• Melbourne's Ramen Shop

    Ramen Ya literally means "ramen shop", and this is what we do best. Mouth-watering, soul-sustaining japanese noodles in our specialty stock.

  • Ramen Ya's Tonkotsu Ramen

    Tonkotsu ramen is a specialty at Ramen Ya.

    It has a cloudy white colour made from boiling the stock over high heat for many hours. Make that many, many, many hours.

  • Ramen Ya's Famous Charshu

    The perfect topping for ramen, our charshu is stewed in our special soy sauce then thinly-sliced until it reaches melt-in-the-mouth tenderness.

Our Story

The story of ramen is very old, but our story is very young. Opening our first restaurant at Melbourne’s heritage GPO building in October 2007, we were convinced that Melbourne needed a ramen specialist shop. And not just any ramen, but tonkotsu ramen, the pork-bone ramen from Southern Japan that requires intensive and prolonged care to make.

At Ramen Ya, our tonkotsu stock is made by boiling the stock over a high flame for over 2 days while regularly crushing the soup bones until they dissolve into a creamy consistency bursting with flavour and natural goodness.

Our charshu is similarly made with love and care, using only the best belly pork and stewed for hours in our special japanese soy sauce until it is incredibly tender. It is then carefully sliced, with any slices not fulfilling the ideal mixture of fat and meat being discarded.

Typical of any ramen shop, we also offer the usual accompaniments to ramen such as gyoza (dumplings) and chahan (fried rice).

Bowing to customer demand, we now offer selected bento boxes for those not so noodle-inclined.

In 2011, we opened our second restaurant at 108 Bourke Street, Melbourne.

Ramen Ya has been featured as one of Melbourne’s best cheap eats in various print publications and also on Channel 7’s Coxy’s Big Break programme.

“I think I can fairly safely announce that the hunt for good ramen in Melbourne is over”

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Contact Us

General Enquiries

Should you have any question regarding Ramen Ya, please contact us using the form below or call us directly.

Want to be part of our team?

We are always looking for energetic ramen enthusiasts to join our team. If you are interested in a job position with Ramen Ya, please email your resume to

Want to join our franchise?

Yes, Ramen Ya is now franchising. For enquiries about franchise opportunities, please email

Shop Location and Trading Hours

Ramen Ya at Emporium

Shop LG-10 Emporium Melbourne
269-321 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne 3000

T (03) 8609 8173

Trading Hours

Mon-Wed: 11:00AM – 7:00PM
Thurs-Fri: 11:00AM – 9:00PM
Sat-Sun: 11:00AM – 7:00PM


Ramen Ya on Bourke

Shop 9 The Paramount
108 Bourke St
Melbourne 3000

T (03) 9662 1001

Trading Hours

Mon-Sat: 11:30AM – 9:00PM
Sun: 11:30PM – 5:00PM