- Strike-ken’s Concept
Baseball + Ramen
We give ramen our all – we're confident you'll call a "strike"!
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Our Regular Customers
- ● Ramen freaks
- ● Ramen lovers
- ● Post-night-on-the-town ramen eaters
- ● Music freaks
It all started when I was a little kid, with the ramen delivered from the place next to my grandma’s.
Thirty years ago - I was in elementary school! - I ate some (now extinct) Toyooka ramen and couldn’t believe how good it was. I was in ecstasy, eating it all the time. I drank every last drop! And thus ramen took me captive. The “Tampopo (Ramen Western)” (1985) – directed by Juzo Itami, who’s also from Ehime – left a big impression on me. I couldn’t stop watching it, and vowed that I’d run a ramen place! (I was nine years old.)
It was during Uwajima Higashi High School’s trip to Tokyo: I wandered around what’s still today the Ramen Holy Land, Ogikubo, going to a bunch of places: Haruki-ya, Marushin, Hope-ken, Ramen Kazuki, Ebisu Ramen . . . My engine was revving, and by the time I turned thirty I had eaten ramen at 2,000 places.
In 2012 we experimentally opened Chuka Soba Nunpoko (now closed) in Tenroku Mush-Up, featuring ramen from around the country. One year later I met the ramen world’s star “Iccho Nakazaki” (from Fusukake) and joined the industry after a ramen showdown.
I then opened the “ramen stadium” Strike-ken.
Our intense enthusiasm for ramen hasn’t died down: it hasn’t even fully begun. Come along with us for the ramen ride!
Our passion for ramen will never die!
Ramen-crazy owner Masatoshi Ashida
Strike-ken’s History & Away Game Record
Kansai W-Title Second Place Award
Osaka Representative @ Shinjuku Dai-Tsukemen Expo
Tokyo Ramen Show “Meccha Suki Yanenzu” (Junk Story, Strike-ken, Berashio)
Kansai Ramen Derby (Kyoto) - Committee for the Advancement of Kansai Ramen
- Kansai W Title
- Osaka Representative @ Shinjuku Dai-Tsukemen Expo
Maruesu Shokudo Ra-no-Michi MAX (Hokkaido)
Ramen Girls Festival (Yokohama)
FOODSONIC (Osaka Castle)
Ramen Expo (Oita)
Los Angeles Ramen Championship
Los Angeles Pop-up Shop
Hokuriku Ramen Expo
Hiroshima Ramen Stadium 2015 - Over 6700 Bowls Sold!! (Five Days)
Kansai Ramen Derby 2015 （Strike-ken, Konjiki Hototogisu, Oppai Ramen)
Ramen Expo 2015 - Over 4500 Bowls Sold!! (Three Days)
FM802 RADIOCRAZY - And more: Shizuoka, Saitama, Shonan, Nagano, Fukui . . .
- Los Angeles Ramen Championship
- Tokyo Ramen Show
Coming to Our Hometown: Shikoku!