Our Story

Featuring the highest quality ingredients sourced locally and from Japan

The original Ramen Danbo opened its doors in the year 2000 in the town of Chikushino, located halfway between Hakata (Fukuoka) and Kurume, on the southern island of Kyushu. The mission was simple – to deliver a tonkotsu ramen with top quality and flavour, with strict consistency. After placing number one in a TV poll of the top ramen shops in Fukuoka, from its humble beginnings the brand expanded quickly throughout Kyushu, then all through Japan.

From our original shop in Fukuoka to over 35 locations worldwide

Our TONKOTSU broth is made by boiling stock at extremely high temperatures, using only the highest quality pork bones, together with water specially treated just to make our soup. The process extract both the maximum amount of UMAMI (the pleasant savoury taste) and micro-nutrients, to create a full-bodied, pure and creamy tonkotsu base for our ramen. Our soup is crafted on-site at each location, ensuring that it’s fresh every time.



In the


Urban List

Feb 12, 2018

We’re so excited to be mentioned in the Urban List’s top spots for ramen on the Gold Coast!

Weekend Edition

July 13, 2017

Check out our feature in The Weekend Edition, where they introduce our first opening in Australia!

Inside Gold Coast

April 5, 2018

Our Surfers Paradise store was one of the first to open in Gold Coast’s new asian dining precinct 8 Street – check out the article!

Good Food Gold Coast

Dec 30, 2017

Marj from Good Food Gold Coast wrote an excellent and very detailed piece about us and ramen culture. A great read with a lot to take in!

Gold Coast Bulletin

July 4, 2017

Our opening was covered in the Gold Coast Bulletin’s feature article for Southport’s burgeoning foodie culture. See what our ethos is all about!

Indulge Magazine

April 12, 2018

Another article introducing the opening of our new Surfers Paradise store at 8 Street Cavill Lane!

Weekend Edition Brisbane

Mar 28, 2019

Weekend Edition’s coverage on us spreading our love outside of the Gold Coast and opening our first store in Brisbane!

Broadsheet Brisbane

April 3, 2019

Broadsheet Brisbane’s feature on our new South Brisbane opening. They took a whole bunch of great pictures to boot!




Mercato on Ferry, 24/59-73 Meron St,
Southport QLD 4215, Australia
(Free parking on-site)

11am-10pm Mon-Sun

+61 7 5661 6972

Mercato on Ferry, shop 24/73 Meron St, Southport QLD 4215, Australia

Surfers paradise

Kiosk 8.01, Chop Chop Cavill Lane
6 Orchid Avenue
Surfers Paradise QLD, 4217, Australia

10am-10pm Sun-Wed; 10am-1am Thu-Sat

+61 7 5661 5259

Kiosk 8.01, 8 Street Cavill Lane Hilton Hotel, 6, Orchid Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia

South Brisbane

A4 G1, 52 Merivale St
South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia
(Free parking on-site after validation)

11am-10pm Mon-Sun

+61 7 3844 5365

52 Merivale St, South Brisbane, 4101, QLD