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Reviewed 6 December 2023

We had several pork ramen dishes during this three-week trip. One in Kyoto, and two in pork ramen “country”, Hakata in Kyushu, of which Ichiran at Sun Plaza was one. Ichiran was hands down the best of the three. A league ahead. It is incredible...that the chain has held its standard to when we first tasted it back in 2017 in Osaka!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 7 June 2023 via mobile

Ichiran Ramen is one of the most famous ramen shops in Japan, renowned for its unique restaurant design. Even though the prices may be a bit higher than other ramen shops, the taste makes it worth the money! In Hakata, the lines are much shorter...compared to the Tokyo branches, so it is definitely worth a try!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 5 June 2023

I came here for lunch at the recommendation of my Japanese wife. I was solo backpacking around Japan and had time to kill while waiting for my shinkansen. You will need to buy a ticket for your meal before you sit down. The food itself...was excellent and I even drank all the broth. No complaints about the service either. Polite staff leading me to my seat/booth and you don't have to see the server as they deliver your meal through a roll up curtain at the front of the booth. The booth and the walkway behind the seats are both quite narrow however. Some people may have a hard time getting through or making themselves comfortable. If you have a backpack or other small luggage with you, you will have to keep it in front of you between your legs or in the lockers at the front of the shop. I don't know if there is another section to the shop but the part I was in probably isn't easily accessible to people with in wheelchairs.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 6 April 2023

Ichiran Ramen is the best ramen for me. I had it in Osaka, Fukuoka, also in HK. Wherever country I go, if there is an Ichiran Ramen in that place, I will have it. I Bought 5 boxes at Fukuoka Airport to bring home.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 11 April 2020 via mobile

Please take a walk around Hakata and you’ll find better ramen shop where locals would go too. This tells you much about Ichiran yes? I feel it’s a common perception among tourists is that Ichiran must be good because they opened stores outside of Japan....I went during lunch time and there’s no queue at all during a peak travel season in 2019. This is a late posting, my experience was March 2019More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 19 January 2020 via mobile

You can customise the soup base on level of thickness of broth, amount of dashi, spiciness. Very flavourful, tasty but not cheap.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 11 December 2019

Shin Shin Ramen at B1 of OIOI building, next to the central train station at Hakata in my opinion is much better than Ichiran . The broth, the noodle and seating are superior. The price is about 20% cheaper. The Ichiran outlet we visited at...Hakata was booth like . The server is on the opposite side of the aisle . Each person seats at a booth with wooden partition on left and right side of booth . The partitios could be opened but not completely. It sort of reminds me of someone visiting prison, seating in a booth and talking to an inmate on the other side of the aisle .More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 18 November 2019 via mobile

Heavenly Tonkotsu ramen in a booth to concentrate intensely & savour delicious intense broth. Arguably amongst the TOP 3 in Kyushu

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 3 November 2019 via mobile

This is the best ramen I’ve tried. Went to ichiran in every city we visited in Japan. Highly suggest getting the smoked pork plus an egg. It’s quick, cheap and ingredients are delicious. You can completely customise your ramen dish to suit your tastebuds. Winner...all roundMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 30 October 2019 via mobile

Easy to find. Easily accessible from the train station and other area hotels! Did not wait very long, probably because this one is hard to find for most people. You can customize to how you want it. I like it spicy, so it was nice...to have a great kick to the ramen!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 22 October 2019 via mobile

Very good ramen here close to Hakata station. I had the recommended ramen with extra pork and a boiled egg. Very good and filling. Service is swift and the booths are a little closterfobic but the food makes up for that. Thoroughly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 30 September 2019

I had read about this restaurant’s system before visiting and since it originated in Hakata it was on my to-do list. After a quick visit to the ramen ticket machine and joining a line for around 15 minutes we finally stepped in; it could have...been sooner than that, as we were asked by the staff: “how many members?” and were offered the option to get in without seating together, which we kindly refused. I asked for kae-dama (refill) and matcha pudding. I liked the fact that you can request these whenever is convenient for you (with the well thought sensor in the upper right table’s corner). Also, the customization (noodle consistency, amount of red sauce, etc.) via English questionnaire is a plus. I ordered a soft-boiled egg; I was expecting it to be included in the ramen (rather than in a separate plate and having to peel it), which I found unexpected. I simply dipped it in and it was delicious. The noodle quality (even from their "make at home" souvenir version) and broth were excellent and a feast to the mouth.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 29 September 2019 via mobile

Second to come to Ichiran, first time in the Sunplaza. Ramen is great, cooked to order. What is really nice ; you can choose how strong and how much flavor you want. The experience of eating in a small box is also worthwhile. Fantastic

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 7 August 2019 via mobile

This one is located in the underground mall of Sun Plaza. What I love about fukuoka is that they have a lot of ichiran restaurants in the area. There was a cue when I went there but the staff are so helpful and courteus. Ichiran...will always be my favorite ramen and my go to food when I'm in japan.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 June 2019

Ichiran is a ramen institution in Japan. Decent tonkotsu ramen, though not the best out there. I had eaten at Shin Shin earlier and felt it was better with a richer soup and better noodle texture. This branch at the Sun Plaza is well patronized...but not crazy crowded. We went there at 7.40pm on a Monday and there wasn't a queue. Vending machine had English so that made ordering easier. I took the recommended set at 1490 yen which included the egg, extra slices of pork, nori sheets and wood ear mushroom.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Ichiran Hakata Sunplaza Underground is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
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