December 11, 2017
The 10 Best Ramen Shops You Must Eat in Beppu, Oita
There might be many people who think just to relax soaking hot spring and do a little bit of sightseeing in Beppu. But you can’t do anything if you are hungry. If you can’t think of what to eat for lunch and dinner, choose ramen! There are lots of good ramen places in Beppu, even local people likes them. Please visit while you are in Beppu!
Have you heard of Beppu cold ramen? It is said it started when chief from China opened restaurant around in 1950. These days, about 30 restaurants serve it. Our suggestion is “Kogetsu” that serve only cold ramen since 1970.
It is one of the most famous restaurant in Beppu and also the place that started Beppu cold ramen. They have cabbage kimchi, beef chashu, boiled egg, green onion, and white sesame seeds for topping.
You may want to drink the soup all. If you come to Beppu, you should eat cold ramen! It’s fun to compare to other restaurants too, so please try!
Address: 8-1-26 Ishigakihigashi, Beppu, Oita
Map: Map to Kogetsu
2. Taiho ramen
“Taiho ramen” has head restaurant in Kurume that serves traditional Kurume ramen. The soup called “ Yobimodoshi soup” that has been making since they opened matches the original noodle.
They have chashu, boiled egg, green onion, seaweed and red ginger for topping. They have “Mukashi ramen”, Wonton ramen and chashu ramen on the menu.
It takes only 5 minutes from most famous public bath in Beppu called “ Takegawara onsen” by foot, so it will be good to eat here during sightseeing. Please try!
Name: Taiho ramen Beppu kaigan dori ten
Address: 3-27 Hamacho, Beppu, Oita
Close: New year
Map: Map to Taiho ramen Beppu kaigan dori ten
3. Tairiku ramen
It has been loved by local people since they opened in 1952. There is a menu sample that looks like from old days. Tairiku ramen is salt ramen. They also have champon, fried rice and gyoza.
Also cold ramen that you can eat through the year is popular too. They make noodle after they get order. They open until midnight so it is also good to stop by after you go drinking. Enjoy with beer or shochu!
Name: Tairiku ramen
Address: 1-10-21 Kitahama, Beppu, Oita
Map: Map to Tairiku ramen
4. Nabesan ramen
It is a popular ramen place that sometimes has waiting line before it opens and always crowded with local people. It is said the best ramen in Beppu by local people and also tourists often stop by.
It started in 1959 as street ramen place and keeps technique and flavor. They use pork bone for base of soup and mix chicken, fish flake, and vegetables and set it more than 10 hours. Please visit being hungry!
Name: Nabesan ramen
Address: 1-8-5 Hamawaki, Beppu, Oita
Map: Map to Nabesan ramen
5. Ramen Icchan Kotobeppu-ten
It is owned by ex sumo wrestler named Kotobeppu. He started learning in Kumamoto soon after he retired, so they serve Kumamoto ramen.
“Ichhan ramen” has big chashu, green onion, boiled egg and ear mushroom. They have lots of noodle in it so even male gets full. In the restaurant, there are things that he used for sumo. He named “Icchan” after his father’s nickname.
Name: Ramen Icchan Kotobeppu ten
Address: 12-58 Kamegawa Hamada, Beppu, Oita
Map: Map to Ramen Icchan Kotobeppu ten
6. Icchome ramen
It started in 1973, “Icchome ramen” that is also name of the restaurant is a menu that keeps the flavor from when they opened. They use only Japanese pork bone so that makes the soup creamy.
They have chashu, green onion, seaweed for topping. There are red ginger, spice, and sesame on the table, so you can change the flavor. It is located at center of Beppu and opens until midnight.
Name: Icchome ramen Beppu Kitahama honten
Address: 1-3-31 kitahama, Beppu, Oita
Map: Map to Icchome ramen Beppu Kitahama honten
7. Ramen daigaku
It is a popular ramen place that is located near Kannawa onsen that is one of 8 hot springs in Beppu. Lots of tourists are there but most of the customers are local people.
Most popular menu is “Ramen”, you should eat with chashu, green onion and sesame. It is started as street ramen in 1960. They named “Ramen daigaku” as all part time staff was university students. How about eating good ramen with local people?
Name: Ramen daigaku Tsurumiten
Address: 4 Hiuri, Beppu, Oita
Map: Map to Ramen daigaku Tsurumiten
8. Men’s club Menkuro
Not only noodle and soup, but people who like chashu the best, we suggest this place. You can’t imagine what it is like just hearing the name of the menu “ Dangerous Chashu” but you may laugh when you see it.
A half of bowl is covered by Chashu. There are about 40 menus other than this. You can see Beppu bay from counter seats so even if female goes just by herself, it shouldn’t be problem.
From 11:00 to 14:00, they serve lunch menu like each ramen comes with half fried rice and gyoza. It is free to make it bigger, so please go being hungry.
Name: Men’s club Menkuro
Address: 4-1Kokura, Beppu, Oita
Map: Map to Men’s club Menkuro
9. Bungo ramen ittoryu
The owner was trained at “Taiho ramen” and you can eat strong pork bone ramen at this place. Other than pork bone, there are salt, and soy sauce ramen too. You can add one topping from six like green onion, seaweed or boiled egg for free.
There are secret sauce and red ginger on the table, so you can make your own ramen. You can have small pork rice or gyoza etc with ramen. If you want to eat good pork bone ramen, please visit!
Name: Bungo ramen ittoryu
Address: 1-15 Mochigahama, Beppu, Oita
Map: Map to Bungo ramen ittoryu
It doesn’t look like ramen place, the looks is fashionable and has a sign like hot spring icon. It has a waiting line before it opens sometimes.
You will see a machine to buy tickets for food soon after you go into the restaurant. The most popular menu is “ tonkotsu shoyu ramen”. The soup is strong and creamy, it matches with seafood and soy sauce.
It looks like miso ramen. The restaurant is at near Kannawa onsen and you can see Beppu bay and the city from the parking. Please visit!
Address: 6kumi, kita kannawa, Beppu, Oita
Map: Map to Furari
Let’s eat good ramen in Beppu!
The places we introduced today are popular. Most of them will close as soon as they run out of soup so if you want to go, we suggest you to go early. They will sell “Lunch passport Oita, Beppu vol.10” on May 25th 2017. The places that were on the book got popular. You find places we introduced today on the book, please check it out. Don’t forget ramen when you come to Beppu, Oita for sightseeing!