What is ICHIRAN ? | Commentary by Japanese webmaster | Common in Japan #48

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This is SHINTA+, Japanese writer.


What is ‘Ichiran’ ??

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This page is
  • To introduce ‘Ichiran’ well known in Japan
  • To clear your question about it

I wrote this article to introduce ‘Ichiran’, as popular Japanese donut restaurant and to clear your question about it.

I would like to explain about the topic with mainly two parts.

  • Introduction of ‘Ichiran’ in Japan
  • Deep Diving with Q & A style
    • History
    • Aji-Shuchu counter
    • Features
    • How to order, etc

In first part, you can get basic information about ‘Ichiran’ in Japan.

And next, I would like to introduce more details, with style of answering questions. You can get information with cherry pick style, in stead of reading long article.

I hope you will have proper information about Ichiran in Japan, after reading this page.

What is ‘ICHIRAN’ ?

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‘ICHIRAN’ is famous Ramen restaurant chain in Japan. They provide ‘Tonkotsu Ramen’ as noodles in pork broth soup, in their restaurant.

As of 2020, there are 78 ‘ICHIRAN’ ramen shops in Japan, mainly large cities like Tokyo, Yokohama, Kyoto, Osaka, etc.

The signboard with Kanji ‘ICHIRAN’ with green and red is the trademark of them.

Introduction of ICHIRAN
  • Famous Ramen Restaurant chain in Japan
  • Tonkotsu Ramen is the main menu there
  • More than 78 of ICHIRAN restaurant in Japan
  • Signboard with ‘ICHIRAN’ in Kanji, with red and green word is the trademark

Deep Diving into ICHIRAN in Japan

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ICHIRAN has more appro 30 years of history in Japan

In 1960, ramen restaurant was opened in Fukuoka city, as predecessor of ‘ICHIRAN’. In 1990’s, ‘ICHIRAN’ opened new Ramen restaurant mainly in Fukuoka area.

In 2000’s, ICHIRAN opened new ramen restaurants in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka. In 2010’s and 20’s, ‘ICHIRAN’ is still developing and continues to open new Ramen restaurant in Japan.

  • 1960 Established in Fukuoka city
  • 1993 Opened ‘ICHIRAN’ with current style
  • 1990’s Developed mainly in Fukuoka city
  • 2000’s Developed in Osaka, Nagoya, Tokyo
  • 2010’s – Continuously open new ICHIRAN in Japan

Reference : Ichiran webpage

Counter seats of ‘ICHIRAN’ is divided one by one with side panels. It is named as ‘Aji-Shuchu Counter’.

‘Aji’ means ‘Taste’, and ‘Shuchu’ means ‘Concentration ‘. Customer can see own Ramen only, to taste Ramen with concentration.

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Author’s research

There are 5 appeal points of ‘ICHIRAN’

  • Pioneer of Red colored sauce on Ramen
  • Tonkotsu soup without smell of pork broth
  • Aji Shuchu Counter (independent seat)
  • Customizable order system
  • Extra noodle order with plastic plate

Ichiran is a pioneer of these items, while some of them are currently incorporated by other ramen restaurants.

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Reference : Ichiran webpage

You can make order at Ichiran with following process. Order sheets are available in English, Chinese, and Korean.

  • Having a sheet
  • Write a order sheet with preferences
    • Noodles
    • Dashi
    • Richness
    • Chashu
    • Scallion
    • Spice
    • Garlic
  • Pass sheet to employee

Reference : Ichiran webpage

Yes, Ichiran have some products of Ramen for cooking at home. You can enjoy Ichiran’s ramen at home. Some of products are available at Ichiran restaurants.


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