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Isono Kazuo Sapporo Black Ramen

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Isono Kazuo Sapporo Black Ramen Description

Located in Sapporo, Japan, Isono Kazuo 'Sapporo Black' Ramen is a must-visit restaurant for ramen enthusiasts. This establishment has been recognized as one of the top 100 ramen shops in the prestigious 'Ramen EAST' ranking for 2023.

What sets Isono Kazuo 'Sapporo Black' Ramen apart from other ramen shops is their signature dish, the Sapporo Black Ramen. This rich and flavorful bowl of ramen features a dark, savory broth that is made from a secret blend of ingredients. The noodles are perfectly cooked and have a satisfying chewiness, while the toppings, such as tender slices of chashu pork and a perfectly cooked soft-boiled egg, add an extra layer of deliciousness.

The restaurant itself has a cozy and inviting atmosphere, with traditional Japanese decor and comfortable seating. Whether you're dining alone or with a group of friends, Isono Kazuo 'Sapporo Black' Ramen provides a warm and welcoming environment to enjoy a satisfying bowl of ramen. So, if you find yourself in Sapporo, make sure to stop by this renowned ramen shop and indulge in their famous Sapporo Black Ramen.

Isono Kazuo Sapporo Black Ramen Overview


5-chōme-21 Minami 5 Jōnishi, Chuo Ward, Hokkaido 064-0805


+81 (0) 11-520-5533


5 minute walk from Shiseikanshogakko-Mae Station.

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 10:00PM-6:00AM
Tue: 10:00PM-6:00AM
Wed: 10:00PM-6:00AM
Thur: 10:00PM-6:00AM
Fri: 10:00PM-6:00AM
Sat: 10:00PM-6:00AM

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Isono Kazuo Sapporo Black Ramen Reviews

Isono Kazuo Sapporo Black Ramen Google Average Rating



A little ramen shop run by one person. The most popular menu is the “Sapporo Black” ramen. It appears to be popular amongst the locals as an after drinks place, and we were the only foreigners in the queue. There are only 7 seats so be prepared to wait. However, turnover is fairly quick and people are fast to eat then leave. The black ramen comes in 3 sizes (regular, half and large). The regular size is generous. There is no English menu but you can get by using Google translate to scan the menu. If you’re familiar with South East Asian cuisine, it tasted like braised pork.


Famous black ramen at Sapporo susukino. Only open from 10pm - 6am.
You can choose the thin or thick noodle.
I ordered the thin noodle.

Went at 9:30pm and I am the 2nd person for the q. Before the shop open already more then 10 person in the q.

Definitely is can eat.... But not the best ramen which die die must eat... Can give it a try as an experience.


45-minute line to a hole-in-the-wall ramen place with only 7 seats. A master chef of ramen is at work here, ladies and gentlemen. If you've never been here, get the "black ramen" first. The broth—such depth of umami and smokiness. The noodles were perfectly al dente. All for the mind-blowing price of ¥900 (as of 02/April/2023). It truly was heartening to see Mr. Kazuo work his craft at such speed (he was a one-man show when I went). Yes, the lone is long. Yes, the restaurant is cramped. But, this place is another example of Japan's craftsmanship with its food. If you can stay up past 10PM, please go.

Inside the Asahi Building. Floor 1. Look for the glass door with the label "2•3". It is inside and not visible from the street.

Parking is relatively easy. Public Transit is close by.

Yes, the hours are indeed 10PM (22:00) to 6AM (06:00). He is a night owl operation.

Cash Only. Please try to bring smaller bills or coins as to ease the payment process.

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