Ichiran 一蘭 – Osaka, Japan

Even though we had Ippudo for lunch, we had ramen again for dinner.. this time, at Ichiran.  Ichiran is famous for it’s unique style of dining… individual private cubby so you can enjoy the ramen alone!

The lineup was insane!   45 minute wait outside.. and then another 15 min lineup inside.

The ticket machine….thank goodness it has pictures!

After buying the tickets, we consulted the panel to see where there are empty seats.  There’s a total of 20 seats… all in a line.   It took a while to get 3 adjacent seats.

The unique seating arrangement… I seriously think this is to prevent people from talking.. so they can finish eating and then leave…

My solitude dining… well, the front panel can swing back so you can partly see your neighbour……. it even has a water dispenser in each cubby!

Tonkotsu Hakata-style ramen made with pork broth… the soup base was flavourful and not too oily… the noodles were on the softer side… while the pork had the right amount of fat…

About half a year later, Ichiran opened in Hong Kong and the lineups were even more crazy… 3-4 hours!!!


Ichiran 一蘭

various locations but we went to the Dotonbori branch

一蘭道頓堀店 Japan, 〒542-0084 大阪府大阪市中央区宗右衛門町7−18

+81 6-6212-1805


2 responses to “Ichiran 一蘭 – Osaka, Japan

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