ICHIRAN vs. IPPUDO Ramen: BEST Japanese Ramen Chain

  • Published on Dec 23, 2018
  • Here is my comparison of the two chain ramen places in Japan, Ippudo vs. Ichiran ramen noodles. And when I first ate Ippudo ramen in New York, I didn't like it as much but once I tried it in Japan Ippudo completely changed my perspectives on it. But... I will always love Ichiran no matter what.
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  • Connee M
    Connee M Hour ago

    If the chefs only gave him the level 4 ippudo karaka, and he made that face it makes me wonder how spicy the level 5 is

  • AMAB Charat
    AMAB Charat Day ago

    I love Ramen, but in this time i want that dessert

  • KristinaN05
    KristinaN05 2 days ago

    The egg makes me hungry😭😭😭

  • Massiel Jimenez
    Massiel Jimenez 5 days ago +3

    Nah Moms Got The Best Food Grandma:Hold My Food LOVE

  • Kurt
    Kurt 5 days ago +1

    Went to both and both mind blowing. Both need to be revisited.

  • Bianca Johnson
    Bianca Johnson 5 days ago

    I don't understand some ppl giving certain videos a 👎....what is there not to like???

  • Matt Rogerson
    Matt Rogerson 5 days ago

    I have never tried Ichiran but we have a Ippudo in Perth and it was very average. Wouldn't go again.

  • KiDD ViDD
    KiDD ViDD 8 days ago

    A quarter bag in high school? Lol talking about smoke?

  • KiDD ViDD
    KiDD ViDD 8 days ago

    That music lol

  • Vu Vuong
    Vu Vuong 9 days ago

    I just had both this week. Even though you can customize your bowl at Ichiran, I like Ippudo better. The broth was a little less porky for me.

  • John Iverson Cunanan
    John Iverson Cunanan 11 days ago +3

    I would die for that

    Well die so i can eat unlimited of that in heaven XD (if heaven is like that)

  • John Pratt
    John Pratt 11 days ago +3

    I can honestly say I've never had gyoza that didn't make me smile

  • Laura Gilbert
    Laura Gilbert 12 days ago

    I just wanna know how you eat so much

  • Ricky Joe
    Ricky Joe 12 days ago

    Fyi if you want to eat ichiran ramen don't eat at lunch time, you can eat around 3pm, you can eat without queued up

    COOKIE GOODNESS 13 days ago +7

    Bro last day of fasting for me and youse eating like a king👏🏾🤣😭🤤.

    • NBAwhiteBOY
      NBAwhiteBOY 6 days ago

      @let me live oh okay but what the hell is Ramadan 😂

    • let me live
      let me live 6 days ago

      NBAwhiteBOY fasting means not eating/drinking for an extended period of time. i think this person was possibly referencing Ramadan.

    • NBAwhiteBOY
      NBAwhiteBOY 11 days ago

      What does fasting mean?

  • ZH Wang
    ZH Wang 13 days ago

    first time seeing American discovering raw garlic plus noodle. The love combination!

  • yodamaster62
    yodamaster62 14 days ago

    These make me soooooo hungry

  • Jacob Solis
    Jacob Solis 14 days ago

    What was that soccer mom music about

  • Nikki Kuntergraudunkelbunt

    So the spicy bowl at Ippudo was kinda Tantanmen but in a more japanese and not chinese style?

  • Dorothy Ortega
    Dorothy Ortega 15 days ago

    Ichiran > Ippudo

  • OneCapital Gaming
    OneCapital Gaming 16 days ago +2

    First 35 seconds made me moan.

  • Another dude
    Another dude 16 days ago

    I would recommend the Ichiraku Ramen shop. Heard it's pretty good.

  • Sakura iOS
    Sakura iOS 17 days ago +36


  • Astro main Dude
    Astro main Dude 17 days ago

    *Me putting noodles in microwave while watching*
    Also me: *Crys*

  • Thanglenlal H a o k i p
    Thanglenlal H a o k i p 17 days ago +2

    Jus WATCHING u eat that ramem is making me 🤤🤤🤤🤤

      COOKIE GOODNESS 13 days ago +1

      Thanglenlal H a o k i p same. 2nd like. YUS.

  • Andy Kurniawan
    Andy Kurniawan 17 days ago

    You should try Ramen Sora in Sapporo . So Deliziusss !!!!!!!

  • XinSen Jiang
    XinSen Jiang 17 days ago

    lol mike needs to chew more

  • iT'z_VoRT3x™
    iT'z_VoRT3x™ 18 days ago


  • Luke Skywalker
    Luke Skywalker 19 days ago

    15:48 the sweet cream is melting on the fucki... oohh that is fluffy😂😂

  • Jaimie Wood
    Jaimie Wood 20 days ago

    ramen cubicles are the best cubicles!

  • Scouts Captain
    Scouts Captain 21 day ago

    Can somebody pls tell me the name of the music at 16:14 pls?

  • Ńøâh Ÿøûńg
    Ńøâh Ÿøûńg 21 day ago +1

    Soy sauce and vinegar + Gyoza
    = Happiness btw.
    You should all try it if you haven't.
    Soy sauce to vinegar ratio
    1: 2 or 1: 2.5

  • Hiroaki Ogami
    Hiroaki Ogami 21 day ago

    I really like your choice of intro music as well as your ramen video!

  • fatcrewz
    fatcrewz 22 days ago

    We have ippudo in indonesia, hopefully ichiran too

  • Ashley Cope
    Ashley Cope 23 days ago

    The beginning of this video is just straight food porn. 🤤

  • LeoChengTM
    LeoChengTM 24 days ago

    Ippudo is better hands down, if Mike says any different i'm unsubscribing

  • Let's be Honest
    Let's be Honest 24 days ago

    3 bowels of ramen 1 shot, i can make it with 1 only, wish i can eat like you when go holiday.

  • Sameer Hussain
    Sameer Hussain 24 days ago

    He is eating like tomorrow ho na ho

  • HappyP
    HappyP 25 days ago

    I prefer Ichiran over Ippudo as well, and it is also because of the chilli powder. I always buy the ichiran noodle packs home so that when I have the Ichiran urge, at least I can still get a basic version in Singapore.

  • R2GH
    R2GH 26 days ago +4

    Motherfucker... I am booking a ticket to Japan now just to eat that stuff.

  • Pleb Plebeian
    Pleb Plebeian 26 days ago

    you want to go to japan in 4 months with lots of money subscribe ill tell you how.

  • shai26dxb
    shai26dxb 28 days ago

    Ippudo all The way. Till now I a.m craving for ippudo

  • Dinara Yelmurat
    Dinara Yelmurat Month ago

    5:42 woooow yummy
    5:44 broooth

  • Dinara Yelmurat
    Dinara Yelmurat Month ago

    you Jackie Chans brother? 😂😂😂

  • Ang Li
    Ang Li Month ago

    You should rename your channel to Strictly Ramen

  • Kevin Vu
    Kevin Vu Month ago

    Ichiran all day

  • vaibhav mishra
    vaibhav mishra Month ago

    please stop making these videos!! that's the only way I'm gonna stop watching them..

  • Baruth Rowling
    Baruth Rowling Month ago

    what’s the title of the song at the start of the video? plzzz....

  • Adrian Lee
    Adrian Lee Month ago +9

    I’m eating ippudo ramen in Japan while watching Mikey eating ippudo ramen in Japan

  • Miguel Zazueta
    Miguel Zazueta Month ago

    How can you eat that much? Haha! Great video, btw!!!

  • Monica C
    Monica C Month ago

    Go to Mecha in New Haven CT! Best. Ramen. Ever.

  • avneet kaur
    avneet kaur Month ago


  • Nikku Itah
    Nikku Itah Month ago

    You know what I don’t get? I’ve heard it twice from you now that they very highly strongly do not recommend and do not want you to get the spiciest version, so why do they keep it in the menu???

    • Ms. Chuisin
      Ms. Chuisin 29 days ago

      Because people do it as a challenge

  • Jd Gaming
    Jd Gaming Month ago +1

    Why do you look like Jackie Chan

  • dadoripak
    dadoripak Month ago

    Ipudo over Ichiran for me

  • Xames
    Xames Month ago +5

    I love watching this guy and I don't know why

  • Karnnie Scrubz
    Karnnie Scrubz Month ago

    I lived in japan for a few years during my military life. IPPUDO is my favorite place IN THE WORLD!Watching this is making my mouth water just thinking about it!

  • kayanna kagurazaka
    kayanna kagurazaka Month ago +1

    I would definitely choose ippudo over ichiran
    I just love the akamaru and the takana and the moyashi in ippudo ♥️❤️♥️

  • Meta Knight
    Meta Knight Month ago +2

    I keep thinking it's Ichiraku Ramen from Naruto

  • claretheworm
    claretheworm Month ago +2

    better than NY..lol probably because you ain't paying $20 a bowl

  • sxbvstixn
    sxbvstixn Month ago


  • NatesLife
    NatesLife Month ago +1

    sounds good, looks disgusting

  • FlyingPigNJ
    FlyingPigNJ Month ago

    There is no comparison at all. Ichiran in NYC is fast and typically empty, but other than the noodles everything is disappointing. The broth has no taste, the pork is dry and the egg is well done....not in a good way;) Ippudo, on the other hand is consistently good, not just in NYC, but all over the world.
    In Tokyo, I would not have either though. There are much better ramen joints to sample.

  • Hmong Style
    Hmong Style Month ago

    Try Ramen vs Pho

  • Bubble Tea
    Bubble Tea Month ago +1

    the way he pronounces gyoza... GAOZO lol

  • Michael Hacker
    Michael Hacker Month ago +114

    For future reference:
    tonkAtsu = fried pork cutlet
    tonkOtsu = pork bone broth

  • cool guy
    cool guy Month ago +1

    I wish my GF loves me as much as my boy Mike loves his ramen 😂👌

  • Empty BALL
    Empty BALL Month ago

    You’d better order ramen refill bit earlier because the soup will be getting colder

  • X F
    X F Month ago

    Poodle ramen

  • Chris Clarke
    Chris Clarke Month ago

    Mikey once again the experience of watching you eat is beyond words.
    Japan has become one of my places l want to visit; food amazingness
    I truly don't like spice however l must admit, lve become a fan of spice
    Thank you for sharing

  • 野獣と安倍sorry


  • J.G.P Channel
    J.G.P Channel Month ago

    $7-8/ bowl ? u must be kidding... how could the original source of ramen cheaper than 'fake' ramen in my country ?

  • Sharmaine Erika Boling

    I miss Japan 😩

  • Mr. Charming
    Mr. Charming Month ago

    I'm on a diet & It's 1am. What am I doing to myself😭😭

  • Louise Marie
    Louise Marie Month ago

    whats the song called at the beginning of this video?

  • Emma Ross
    Emma Ross 2 months ago

    How are u so fit like u eat a lot but in good shape

  • Warlord Ganon
    Warlord Ganon 2 months ago +1

    And here I am. Munching on instant ramen. Pretending that I'm tasting what you're tasting.

  • CombatFan134
    CombatFan134 2 months ago

    Damn it I love and hate watching your videos. My mouth is so jealous.

  • Lenny Assa
    Lenny Assa 2 months ago

    I tried Ichiran in 3 cities, in Tokyo at Shibuya, Osaka at Dotonbori and Kyoto at Teramachi, i must say from those 3 the last one was not as good as the others. The charsiu kinda smells and ruined the whole ramen. The broth taste so porky to my liking.

    REALMONSTA 2 months ago +2



  • JC's Scratchin and Singing Channel

    I always get strange looks when I order any ramen or pho...I hate cooked veggies and I can’t eat egg, so my bowls are always noodles and the broth. Nothing else.
    Honestly, though, I think it’s much more enjoyable. Noodles are life, right? Long noodles, long life!

  • Kit Ang
    Kit Ang 2 months ago

    Hi Strictly Dumpling! You should try Yushoken or Mendokoro ramen here in Manila! It might be worth your while.

  • Seamus Hartigan
    Seamus Hartigan 2 months ago

    Why do I watch these late at night when I’m hungry

  • Skoom Orzepin
    Skoom Orzepin 2 months ago

    Just got the chance to try this out a week ago, definitely worth the queue for the ramen and the trip to Japan. 🤤

  • Zargruzski nakamura
    Zargruzski nakamura 2 months ago

    you need to try kuriyama tsukemen

  • S
    S 2 months ago +4

    This is the WORST screensaver for weightloss. Thank God my fiancé is Japanese and she loves me chubby lol yay 🤣 but Im doing an hour of cardio daily for her.


    I believe not only me who get hungry right now

  • Anubhav mohan
    Anubhav mohan 2 months ago

    Well gaining some wight there aren't you ... Or is it just the camera?

  • ALgene
    ALgene 2 months ago

    I can tell its really spicy because something dripping from your nose😅😝

  • Erika70079
    Erika70079 2 months ago

    Hahaha I get ramen cravings about every hour as well!

  • Irin Juwita
    Irin Juwita 2 months ago

    if you go to japan again, try rai rai ten’s shoyu ramen!!

  • Scouts Captain
    Scouts Captain 2 months ago

    16:14 music name?

  • Amanda Tan
    Amanda Tan 2 months ago +51

    mike at ippudo: this is really really really good
    mike at ichiran: *dies and goes to heaven*
    me: well i guess its clear

  • The Collado Family
    The Collado Family 2 months ago

    You are one of a kind and funny when expressing all the food you ate. One of the country you visited is where I came from. And for you to exalt the food we treasure to eat is unimaginable because on how much you treasure on what we have. It's fun to see you because you are funny at the same time. Your jokes and all , even mark weins can't come close to you. Keep it up. I watched you over and over again so many times. Thanks to you I gained some weight and that's what my family wants because I'm skinny like a stick. Thanks again.

  • nahum cheer
    nahum cheer 2 months ago

    Fave country to visit

  • Hentai Commander
    Hentai Commander 2 months ago

    Please whats the SONG NAME at the beginning?

  • Tube Watcher
    Tube Watcher 2 months ago

    To me, Ichiran is so overrated. Absolutely nothing special.

  • Raphael Trinidad
    Raphael Trinidad 2 months ago +4

    I agree Ichiran is Life 🤤🤤 I suddenly missed my Dotonburi-Osaka Trip

  • Kyle Lopez-Vito
    Kyle Lopez-Vito 2 months ago

    Ippudo all the way. I don't get the hype behind Ichiran. I've had it thrice in Japan and it's overrated imo. Quite pricey too. Loaded bowls of ramen are usually in the 1000 JPY range. At Ichiran, a loaded bowl is close to 2000 JPY. I've had Ippudo in Japan and outside Japan and it's definitely better than Ichiran imo.

  • believe dudududu
    believe dudududu 2 months ago

    I'll make myself a bowl of ramen after this yum