Homemade soup and handmade chijiremen noodles. Kokoro Ramen offers not just a great ramen taste, but also the spirit of Japan.
The popularity of the ramen scene in Melbourne is increasingly growing. Within this multicultural city of Melbourne, people of all nationalities enjoy eating ramen. On top of that, the kitchen staff at Kokoro Ramen are also of many nationalities, with the one wish of creating the perfect Japanese ramen.
Upon asking Mr. Tamura, the manager of Kokoro Ramen, what his dream is, he answered ‘although it may be a bit of a stretch, I want world peace. The only way to learn about cultures and customs of other countries is by coming together. I think ignorance is a sin. My dream is for people to come together and understand each other through ramen.’
He understood this through his experiences in life. He thought there was something he could with the ramen he always loved. This was the reason for getting into management at Kokoro Ramen.
A Kirin Megumi beer tap was installed last year and has had great feedback. ‘Great body, great taste!’
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◆ Gyoza 12pcs Pan-fried $8.50 / Steamed $8.00
The filling is also handmade in-store! This dish will continue to feature on the beer set menu.
◆ Shio Ramen $11.00
Seasonal edition shio special using 3 kinds of salt. A culinary masterpiece with rich chicken and seafood stock
cooked for over 8 hours. If it’s popular enough, it may just become a regular menu item.
◆Tomato Tsukemen (limited quantity)
New item! This exquisite noodle dish incorporates a refreshing flavour with the rich taste of the tomato-based soup.
Perfect with extra spices.
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Even the posters on the wall are unique. One of the staff had worked on the posters, with many others coming forward suggesting they should be sold!
Kokoro Ramen will go to any expense to create the perfect dish from exquisite ingredients including the creamy tonkotsu soup made over 10 hours. Using machines brought all the way from Japan to create fresh noodles, they deliver a flavour that cannot be found elsewhere. Bringing you ramen that is chock-full of the best Japanese flavour!
157 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel: 03 9650 1215
Mon-Thurs 11.30am – 3pm, 5pm – 10pm
Fri 11.30am – 3pm, 5pm – 5am
Sat 11.30am – 5am
Sun 11.30am – 9pm