Mr Yoshimura 吉村幸助, the founder of Hakata Gensuke and Hakata Ikkousha, is very famous in the ramen industry in Japan. He constantly pursues the most desirable taste of ramen. Beside enjoying the great taste of our ramen, we hope all customer to feel Mr Yoshimura’s passion and devotion in ramen.
Mr Yoshimura has secured the title of Ultimate Ramen Champion in year 2011 & 2012. The shop in Bugis, Singapore has sold over 100,000 bowls of ramen within a year.
Best Bang for Buck Winner
In August 2015, Hakata Gensuke has been awarded the Best Bang for Bucks Restaurant by Time Out Melbourne.
Find out more about Master Chef Kousuke Yoshimura from www.ikkousha.com
About The Team
Award winning Master Chef Kousuke invented the secret recipes Tonkotsu when he founded and opened his first restaurant in 2008, with his many years in one of toughest dining environments in Japan and along with family experience of his parents their ramen/sushi shops his own restaurants have now blossomed around the world.
Master Chef Kousuke Yoshimura, will be heading a personally selected expert team from Japan who have worked with him for over 8 years including Sous Chefs Syota Okayama and Takumi Yoshinaga to train and expertly calibrate all the kitchen equipment from noodles to gyoza making machine. As he does with every single shop that he opens, he will be visiting regularly to ensure that quality is of the highest standard that leads the ramen world.
The Melbourne Store Front of House is headed by manager Maki Shimanaka will be adhering to and train the team members of the strict guidelines of the Hakata Gensuke procedures.
To the World From Hakata
Hakata Gensuke the real Tonkotsu Ramen from Hakata
Hakata Gensuke is a Japanese noodle bar located on 168 Russell Street in Melbourne CBD. Gensuke is specialized in pork bone noodle soup and dipping noodle also known as Tonkotsu Ramen and Tsukemen. Our Inventor and shop owners Master Chef Kousuke Yoshimura has brought the real taste of Hakata tonkotsu ramen to Australia for the first time.
The Ever Important Soup
Hakata being a famous central district in the bustling city of Fukuoka where Tonkotsu (Pork bone base) ramen was first invented in Japan. Hakata Gensuke today remains as one forefront of ramen restaurants in Fukuoka if not Japan.