Ramen Stadium in Canal City is located on the 5th floor. The Ramen Stadium has different ramen shops representing different kinds of ramen from all over Japan like the map shown below. It gives you the different ramens from different regions. We were there at around 7pm and it was not crowded at all.
RAMEN STADIUM IN CANAL CITY
It is actually called Raumen Stadium. You will see the sign next to the escalator you need to take to go up to it so it’s really hard to miss.
Once inside Ramen Stadium, there are plenty of ramen shops to choose from. Immediately on the right once you enter is called Daichi. I think they specialize in Sapporo ramen. It seems really popular but we wanted some Hakata ramen since we were in Fukuoka. The Hakata ramen is the local ramen for the region where Fukuoka is in.
There were shops right across it.
There were also unusual ramen shops at the back too but I didn’t take pictures. We were very hungry. So we chose the Ancestor Najima Bower shop. That’s what it says on the Ramen Stadium website. It has an unusual explanation. Anyway, we wanted some Hakata ramen which is pork bone based soup. We had to get our tickets first at this vending machine outside. They are all identical for all the shops. We all got the Set A which includes ramen, rice and gyoza.
We gave our ticket to the guy and he lead us to our seat. This shop seemed popular too but it was good that it’s not that busy at the time.
We got our order quickly. They also gave us a pitcher of iced tea but I requested a pitcher of water so they gave us that too. 🙂 Service was very quick and efficient.
WHAT WE ATE AT RAMEN STADIUM
Let me start with the gyoza.. I love them. If I wasn’t so full, I could have ordered another set. There were condiments on the side like soy sauce and pickled ginger should you want some.
The ramen was really good too. I like that it wasn’t as salty as the one we had at the yatai but the ramen at the yatai had a more flavorful broth. This was good but we just had better broth at the yatai. The milky pork bone broth is still very impressive.
We were really full and satisfied with this meal. It was quite a heavy meal with the rice and gyoza at the side so we just wanted to get home and sleep after. Haha. We couldn’t though since we needed to get our stash from Don Quijote. Our meal costs 690 yen for everything. That is 300 pesos. It’s really inexpensive considering you get a ramen bowl in Manila at known ramen shops for at least 500 pesos. I would definitely recommend a visit at Ramen Stadium if ever you’re in the area or anywhere in Fukuoka. This will definitely satisfy any ramen cravings you might have. 🙂
You can even take home a box of their ramen if you like it that much. 😛
RAMEN STADIUM Canal City, Fukuoka Open: 11:00-23:00 everyday Tel: 092-282-2525 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://canalcity.co.jp.e.jx.hp.transer.com/ra_sta
HOW TO GET HERE:
The Ramen Stadium is located in Canal City and from Hakata Station, just take the Bus 100 in front of the station. It takes 17 minutes by bus and then a 7 minute walk to Canal City. Buses leave every 15 minutes. The stop is called Canal City Hakata-mae. It’s the third stop.
From Hakata Station, it is also possible to walk here but it’s a long walk, about 20-30 minutes depending on your speed and the stop lights.