English Reviews (Reviews Total Language : 67 reviews)
“Hands down, the best Ramen”
The chef started the restaurant when he realized a bowl of ramen can bring people real happiness. He then discovered that he is allergic to MSG and spent one year perfect his tetsu, which is the sauce you added into the stock to make the final soup. His tetsu uses 100% natural ingredient, it is repo...rted that this cost about $200 per liter. I have heard complaint about their ramen is expensive and I am like, compare to what? For perfection if you are not willing to spend maybe 3-500 yen more, maybe you do not really love ramen. The location is in a residential area and it has its own building. You entered to a small stadium setting that you are led to your sitting place and once you ordered, the chef makes your ramen a la center stage. Quite cool. Their tonkotsu ramen is not like no others. The soup is flavorful without any traces of perkiness, the tetsu adds the extra dementia with all the hints of goodies from the ocean, the seaweed, the dried bonitos, shiitake mushroom, dried shrimp, scallop, etc. The noodles are expertly cooked, thinly stranded, springy with a good bite that works great with its soup stock. One of their signature dish is fresh egg on white rice. You have to try it to believe a dish so simple can be so tasty! It is all hinges on the freshness of the egg and the type of chicken the eggs comes from. Do not just take my words for it. BTW, it won a TV ramen championship showdown 10 years ago.
Visited February 2017
Ramen as Art! The ramen was very good. Can't say its the best I had. But its the whole experience of watching ramen being prepared in style before you makes the experience worthwhile.
Visited September 2016
“Scratching the itch”
Had to have ramen, and one was not enough so I opted for round two after Ichiran. I'd read about this place and decided it would be good after a walk through tenjin and daimyo. At first I couldn't find it as the outside was only in kenji and it looks like a tin shanty shack (a large clean one but if... you can't read kenji you wouldn't guess it's a restaurant). Admittedly the set up was much cooler than Ichiran in the stadium style and the menu had 4 options for ram styles I chose the first, customers favorite, it was good but if I ever make it back I want to try the chef favorite (number 2). I think the biggest separator between the two is the broth thickness and flavor. Don't get me wrong this place was still amazing but something small was missing. Anyway, come here, slurp noodles,leave happy!
Visited May 2017
“Very Nice ramen”
A ramen shop - "theatre" with friendly and great service! The stage setting of tables draws our attention to the noodle chef. The way how he empties the noodles out from the boiling water impresses us. We think this action deserves to match the superb noodles handmade by the shop. We have tried 3 ra...men with totally different soup base. The fish soy soup and tan tan broth soup noodles with extra Cha Siu meat are must try. To finish off, we try the most expensive, ¥1,200, limited time edition of miso fish soup with thin al dente noodles. The aroma of fish and miso just leave a lasting taste in the mouth and also on the mind. Do visit this noodle theatre when you are in Fukuoka!! Very Delicious !
Visited March 2016
“Ramen on a whole other level”
Complete silence, other than the slurping of noodles, came over our group of 3. A tell tale sign that we were enjoying our bowls. We got all 4 bowls they offer, and though they were all great the tonkotsu and spicy ramen were unbelievably good. All noodles are made in house and the flavors of the br...oth are deeper and more complex than at other ramen places. I've read that the owner even crafts his own soy sauce, that's the level of commitment, devotion and passion he has to making ramen. He's also your server, parading around the restaurant in designer shoes with high energy and individual attention to each diner. The place itself is something to behold. An inclined stadium with every seat facing the bowl assembly process. The exterior looks like a modern, upscale metal shed and that look is carried over in the inside. We arrived when they opened at 1130 immediately had to wait, but only shortly. However the line when we left had grown to about 25 people. If you eat one bowl of ramen in Fukuoka, make it here.
Visited April 2016