Don’t be fooled by the long lines at Ichiran Ramen. They have a very systematic order where the wait is quite fast – by the time you know it, you’ll be slurping that delicious ramen!
Quick Tip: Ichiran Ramen in Osaka, Japan is CASH ONLY!
Upon entering, you’ll see the store where you can buy ramen to make at home and souvenirs. This is usually where the line is as well before ordering. some workers will direct you throughout the restaurant until you are seated.
THE TICKET COUNTER
Ordering at Ichiran Ramen – After waiting in line, you’ll be directed to the ticket counter where you’ll order the ramen. You’ll insert the cash first then choose your order. Once your order is placed, a ticket will be dispensed. If you want to order more – you can do so by inserting more cash and choosing other items.
CUSTOMIZE YOUR RAMEN
What’s great about Ichiran ramen is being able to customize the flavor! Once you have the tickets, you’ll be given a piece of paper. With this, you’ll be circling your preference on flavor strength, richness, garlic, green onion, sliced pork, and noodles texture. If it’s your first time, the paper has recommendations just for you!
Then, you’ll give the piece of paper and order tickets to the attendant. They will then seat you according to availability. The Ichiran Ramen we visited had two stories where you can sit in a booth area and a dining room setting. In most Ichiran’s you sit in your own booth – which we experienced on our first time – highly recommend this! Also, each booth came with its own water station which is a plus!
It tastes as good as it smells! The broth, oh my gosh – it was perfect! Be sure to order the egg with the ramen, it’s delicious. If you would like to order more, they have the piece of paper to circle any other extra orders and there is a button where you can call the attendant.
We loved the ramen so much that we all concluded that it was the best ramen we’ve ever tasted! Before leaving the restaurant, we bought pre-packaged Ichiran ramen to take home and can’t wait to make it!
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