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Onomichi Ramen Kukai

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Onomichi ramen is characteristic for the addition of pork back fat to a soy-sauce-based soup that contains extracts of small fish from the Seto Inland Sea. Even among the many ramen shops in Onomichi, Kukai is known for its popularity. It is very particular about using ingredients that "show the faces of the people who made them", and makes its ramen with only locally-procured, safe, and worry-free ingredients. The thin noodles are made with wheat from Hiroshima and the way the soup clings to them as you eat is spectacular. Diners can really enjoy the strong fragrance and springy texture of the wheat. Kukai's soup is made from exquisite proportions of a fish-based soup made from simmered small fish from the Seto Inland Sea, and a land-animal-based soup made with simmered pork bone, chicken bone, and vegetables. The shop's owner loves meeting people and seeing them have a good time. With his belief that "Onomichi doesn't just have the best scenery, it has the best people, too!", he welcomes travelers warmly.

Street address

1-12-11 Tsuchido, Onomichi City, Hiroshima


  • 5 minutes by foot from JR Onomichi Station

Opening Hours

10:00-21:00 (last order: 20:30)


(if holiday, closed the previous day)


Lunch: average of 1,000 yen or less a person


Best season

All year


A long line sometimes forms at lunchtime. Please visit with plenty of time to spare.

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