15 Great Ramen Restaurants in Fukuoka

Fukuoka is famous for being home to a bunch of famous ramen places. Here are some great ramen restaurants in Fukuoka you should definitely try if you visit there!

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1. ShinShin

ShinShin is a well-known ramen place in Fukuoka that always has a long line of people. They use a tonkotsu (pork broth-based) soup, but they blend it with chicken and vegetable soups, so the soup has a nice and light aftertaste. The noodles are thin, so it is easy to eat, especially for women who don't usually eat tonkotsu ramen. This is a delicious and light tasting Hakata ramen.

Opening Hours: 11:00 AM - 3:00 AM

Closed: Open daily unless otherwise specified

HP: www.hakata-shinshin.com/ (Japanese Only)

Address: 3-2-19 1F Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka 福岡県福岡市中央区天神3-2-19 1F (Google Map)

2. Isshin Furan - Daimyo Main Branch

 

Isshin Furan (Daimyo Main Branch) is a ramen restaurant with a lot of long-time fans. It is obvious that their soup made with domestically produced pork of the highest quality takes a lot of time and care to make. Since it doesn't use lard at all, it is extremely savory and fragrant. Their signature meals include: Their rich and delicious “Black Tonkotsu Ramen”, salt-flavored “White Tonkotsu Ramen”, “Red Miso Tonkotsu Ramen” made with 2 different kinds of miso, and “Gold Negi Ramen” made with Okinawan salt (sundried concentrated salt that is then boiled until crystallized). Try the ramen that you prefer! 

Opening Hours: 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM

Closed: Open daily otherwise specified

HP: www.isshinfuran.jp/ (Japanese Only)

Address: 2-6 Daimyo, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka 福岡県福岡市中央区大名2-6 (Google Map)

3. Genei

The full name of this restaurant is Mengekijo (Noodle Theater) Genei. As the name suggests, there are theater-like steps inside, and it does not look like a ramen restaurant. They serve a variety of ramen, such as “Genei-ryu Ramen”, “Shiokaoru Shoyu Ramen”, and “Tantan Noodles”. The soup is semi-clear and made with carefully selected ingredients, so it is light, yet very rich in taste. It is located in a nice and quiet area, and it is loved by a lot of people. 

Opening Hours: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM, 6:00 PM - 12:30 AM

Closed: New Year's Day

HP: d.hatena.ne.jp/iriehideki/ (Japanese Only)

Address: 2-16-3 Yakuin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka 福岡県福岡市中央区薬院2-16-3 (Google Map)

4. Genkotsu

Genkotsu is a restaurant where you can enjoy the atmosphere of a traditional ramen house. Their tonkotsu soup is not too greasy, but instead rich and sweet, which goes really well with their flat noodles. Other than their delicious and addictive ramen, their fried rice is pretty popular too!

 

Opening Hours: 11:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Closed: Mondays

HP: www.genkotsu.co.jp/ (Japanese Only)

Address: 1-10-7 Taguma, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka 福岡県福岡市早良区田隈1-10-7 (Google Map)

5. Hakata Isso - Main Branch

Hakata Isso (Main Branch) is a popular ramen restaurant that has a long line of people waiting outside every day. The rich soup that only uses bones from domestically produced piglets tastes delightful. The noodles are a bit hard, but they go extremely well with the soup. This place is a must-try in Fukuoka!

Opening Hours: 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Closed: Beginning and End of the Year

HP: www.hakata-issou.com/ (Japanese Only)

Address: 3-1-6 Hakata-eki Higashi, Hataka-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka 福岡県福岡市博多区博多駅東3-1-6 (Google Map)

6. Hanamokoshi

Hanamokoshi is a ramen place that serves rich chicken broth-based ramen, which is rare in Fukuoka, as tonkotsu soup is mainstream there. The place is pretty small, with only 6 counter seats. The chef himself makes the homemade noodles every day, and they match very well with the soup. This place is for those who are not a big fan of tonkotsu ramen.

Opening Hours: 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Closed: Sundays

Facebook: ja-jp.facebook.com/tori.ramen.hanamokoshi/ (Japanese Only)

Address: 2-4-35 Yakuin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka 福岡県福岡市中央区薬院2-4-35 (Google Map)

7. Najimatei

Najimatei is a ramen restaurant that’s been loved by many people for a long time. Its simple taste gets better and better as you have more of it, and it is easy to get addicted to it. It has been named the No.1 ramen place in the Ramen General Election, and it has many branches in other parts of Japan. It is located in the suburbs, but a lot of people come a long way just to have a taste of their ramen.

Opening Hours: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Closed: Open daily unless otherwise specified

HP: www.najimatei.com/ (Japanese Only)

Address: 2-41-7 Najima, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka 福岡県福岡市東区名島2-41-7 (Google Map)

8. Nagahama-ya

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Nagahama-ya is a great ramen place that is said to be the origin of a kind of ramen called Nagahama Ramen. Its main characteristic is its simple taste, and some people come here for breakfast. Many people add some sort of sauce, sesame and/or red pickled ginger so that they can get the taste they want. You cannot talk about ramen in Fukuoka without mentioning this spot!

Opening Hours: 4:00 AM - 1:45 AM

Closed: Beginning and End of the Year

HP: www.ganso-nagahamaya.co.jp/ (Japanese Only)

Address: Trust Park Nagahama 1, 2-5-38 Nagahama, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka 福岡県福岡市中央区長浜2-5-38 トラストパーク長浜 1 (Google Map)

9. Oigen

Oigen is well-known for their rich tonkotsu ramen. This place is recommended for those who want to have orthodox tonkotsu ramen. They put charcoal-grilled sliced chashu (pork belly) on the ramen, which makes the rich soup taste even better. You can also ask for extra back fat. This place is for those who have a taste for greasy food.

 

Opening Hours: 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 4:00 AM

Closed: Sundays

HP: oigen.on.omisenomikata.jp/ (Japanese Only)

Address: Ark Kego 1F, 1-31-1 Kego, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka 福岡県福岡市中央区警固1-13-1 ARK警固 1F (Google Map)

10. Kanetora

Kanetora is a ramen restaurant that is popular for its tsukemen (dipping noodles). The thick dipping sauce comes with fish meal, which makes the sauce even richer. The noodles are super thick, so they are a good match with the dipping sauce. It is a popular place for thick and rich tsukemen.

 

Opening Hours: 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Closed: Tuesdays

HP: kanetora.info/ (Japanese Only)

Address: Liberty Akasaka 1F, 1-1-18 Akasaka, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka 福岡県福岡市中央区赤坂1-1-18 リバティ赤坂 1F (Google Map)

11. Hakata Ikkousha - Hakata Main Branch

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Whether it is a weekday or weekend, there is always a line of people in front of Hakata Ikkousha. Their soup - made in a traditional way - is a mix of fish and pork broth, so it doesn’t have too strong of a taste compared to pure pork broth. The thin noodles and chashu (pork belly) make for a very rich and delicious bowl of ramen. They have a lot of branches, so you can try their ramen in various other places as well!

Opening Hours: 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Closed: Open all year

HP: http://www.ikkousha.com/english (English)

HP: http://www.ikkousha.com/chinese (Simplified Chinese)

HP: http://www.ikkousha.com/ (Japanese)

Address: Kowa Bldg. 103, 3-23-12 Hakata-eki-mae, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka 福岡県福岡市博多区博多駅前3-23-12 光和ビル103号 (Google Map)

12. Hakata Ippudo - Main Branch

This is the headquarters of Ippudo, which has franchise stores all over both Japan and the world. The ramen they serve here replicate the ones they used to cook when they first founded the restaurant. There are many Ippudo throughout the country, but it is recommended to try the original one here!

Opening Hours: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Closed: Beginning and End of the Year

HP: http://www.multilingual.ippudo.com/shop/daimyo/ (English)

HP: http://www.multilingual.ippudo.com/zt/shop/daimyo/ (Traditional Chinese)

HP: http://www.ippudo.com/store/daimyo/ (Japanese)

Address: 1-13-14 Daimyo, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka 福岡県福岡市中央区大名1-13-14 (Google Map)

13. Akanoren

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Since it was founded in 1946, Akanoren has been many people’s long-time favorite. The traditional taste of their tonkotsu ramen is nice, tasty, and pretty filling. Set meals that come with gyoza (fried dumplings) and rice are available at a reasonable cost. Once you try it, you’ll love it forever!

Opening Hours: 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Closed: Open daily unless otherwise specified

Address: 2-6-4 Daimyo, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka 福岡県福岡市中央区大名2-6-4 (Google Map)

14. Ramen Unari - Nakasu Branch

Ramen Unari (Nakasu Branch) is a ramen restaurant that has a distinct soup. The creamy soup that has been stewed for a long time is so rich and delicious. If you like tonkotsu soup, it is highly recommended that you try this! It is located in the busy part of the town, so it is an ideal place to drop by after a night of drinking!

Opening Hours: 6:00 PM - following 6:00 AM

Closed: Sundays

Address: Wada Bldg. 1F, 3-6-23 Nakasu, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka 福岡県福岡市博多区中洲3-6-23 和田ビル 1F角号 (Google Map)

15. Hidechan Ramen - Head Branch

Hidechan Ramen is a popular ramen place. Many people all over the country come to try their ramen! It is a simple ramen with rich tonkotsu soup, with green onions and chashu (pork belly) on top. It is recommended for those who want to try rich and thick tonkotsu ramen. The small bite-sized dumplings here are also popular. Why not try some popular ramen dishes in Fukuoka while enjoying the savory smell of tonkotsu?

Opening Hours: 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM, 8:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Closed: Beginning and End of the Year

HP: ra-hide.com/ (Japanese Only)

Address: 2-13-11 Kego, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka 福岡県福岡市中央区警固2-13-11 (Google Map)

The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.

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