IPPUDO was founded in 1985 in Japan's ramen capital of Hakata by Shigemi Kawahara, the internationally renowned Ramen King. Since 2008, when IPPUDO opened its first international outlet in New York, it has quickly expanded. There are over 80 stores in Japan, and globally in places such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Seoul, Malaysia, China and Thailand, with plans for further expansion. Everywhere we expand, the mission remains the same: to spread “Smile” and “Arigatou” through bowls of ramen.
Hakata, another name for Fukuoka city in the south of Japan, is best known for its tonkotsu-based ramen, made from pork bones and simmered for many hours. Its creamy texture and white colour exemplifies deep yet light flavours of pork. Ultra-thin noodles were invented to cater to the Hakata crowd, who demands quick service. Enjoy the springy texture and full flavours of Australian flour. If you are up for it, order Kaedama to top up your noodles.
Ramen has become soul food in Japan, with a wide variety and easy availability. IPPUDO brings the true and authentic ramen, with much effort being invested in producing the highest quality soup, noodles and other ingredients, in every place it operates.
Here in Australia, with its own central kitchen dedicated to soup and noodle production, IPPUDO aims to dazzle Australians with its quality products, dynamic ambience and hospitable service. Using local products and fusing them with Japanese elements, IPPUDO does not compromise, in order to maintain quality.
In due course, IPPUDO will be offering ramen from other parts of Japan, with different soup bases and noodles. Let IPPUDO, the world-famous ramen emporium, take you on a delicious journey of Japanese soul food.