Hakata Gensuke is a Japanese noodle bar located on 168 Russell Street in Melbourne CBD. Gensuke is specialized in pork bone noodle soup and dipping noodle also known as Tonkotsu Ramen and Tsukemen. The Inventor and shop owners Master Chef Kousuke Yoshimura has brought the real taste of Hakata tonkotsu ramen to Australia for the first time.

The moto of the company is “To the World from Hakata”, Hakata being a famous central district in the bustling city of Fukuoka where Tonkotsu (Pork bone base) ramen was first invented in Japan. Hakata Gensuke today remains as one forefront of ramen restaurants in Fukuoka if not Japan.

The name Gensuke comes from the founders of the renowned Ikkousha restaurants in Japan, both parts of their names are used, Hajime Irisawa and Kousuke Yoshimura. Hajime-san is a close personal friend of Shigeo Nonaka (Shoya restaurant group) who also comes from Hakata, Fukuoka and both were instrumental in laying the foundations of building the first Hakata restaurant and brand to Australia.

Gensuke and Ikkousha ramen restaurants although based in Fukuoka have over 30 shops worldwide including Singapore, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.



  • Accessible by wheelchair
  • Cheap & Cheerful
  • Suitable for Families with children


Open Daily

  • Mon – Fri 11.30am – 10.00pm
  • Sat & Sun 12.00pm – 10.00pm
  • Late Night Ramen
  • Fri & Sat 10.00pm – 1.00am



  • Wheelchair Accessible Restaurant
  • Accessible Bathroom


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