With the monsoon season upon us, it is high time that we look for heart-warming cuisine that bodes well with the weather. In addition to local flavors like soto, Ramen is one of many international dishes that people just can’t seem to get enough too. This staple Japanese dish found its heart in the capital with so many varieties and selection (there are more than 50 restaurants serving ramen in Jakarta). Homemade noodles and toppings to die for, are you ready for a bowl of ramen? Here are some our choices of best ramen in Jakarta.

1. Hakata Ikkousha

Founded in Japan 40 years ago, Hakata Ikkousha is the authentic Japanese ramen famous for its thick and flavorsome broth. There is two main branch for Hakata Ikkousha in Jakarta, the one in Kemang serving halal ramen, and the one in Serpong serving pork. pick your poison, both of which are our favorites.

Non-pork Outlets:
Jl. Kemang Raya no.20, Gedung Kemang Arcade, South Jakarta | Phone: +62-21-7182-215 | Hours: Full Day 11:00am – 10:00pm
Mall Senayan City LG unit 06 B2, South Jakarta | Phone: 021 – 72781507 | Hours: Full Day 11:00am – 10:00pm

Pork-serving Outlets:
Jl.CBD lot 3 Gading Serpong , Paramount Tangerang | Phone:+62-21-2900-1079
JL.boulevard raya WA No.19-20, Kelapa gading jakarta utara | Phone:+62-021-453-0445
Rukan Cluster Garden House , Blok A No.1,2,3,&5,Bukit Golf Mediterania, North Jakarta | Phone:+62-021-2903-3271

2. Marutama Ramen

Marutama’s Toripatan soup served with homemade Hakata-styled ramen noodle. Best quality of this soup due to its 100% pure chicken broth (in Indonesia only) that made with no MSG at all! As for Toripaitan soup itself is one of the very difficult soup to cook. This is because the taste of Toripaitan soup are very susceptible to change in color and taste if the cooker are not detail enough in processing the soup.
Marutama store needs approximately 5 hours daily for cooking process and preparation. This pure milky white chicken-based soup has delighted and won-over many ramen lovers’ in Asia. Marutama offers an authentic Japanese ramen experience with its half-boiled aji tamago and aosa seaweed topping, complete with melt-in-your-mouth char siew.
Marutama is well-known as a restaurant which has developed their shops not only in Ryogoku, Tokyo and Kawaguchi, Saitama, but also in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Canada since the first Marutama restaurant in 2001.
Plaza Indonesia
3rd floor, #24A-B,26-26A,28
Phone: 021 – 29924150
Fax: 021 – 29924151
Hours: Mon – Sun 11:30 am – 10:00 pm

3. Santouka Ramen

Ramen Santouka specializing in Hokkaido style ramen with a total of 55 stores globally in many countries such as USA, Taipei, Singapore, Indonesia, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong.
The aforementioned ramen restaurants are cooking their ramen Hakata-style, which originates from the Fukuoka region. If you’re yearning for a different taste, try the Hokkaido style at Santouka. Try their tokusen toroniku ramen with its pearl-colored tonkotsu soup and you will be very surprised. The bold taste of the soup comes from simmering pork bones for 20 hours!

Plaza Indonesia Level 5 #E11
Jl. MH Thamrin Kav. 28-30
CBD, Central Jakarta
Phone: 62-21/29923832.
Hours: Mon-Sun 11am-10pm

Mal Kelapa Gading 3
Unit # G – 51
Jl. Bulevar Kelapa Gading Blok M
Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta
Phone: 62-21/4584-8980
Hours: Mon-Sun 11am-10pm