Ramen Spots in Kagoshima Area

  • Tontoro
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    4.0
    404 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Yamanokuchichou 9-41
    A popular ramen restaurant that is also one of Kagoshima's best located in the Temmonkan-dori shopping arcade. As its name implies in Japanese, the restaurant's specialty Tontoro Ramen is topped with pork that practically melts in your mouth. The broth, made with pork bones, chicken bones, and seafood, is surprisingly light, making it popular with the shop's women customers as well. The rice with roasted pork is also popular and includes a heaping helping of chashu roast pork made with neck meat, a rare delicacy of which only a small amount can be obtained from one animal. A three-minute walk from Takamibaba Station on the municipal tram.

    We had a ramen dinner that was quick and delicious. There is a machine for ordering as you enter - plenty of pictures make it easy, and a small area for sitting. The ramen was hot, the pork melted in...

  • TAKETORA
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    4.0
    19 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Pref. Ibusukishi Omure 1-1-13
    A ramen restaurant which is dedicated to using Ibusuki ingredients. The establishment is notable for its stylish green and black café-like décor. This popular restaurant was also selected number one by popular vote in the Third Kagoshima Ramen King Tournament. The restaurant’s signature “Katsubushi Ramen” is topped with a mountain of high grade honkare katsuobushi (dried-bonito shavings) along with a custard-like “hot spring” soft boiled egg, natto, and cloud ear mushrooms. The “Kaimondake Ramen” is made with an abundance of Berkshire pork meat miso.

    After experiencing the sand baths in Ibusuki, we had to catch a train to Makurazaki at around 115 pm so we scouted for a restaurant near Ibusuki Station. We googled ramen restaurants and picked...

  • Men's la Pasha (Kanoya Main Shop)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Kanoya-shi Kitadacho 11134-1
    "This ramen restaurant is the main location of Men's la Pasha, a chain that has several restaurants in the prefecture. Located in a quiet residential neighborhood, it serves bowls of noodles made with top-grade flour. Their popular Kagoshima Shio Ramen won first prize at a ramen competition commemorating the completion of the Kagoshima Route of the Kyushu Shinkansen. Its soup has a light yet robust flavor that is good to the last drop. The blend of wheat flour used in the noodles has been carefully selected to give them flexibility, so it' chewy and going down smoothly. The restaurant's ""Pajamen,"" a tonkotsu shoyu (pork bone and soy sauce) ramen noted for its addictively rich and sweet flavor, is also popular."
  • Sapporo Ramen Kyujiro
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Pref. Ibusukishi Kaimonsenta 4392
    A ramen restaurant located at the foot of Kaimondake Volcano a 10-minute walk from JR Higashi-Kaimon Station. Outfitted with a retro tile counter seating area as well as a spacious tatami mat seating area, families with small children will also feel comfortable coming here. In addition to “Katsubushi Ramen,” a local Ibusuki specialty, the restaurant is renowned for its delicious tonkotsu pork bone broth ramen, miso ramen, and simple yet flavorful shio (salt) ramen. The establishment’s chew, medium thick noodles are flavored with just the right amount of salt to bring out the flavor of the wheat flour. Boiled just to the point where they perfectly pick up the broth, these noodles are the proof of a truly superb ramen restaurant.

    薩摩川尻駅と東開聞駅の間の、指宿市開聞仙田の国道226号線沿いにあり、ラーメン、チャーハン、餃子の店です。勝武士(かつぶし)ラーメンを食べた。しょうぶしラーメンと注文してしまったが、カツオの枯れ節がトッピングされているラーメンだった。おいしかった。

  • Ramen restaurant Komurasaki
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Higashisengokuchou 11-19
    A long-standing ramen restaurant which has been in business since 1950. The establishment continues to make use of an open kitchen layout which, at the time it first opened, was quite unusual. The restaurant’s mainstay ramen consists of a rich yet simple broth, a hearty portion of cabbage, and homemade chashu roasted pork made with Berkshire pork raised in Kagoshima. The Berkshire pork chashu rice side dish, likewise made with this tasty chashu, is also popular. The restaurant also offers takeout and mail order ramen using semi-fresh noodles.
  • Kintoun RISING
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Chuouchou 2-8
    A creative and novel ramen restaurant. Here customers can enjoy ramen with unconventional touches unlike anything found in any other establishment. One of the most popular items on the menu is the “Mazegumo”—thick, soup-less maze soba noodles and vegetables covered in a flavorful oil. The restaurant has been featured in media publications and its noodles were also sold as a special, limited time instant noodle cup in the FamilyMart convenience store chain. The establishment also serves four varieties of hot ramen for customers to choose from: WHITE cloud (Light taste soup), Yellow cloud (Miso soup), PURPLE cloud (Soy sauce soup), and DEEP RED cloud (Spicy soy sauce soup).
  • Araki
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    Kagoshima Aira-gun Yusuicho Kawanishi 1280-3
    This ramen shop is located in the corner of a residential neighborhood surrounded by vast pastoral scenery. It is best known for its unique almond ramen, which was ranked as the best overall ramen in Kagoshima Prefecture in the Ramen Walker Grand Prix. This delicious dish incorporates almond paste and almond powder into a tonkotsu (pork bone) soup, giving it a unique flavor that is light yet rich. The restaurant is located inside the owner's home, which features a garden that blooms with seasonal flowers. Guests can enjoy views of the majestic Kirishima Mountains from the restaurant's outdoor terrace.
  • Nori 1 Ramen
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    4.0
    140 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Kagoshima-shi Yamanokuchicho 9-3

    We came here a couple of days ago. My wife is Japanese and she agreed that the ramen here was good. We had 3 types and all were delicious. I would definitely come back here again.

  • Garufu
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    4.0
    72 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Oak building 1F, 14-23, Higashisengokucho, Kagoshima-shi, Kagoshima, 892-0842

    Conveniently located in the Tenmonkan. Tasted the roast pork noodle. The bowl of ramen was served with roasted slices of pork, seed weed sheets, soft-yolked egg. The hardness of the noodle was just...

  • Kuroiwa (Main Store)
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    4.0
    70 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Kagoshima-shi Higashisengokucho 9-9

    Nothing special but mild with many bean sprouts and baked leek. Kuroiwas USD7.20 ramen is much better than Komurasakis US$10 ramen.

  • Butatoro Ramen Kagoshima Chuo Sta. Mae
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    4.0
    63 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Chuouchou 3-3 Shrine Building

    Ive had pork ramen all over Kyushu and Tontoro is the best. The savoring taste of the broth stays with you. The staff are nice and friendly. Note; no silverware.

  • Ramen senmonkomurasaki Amu Plaza Kagoshima
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    3.5
    48 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Chuouchou 1-1 Amu Plaza main building B1F

    Kagoshima Ramen Komurasaki (鹿児島ラーメン専門店-こむらさき), annex Amu Plaza Kagoshima (アミュプラザ鹿児島)xa0at basement. Distinctive with lots of Chinese cabbage and bean sprouts in thick pork stock. They have English...

  • Zabon Ramen (AMU Higashiguchi)
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    3.5
    39 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Kagoshima-shi Chuocho 1-ban 1 AMU Plaza B1F

    久しぶりの鹿児島でざぼんラーメンを食べに行きました。久しぶりに野菜たっぷりの鹿児島ラーメンを食べました。

  • Zabon Ramen (Sky Road Mizobe)
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    3.5
    35 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Kirishima-shi Mizonobemachi Fumoto 2399-1

    We came here for lunch as it was a convenient stop (by car) before heading to the airport. Place was crowded with locals and found out that they are quite well known here. Good bowl of ramen. The...

  • Tontoro
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    3.5
    34 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Higashisengokuchou 11-15

    I wanted to have Ramen in Kagoshima, as I had been told the taste was different from the rest of Japan (Im sure every prefecture has the same story!). We were guided here by a staff member at the...

  • Shimujanishiguchiten
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    4.0
    25 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Nishida 2

    Majority of the staff looked rather young but the ramen is good. I opted for the dry, spicy type, which is not the typical soupy ramen. It appears to be a special for this branch. Choice of spicy...

  • Kagoshima Gyoza no Ohsho (Nakamachi)
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    4.0
    26 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Kagoshima-shi Nakamachi 1-3

    王将といえば、鹿児島王将!天津飯、餃子、唐揚げ、この組み合わせはたまりません!餡の酸味と玉子の甘味を楽しめる天津飯、具材たっぷりの餃子、意外にあっさりな唐揚げ、今夜も大満足でしたよ。座敷席もあるので、小さな子供連れでも安心です。

  • TOMATO
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    4.5
    18 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    1-6, Gofukumachi, Kagoshima-shi, Kagoshima, 892-0826

    Wonderful authentic ramen place! Wed never tried tomato-based ramen before but it was delicious and filling and piping hot. They have an English menu - its basically all ramen, with toppings of...

  • Malton Ramen
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    4.0
    22 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Pref. Shibushishi Shibushichoushibushi 2-chome 1-23

    Whenever we visit Shibushi a trip to Maruchon is an absolute must. There is a trend recently to overthink ramen dishes, particularly in the West. The simplicity and quality of the ramen here is...

  • Menya Niro
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    4.5
    19 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Ibusuki-shi Nishikata 1934-4

    Friendly atmosphere in this ramen restaurant. The ramens were good but lacked a bit of flavor. Nevertheless, we had a good dinner and good time there.

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Over 100 active volcanoes across Kagoshima make it one of the Japan's most exciting prefectures. The prefectural capital, Kagoshima city, looks out to one of the prefecture’s most spectacular volcanoes, Sakurajima, an island of its own that can be visited and seen close up or admired from afar, with the promise of breathtaking sunsets complete with frequent puffs of smoke and ash. Down the Satsuma Peninsula, the most southerly part of mainland Japan, waterfalls, sand onsen, and fascinating history await, while Kagoshima's abundance of satsuma imo (sweet potato) provide a wholesome snack as well as one of Japan's favourite drinks - shochu.

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