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Ramen Spots in Kumamoto Area

  • Komurasaki Kamitori Chuo Branch
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    4.0
    56 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshichuouku Kamitorichou 8-16
    Founded in 1954, this is a popular Kumamoto ramen shop located in the Kamitori arcade shopping area. Although pork bones are used as stock, the ramen is light and healthy with not so much fat content and mixes well with the thin noodles. The taste has been handed down from the first generation. The balance of fine bean sprouts, chashu (a thin roasted pork fillet), and charred garlic as soup toppings is exquisite. It is a seven-minute walk from the “Torichosuji” tram stop.

    Just days after setting up here in Kumamoto I decided to look for authentic Kyushu style tonkotsu ramen. This shop always looked busy so I got went in around 2pm and luckily there werent many...

  • Senryu ramen
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    3.5
    13 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Pref. Tamanashi Takase Downtown 468
    This ramen restaurant is located in Tamana City, Kumamoto Prefecture, and is a favorite of the local people, who line up to get in. It became famous after being featured on a nationally popular television program. The pork-based plain hot water soup’s delicate flavor is deepened and sweetened by the kelp and garlic chips. It uses thin noodles, with a texture accented by cloud-ear mushrooms. The restaurant’s other dishes, such as fried rice, yakisoba and udon are also highly praised.

    高校以来の来店!! もちろん昔と同じでラーメンに焼飯を注文!! この年になっての仙龍の焼飯は美味いけど量が多くて腹が苦しすぎた(笑)

  • Unryuken
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    4.0
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Pref. Tamanashi Yamada 1954-1
    Located in Tamana City, this noodle shop's ramen has a delicate flavor; that's quite popular. Its features a thick and rich tonkotsu pork bone stock made with carefully selected water. Even so, it's light on the palate and just salty enough to bring out the savoriness. The noodles are made with local wheat and have a firm texture.

    玉名のぬかみね団地近くにあるラーメン屋さん。地元の人ではないと少し分かりにくい場所にあります。優しい味の豚骨ラーメンとチャンポンが美味しいお店です。

  • Keika Ramen (Main Restaurant)
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    4.0
    113 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshichuouku Hanabatachou 11-9K-1 Building 1F
    This ramen shop in Chuo Ward, Kumamoto City is the main store of a national chain specializing in Kumamoto ramen noodles. The ramen features heaps of raw cabbage and Taarou, cubed pork belly simmered in soy-sauce based sauce. Taking full advantage of natural ingredients, they serve remarkably savory, aromatic and fresh ramen noodles. In addition to their hallmark Keika Ramen, their hearty bowls of noodles include their Taarou-men and Chashu-men.

    Nice ramen for the value. Broth was delicious and the tonkatsu was very enjoyable. Easy, inexpensive, tasty lunch spot!

  • KOKUTEI Kumamoto Ramen (Main Restaurant)
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    4.0
    114 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshinishiku Nihongi 2-1-23
    This ramen shop in Nishi Ward, Kumamoto City serves Kumamoto ramen made with garlic oil, noodles, and chashu pork they produce themselves. Their noodles are medium-thick and nicely textured. They go great with the shop's fragrant charred garlic oil which is slightly bitter and pork bone broth, which isn't too fatty and has a smooth aftertaste. Their carefully selected fresh eggs with beautiful yolks make the perfect addition.

    I went during a rainy day and there was a queue in the rain! That shows how popular this place is. Its a unique taste with 2 raw yolks, do give it a try!

  • Daikoku Ramen
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    4.0
    53 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshikitaku Takahira 1-1-14
    This ramen shop is located in Kita Ward, Kumamoto City. Their authentic Kumamoto ramen has won them lots of fans even beyond the prefecture. It features a super aromatic 100% pork bone stock perfectly paired with charred garlic. The deep flavors of half-cooked egg and sliced chashu pork go great with the broth. Their slowly simmered pork offal side dish is popular too.

    I was at the ramen shop after strolling around the Kumamoto Castle area. I ordered a ramen, the noodles was al dente and the soup was delicious.

  • Tenkin Ramen
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    3.0
    25 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Pref. Tamanashi Takase 408-5
    This ramen shop is located in Tamana City. It's a great spot to try Tamana ramen, a local favorite in the tradition of rich flavored Kurume ramen. It features a pork bone broth with a layer of oil floating on it, topped with charred garlic. It's a hit with ramen fans in the battleground of Tamana ramen.

    麺は伸び切っている。 接客は酷い。 味以前の問題だが、味も大してうまくない。 他にもっと美味しいラーメン屋はたくさんあります。 お金と時間を無駄にして、なおかつ不快な思いをしたい人だけ行ってください。 何故こんな店が名店と言われているのが本当に不思議だが、どうも代替り?する前は美味しかったらしい。 食べログにはあまり悪い口コミはありませんが、Googleには現時点で295のレビューがありますが...

  • Ramen Kei-Daishogun
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshichuouku Honjou 5-10-48
    This ramen shop is located in Chuo Ward, Kumamoto City. It's known for its light flavored pork bone stock. Their popular Roast Pork Ramen features thick chashu pork slices with a nice, fatty texture that have been slowly marinated in a sauce made with carefully selected seasonings. The rich soup coats the noodles nicely. This shop gets lots of repeat customers, even from other prefectures.
  • Menshonin
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshichuouku Izumi 3-4-18 Suminaga Building 1F
    This ramen noodle shop is in Chuo Ward, Kumamoto City. It's unusual for Kumamoto in that they serve Niboshi Chuka Soba, a noodle dish incorporating Aomori dried sardines. The mellow broth with its sardine accents goes great with the firm, wavy noodles. It's one of their hallmark items, along with their thick and rich Kumamoto tonkotsu pork bone ramen, Noko Shonin Ramen.

    熊本の水前寺駅から近いので、電車で行くことをお薦めします。駐車場も完備していますが駐車しづらいです。「煮干し中華そば」をいただきました。煮干しの風味が効いたスープは深みがあって美味しいです。塩分もそれほど濃い訳じゃなく、煮干しの苦味もないので最後まで飲み干すことができます。麺はストレートで喉越しがよく食べやすいです。具材は鶏肉のチャーシューとシナチクです。

  • Tengaiten (Main Shop)
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    Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshichuouku Anseimachi 2-15
    This ramen shop is located in Chuo Ward, Kumamoto City. They serve rich but light tasting pork bone stock ramen that's wonderful with raw garlic. The fine noodles get coated beautifully by the soup. It's only open in the evening and is a popular last stop for locals after a night out.
  • TSUKEMEN GYORAI Hikari no mori Store
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Pref. Koushishi Kikudomi 1866-1116
    This ramen shop located in Koshi City, Kumamoto Prefecture draws ramen lovers from near and far. Their broth is made by slow simmering heaps of pork bones to bring out the flavors before adding fine Japanese anchovies and Soda dried bonito. Popular dishes include curry and chili pepper with spicy miso tsukemen dipping noodle. They have a parking lot, too.
  • Restaurant Malta
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Amakusa-shi Itsuwamachi Goryo 6467-1
  • Taino Ya (Minamikumamoto)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Kumamoto-shi Chuo-ku Minamikumamoto 1-9-27
  • Umabuta Ramen fukufuku
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Pref. Asoshi Uchinomaki 222

    The ramen restaurant has several parking spots outside. The restaurant itself is set within two tiny demountable wooden containers, one with a single row of bench seats and the other with tables. The...

  • Chinese cuisine Tenryu
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Kumamoto-shi Higashi-ku Kaminabe 2-2-2 Yume Town Sunpian 1F
  • OSAKA OHSHO (Kikuyo)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Kikuchi-gun Kikuyomachi Tsukure 2191-3
  • Satsuma Ramen (Hondo)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Amakusa-shi Sakaemachi 1-17
  • Ramen Tsumugi
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Kumamoto-shi Chuo-ku Hanabatacho 12-11 Green Hotel Underground
  • Ramen Ya Taketonbo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Kumamoto-shi Higashi-ku Wakaba 1-42-9
  • Jinryu
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshihigashiku Shimonabe 3-13-50

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Kumamoto lies in the center of Kyushu, a calm prefecture perfect for easy strolls around the historic center and lazy evenings in the natural hot springs at Kurokawa Onsen. For a slightly more strenuous activity, head to Mount Aso, whose surrounding hills offer hiking opportunities aplenty with views over the active volcano.

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