IPPUDO | Champion of ramen competition in Japan, Guided by Japanese webmaster !

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This page is about ….

  • What is ‘IPPUDO’ in Japan
  • History of ‘IPPUDO’ in Japan
  • Popular Menu of ‘IPPUDO’ in Japan
  • Brief comments by webmaster

This page is to help the people :

  • Who like Japan !
  • Who are interested in Japanese culture
  • Who want to enjoy Japanese meals !

In this page, I would like to introduce ‘IPPUDO’ in Japan

You may get knowledge of ‘IPPUDO’ in Japan, as well as Japanese have, after reading of this article. Have fun ! 


SHINTA+ / Japanese blog writer, born and raised in Japan, visited more than 20 countries, introducing Japanese culture to the world, with both domestic & international experiences.

What is ‘IPPUDO’

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‘IPPUDO’ 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 125 ‘IPPUDO’ ramen shops in Japan, from Hokkaido in north to Okinawa in south. The signboard with Kanji ‘IPPUDO’ is the trademark of them.

Basic information about ‘IPPUDO’

  • Famous Ramen Restaurant chain in Japan
  • Tonkotsu Ramen is the main menu there
  • More than 120 of IPPUDO restaurant in Japan
  • Signboard with ‘IPPUDO’ in Kanji word is the trademark

I often go to ‘IPPUDO’ near to my house, which is really nice.

History of ‘IPPUDO’

quotation source :https://www.ippudo.com/menu/

In 1985, first ‘IPPUDO’ was opened in Fukuoka city by founder, Mr. Shigemi Kawahara. In 1994, opened ‘IPPUDO’ in Ramen museum in Yokohama city. In 1997, ‘IPPUDO’ became a champion in competition on TV program. These events made IPPUDO very famous in Japan.

History of ‘IPPUDO’

  • 1985 Established in Fukuoka city
  • 1994 Opened ‘IPPUDO’ in Ramen Museum
  • 1997 Became a champion in TV program
  • 1999, 2000, 2005 champion again
  • 2010-11 Awarded ‘Ramen of the year’

‘IPPUDO’ is getting popular in recent 20 years !

Various menu of ‘IPPUDO’

quotation source :https://www.ippudo.com/menu/

In ‘IPPUDO’, there are two main ramen. ‘Shiromaru Motoaki’ and ‘Akamaru Shin-aji’. Both are ‘Tonkotsu’ based ramen. Other than that, there are side menus ‘Chahan’ as fried rice, ‘Gyoza’, ‘Rice with Mentaiko’ , etc. The taste is based on cuisine of Hakata area, where is origin of ‘IPPUDO’.

Significant development of ‘IPPUDO’

  • Main menu
    • Shiromaru Motoaji
    • Akamaru Shin-aji
  • Side menu
    • Chahan (Fried Rice)
    • Gyoza (Kind of dumpling)
    • White rice with Mentaiko (spicy pollack roe)
    • White rice with soft boiled egg

I really like ‘Akamaru’ of ‘IPPUDO’, which is very nice for me !!


In the end, I would like to summarize the points of this article as follows

What is ‘IPPUDO’ in Japan

  • Popular Ramen Restaurant chain in Japan
  • Established in 1985
  • ‘Akamaru’ & ‘Shiromaru’ are main menu


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Frankly speaking, I really like IPPUDO ramen. Fortunately, there is IPPUDO in my hometown. So I often go there to eat ramen. My preferred one is ‘Akamaru Shin-Aki’. I always eat it with Gyoza. It’s really nice for me.


In the end, thank you very much for your reading today and see you again !