July 10, 2017
The 10 Best Ramen Shops You Must Eat in Hakodate, Hokkaido
Ramen, a Japanese noodle soup, is getting more and more popular around the world. There are various kinds of Ramen, and each famous Ramen region has its original style. As for Hokkaido, Sapporo is famous for miso based broth, and Hakodate is famous for salt based broth. Here are the 10 best Hakodate Ramen restaurants chosen by locals. You definitely should try one or two of them when you get to travel to Hakodate!
We could say that Seiryuken serves the most typical Hakodate Ramen among many restaurants here. It also serves Yakisoba and some Chinese dishes besides ramens, and the restaurant has once been introduced on the Michelin Guide.
Shio (salt) ramen is the most popular of all the menus. The soup is clear and mild, and has a light flavour of ginger, topped with slices of roasted pork and chervil. The noodle is thin and smooth. There are variety of side dishes too. You should definitely try this restaurant if you are in Hakodate!
Address: 7-3 Wakamatsu-cho, Hakodate-shi, Hokkaido
Hours: 11:00 – 17:00 (Closed on Mondays & Sundays)
*Close earlier when all noodles are sold out.
Directions: 5 minutes on foot from Hakodate station
Map: Map to Seiryu-ken
Jiyo-ken has been serving Hakodate Ramen since 1947. It is famous for homemade noodles, popular among tourists as well as locals.
The soup is light and clear, made from the mixture of chicken bones, pork bones and kelp, topped with Japanese leeks, bamboo shoots, and slices of roasted pork. You can enjoy the simple basic Hakodate shio ramen here. It’s been loved in the region since the beginning and it will satisfy you too!
Address: 7-12 Matsukaze-cho, Hakodate-shi, Hokkaido
Hours: 11:00 – 21:00 (Closed on Tuesdays)
Directions: 5 minutes on foot from Hakodate station Map: Map of the area
Map: Map to Jiyo-ken
Top-quality local kelp, pork and chicken bones, and natural rock salt make the beautiful shio ramen, “Ajisai Shio Ramen.” This long-established restaurant is right by Goryokaku Tower, a famous touristic spot in Hakodate.
“Ajisai Shio Ramen (a traditional shio ramen)” is the most popular here but “Ajisai Kari (curry flavoured ramen), ” is a close second. Hakodate milk is used as its base, which makes a spicy but rich and filling soup. This restaurant could be your first try in Hakodate! Strongly recommended.
Address: 29-22 Goryokaku-cho, Hakodate-shi, Hokkaido
Hours: 11:00 – 20:25 (Closed on the 4th Wednesdays)
*The 4th Thursday will be closed if the Wednesday is a holiday.
Directions: 7 minutes on foot from Goryokakukoenmae station
Map: Map to Ajisai-honten
4． Hakodate Menya Ichimonji Hakodate-honten
Hakodate Menya Ichimonji serves flavorful soup made from homemade shrimp, top-quality chicken and kelp. Its menu has a lot of choices in addition to the standard ramens such as miso, shio and shoyu (soy sauce).
Shio ramen is light but flavorful, and the toppings are largish! There is a great selection of rice menus too, so you should try one of those on the side! Best place to go when you are hungry!
Name: Hakodate Menya Ichimonji Hakodate-honten
Address: 2-1-3 Yunokawa-cho, Hakodate-shi, Hokkaido
Hours: 11:00 – 25:00
Directions: 10 minutes on foot from Yunokawa Onsen
Map: Map to Hakodate Menya Ichimonji Hakodate-honten
5． Ryuho Daimonyokocho-ten
This restaurant is located in Daimonyokocho where you find many restaurants of different kinds. Ryuho is famous for its light and smooth “golden shio ramen”.
This golden color appears in the process of mellowing the chicken fat. You should try out this amazingly tasty ramen!
Name: Ryuho Daimonyokocho-ten
Address: Hikarinoyatai,Hakodate, Daimonyokocho, 7 Matsukaze-cho, Hakodate-shi, Hokkaido
Hours: 11:00 – 22:00
Directions: 3 minutes on foot from Hakodate station
Map: Map to Ryuho Daimonyokocho-ten
6． Shioya Goryokaku-ten
Homemade noodles and selected local ingredients make its Hakodate shio ramen. No MSG is used in this ramen. The soup is simmered for hours and this process makes the soup mild and tasteful.
Gyoza is also popular here. It’s made from specific pathogen free pig and homemade dumpling skin. You should try both ramen and gyoza here!
Name: Shioya Goryokaku-ten
Address: 10-19 Hon-cho, Hakodate-shi, Hokkaido
Hours: 19:30 – 3:00
*Sunday could be closed randomly.
Directions: 5 minutes on foot from Goryokakukoenmae-tei
Map: Map to Shioya Goryokaku-ten
This restaurant is located in Hakodate but serves Sapporo miso ramen. It has been popular among ramen lovers for years. Its best seller, miso ramen, is light but satisfying.
Its Cha-siu uses a rare part of pork and many people enjoy it as an appetizer. You can even have rice and an egg at the end, and make Ojiya with the leftover soup after enjoying noodles.
Address: 3-10 Matsukaze-cho, Hakodate-shi, Hokkaido
Hours: 16:00 – 23:00 (Closed on Sundays)
Directions: 8 minutes on foot from Hakodate station
Map: Map to Ebisu-ken
This simple Japanese-style soup is made from chicken bones, fish and vegetables. The soup is light but has full flavours of ingredients and is loved by locals.
Toppings are basic but the homemade noodles is made from high-quality wheat grown in Hokkaido, and you can enjoy the unique texture. Simple is the best!
Address: 20-25 Hanazono-cho, Hakodate-shi, Hokkaido
Hours: 11:30 – 19:00 (Closed on Wednesdays)
Directions: 15 minutes on foot from Komabashakomae station
Map: Map to Manmaru-tei
9． Hakodate Shio Ramen Shinano
The soup is the reason for its repeat customers. The chicken based soup has a rich addictive taste and many people come back to taste it again.
Its top seller is shio ramen but “Kuradashi miso ramen” is also very popular among regulars. “Gagome gyoza” is made from Gagome kelp which has a unique surface and is stickier than usual kelp. You can have this only in Hakodate!
Name: Hakodate Shio Ramen Shinano
Address: 20-10 Wakamatsu-cho, Hakodate-shi, Hokkaido
Hours: 11:30 – 14:30 / 17:00 – 24:30 (Closed on Sundays)
Directions: 2 minutes on foot from Hakodateekimae station
Map: Map to Hakodate Shio Ramen Shinano
Its rich soup made only from pork and chicken bones is the reason for its popularity. It opened in 1950 and kept the same recipe for more than 60 years. Its clear soup is rich but doesn’t linger in the mouth.
Shio ramen is especially popular here among locals who wants to enjoy the classic Hakodate ramen. Soup-style yakisoba is also popular here. It contains 7 different ingredients including shrimps and scallops. If you don’t know which restaurant to try, just come here!
Address: 5-13 Matsukaze-cho, Hakodate-shi, Hokkaido
Hours: 11:00 – 21:30
Directions: 4 minutes on foot from Hakodate station
Map: Map to Horan
Let’s eat delicious ramen in Hakodate!
Hakodate is one of the most popular cities in Hokkaido and has many touristic spots and great restaurants. If you have a chance to visit Hakodate, you should definitely taste local food, and don’t forget to try Hakodate ramen!