Do You Want To Try Ramen in Wakayama? Here Are The Top 10 Ramen Restaurants in Wakayama!

Do You Want To Try Ramen in Wakayama? Here Are The Top 10 Ramen Restaurants in Wakayama!


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If you want to try Wakayama Ramen, this is the first place to visit. “Masayoshi” is one of the popular Ramen shops and has been loved by the locals. They offer a classic style of Wakayama Ramen.

A combination of pork based broth and a slightly hard straight noodles is great. The harmony of those is so addictive that makes you think you want to try again. They have a lot of regular customers too. The broth is so thick and has a rich taste, and it goes well with the noodles!

Name: Masayoshi
Address: 612-1, Nougawa, Wakayama City, Wakayama
Phone: +81-73-461-1739
Time: 11:00-22:00
Close: 3rd Wednesday
Access: Walk 15 mins from Musota Station

Map: map to Masayoshi

Yamatame Shokudou

Yamatame Shokudou
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One of the most popular Ramen shop in Wakayama is “Yamatame Shokudou”. It is a long established restaurant with a history of 50 years. Ramen offered in this shop has been loved by people in Wakayama for years. The broth, based on pork (Tonkotsu), has a rich taste and thick.

Moreover, char-siu pork as a topping has a mouth melting texture that many people visit this shop just to try this char-siu! They use flat noodles. The taste has a strong flavour, so go for rice as well!

Name: Yamatame Shokudou
Address: 12, Fuku Town, Wakayama City, Wakayama
Phone: +81-73-422-9113
Time: 11:00-17:00
Close: Sunday/Public Holiday
Access: Walk 5 mins from Wakayama City Station

Map: map to Yamatame Shokudou


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“Urashima” is a unique Ramen shop that opens only during the day. You need to be there earlier if you don’t want to miss it. In spite of this unique background, it is a long established shop with a history of 40 years.

The pork flavoured rich broth sticks well with the thick straight noodles. As the taste is strong, many customers order steamed rice as well. Char-siu pork you cannot forget in Ramen is so soft. This Ramen is something you must try once you are in Wakayama!

Name: Urashima
Address: 20-7, Keya, Kinokawa City, Wakayama
Phone: +81-736-77-5473
Access: Walk 12 mins from Uchita Station

Map: map to Urashima

Ramen Marui

Ramen Marui
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A popular Ramen with a large amount of spring onions can be tried here at “Ramen Marui”. This shop makes homemade noodles and it feels great going down!

One of the features is especially the pork – simmering “Sanmi Pork” for hours in a special sauce and using it for the broth. Ramen here is amazing that you must try!

Name: Ramen Marui
Address: 12-87, Wakayama City, Wakayama
Phone: +81-73-425-6678
Time: (Weekdays) 11:00-21:00 (Sunday) 11:00-17:00
Close: None
Access: Walk 10 mins from Nankai Wakayama City Station

Map: map to Ramen Marui


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Located just 10 minutes away from Tainose Station by car, or 30 minutes away by walking, there’s this special Ramen shop “Marubana” which has a lot of regulars. The broth is based on pork, and has a subtle flavour although it has a rich taste too.

Ramen itself is categorised in Iekei Ramen, and the toppings such as spinach and quail eggs are well matched with the broth that it’s so addictive! There are always people lining up in front of the shop – do you want to try now?

Name: Marubana
Address: 273-4, Dejima Wakayama City, Wakayama
Phone: +81-73-474-7041
Access: Drive 10 mins from Tainose Station

Map: map to Marubana

Arochi Honke Marutaka

Arochi Honke Marutaka
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One of the traditional Ramen restaurants in Wakayama is this shop – “Arochi Honke Marutaka”. It has a rich flavour with the pork based broth and a smell of soy sauce whereas it looks like a standard Chinese noodles.

Using thin noodles, it is great to try after drinking as “Shime”. Also, adding a little bit of pepper makes a difference to its taste too. Pepper actually goes well with Chinese noodles! If you visit here, taste this wonderful Chinese noodles!

Name: Arochi Honke Marutaka
Address: 2-50, Tomoda Town, Wakayama City, Wakayama
Phone: +81-73-432-3313
Access: Walk 10 mins from Wakayama Station

Map: map to Arochi Honke Marutaka


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“Shimashou” is run by the owner of “Urashima” – one of the best Ramen shops in Wakayama. Rather than saying Wakayama Ramen, it’s more like Chinese noodles. What’s surprising is its affordable price. They offer a bowl of Ramen just for 500 yen!

Although the taste is strong and rich, the soy sauce based broth is easy to eat and drink. Noodles are either not too hard or too soft, it’s just modest – and they stick well with the broth. Also, char-siu pork has a mouth melting texture!

Name: Shimashou
Address: 102, Nagahara, Kishikawa Town, Kinokawa City, Wakayama
Phone: +81-736-64-0710
Access: Kanrojimae Station

Map: map to Shimashou


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One of the popular Ramen restaurants “Marusan” is located just 7 minutes away from Kimiidera Station by car. This shop is extremely famous for its unique broth based on pork and soy sauce. The broth of this Wakayama Ramen has a rich flavour and makes you drink all the broth up!

And what’s more interesting is that you can try Sushi even though this is basically the Ramen shop. Some people even order Ramen with Sushi, and this is how people in Wakayama eat Ramen. This is a must-try Ramen shop in Wakayama!

Name: Marusan
Address: 6-2-88, Shioya, Wakayama City, Wakayama
Phone: +81-73-444-1971
Access: Drive 7 mins from Kimiidera Station by car

Map: map to Marusan

Kanetamaru Onishi

Kanetamaru Onishi
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Look at this interior – this unique shop “Kanetamaru Onishi”, known as “Bus Ramen”, used to be a bus and renovated it as a Ramen restaurant. Although the broth is based on pork and soy sauce, the flavour is quite light. Noodles are soft and straight, and well matched with the broth!

The atmosphere inside the restaurant is just relaxing, and the owner is an old lady so that it’s quite different rather than the other ordinary Ramen shops. It’s even one of the sightseeing spots in Wakayama too!

Name: Kanetamaru Onishi
Address: 18-1, Yamadahara, Arita City, Wakayama
Access: Walk 20 mins from Minoshima Station

Map: map to Kanetamaru Onishi

Ide Shouten

Ide Shouten
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When it comes to Wakayama Ramen that making it popular in Japan, this is the one – “Ide Shouten”! They won the competition on TV, and soon Wakayama Ramen had more popularity. Known as “Idekei Ramen”, this Ramen shop offers you one beautiful bowl of Ramen.

The Ramen here has a rich flavour, and the broth is so special that it is based on pork and soy sauce. However, it relatively has a light taste. When you choose the hardness of noodles, go for soft! One of the most popular Ramen shops – just try and enjoy!

Name: Ide Shouten
Address: 4-84, Tanaka Town, Wakayama City, Wakayama
Phone: +81-73-424-1689
Time: 11:00-23:00
Close: Thursday
Access: Walk 8 mins from Wakayama Station

Map: map to Ide Shouten

Let’s Experience The Local Ramen In Wakayama!

How was it? In this article, I have introduced the best 10 Ramen shops in Wakayama. There are a wide variety of Ramen all over Japan, but Wakayama Ramen is one of the best as can be seen. However, there are other local gourmets in Wakayama as well as Ramen, so have fun in Wakayama while browsing and eating!

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