About us

The story of Ippei-an began in 1984, when we opened our first restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui East. Having noticed the absence of authentic ramen in HK, our founder Itsuko Shimada embarked on a mission to bring Japan’s national comfort food to HK for the first time.

Following the successful introduction of ramen, Ms. Shimada spent the next decade nurturing and establishing a unique “Ippei-an flavour,” but she quickly realised that great food wasn’t the only ingredient for a memorable experience. Ms. Shimada found that in addition to tasty food it took attentive service and plenty of smiles to leave a lasting impression, and you’ll find that each of our restaurants remains true to her vision today.

In 2005, Ms. Shimada once again pushed the boundaries by opening the first ramen and bar restaurant in HK. To ensure the originality of the concept, she partnered with Higomonzu, famous for their tonkotsu (pork-bone) soup in Japan, to help build on our already formidable menu.

2008 saw the opening of our first venture into Hong Kong Side in Causeway Bay. Realising an opportunity to evolve the Ippei-an concept, this restaurant expanded its menu to include exclusive offerings such as sashimi and grilled fish. However, our patrons can be rest assured that every ramen available at our other locations can be found at the Causeway Bay restaurant.

In 2009, Ippei-an continued its culinary growth by introducing HK to its first ramen and kushiyaki restaurant at Elements shopping mall in West Kowloon. Using only quality ingredients, and with the help of our dedicated, Japanese kushiyaki chef, we hope to continue serving great food in HK with Ms. Shimada’s and our endless smiles


Ippei-an Japanese Ramen & Bar


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