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4-84 Tanakamachi, Wakayama, Wakayama Prefecture
+81 73-424-1689
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  • 13
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  • 40
    Very good
  • 36
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  • 12
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Average, hyped up ramen

Visited ideshoten after reading about it from multiple reviews and tour books. It is a very small shop, not very flashy. We came here for dinner, and at first we thought we had lost our direction as we did not recognise the building to be a restaurant. You can recognize it by its strong broth smell... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 14, 2015
Changry4
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Visited ideshoten after reading about it from multiple reviews and tour books. It is a very small shop, not very flashy. We came here for dinner, and at first we thought we had lost our direction as we did not recognise the building to be a restaurant. You can recognize it by its strong broth smell from outside. The menu... More 

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Thank Changry4
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

Ramen is a must try food in Wakayama. Among others, we selected this one, and it didn't disappoint us. The soup is well balanced, and the BBQ pork is tenderly melting in the mouth. It would be perfect, if the store could have chili pepper in addition to pepper and salt on the table.

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Thank 翊 李
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This place was voted the top ramen in Japan by some cooking show so gets visitors from all over Japan. Its a small non-descript place - very simple, with lineups out the door. The ramen was good - perhaps I don't like the shoyu mixed with tonkotsu which is characteristic of the Wakayama region. Nice noodle consistency. Eggs are on... More 

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Thank Cambridge2014
Long Beach, California
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This place was great. Small quaint place where you share a table with other people. Not being from Japan it caught me off guard but the atmosphere was cool and the was one of the best I had while in Japan. It was so good I had 2 bowls. A must go to if in wakayama

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Thank Alopez365
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

Small homely place. Very different yet tasty ramen. Suited to Indian palette. Try the sushi too, bonus is its vegetarian.

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Thank NVwanderlust
Sakai, Japan
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

It located near Wakayama station of JR line. This shop is so small and you may need to wait for a while till enter this shop. The soup is pork bone broth soy sauce .

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Thank Hirox2
Hong Kong, China
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

I found this place through other reviews. It was very close to Wakayama JR station, a very modest shop with only about 15 seats. I had some very high expectations after reading other reviews, and this place did not disappoint. After coming here, all the other Japanese Raimen's I used to like, are no longer good enough for me. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4-84 Tanakamachi, Wakayama, Wakayama Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Wakayama Prefecture  >  Wakayama
  • Phone Number: +81 73-424-1689

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 9
  • Cuisine: Asian

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