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4-84 Tanakamachi, Wakayama, Wakayama Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 73-424-1689
Today
11:30 - 23:30
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Fri - Wed 11:30 - 23:30
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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Apparently the must-eat in Wakayama - it's even on the poster of Wakayama tourism by the official Wakayama tourism association. The restaurant is set up differently from typical ramen places eg those in Tokyo where you are seated at the bar overlooking the kitchen (I like that more, you can watch them cook). Maybe this is just what Wakayama ramen... More 

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Thank KC930
Singapore, Singapore
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137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to try this ramen since Wakayama is a ramen town. Arrived from Singapore at 11pm and walk about 8mins from Granvia Wakayama to this ramen place. Overall different ramen style as the broth is much thicker though a little tad salty for singaporean taste bud. But still very good noodle texture and value for money meal (chose the standard... More 

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Thank Michael C
Hong Kong
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 522 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Wakayama ramen has this funny dried fish smell. And it all adds to the flavour. The soup here is so distinctive, I'm yearning for more as I write. Only now do I know that the flavour grows on you far beyond what you experience while you're eating there. One of the greatest tasting ramens I've ever had.

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Cebu City, Cebu City, Philippines
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We were looking up where to get some late night ramen, and this place popped up. It was kind of hard to find but it was surely worth it. Only one of the crew understood english but at least she did help us since the menu was only in Japanese. They only serve one kind of ramen (tonkotsu broth i... More 

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Thank Kelly V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Not the best, a little bit salty. But not bad to try since 700 yen is cheaper than buying food from vending machine. Arrived there at midnight, the shop still welcome me with smile and good service. Very small place, but felt like home.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

I went here with 2 friends after a long day of traveling. The ramen was delicious and reasonably priced, and the food came out quickly! Staff were very friendly too! A great meal for a cold winters night!

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Thank Lisa-Katee
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

Visited ideshoten after reading about it from multiple reviews and tour books. It is a very small shop, not very flashy. We came here for dinner, and at first we thought we had lost our direction as we did not recognise the building to be a restaurant. You can recognize it by its strong broth smell from outside. The menu... More 

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Thank Changry4
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

Ramen is a must try food in Wakayama. Among others, we selected this one, and it didn't disappoint us. The soup is well balanced, and the BBQ pork is tenderly melting in the mouth. It would be perfect, if the store could have chili pepper in addition to pepper and salt on the table.

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Thank 翊 李
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2015

This place was voted the top ramen in Japan by some cooking show so gets visitors from all over Japan. Its a small non-descript place - very simple, with lineups out the door. The ramen was good - perhaps I don't like the shoyu mixed with tonkotsu which is characteristic of the Wakayama region. Nice noodle consistency. Eggs are on... More 

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

This place was great. Small quaint place where you share a table with other people. Not being from Japan it caught me off guard but the atmosphere was cool and the was one of the best I had while in Japan. It was so good I had 2 bowls. A must go to if in wakayama

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$9
Cuisine
Soups, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:30
Monday
11:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:30
Friday
11:30 - 23:30
Saturday
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-84 Tanakamachi, Wakayama, Wakayama Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Wakayama Prefecture  >  Wakayama
  • Phone Number: +81 73-424-1689

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