Ippudo is a well-known Japanese ramen restaurant chain that originated in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1985. The restaurant chain has locations worldwide and is famous for its tonkotsu ramen.
The name “Ippudo” translates to “one wind hall” and is intended to signify the founder’s aim to revolutionize the Kyushu ramen industry. Ippudo has expanded from regional areas to the entire country of Japan and has locations in the Kanto and Kansai regions. In 2008, the restaurant chain opened its first overseas restaurant in New York City’s East Village and has since expanded to many countries, including Singapore, Hong Kong, London, and the Philippines.
Ippudo is a popular Japanese restaurant chain that specializes in ramen noodles and izakaya bar snacks.
The ambience of the restaurant is cozy and casual with warm wood tones and modern touches, and the service is restaurant-standard, with polite and friendly staff. The food is focused on Japanese cuisine, with the award-winning tonkotsu pork bone broth being the star. The noodles are made fresh daily, and the portions are medium to large for individuals and may also be shared.
Customers highly recommend the pork bun and the kuro ramen. However, some customers note that the prices command a small premium over other places and that some dishes are a bit lackluster, such as the tsukemen.
Here is the most recent Ippudo menu for 2023 in Philippines: