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Salt Broth Ramen with Hard Time and Tradition -Takaraya in Wakkanai-

September 8th, 2015

Takaraya (たからや) is a long-established ramen restraunt in Wakkanai city and was founded in 1966. There is a building near Wakkanai station. It is famous for getting the Bib Gourmand in MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2012 Special Edition. I visited here around 16:00 on weekdays. There was no visitor because it wss past lunchtime. The ramen restraunt was a typical ramen restraunt with a warmth of woods. There are some tables, so family customers seem to enjoy.

Appearance of Building
Salt Broth Ramen Wakkanai Ramen -Takaraya-
Look of Ramen Restraunt
Salt Broth Ramen Wakkanai Ramen -Takaraya-

I sat at a counter seat and read a menu, so menu had only 2 types of ramen, soy sauce broth ramen (醤油ラーメン) and salt broth ramen (塩ラーメン). An owner will be confident of his ramen. Because I heard that the salt broth ramen was famous, I ordered the salt broth ramen. The price was JPY 700.

Salt Broth Ramen
Salt Broth Ramen Wakkanai Ramen -Takaraya-

Approximately 7 minutes later, the salt broth ramen was served. Soup was clear and was beautiful. The taste was light, but it had Umami. Noodles were made by Hokkaiya making-noodles factory. Those went well with the soup. It was tasty!


Clear Soup
Salt Broth Ramen Wakkanai Ramen -Takaraya-
Noodles Are Made by Hokkaiya Making-Noodles Factory
Salt Broth Ramen Wakkanai Ramen -Takaraya-
Roasted Pork Fillet
Salt Broth Ramen Wakkanai Ramen -Takaraya-
Fua Breadlike Food Made of Wheat Gluten
Salt Broth Ramen Wakkanai Ramen -Takaraya-
Bamboo Shoot
Salt Broth Ramen Wakkanai Ramen -Takaraya-
Soup Is Light Taste with Umami
Salt Broth Ramen Wakkanai Ramen -Takaraya-

The owner told me that his hobby was photography when I took a photograph of the ramen. He showed me his photographed Wakkanai and Mt. Rishirifuji. In addition, he told me his recommended photography place, Yuhigaoka observatory in Wakkanai city. Originally the owner was an office worker approximately 10 years ago and seemed to succeed this ramen restraunt from his mother. Visitors complained about taste of the soup at that time, and he seemed to have a hard time, too. But his hard work definitely paid off because his ramen was evaluated in Michelin Guide.

Salt Broth Ramen and Atmosphere of Ramen Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube.

Movie of Salt Broth Ramen

Parking lot Free parking is provided (5 Cars)
Business hours 11:00-18:00
Regular closing day Wednesday
Telephone number +81-162-23-7200
Home page Home page is not provided
Mapcode 353 876 799*77

A page of Wakkanai is here




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