Ippudo is a very popular Japanese ramen restaurant chain. The first Ippudo restaurant opened in 1985 in Daimyo District of Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City. From there restaurants popped up all over Japan, but mainly in the Kanto and Kansai regions.
With Ippudo restaurants securely established around Japan, world domination seems to be on their to do list. Restaurants have opened in New York, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Seoul, Taipei, Shanghai, and late last year Sydney.
Like most restaurants which open with a big buzz, I take my time to visit, wait for the hype to die down a little. They hype hasn’t really died down, Ippudo is as busy as ever. My recommendation is get there early, they don’t take bookings. We get there early, 5.45pm on a Thursday night and have no problems securing a seat. By six o’clock people are lined up to get in. Read more →