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Introducing Shinshin Ramen, one of Fukuoka’s premier Hakata ramen restaurants. Renowned for its rich pork broth, this tonkotsu ramen spot is a must-visit. Shinshin Ramen has even made its way into instant noodle form, available at convenience stores and airport duty-free shops.

Shinshin Ramen


Shinshin Ramen has four locations in Fukuoka: two in Tenjin, including the flagship store, and two in Hakata. All are easily accessible and located in popular tourist areas, making it convenient to include them in your travel plans. Check the operating hours and waiting times to decide which location to visit.

Main Store

3 Chome-2-19 Tenjin, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka, 810-0001, Japan
Hours: 11 AM – 3 AM (Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays)

PARCO Branch

Japan, 〒810-0001 Fukuoka, Chuo Ward, Tenjin, 2 Chome−11−1 福岡PARCO本館 B1
Hours: 11 AM – 11 PM

KITTE Branch

9-1 Hakataekichuogai, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, 812-0012, Japan KITTE B1
Hours: 11 AM – 12 AM

Hakata Deitos Branch

1-1 Hakataekichuogai, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, 812-0012, Japan
Hours: 11 AM – 11 PM

Waiting Time

Exterior view of Shinshin Ramen main store in Tenjin, Fukuoka

I visited the Shinshin Ramen main store around 8 PM on a weekday. Despite hearing about long waiting times, I was pleasantly surprised. There were about five parties ahead of me, and I was seated within 10 minutes due to the fast turnover.

Later, I passed by the other two branches in Hakata during the weekend, and the lines were significantly longer. There were even staff managing the queues outside the stores. I felt lucky to have experienced such a short wait at the main store.

Customers waiting in line outside Shinshin Ramen branch in Hakata
Menu at Shinshin Ramen with English and Korean translations

As expected from a top ramen shop in Fukuoka, translated menus were available. The Japanese menu was extensive, but the translated versions condensed everything onto a double-sided sheet. It was easy to navigate, with options in English.

I ordered the signature Hakata Shinshin Ramen with an added egg and a side of fried rice, a popular combo. I also couldn’t resist ordering a highball, a staple of my Japanese dining experiences.

Shinshin Ramen

The ramen and fried rice arrived quickly.

Bowl of Hakata Shinshin Ramen with rich tonkotsu broth

The broth was rich and savory, just as I had hoped. It had the perfect balance of oiliness and umami, with no trace of porky aftertaste. Compared to another Fukuoka favorite, Hakata Issou, Shinshin’s broth was slightly less intense but equally delightful.

The seasoning of Shinshin Ramen was quite strong. If you’re sensitive to salt, you might find it a bit salty. My friend enjoyed it but also noted the saltiness.

Condiments like spicy chili oil and minced garlic were available at the table. Adding these to the rich tonkotsu broth provided a refreshing change and kept the meal interesting.

Plate of fried rice from Shinshin Ramen

The fried rice was excellent, with each grain perfectly cooked. It could easily stand alone as a satisfying meal. They also offered a version with mentaiko (spicy cod roe), which I’ll definitely try on my next visit.

The highball paired well with the meal, balancing out the rich flavors of the ramen and fried rice.

Shinshin Ramen is a must-visit ramen spot in Fukuoka, known for its rich and savory broth. With locations near Hakata Station and Tenjin Station, it’s conveniently accessible for travelers. Given the potential for long waits, visiting during off-peak hours is recommended. Enjoy the quintessential Hakata ramen experience at Shinshin Ramen during your Fukuoka trip.