OUR STORY

The Story of Santouka

Santouka started its history when founder Hitoshi Hatanaka said to his family.
"I'm going to make delicious ramen."

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OUR STORY

The Story of Santouka

Santouka came into being because of a single announcement by founder Hatakenaka to his family.
"I'm going to make delicious ramen."

Especially made for families.
That is the beginning of Hokkaido Ramen Santouka.

The moment you put it in your mouth a gentle flavor will spread throughout and a little later it will change into a rich and delicious taste.
It was in the 1980s that Santouka took its first steps toward dominating the world and began to draw attention with its shio ramen served with a small, pickled plum in a unique round bowl.
Santouka started its history when founder Hitoshi Hatanaka said to his family.
"I'm going to make delicious ramen."

Hokkaido Ramen Santouka
This is a picture of the very first store of Hokkaido Ramen Santouka, Asahikawa Honten (Flagship).

Under the original production method, the white tonkotsu (pork bone) soup was produced from repeated trial, error, and improvements. It has a mild, gentle flavor and was dedicated it to be delicious to the last drop.
The company was founded in March 1988, a mere four months after that soup received rave reviews from Hatanaka's family for its amazing quality.

It started with a single restaurant in Asahikawa, Hokkaido.
The restaurant had nine seats and a single item on the menu: shio (salt) ramen.

This was the beginning of Hokkaido Ramen Santouka.

Hokkaido Ramen Santouka

We would like you to try our ramen and enjoy its delicious flavor
to the last drop.
This is the wish of the founder,
part of every small bowl of ramen.

The donburi (ramen bowl) of Hokkaido Ramen Santouka was specially ordered by our founder.
Since they have a thickness that prevents the soup from cooling, the aroma and delicious flavor remain intact until the moment when the customer lifts a spoonful of soup to his mouth. The unusual color of the donburi, remains beloved today by many customers as a symbol of Hokkaido Ramen Santouka.

Hokkaido Ramen Santouka

The tonkotsu soup carefully cooked at low temperature in advance is seasoned with just the right amount of salt to make it delicious to the last drop. This is why our ramen can be served to the small children without any worries.

This restaurant's soup, which brings out the delicious flavor of the ingredients to the maximum extent possible, retains the same mild, gentle flavor it has always had. Be sure to try it.

Hokkaido Ramen Santouka

We want to deliver
Hokkaido Ramen Santouka overseas,
not just in Japan.

Santouka's soup is made by hand from scratch at all its restaurants, both in Japan and abroad.
The reason why we stick to our ingredients and production method is to serve ‘Family friendly, delicious, and healthy ramen.’That is why we use minimal salt and artificial seasonings.

Like food parents give their children, we strive and pour our love into our ramen. In keeping with the spirit of Santouka at the time of its founding, we aim to be a ramen restaurant that will be loved forever by people around the world. We will never stop delivering our consistent flavor.