Food & Drink

Ramen Kamen 55 (Paha Paha)

Ask somebody to name a famous food from Fukuoka, and they’ll most likely reply “ramen”. These noodles in soup are certainly hugely popular here, but this month we showcase a restaurant that adds a little ethnic twist to this most Fukuokan of dishes. The creatively-named Ramen Kamen 55 was set up by the people behind the well-established Sri Lankan restaurants Tunapaha and Nuwara Eliya. The stylish interior sets them apart from other ramen shops as does their unique menu. Their biggest draw is the aforementioned “ethnic ramen”, which uses the Sri Lankan dish Kiri hodi in place of the regular ramen soup. This chicken broth includes creamy coconut milk and 10 different spices, which are only added after an order is received to make sure the taste is just right every time. Other popular choices are the spicy “panic ramen” with shrimp and lots of homemade chili oil, the “salad ramen” topped with plenty of raw vegetables, and the “ethnic” dipping noodles. The ramen lunch set, which includes rice and one side dish, is served each day until 17:00. If you’ve still got room after all of that, we also recommend the spicy deep-fried fish and steamed chicken salad!

Ethnic ramen ¥580
Panic ramen ¥750
Salad ramen ¥750
Ethnic dipping noodles ¥750
Ramen lunch set ¥650 (Ethnic ramen or Soy sauce ramen)
Oiled sardines ¥480 etc.

Ramen Kamen 55 (Paha Paha)
Address:2-13-30 Yakuin, Chuo-ku
Tel: 092-714-5552
Open: 11:30 ~ 22:00 (last call 21:45)※ closed from 17:00 to 18:00
Closed: Mon.
Web site:

Originally published in Fukuoka Now magazine (fn157 Jan. 2012)


Fukuoka City
Published: Jan 1, 2012 / Last Updated: Jul 5, 2017

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