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If you happen to find yourself in Saiki City, Oita, we definitely want you taste some of the local “Saiki Ramen.” There are loads of ramen restaurants in the city but we especially recommend the long-standing “Tenshin” that opened back in 1970! Tenshin is a little small and has only counter seating, but the female head chef cooks up simple and flavorful bowls of ramen for affordable prices which has caused the reputation of the restaurant to continually grow over the years by word of mouth. Tenshin not only has a massive local following but also draws customers from far away so you shouldn’t be surprised to find a line in front of this very special restaurant.
- 3-2-15 Ote-machi, Saiki-shi, Oita
- Contact No.
- 28-minute walk from Saiki Station on the JR Nippo Honsen Line
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- 11:30 – 20:30
Closed on Wednesdays
- Other Information
- Average budget (1 person): -999 yen Menu: Ramen 360 yen, miso ramen 430 yen, champon 600 yen
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Affordable prices are unbeatable!
One could say that one of the greatest aspects of Tenshin is that the reasonable prices that haven’t changed for over 10 years! With bowls of ramen starting from 360 yen and large-sized bowls for only 460 yen that offer quality flavor and full volume, this is one restaurant that will leave your heart as well as your stomach completely satisfied!
Tonkostu ramen that even the ladies will love
The most popular item on the men is the “ramen” (360 yen). The fat is carefully scooped from the top of the masterful stock that is made by slowly boiling pork bone and vegetables such as carrots, garlic, and onions so that the soup doesn’t have the overbearing stink of tonkotsu pork fat and instead has a refreshing aftertaste! This is a delicious tonkostu ramen that has a pleasant flavor that even the ladies will love.
Healthy dish with lots of vegetables
The “champon” (600 yen) is a dish that battles for the top spot of popularity with the simple “ramen” at Tenshin. The champon is a colorful dish comprised of sautéed vegetables over noodles that is full of nutrients! For those who aren’t big fans of tonkotsu ramen, we recommend this wonderful delight.