Tenka Ippin | Very famous Kotteri Ramen in Japan, Guided by Japanese webmaster !

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  • What is ‘Tenka Ippin’ in Japan
  • History of ‘Tenka Ippin’ in Japan
  • ‘Kotteri’ of ‘Tenka Ippin’ 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 meals in Japan !

In this page, I would like to introduce ‘Tenka Ippin’ as one of very famous ramen shop in Japan.

You may get knowledge of ‘Tenka Ippin’, 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 ‘Tenka Ippin’

quotation source : https://www.tenkaippin.co.jp/about/

‘Tenka Ippin’ is famous Ramen restaurant chain in Japan. As of 2020, there are 233 Tenka Ippin ramen shops in most of prefectures in Japan. People call Tenka Ippin as ‘Ten-Ichi’ in short, in general. The signboard with Kanji ‘Tenka Ippin’ is the trademark of them.

Basic information about ‘Tenka Ippin’

  • Very famous Ramen chain restaurant in Japan
  • More than 230 Tenka Ippin restaurants in Japan
  • People call it as ‘Ten-Ichi’ in short
  • The signboard with Tenka Ippin in Kanji is the trademark

‘Tenka Ippin’ is one of very popular Ramen chain in Japan !

History of ‘Tenka Ippin’

quotation source : https://www.tenkaippin.co.jp/about/

Founder of ‘Tenka Ippin’, Mr. Tsutomu Kimura started food cart style Ramen shop in 1971, in Kyoto. He improved soup of ramen again and again. Then, in 1974, the soup of ‘Tenka Ippin’ was completed. In 1975, he opened first ‘Tenka Ippin’ restaurant in Kyoto. After developing in Kyoto area, Tenka Ippin was expanded to all over Japan.

History of ‘Tenka Ippin’

  • 1971 Founder started food cart ramen shop in Kyoto
  • 1974 Soup of Tenka Ippin was completed
  • 1975 Opened 1st restaurant of Tenka Ippin in Kyoto
  • Expanded from Kyoto to all over Japan

I often went to ‘Tenka Ippin’, when I lived in Kyoto !

‘Kotteri’ ramen by ‘Tenka Ippin’

quotation source : https://www.tenkaippin.co.jp

The very popular sales point of ‘Tenka Ippin’ Ramen is unique soup. It called ‘Kotteri’ soup. The soup of ‘Tenka Ippin’ is very thick. Some people says that it’s not a soup, but a kind of paste. Indeed there are different kinds of soup in menu of ‘Tenka Ippin’ Ramen. However, ‘Kotteri’ soup is the flagship ramen in ‘Tenka Ippin’.

More information about ‘Tenka Ippin’

  • The soup of Tenka Ippin is ‘Kotteri’ taste
  • ’Kotteri’ means thick and rich
  • ’Kotteri’ Ramen is the flagship product of Tenka Ippin
  • Other soup is available in Tenka Ippin

You can understand what is ‘Kotteri’, once you eat ramen of ‘Tenka Ippin’ !!


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

What is ‘Tenka Ippin’ in Japan

  • Famous Ramen chain shop
  • Established in 1971, and opened 1st shop in 1975
  • Most famous ‘Kotteri’ taste ramen


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Tenka Ippin is popular Ramen restaurant in Japan. I often went Tenka Ippin, when I was younger, in Kyoto. Frankly speaking, it became nowadays too thick for me to eat heavily, as I got older. However I sometimes want to have Ramen of Tenka Ippin.


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