Ramen Marui is a famous ramen shop in Japan with two stores. The second location of the popular Ramen Marui situated in Nakanoshima, Wakyama City. Ramen Marui Juniban-cho shop is just a 10 minute walk from Wakayamashi Station.
Making use of select ingredients such as chashu pork fillets made from Kagoshima Sanmi-ton pork, used in high class inns, the shop is particularly famous for using ryokuho kuronegi green onions, a type of kujonegi onion. The springy homemade noodles, tonkotsu broth slow-stewed over a two day period, and heaping helping of chopped spring onions whets the appetite. The shop also offers a full lunch weekday set menu; the half-sized ramen and rice set is particularly popular with women.
Wakayama ramen is often described as a Tokyo-style ramen served in Tokushima broth. In Wakayama, it is usually referred to as chuka-soba (Chinese noodles). The noodles in Wakayama ramen are thin and straight, while the soup can either be clear and soy sauce-flavored (shako-mae style) or it can consist of a combination of tonkotsu base and soy sauce. Pork ribs are one of the most common additional ingredients in Wakayama ramen, and the dish is typically served with a boiled, runny-yolk egg instead of a raw one that is served with Tokushima ramen. Interestingly, Wakayama ramen is often served with sushi on the side, and when it’s time to pay, customers will tell the staff how many of these side dishes they’d consumed.
Style: Ramen Restaurant
Address: 87 Junibancho Le Chateau Junibancho 1F, Wakayama 640-8158 Wakayama Prefecture
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat 11:00 – 21:00 (Last order 20:30) , Sun 11:00 – 17:00
Nearest Station: 10 minutes walk from Wakayamashi Station, JR Kisei Line