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Tokyo Harajuku Seong Si-kyung Ramen Restaurant “Kyushu Jangara Ramen”

The Harajuku area in Tokyo, just one station away from Shibuya, is similar to South Korea’s Hongdae. It’s a place where many young people gather, and you can find many stores selling trendy clothing and accessories that attract the youth.

Our group took a taxi from Shibuya to Harajuku since it was only one station away by subway, and it didn’t take much time. Upon arrival, it was dinner time, so we searched for a place to eat, and we discovered a restaurant called “Kyushu Jangara Ramen,” introduced in a travel-specialized show called “Battle Trip.” This restaurant had partnered with various overseas companies, including the major Australian travel agency TWT, despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 situation.

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Kyushu Jangara Ramen has two locations in Tokyo, one in Akihabara and the other in Harajuku. We visited the Harajuku branch, which was not very large but had seating along the bar and near the window, allowing diners to enjoy their meals with a view.

Perhaps due to the popularity among Koreans after being featured on Battle Trip, we found a menu written in Korean. This made it convenient for us to place our orders.

The dish we ordered was the “Garlic Ramen,” which Seong Si-kyung had tried on the show. The menu is called “Gobongsang Ramen.” You can customize your order by adding extra toppings and choosing whether you want the egg to be fully cooked or semi-cooked. Ordering was straightforward, with the staff asking about each element of the order in sequence. Even if you don’t speak Japanese, it’s not a big issue. The restaurant has illustrations on the counter, making it easy to communicate by pointing to the pictures.

“A Rich Broth Ramen with the Added Flavor of Garlic”

As introduced in Battle Trip, the ramen had a rich broth that lived up to expectations. We ordered the version with added garlic, but it didn’t overwhelm the flavors. It seemed like a Japanese ramen suitable for Koreans to enjoy with just the right amount of flavor.

As Seong Si-kyung did on the show, we also tried the ramen with beer. The combination of cold beer and ramen was delightful, providing a refreshing dining experience. Thanks to this restaurant, we had a satisfying meal.

“Tokyo Harajuku, Kyushu Jangara Ramen”

  • Address: Japan, 〒150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya, Jingumae, 1 Chome−13, シャンゼール原宿2号館
  • Phone: +81 3-3779-3660
  • Website: Kyushu Jangara Ramen
  • Business Hours: 11:00 – 23:00