Ramen Spots in Kumamoto Area

  • KOKUTEI Kumamoto Ramen (Main Restaurant)
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    4.0
    147 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!

  • Keika Ramen (Main Restaurant)
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    4.0
    133 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!

  • Komurasaki Kamitori Chuo Branch
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    4.0
    65 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.

    We were recommended by a staff from Hotel Wing International to try Tonkatsu ramen in this shop. Overall ramen is nice except the soup was a too salty for me. The pork was nice, melting and tender...

  • Daikoku Ramen
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    4.0
    58 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
    35 Reviews
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    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.

    I visit this shop with Family, ramen was very good, I got hard noodles on my ramen that were excellent. Shop has a strong Ramen smell but if you don’t mind it’s worth trying this shop. Definitely...

  • Menshonin
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    4.0
    18 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.

    ミシュランビブグルマンに選ばれた名店に初めて入りました。通常木曜日が定休日みたいですがブログで見たらGWの関係なのか開いていましたので行ってみました。案の定お昼時でしたがガラガラですんなり入れました。 背脂煮干しを注文しましたが5分もしないうちに出てきました。背脂入りでもあっさりと感じるもののしっかりした出汁スープに中太ストレート麺が合ってます。ブラックペッパーとか薬味がなかったので、あれば途中か...

  • Ramen Kei-Daishogun
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    4.5
    9 Reviews
    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.

    You will need a cab to get you to the shop. It is very small and can sit at counter or side table, max 10 people. We had to wait to sit, but once order the noodles comes fast. Broth has good meat...

  • Unryuken
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    4.5
    4 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.

    玉名ラーメンのお店で、九州風の豚骨ラーメンとチャンポンが人気メニューです。ガツンと来る強さはありませんが、豚骨スープの優しさを感じさせる、毎日食べられそうな味です。チャンポンは食べていませんが、長崎チャンポンとは異なる熊本のチャンポンらしいです。

  • 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
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    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.
  • Senryu ramen
    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.
  • Ramen Aka Kumi
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    4.5
    117 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Kumamoto-shi Chuo-ku Kamitoricho 7-29

    Good food, good and friendly staff. That’s all you need :) there’s a staff that can speak English very well

  • Koran-tei (Kamitori Pavilion)
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    4.0
    64 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Kumamoto-shi Chuo-ku Kamitoricho 1-15

    紅蘭亭さんは、お気に入りのお店。 こちらの太平燕が大好きで、必ず訪れます。 下通り紅蘭亭は本社ビル建て直しのためまだ休業中、今年の春には再開予定だそう。 中華定食は、太平燕と酢豚がついたお得な定食。 コクと深みがあるスープに緑豆100%の春雨、揚げ卵やお野菜、美味しいですね。 こちらの酢豚も好きなのです。 双点心は、エビシュウマイと餃子の蒸し物。 ジューシーで美味。 大満足のランチでした。

  • Ramen Dinning Kusunoki
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    3.5
    68 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Kami-mashiki-gun Mashikimachi Oyatsu 1802-2 Aso Kumamoto Airport Domestic Flight Terminal Building 3F

    東京からの飛行機で正午に到着し、熊本市内へ向かう前に昼食をとりに行きました。阿蘇くまもと空港の3階にある熊本ラーメンのお店です。 店内は広くゆったりしていて、和風の内装で落ち着きのある空間です。通路も広いので、大きな荷物があっても安心です。同時間帯に東京と大阪からの航空便が到着したので、昼食を取る人たちで店内のテーブル席はほとんど埋まっていました。 メニューには熊本ラーメン、ピリ辛の高菜が入っ...

  • Gorohachi
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    4.5
    46 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Kumamoto-shi Chuo-ku Suizenji Park 4-21

    If youre dropping by suizenji garden, you should definitely pop by this local restaurant for lunch! It has a really really good (tried it once so not sure if its the best) basashi, and the sauce...

  • hinokuni bunryu
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    4.0
    52 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Pref. Kikuchigunkikuyoumachi Tsukure 164-8

    The husband and I were staying at a nearby hotel for a night while on a road trip adventure. This place popped up and with 4.5 stars, we figured it was worth a try even though none of the reviews...

  • Original Kumamoto Ramen Aka Shop Curtain
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    4.0
    40 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Kumamoto-shi Chuo-ku Shinshigai 8-1 Sakata Building 1F

    I highly recommend this place!!! We had such good food there. We knew Kumamoto ramen was famous and had high expectations, but were not let down in the slightest. I had the kimchi and my husband had...

  • Bunka Ramen
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    4.0
    37 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Kikuchi-gun Ozumachi Ozu 1091

    熊本空港からも近くバスと徒歩にて向かいました。店内はテーブル、カウンター、座敷がありました。文化ラーメンをオーダーしました。スープはとてもマイルドで美味しく最後まで飲み干してしまいました。麺は細目でした。

  • niboraya
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    4.0
    39 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshichuouku Shinshigai 2-2

    2次会で立ち寄ったスナックのスタッフに、あっさり系ラーメンを尋ねたところ勧められました。煮干し系のスープは柚子の風味も効いてあっさりしており、最後の一滴まで飲み干せました。メンマ、水菜、チャーシュー、ゆでたまご、海苔がトッピングされており、見た目もすっきりして深夜でも罪悪感を感じません。テーブルに置いてある削り節をたっぷりのせて食べると、うま味が増しました。

  • hinokuni bunryu
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    4.0
    41 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshihigashiku Toshima 4-2-47

    いつも賑わっているので、楽しみに伺いました。 が、ラーメンの味は濃いがコクがなくイマイチ。。 餃子に至ってはスーパーで売られてるレベル。 残念!!

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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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