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Tontoro Ramen

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9-41 Yamanokuchicho, Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture
+81 99-222-5857
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Guilty Ramen Binge and The Best Chashu

This ramen shop had excellent Ramen. Though it was my first Ramen in Kagoshima, I was blown away by the smokiness of this tonkotsu broth. I don't know if it is unique to this restaurant or common for Kagoshima, but it is delicious and wonderful and I've never had a broth like it anywhere else in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
Gina C
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Nagoya, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

This place is such a treasure. The shop is a bit small, the menu simple but it hosts some of the most delicious ramen I have had throughout my travels in Japan. Lunch and Dinner times are always busy so arrived an hour early or later to avoid long wait times and being rushed. The largest table they have will... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This ramen shop had excellent Ramen. Though it was my first Ramen in Kagoshima, I was blown away by the smokiness of this tonkotsu broth. I don't know if it is unique to this restaurant or common for Kagoshima, but it is delicious and wonderful and I've never had a broth like it anywhere else in Japan! The Chashu (soy-braised... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

We stopped in for a meal. The place was busy but we managed to get a seat. The food was excellently prepared and delicious. The price is reasonable and could not get a better dish of ramen anywhere else.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

We found this place with little trouble - look for the old house with the red awning. This a counter with seats and low tables on tatami mats for larger groups. Within minutes of sitting down we each had a bowl of the house specialty - Tontoro Ramen, which is ramen in a thick tonkotsu broth. It was deep,delicious and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012 via mobile

There are as many different ramen as there are restaurants, but I must say Tontoro's ramen are very distinctive. Very tasty and the small portion is very light and serves as a very good starter to the evening or as a good evening food before returning home. One of the better ramen-ya san in Japan.

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Additional Information about Tontoro Ramen

Address: 9-41 Yamanokuchicho, Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 99-222-5857
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kyushu-Okinawa  >  Kagoshima Prefecture  >  Kagoshima
Average Prices: USD $8 to $24
Cuisine: Noodle

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9-41 Yamanokuchicho, Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kyushu-Okinawa  >  Kagoshima Prefecture  >  Kagoshima
  • Phone Number: +81 99-222-5857

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $8 to $24
  • Cuisine: Noodle

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