramen store in Tokyo that he frequently visited during his school days.


Their 
Ramen (¥700) specifically has a light taste thanks to the boiled pork bone and vegetables. Onions cut into chunky pieces and soft black Jew's ear (a kind of mushroom) are added in as accents to this ramen dish. In terms of the noodles, they use only those that are specially made by Sakai Seimen.

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Ramen (¥700)


They make use of Imari cow's beef for their Yakiniku.


Menya Kanetora
Liberty Akasaka, 1-1-18, Akasaka, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture
Contact: +81-927-266-700
Open from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. (LO) on Tuesdays to Fridays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.(LO) on Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (LO) on Sundays. The shop is closed on Mondays and closes as soon as the ramen runs out.



Menya Kanetora
is a popular ramen place whose main selling point is its thick soup made from seafood stock. Each item on their menu consists of pork bone, chicken, vegetables, and plenty of dried small sardines. They add bonito oil to their Tsukemen and dried small sardines with chili oil to the Kara Kara Tsukemen.


The
Ajitama Kara Kara Tsukemen is the shop's most popular dish. It consists of a bowl of Chinese noodles served with boiled eggs and a hot sauce to dip them in. The thick stock for its soup is made from pork bone, seafood, bonito meal, and powdered red pepper. All in all, these give the ramen an impressive mix of flavors.


Ajitama Kara Kara Tsukemen (¥1,030)


At this store, you can choose between two kinds of noodles and four levels of spiciness. The super-thick noodles are elastic and are made to order from 
Mikawaya Seimen in Tokyo.


Daimyo Chinchin Akasaka
Daito Mansion 102, 1-7-27, Akasaka, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture
Contact: +81-927-155-650
Open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays and Saturdays and 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.



Daimyo Chinchin Akasaka
is a ramen shop that's known for serving delicious Tantan Ramen (¥650). The rich sesame sauce in this dish is made from carefully selected sesame and other key ingredients. Aside from this, the meat and miso are also very prominent in the dish. They flavor the beef and pork with soy sauce and homemade tian mian jiang (a sweet bean sauce).


Tantan Ramen (¥650)


Their homemade chili oil makes a great addition to this order, too. It is made of three kinds of hot pepper, five kinds of spices, and more than 10 kinds of vegetables. For an additional fee of ¥60, you can enjoy a spicier Tantan Ramen.


You can also order their set menu, which consists of Tantan Ramen, pickles, and all-you-can-eat rice.


Shu-Chan Ramen
2-13-11, Kego, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture
Contact: +81-92-734-4436
Open from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (LO 2 p.m.) and 8 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. (LO 12:30 a.m.) on weekdays except Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (LO 2:30 p.m.) and 7 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. (LO 12:30 a.m.) on Saturdays, and 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (LO 2:30 p.m.) and 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. (LO 11:30 p.m.) on Sundays and national holidays.
The shop closes as soon as the ramen runs out.

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Ramen (¥700)


At 
Shu-Chan Ramen, there are a number of interesting ramen dishes for you to try. One of them is the Tonkotsu Ramen, which has what is considered the thickest pork bone soup in Fukuoka. The second is a ramen called Ra-Kyabe (¥700), which makes use of strips of cabbages in place of noodles.


Other options from their menu are the 
Enoki Bomba Men and the Char Siu Men (¥900). Their bite-sized jiaozi (a kind of Chinese dumpling) is also popular for its crispy skin filled with juicy meat.


Provided by Japan Walker™ and Kyushu Walker™ (8 May 2018)


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