Kyushu Jangara World-Famous Ramen in Akihabara Are the Tokyo Noodles You’ll Never Get Tire Of Lining up For

Ramen available at Kyushu Jangara in Akihabara

“Kyushu Jangara,” a ramen restaurant with multiple locations centered in Tokyo, has its flagship store in Akihabara.

The Kyushu Jangara main branch has been boasting strong popularity as a representative ramen shop of Akihabara for many years, even appearing in Japanese anime and manga.

Ramen available at Kyushu Jangara in Akihabara


One of the main attractions of Kyushu Jangara is their refined and elegant tonkotsu (pork bone broth) soup, which is rich in flavor.

Their ramen bowls are also generously topped with specialty dishes and ingredients from the Kyūshū region, offering a satisfyingly hearty meal.

An odorless tonkotsu soup that everyone can enjoy

Tonkotsu ramen is known not only for its rich and flavorful broth, but also for the pungent aroma that comes from simmering the pork bones.

However, Kyushu Jangara is completely free of this distinct tonkotsu smell, both outside and inside the restaurant. There is a reason they have purposefully eliminated this aroma.

When the restaurant first opened in 1984, they served tonkotsu ramen with a very high concentration and strong odor.

However, they received numerous complaints from nearby residents and visitors about the overwhelming smell, leading them to temporarily close the shop just two days after opening.

After much trial and error, they managed to eliminate the smell and give their ramen the elegant and mild flavor that Kyushu Jangara is known for today.

Ramen available at Kyushu Jangara in Akihabara

Their “Bonshan” and “Karabon” ramen, which use pork bone broth simmered to perfection, are the ramen dishes at Kyushu Jangara with the strongest tonkotsu flavor.

While there is a faint aroma, there is no piercing pork bone smell that assaults the nose. Yet, they still retain the lingering richness inherent in tonkotsu soup.

Ramen available at Kyushu Jangara in Akihabara

“からぼん 角肉・味玉子入り,” Karabon with kakuniku pork loin and half-boiled seasoned eggs 1,410 JPY (tax included)

Between the two ramen, if you’re seeking a bold flavor impact, the Karabon is highly recommended.

The soup, enhanced with a secret blend of over ten spices, packs a spicy punch that tingles your throat.

Ramen available at Kyushu Jangara in Akihabara

However, the highlight of the Karabon is not just the spiciness itself, but rather the depth of flavor the spices impart to the broth. Be sure to savor this complex aroma created by the blend of over ten spices!

The “Kobonshan” is loaded with the flavors of Kyushu

“Kobonshan,” one of the a signature dishes at “Kyushu Jangara,” incorporates elements of Kumamoto-style ramen (a ramen delicacy in Kumamoto Prefecture). It features fried garlic to create a flavorful oil called māyu (often translated as “black garlic oil”).

Ramen available at Kyushu Jangara in Akihabara

“こぼんしゃん 全部入り,” Kobonshan with Everything 1,430 JPY (tax included)

Mayu, known for its rich flavor and aroma, is a common seasoning found in Kumamoto ramen.

At Kyushu Jangara, the mayu has been meticulously developed, with careful consideration given to its harmony with the broth through repeated trials.

Not only does it add a delightful aroma, but it also enhances the balance of flavors with the soup.

When you slurp the noodles coated in the soup, you’ll be surely amazed by the rich aroma that spreads in your mouth!

Ramen available at Kyushu Jangara in Akihabara

As for toppings, Kyushu Jangara is known for its signature kakuniku (thick chunks of simmered pork loin) and mentaiko (spicy cod roe).

The Kobonshan also features finely chopped chāshū pork. The shredded chashu is rich in fat, melting in your mouth and adding even more depth to the tonkotsu broth.

Ramen available at Kyushu Jangara in Akihabara

When enjoying the Kobonshan made with mayu, it’s highly recommended to add the freshly grated garlic available at the table.

As the mayu is made using garlic, its flavor affinity with the grated garlic is perfect.

The bold garlicky aroma will get your appetite going even more!

Ramen available at Kyushu Jangara in Akihabara

Full service for a multinational clientele

Welcoming many international diners, Kyushu Jangara offers extensive services tailored to inbound tourists.

The menu is available in not only Japanese and English, but also Chinese, Korean, and Thai – a total of 5 languages.

Ramen available at Kyushu Jangara in Akihabara

The restaurant also has signs expressing gratitude in various languages on display, showcasing that Kyushu Jangara attracts customers from all around the world.

In addition, keeping up with global trends, Kyushu Jangara offers vegan ramen as well.

The restaurant’s constant efforts to accommodate the needs of their diverse customer base embodies the Japanese spirit of omotenashi (hospitality).

Ramen available at Kyushu Jangara in Akihabara


Store name 九州じゃんがら 秋葉原本店
Address 3-11-6 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Access Suehirochō Station 4-minute walk from Exit 3
  • Tokyo Metro Ginza Line(G14)

Akihabara Station(AKB) 5-minute walk from Akihabara Electric Town Exit
  • JR Yamanote Line(JY03)
  • JR Keihin-Tōhoku Line(JK28)
  • JR Chūō-Sōbu Line(JB19)
  • Tsukuba Express(TX01)
  • Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line(H16)
Phone number 03-3251-4059
Reservations Not accepted
  • Cash
  • Credit cards(American Express・Diners・Discover・JCB・Master・VISA)
  • Transportation-related electronic money(Suica, etc.)
  • Electronic money not accepted
  • QR code payment
Service charge/Table charge None
Hours 11:00-22:00(last order 21:45)
Closed No fixed holidays
Unscheduled holidays
Seating 15 seats
8 counter seats, 7 table seats
Smoking All seats are non-smoking
Official website
Other information
  • Menus are available with English, Chinese, Korean, Thai, and Japanese language only
  • Allergy-friendly, vegan, and vegetarian menus are available; halal menus are not available
  • Wheelchair-accessible (there are steps at the entrance to the restaurant)
  • Take-out service and delivery service are unavailable
  • Luggage storage space is available
  • Wi-Fi is available
  • Posting of food photos and videos on customers’ personal SNS accounts is allowed
  • Separate billing is allowed

※Menu contents, prices, store information, etc. are current as of April 2024.