Ramen Heads

A wonderful documentary of what goes into running a ramen shop in Japan. It profiles Osamu Tomita one of the top ramen makers in all of Japan.


In “Ramen Heads,”Osamu Tomita, Japan’s reigning king of ramen, takes us deep into his world, revealing every single step of his obsessive approach to creating the perfect soup and noodles, and his relentless search for the highest-quality ingredients. In addition to Tomita’s story, the film also profiles five other notable ramen shops, each with its own philosophy and flavour, which exemplify various different aspects the ramen world. Mixing in a brief rundown of ramen’s historical roots, the film gives viewers an in-depth look at the culture surrounding this unique and beguiling dish.

Rating: NR

Genre: Documentary

Directed By: Koki Shigeno

Country: Japan

Language: Japanese (Subtitled in English)

Release Date: March 16th, 2018

Worldwide Gross: $57,345

Runtime: 93 minutes


Shôta Iida

Kumiko Ishida

Katsuya Kobayashi

Yûki Ohnishi

Tom Takahashi

Osamu Tomita

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