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PRICE RANGE
US$7 - US$9
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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Japanese, Asian
FEATURES
Cash Only
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Reviewed 19 March 2020

Usually when one eats ramen one would sit at a table or at the counter and seeing all the action taking place. At Ichiran you can't see anything because everything is partitioned off to let the diner eat in privacy with no disturbance. It is...an interesting experience to eat like that. The ramen came in a rectangular box, not a bowl, but it tasted good. I highly recommend Ichiran especially if it's your first time. You must go at least once to experience it.More

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Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 8 February 2020

Although It's a bit pricey , but we find worth to try it out.It's yummy.We went there for early dinner to avoid queue.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 18 January 2020

Cramped in a solo cubicle makes me totally appreciate the rich hot broth, the springy noodles, the soft egg and the tender chasu (sliced pork) of my ramen. Coming from outside on a rainy 6° weather, this was heaven, even if you have to line...up for 15 minutes. I❤️Ichiran. Oh, their green tea dessert is very good too!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 17 December 2019 via mobile

I was drawn to this restaurant by its reputation. It was my first meal after arriving in Fukuoka. It lives up to its reputation and I enjoyed my meal. For those visiting for the first time, my advise is to keep the taste light. You...are given a paper to choose the taste, Chili spicy level and the “doneness”’of the ramen. I prefer to choose a lighter taste and firm doneness. I choose everything medium and find the taste too heavy. Hence 4 stars. I visited a second time a week later and this time loves it better.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 24 November 2019 via mobile

Went to try famous Ichiran ramen at Canal City. You order your ramen via a vending machine. Each person is seated at a counter with a small window where someone will serve you your ramen order. The ramen was delicious and the pork broth was...very thick and tasty. Must visit and try.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 22 November 2019 via mobile

Ichiran Canal City Hakata is a total disappointed ramen experience! Its an extreme crampy , total darkness cave sitting area. Only less than 8 seats in a row. No sight of any server, only noisy kitchen utensils banging here and there . Plenty hidden activity...behind that blocked kitchen area . I wonder am I in hell hole or in a famous ramen restaurant ! Cant imagine who says that Ichiran ramen is good ? Its just overrated by some no standard writers. Daiso Tonkatsu Ramen only cost 108 yen tasted much more 100 times nicer than it ! Feel ripped off , it doesnt match up to its costly pricing too. Please save up your money and go else where.More

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

Ichiran experience is one thing you should never miss in Fukuoka. Wait is long and price is ¥1,580 but its worth it.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 30 September 2019 via mobile

1. Purchase ticket from vending machine. Quantity is small, suggest add ramen for those who are hungry 2. Select seats (cubicle) 3. Proceed to cubicle 4. Select the various options on paper (Spicy, garlic, etc) 5. Pass paper to staff through the curtain Broth is...quite thick and tasty. Place to eat, experience and go, not a place for big group due to limited seats.More

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

Ichiran remains to be my favorite ramen. Whenever I go to japan, I always go to ichiran. This branch is located in Canal City Fukuoka. Gets crowded from 11am-1pm so better go early or go after 1pm

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 June 2019

We were just strolling areound shops and we ended up in front of this ramen shop. The experience was great, you buy a ticket at the machine, like any ramen shop, but then you enter and you seat to an available individual both. there are...separater that can be folded, if you are with other people. The chef is just in front of you, but he will lower a curtain to give you privacy while eating. and there is a buzzer to ask him for more food But the best thing is that you can really customize your ramen, the cooking time, the richness of the soup, the quantity of dashi or garlic. Just circle the options on a paper and you will end up eating one of the most delicious Hakata RamenMore

Date of visit: June 2019
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Ichiran Canal City Hakata is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5