Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen – SM Southmall

Ikkoryu Fukuoka Tantan Tonkotsu RamenAnother Ramen post? Well, yeah. Haha! This time around, we tried out Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen at their SM Southmall Branch. Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen offers a premium Japanese Ramen cuisine dine-in concept, they promise an indulgent, hearty delicious Japanese Tonkotsu ramen catering to all who wish to experience an authentic Japanese eating lifestyle.

Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen:ikkoryu fukuoka ramen sm southmall

The Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen’s branch in SM Southmall is quite spacious. There aren’t a lot of people in the restaurant when we dined in which is good ’cause we get to truly enjoy our dining experience. The place is organized and well-lit. I enjoyed taking photos of our food because of the good lighting. Haha! The servers were very nice and very attentive too.

The Food:

Ikkoryu Fukuoka Tantan Tonkotsu Ramen

Tantan Tonkotsu Ramen; 380php

This is Ikkoryu’s take on a Szechuan favourite. Tonkotsu ramen in spicy zest, warming and richly savored with minced pork hand in hand with Ikkoryu’s special shoyu sauce, sesame and chili oil.

Tantan Tonkotsu Ramen by Ikkoryu Fukuoka RamenEarvin ordered the Tantan Tonkotsu Ramen pretty much because it is somehow similar to his favorite Red King. -_- We were quite surprised when they served our Ramen because of its noticeably smaller serving compared to other Ramen restaurants we tried. Earvin actually enjoyed his Tantan Tonkotsu and finished it all. He said he loved the spicy kick it gives every time he slurps on it. He didn’t appreciate the Nori though and just gave it to me. No complaints, I love Nori!

ikkoryu fukuoka black garlic tonkotsu

Black Garlic Tonkotsu; 380php

The Black Garlic Tonkotsu Ramen is simply a Tonkotsu Soup mixed with special roast garlic oil.

black garlic tonkotsu ikkoryu fukuokaI am aware that the Black Garlic Tonkotsu is one of their bestsellers. I am not sure why I didn’t really enjoy it. For me, it lacks flavor and it only has a tiny bit of the aroma of the garlic oil. It tastes good, but nothing spectacular. That’s just me though.

Ikkoryu Fukuoka Gyoza

Gyoza; 180php


Gyoza at Ikkoryu FukuokaTheir Gyoza however is really good! It has a toasty texture which I love and a very generous and juicy filling. My only wish is that it’s served in a bed of bean sprouts or a cast iron plate. I love my gyoza hot but since Ikkoryu Fukuoka’s gyoza is served in a plastic plate, it cools down faster.


Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen is okay for its price point. I would recommend their Tantan Tonkotsu and their Gyoza. 🙂



  1. Gabrielle
    March 5, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    I love well-lit restaurants like this where you actually see what’s on your plate and what you’re eating haha 🙂 have a great week ahead!


  2. March 5, 2017 / 11:58 pm

    Hi Angelie, thanks for visiting me! Lovely photos, you’ve got me craving a big bowl on tonkotsu ramen </3

  3. March 6, 2017 / 3:57 pm

    Japanese noodles, I like that too. I guess in many restos, the price point is at 300-400 range, so no surprises there. Was it really that good? I mean was the soup thick? As for the place itself, the theme and lighting, I agree with previous commented, I do appreciate good lighting too.

  4. March 16, 2017 / 5:09 pm

    I love ramen places! Specially when they alao do Gyozas, yumyum. The ramen with the yellow soupblooks over the top good and O would have the nori out too. Much better than instant ramen right?

  5. March 24, 2017 / 6:16 pm

    There aren’t many food posts that may me stop and have a look, but you managed to capture this dish perfectly! I just want to buy a bowl immediately! I also haven’t tried ramen before so I’ll definitely have to give it a shot! Keep up the amazing work!! 🙂

  6. June 10, 2017 / 11:42 am

    Thanks for sharing! I’ve surprisingly never had ramen from a ramen shop but I can’t wait to try some in Kansas City.

    Chanel | Je M’appelle Chanel

  7. Emily
    June 18, 2017 / 7:14 am

    I’ve never actually eaten much Ramen but your photos are so enticing I suddenly want some!

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