June 10, 2019
The Best Ramen in Nagasaki! The Best 10 Ramen Restaurants You Must Try in Nagasaki!
One of the most major types of Ramen in Nagasaki is Tonkotsu (based on pork broth) with thin noodles as it has strongly been affected by Hakata Ramen. Although many people imagine “Nagasaki Champon” or “Nagasaki Sara Udon” in terms of Nagasaki Ramen, there are so many Ramen shops with a good reputation in Nagasaki. Today, I will list the best 10 Ramen restaurants you must try once you are in Nagasaki!
So, start off with this amazing Ramen shop near Kanko Dori Station “Hiiragi”. This restaurant has a great reputation as it took part in “Ramen Festa” held in Fukuoka in 2015. Ramen here is based on Tonkotsu broth, but not only that, other menus such as “Aosa Ramen” and “Tomato Ramen” are extremely popular too.
Especially, “Aosa Ramen” is based on Tonkotsu and smells like the sea, and that makes a difference to the other menus. Also, another popular and unique Ramen “Tomato Ramen” tastes a real tomato. People seem to enjoy these menus the most!
Address: HANA Building Level1, 6-8, Douza, Nagasaki City, Nagasaki
Time: (Weekdays) 11:00am-3:00am (Fri/Sat/Day before public holiday) 11:00am-5:00am
Access: Short walk from Kanko Dori Station
Map: map to Hiiragi
If you are interested in Tonkotsu Ramen, this is the place! Located near Nagasaki Station, “Ramen Masa” offers “Iekei Ramen” based on the real Tonkotsu broth. You will be addicted to its rich taste once you start eating. The most recommended menu is simple – “Tonkotsu Shoyu Ramen”! This is the most popular one here at Ramen Masa.
Also, if you are looking to have some vegetables as well, there’s “Vegetable Ramen” – or other menus too. Just try and find your favourite Ramen!
Name: Ramen Masa
Address: 10-11, Oguro Town, Nagasaki City, Nagasaki
Access: Walk 2 mins from Nagasaki Station
Map: map to Ramen Masa
Want to try Tonkotsu, but with a light flavour? Then why not try “Maruyoshi”? Located 2 minutes away from Kanko Dori Station on foot, “Maruyoshi” serves Tonkotsu Ramen with a light broth flavour. Because of that, even kids can enjoy its taste!
When you visit this place for the first time, order the most regular menu here – “Ramen”. This was their starting point of all other menus and the broth is so nice that people drink it all! This is a must-try place in Nagasaki.
Address: 6-12, Hamamachi, Nagasaki City, Nagasaki
Access: Walk 2 mins from Kanko Dori Station
Map: map to Maruyoshi
A Ramen shop “Babake” is proud of its original menus in terms of choosing the ingredients and the methods of cooking. As they simmer porks for quite a while, the Tonkotsu broth here doesn’t have a unique smell of Tonkotsu and it tastes so mild. This is a must-try in Nagasaki.
Also, Babake offers not only the regular Ramen menus, but also “Brothless Dandan Noodles”. You can choose how hot and spicy you want for this menu. More surprisingly, it changes to Izakaya at night, so they have a wide variety of menus including sake, alcohol and Ramen with an affordable price!
Name: Babake Ramen Izakaya
Address: 6-13, Edo Town, Nagasaki City, Nagasaki
Time: 11:00am-14:00pm/18:00pm-23:00pm (Sun) 11:30am-14:00pm
Access: Walk 2 mins from Nishihama Town Station
Map: map to Babake Ramen Izakaya
One of the most popular Ramen shops in Nagasaki is “Menya Always”. It’s so addictive that you want to visit this place every day once you know the beautiful menus. The shop itself is quite small with a friendly atmosphere, and you might want to say “Tadaima!” when going into the shop, meaning “I’m home!”. The regular menu is always Tonkotsu based Ramen with extremely thin noodles!
Also, if you want to try something different, how about “Lemon Tonkotsu Ramen”? This unique menu comes with 5 slices of Lemon and spring onions on top. This will be the new sensation!
Name: Menya Always
Address: 5-22, Yorozuya Town, Nagasaki City, Nagasaki
Access: Walk 3 mins from Shian Bashi Station
Map: map to Menya Always
The owner of the popular Ramen shop “Taishouken” had trained himself in Tokyo and the shop itself is located 2 minutes away from Nagasakimae Station on foot. People seem to enjoy “Buta (Pork) Ramen” the most. This Buta Ramen comes with 150g of boneless pork ribs as a topping and that covers the Ramen that you cannot see the noodles!
Moreover, garlic in the middle goes well with the rich taste of Tonkotsu broth. Although Taishouken has a name value in Japan, the one in Nagasaki proudly offers the original menus.
Address: 8-3, Daikoku Town, Nagasaki City, Nagasaki
Access: Walk 2 mins from Nagasakimae Station
Map: map to Taishouken
A newly opened Ramen shop “16” in Kajiya Town has a good reputation for Shio Ramen. The owner is not from Nagasaki though – he is from Mie prefecture and spent his days in Hokkaido to train himself cooking Ramen.
The Ramen they offer is so different compared to other Ramen shops in Nagasaki that it is based on Shio broth containing soy sauce, chilli, and fatty pork (Tontoro). What makes it more interesting is that the broth is not clear even though it is based on Shio (salt) as mentioned before. That is because this Shio Ramen contains chicken stock and makes the broth a little whitish. With much collagen in it, women would be enjoying this menu as well!
Address: 2-27, Kajiya Town, Nagasaki City, Nagasaki
Time: 11:30am-21:00pm (Sun) 11:30am-15:00pm
Map: map to 16
“Yokohama Shianbashi”, located in Shianbashi just 5 minutes away from Nagasaki Station, is an extremely popular Chinese restaurant that many celebrities visit. The characteristic of the Ramen at Yokohama Shianbashi is that they use thin noodles with a light flavoured broth. Of course, one of the most popular local gourmets “Nagasaki Champon” can be enjoyed as well.
Other than that, they offer some basic menus of Chinese cuisine such as Ebichiri (stir-fried shrimps in chili sauce) and Hoikohroh (twice cooked pork). This place is great for a group activity as it has some plans with all-you-can-drink menus! If you are keen on Ramen in Nagasaki, visit this place!
Name: Yokohama Shianbashi
Address: 2-20, Sekkai Town, Nagasaki City, Nagasaki
Close: 1st Tue, 2nd Tue, 3rd Tue of the month
Access: Walk 5 mins from Nagasaki Station
Map: map to Yokohama Shianbashi
One of the most popular Chinese restaurants in Sasebo City, Nagasaki is this “Botanen”. Located 11 minutes away from Sasebo Chuo Station on foot, Botanen offers a wide variety of menus including fried rice, gyoza, Chinese dumplings, Champon, or Sara Udon noodles.
Of course, Ramen is the one you cannot forget either! The regular Ramen is just for 570 yen. Buta (pork) Ramen which tastes a little spicy is what people order so often as well. You can also add a 2 hour all-you-can-drink plan and enjoy your time with your family!
Address: 1-1, Hira Town, Sasebo City, Nagasaki
Access: Walk 11 mins from Sasebo Chuo Station
Map: map to Botanen
“Ramen Shou” has a great reputation for its light flavoured Tonkotsu Ramen. You can try this unique and original Ramen with an affordable price – but the taste is quite addictive! The broth, said to be the most important part of Ramen, is based on Tonkotsu which you will feel a little sweetness. Surprisingly, this Tonkotsu Ramen is extremely popular among the women.
Even though there are a number of Tonkotsu Ramen shops in Nagasaki, the ones offered by Ramen Shou are very unique. This is definitely a must-try!
Name: Ramen Shou
Address: 1-16, Jouei Town, Nagasaki City, Nagasaki
Access: Walk 4 mins from Matsuyama Town Station
Map: map to Ramen Shou
Let’s Enjoy The Local Ramen In Nagasaki!
How was it? I have introduced a few Ramen shops mainly in Nagasaki city – although Nagasaki is a popular destination for Nagasaki Champon, Nagasaki Ramen is great too. There are a lot of Ramen shops including the chains, or the local restaurants in Nagasaki. If you visit Nagasaki, don’t forget to try Nagasaki Ramen!