Hakata Gensuke | Carlton


26 Lygon St
Carlton, 3053 VIC
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Opening Hours

SUN 11:30am - 10:00pm
MON 11:30am - 10:00pm
TUE 11:30am - 10:00pm
WED 11:30am - 10:00pm
THU 11:30am - 10:00pm
FRI 11:30am - 10:00pm
SAT 11:30am - 10:00pm

The Details

  • Japanese
Need to Know
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Dates
  • Healthy Options
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dessert
  • Take Away
Need to know
  • Full Food Menu
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Dates

The Verdict

The newest addition to the Hakata Gensuke family is in Carlton, and what better place to drop a ramen joint than on Lygon street?

Founder of Hakata Gensuke, Mr Yoshimura, is a household name in Japan, constantly pursuing innovations in ramen. The restaurant’s multiple locations in Melbourne each have their own die-hard followings, and we expect the Carlton location will fall prey to the same type of hype.

This Hakata Gensuke is a modest yet cozy eatery, perfect for tucking into a hot bowl of ramen on a rainy day. Unique to the Carlton location, they specialise in Yatai Ramen. ‘Yatai’ translates to open-air food stalls that are characteristic of Fukuoka, Japan. Fukuoka also originated the Hakata Tonkotsu ramen, a humble bowl of noodles that is loved by local Hakata people and lovers of ramen everywhere. 

Here you can expect all your favourites; some of which include the Signature Tonkotsu ramen, Black Tonkotsu and for wild ones out there, the God Fire Ramen which comes in four increasingly burning spice levels. Is there a better way to fight the encroaching winter than slurping on some delicious ramen? We think not.

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