Thursday, June 14, 2012

Hyota, Best Ramen Shop in Matsuyama

It can be said that this is a Ramen shop, but they call their Ramen "Chuka-soba," which means "Chinese Noodles" in translation. Their noodles are the best in Matsuyama.
Shop website in Japanese

5 comments:

Karachiwie said...

Planned to go visit Matusyama this October, I'll go ther for sure. I suppose they don't speak english at all?

Tony Mariani said...

Hyota is near the Castle. They don't speak English there but as in any restaurant in Japan, It is point and order. The place is small and friendly. Great place for lunch. It is off the main street in the center of town. Don't let the language barrier stop you from having a great meal.

KaraChiwie said...

Don't worry, I won't! Thanks for the tip! (and this site full of wonders for me)

Tony Mariani said...

You're welcome. Matsuyama is a lovely town and it has some of the flavor of old Japan. There are street cars that still have wooden floors. If it is your first visit to Matsuyama, I'd suggest visiting Dogo Onsen (Japan's oldest hot spring). Even if you don't speak Japanese, they will guide you to your Onsen (hot spring). It is a touristy spot (for the Japanese) but the Japanese will really enjoy seeing a non-Japanese in there. You will be treated well. I'd also suggest visiting the castle. It is one of the finest in Japan and one of the few on a hill. Take the chair lift up for a fun ride. Walk around the grounds and feel the history of the place. Enjoy the view from the top of the hill and walk around inside the castle. If you go in, make sure you walk get up to the top part. The view is mesmerizing.

Tony Mariani said...

I had someone comment that I should call this "one of the best" noodle shops in the city.