11am to 10pm (Last order at 9.30pm)
When CEO Mr Ken Takagi visited Singapore for the first time in 2010, he was taken aback by what he observed. How could Singaporeans enjoy steaming hot hotpots while perspiring in the sweltering tropical heat, even into the boiling soup? He had a stroke of genius then, and the idea erupted into today's Tonkotsu Kazan, or 'pork bone volcano' in Japanese.
Tonkotsu Kazan (TK) is associated with value-for-money, good quality ramen, with a performance twist. With the help of a blazing red 'kazan' volcano cover, ramen in a 300 degree Celsius hot stone bowl is cooked in front of the customers. Much as it might be gimmicky, this style of service and cooking brings lots of fun and entertainment to the meal, and the taste is also one of handmade goodness - handmade noodles, soup, chashu, ramen egg, using traditional Japanese methods.
While Sunpark Co Ltd, the head company that is rooted in Osaka, Japan, has ample experience operating famous ramen franchise Marugen Ramen back in Japan, Singapore, and the rest of SE Asia, is the 50-year-old F&B player's first foray overseas. The main reason for the daring first move: the spirit of adventure. SE Asia is a treasure trove of opportunities and Mr Takagi recognizes the growth potential. Riding on the encouraging popularity of the first store, TK welcomed two sister stores in Bangkok in 2013 and 2014, and another store in Jakarta in 2015.
Hot stone bowl ramen or Kazan Ramen (curry, shoyu, shio, hinomaru tomato and karamiso flavours), comes with free rice
Comes in small version which also comes with free rice ($15.80 for small, $18.80 for normal)
Nagoya tebasaki, Marinated in mirin and other secret sauces, then deep fried and finally stir fried our chicken wings are finger sucking good ($6)
Gyoza (6 pieces), Stuffed fully with juicy minced meat and vegetables, our gyozas are known to be crispy on the outside and soft and juicy on the inside $5.80).