Written by: Steve Stover
Date: April 11, 2016

The Signature Tonkotsu ramen with rich house made pork bone broth at Fukuryu Ramen. Photo: Steve Stover

The Signature Tonkotsu ramen with rich house made pork bone broth at Fukuryu Ramen. Photo: Steve Stover

Fukuryu Ramen, pronounced Foo Koo Rhee Yu, recently opened on Lane Avenue, across from The Shops on Lane Avenue. Owner Jeff Tsao, part of the Kahiki Foods family, opened the first Fukuryu which is Japanese for “lucky dragon” Ramen in Melbourne, Australia in 2014. And now Columbus.

Fukuryu Ramen is in a small storefront seating about 40. The space is very attractive, with clean lines and Japanese decor.

The interior of Fukuryu Ramen. Photo: Steve Stover

The interior of Fukuryu Ramen. Photo: Steve Stover

Fukuryu is in a “soft opening” phase, without a lot of fanfare, open for limited hours, and phasing in the menu to ensure that everything is just right.

And our food was, indeed, just right. We shared the Signature Tonkotsu ramen with rich house made pork bone broth, chicken and fish broth are also available, with braised pork belly, custom rice noodles made locally, crunchy wood ear mushrooms, a little seaweed, and a hard boiled egg. The broth is hand crafted, cooked for eight hours, and seasoned with miso and soy.

We especially enjoyed the excellent Japanese fried chicken with spicy yuzu citrus mayonnaise and shredded cabbage for contrast and crunch. We also like the pork gyoza: pan-fried pork and vegetable dumplings with a salty sauce on the side for dipping.

The Japanese fried chicken with spicy yuzu citrus mayonnaise and shredded cabbage at Fukuryu Ramen.

The Japanese fried chicken with spicy yuzu citrus mayonnaise and shredded cabbage at Fukuryu Ramen. Photo: Steve Stover.

Fukuryu Ramen's pork gyoza includes pan-fried pork and vegetable dumplings with a salty sauce on the side for dipping.

Fukuryu Ramen’s pork gyoza includes pan-fried pork and vegetable dumplings with a salty sauce on the side for dipping. Photo Steve Stover.

Fukuryu Ramen continues to add new dishes, and will probably double the original menu, including some spicier dishes.

The staff is friendly and enthusiastic, and the food satisfying. Fukuryu Ramen is clearly worth a visit.

Fukuryu Ramen
1600 W. Lane Ave,
Columbus, OH 43221
614-929-5910
fukuryuramen.com

Tuesday – Thursday and Sunday
Lunch: 11:30am – 2:30pm
Dinner: 5:30 – 9pm

Friday and Sunday
Lunch: 11:30am – 2:30pm
Dinner: 5:30 – 9:30pm


  • Anthony J. Salamon

    Silent Woman…Main Street..Whitehall…Just east of the Lavender Pussycat.

    Also, Ciao Restaurant in Upper Arlington, Emerson’s Steak House..Bexley.. All you can eat steak on Thursday..

    Dancing…Charlie Bear’s..East Side…Dixie Electric, West Side, Ciro’s…Bexley

    Others…Sandy’s Hamburgers, Havana..Short North

  • Regular Joe

    What about the Salty Seaman on Weber/Hudson?

  • shmoopatties

    The Red Bull was on OLD Henderson Rd, not Henderson Rd. My first job was salad bar attendant there. Additionally, Big Bite and Backyard Burgers were a couple of Fast Food joints that got their start in Columbus.