We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!

Tontoro Ramen

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
9-41 Yamanokuchicho, Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 99-222-5857
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

193 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 21: English reviews
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went here a few days ago and ordered the pork ramen and two beers. Only one beer was brought to the table but we didn't think anything of this at the time, perhaps they had misunderstood our bad Japanese. The ramen was nice but didn't blow me away - we've had better ramen in Fukuoka. After I'd left the... More 

Thank JadiePoo
Cham, Switzerland
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It looks like a simple small Ramen restaurant, but it's delicious. Very nice noodles with eggs and pork. The taste of the soup is delicious! I really recommend to try this when you are in town and you like Ramen.

Thank Jiraiya48
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Thick, milky broth and good pork. I got the chashu and my wife got the pork + soft boiled egg. Both were really good for 1820¥ total.

Thank Ryan D
Level Contributor
22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

It was in a location easy to find around the main city. Good was great. I don't take ramen in soup, yet they offered rice othat than ramen. My husband and my son ate the ramen and they both enjoyed it very much. Their dumplings were also good !!

Thank Virginia H
Level Contributor
120 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the most popular Ramen shops in Kagoshima. Their speciality is a pork Ramen. It is so tender, tasty and goes well with soup and noodle. And it is a bit different from noodle shops in other area in Kyushu. So if you are a Ramen lover, then it is worth to try, to tick the box... More 

Thank Hiro H
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Pork ramen was really delicious and quickly served. We went there after 8pm and didnt have to queue. Good service and great food!

Thank Happiness2016
Los Angeles, California, United States
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Ate ramen up and down Japan, this was my favorite. I went in the evening at 8-9pm and never had to wait, no thrills, just great tender pork ramen.

Thank Kevin A
Level Contributor
685 reviews
395 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

Small outlet with 4 tables and 5-6 at the counters . Simple menu . Beside Ramen they serve rice dish too Overrated . Disappointed Nothing special

Thank Happy258
United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Went there based on the other reviews and would definitely recommend. Didn't seem to be too busy when we went at 8pm and got a table straight away. The ramen broth is amazing, truly beautiful depth of flavour. Pork is also melt in the mouth. Great value for money and best ramen I've had so far. Would recommend this place... More 

Thank icecreamgirl7988
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2015

Tontoro's pork ramen captures the essence of the volcanic island with its unique smokey taste that is unlike any other ramen I have had. Their Chashu (braised pork belly) on rice was also wonderful. Tontoro was originally recommended to me by a Japanese friend who lives beside the island of Kagoshima, and it was explained to me as a favorite... More 

1 Thank Gina C

Travelers who viewed Tontoro Ramen also viewed

Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture
Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture
Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture
Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture
Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture
Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture

Been to Tontoro Ramen? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $29
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Tontoro Ramen staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?