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Ichiran

2-1-57 Daimyo, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture 810-0041, Japan
+81 92-713-6631
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Ranked #24 of 3,203 restaurants in Fukuoka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Any
English first
San Francisco
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I understand that people argue vehemently over where to get the best ramen in Hakata and many don't agree with Ichiran. But after much research, we chose to go there over the competition and had the best bowl of ramen any of us have ever had in our lives. Nothing in America comes close-it's like it's a completely different food.... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My favorite Japanese noodle. It is especially for Korean or people who like spicy noodle. The soup is thick and heavy a bit as a noodle.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Don't let the title fool you, this place is pretty delicious, especially love that you can tweak it just how you like.....how much garlic, how fatty you want the broth, the spicy level. Great place just a little expensive (relatively) and well impersonal of course. I wish I could remember the name of another place just down the block. Great... More

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Osaka, Japan
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69 reviews 69 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We enjoyed our ramen here! It's so delicious, we loved being able to choose our ramen style and flavor. The one thing that stops me giving 5 stars is the side dishes. Although they too were very tasty, they were a little too small for what we paid. So I'd probably just stick to the ramen and beer.

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Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

If you are around the city, you MUST visit the Ichiran 本店. It's ramen at its finest. The whole ordering process was a bit confusing at first. You have to purchase the ramen tickets outside first and then choose your preferences after you are seated. The whole dining experience is quite fast paced but that definitely won't stop you from... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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78 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Of course everyone has their own favourite and this one's mine... To me, Ichiran has perfected the balance between just enough porkiness without being 'too much' and whether you subscribe to their logic or not, unless everywhere else where the hard-boiled eggs (still with yolk runny) are soaked/flavored in soy sauce, mirin and sugar concoction, Ichiran says the egg is... More

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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7 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We were shopping around Tenjin and felt like eating super quick. My friend took me to unexpected location for such great eating. Not very spacious and highly decorative, I found Ichiran an unique and special Japanese lifestyle. Didn't saw any foreign faces but super busy Japanese people were diving into their Ramen bowls without looking left or right. I really... More

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Bangkok
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220 restaurant reviews
247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Our group went to Ichiran and was amused by the cubicle seating style that we had never tried before. The experience was so unique. But the real highlight were the huge and hugely delicious Ramen bowls. Ichiran is not a place for conversation and dawdlers, however. This is where you order quickly, eat quickly and pay quickly. A no-nonsense noodle... More

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West Perth, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We went to the Canal City restaurant, chose our meal at the vending machine and were shown to our cubicle. Sitting on a high stool/chair with a little curtain in front that is pulled back and they take your ticket for your meal and after a very short time it is placed in front of you. Loved the whole set... More

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boston
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Not too many places where you can get all three. This is one of them. Great noodles with wonderfully porky broth. The setup is unique: a long counter divided into partitioned cubicles, with one's contact with the server limited through a curtain. On the one hand, it is efficient and elemental, and it certainly removes any reservations about eating alone.... More

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