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


  • shrimlock

    The Silent Woman Bar was i believe on East Main, just east of James.
    The signage in neon or lit up from behind maybe, was extremely provocative.
    It showed an image of a female with her, holding her own head or her head somehow detached.
    Depicting the female as presumably silent. And even holding the knife?
    pretty grisly, and disturbing and was evident to anyone driving around there up till the 90’s, it seems.

  • shrimlock

    The other one that was near the Motel Greg Lashutka got in trouble win he was prosecutor, And i think that was on East Broad, that was the Pink Elephant.

  • Barbara Cruz

    what about hanleys steak house sullivant ave Columbus ohio

  • Barbara Cruz

    does anyone have a copy of the menu or pictures

  • Mr.Gale.B

    I need an exact and correct answer:
    Where was “Top of the Center” located? In WHAT building?

  • Otto Gronkowski

    Slow hipster service and slow kitchen. Expensive prices. Don’t visit if you want to see food on your table in under 45 minutes. However the food quality, taste and presentation is very good! Ambiance is contemporary cool inside, very different from what you may have the impression of from the exterior of this old Tim Horton’s location. Good bar and drink selection. Overpriced menu. On the west coast you can find this style of filipino restaurant serving same dishes for $7.50. Here they will set you back $12-$18. You can’t even get into appetizers for less than $10 unless you want a bowl of rice. Don’t know if they’ll survive, table turnover is way too slow, even though they’re making large profit margin per dish, it’s just way too slow. If you have an evening to kill, this would be a good hangout. Don’t attempt a weekday lunch or dinner. You’ll see a good hipster millinial crowd here.