Here are 5 restaurants you should check out if you're in Japan and feel like eating some Hakata ramen! Mix in with the locals and try some local flavors!
Hakata Nagahama Ramen Tanaka Shoten
This restaurant uses a broth that has an entire pig from head to toes stewed slowly over 3 days to create a delicious and rich soup, combines it with thin noodles that have been shipped over from Fukuoka, and then tops it off with a special iron-pot roasted char siu pork.
- Name：Hakata Nagahama Ramen Tanaka Shoten
- Access：5-minute walk from Tokyo Teleport Station using the Rinkai Line, a 7-minute walk from Yurikamome Daiba Station
- Address：1-chōme-1-10 Aomi, Koto City, Tokyo 135-0064
- Business Hours： Mon〜Fri 10：00〜22：00 Sat/Sun 10：00〜20：00
- Fee： Ramen JPY 850（Not ticket-based）
- Credit Card Payments Available（AMEX, Master, JCB）
Akanoren has a large iron pot inside of the store, in which specially selected pork bone broth is stewed slowly over 24 hours to create a 100% pork bone soup. By adding a soy sauce-based sauce to this pork-bone soup, it creates a refreshing aftertaste. The noodles, when compared to your typical ramen noodles are flatter and are known as flat superthin. There are over 6 types of toughness to select from, and the texture and flavor of the noodles changes depending on which you select.
- Name： Akanoren
- Access：7-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line Roppongi Sta., 12-minute walk from Toei Ōedo Line Roppongi Sta., and a 1-minute walk from Roppongi 6 bus station
- Address：〒106-0031 Tokyo, Minato City, Nishiazabu, 3 Chome−21−24 Daigo Nakaoka Building
- Business Hours：11：00〜05：00
- Fee： Hakata Ramen JPY 750
- Cash Payments Only
Hakata ramen Genkotsu
The name "Genkotsu" refers to one of the important ingredients for making a delicious broth and is taken from a pig's shank bone. Thanks to the chef's diligent work in ensuring all scum that arises is taken out of the broth, the finished product is pure and rich in flavor without any bad smells. This combined with the in-house noodles, secret sauce, and special roast pork combines to create an amazing harmony of flavors.
- Name：Hakata ramen Genkotsu
- Access：2-minute walk from Umeda Station using the Osaka Metro Midosuji Line, 4-minute walk from Osaka Station using the JR Tōkaidō Line, and a 6-minute walk from Higashi-Umeda Station using the Osaka Metro Tanimachi Line
- Address：1-chōme-3-18 Shibata, Kita Ward, Osaka, 530-0012
- Business Hours： Mon〜Fri 11：00〜24：30 Sat/Sun/Holidays 11：00〜24：30
- Fee： Special Ramen JPY 920（Cash Payments Only）
Ganso Hakata Daruma
Ganso Hakata Daruma has been one of the representative restaurants for Hakata since its founding in 1963. They've continued the store's tradition of roasting the hindfoot only for a long period of time in a flanged iron pot to create a rich and flavorsome soup. They also pay close attention to their soy sauce and other ingredients ensuring to create a delicious dish.
- Name：Ganso Hakata Daruma
- Access：2F of JR Hakata Station's DEITOS (Hakata Ramen Street)
- Address：Hakata DEITOS 2F Hakataekichūōgai, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, 812-0012
- Business Hours：10：00〜23：00
- Fee： Grilled Toroniku Char Siu Ramen JPY 1200 （Ticket System. Credit Card Payments Available: Visa、Master、AMEX、UnionPay etc. QR Code Payments Available: Alipay、WeChat Pay etc.）
Hakata Issou's soup uses specially selected local piglet skulls, spines, and knuckles that are boiled for extremely long periods of time to bring out the most flavor in the soup. The soup is often called "Pork Bone Cappuccino" by ramen lovers. The soup is paired with in-house noodles that are thin, a special sauce, and flavored char siu pork.
- Name： Hakata Issou
- Access：6-minute walk from Hakata Station
- Address：3-chōme-1-6 Hakataekihigashi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka
- Business Hours：11:00～24:00
- Holidays： Irregular
- Fee： Ramen JPY 680
- Ticket System. Credit Card & Electronic Money Payments NOT Available.