Cold Green Tea $2.5
Chicken Karaage $5.0
Hakata Gyoza $5.0
Signature Tonkotsu Ramen Noodle $13.0 with ‘Normal’ noodle texture and ‘Normal’ taste, seaweed $1.0 and flavoured egg $2.0
Would we go back? Hakata Gensuke certainly does a good job of transporting you to Japan. It looks and sounds like a ramen franchise store, with triple the staff. As for the ramen... I really liked the broth, the egg was nice and gooey, and the meat was cooked well. The karaage and gyoza were nice sides, though I'm not sure we'd order them again... I think I'd rather save space for some extra noodle (though the 'normal' noodle texture was still a bit soft for me), or the fried rice when it's available! So yes, I'm definitely keen to revisit and try some of the other flavours. We highly recommend getting here early, or be prepared to wait in line!
Time and date of visit: 5 pm Wednesday 20 August 2014
168 Russell Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (03) 9663 6342
Open 7 days, for lunch 12 pm - 3 pm and for dinner 5 pm - 9 pm