What Owning a Ramen Restaurant in Japan is Like

  • Опубликовано: 18 сен 2016
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Комментарии • 9 519

  • heavestern
    heavestern 6 часов назад

    So sad :(

  • vynce
    vynce 9 часов назад

    How does it come that japanese people are always so nice? :)

  • Shantanu Rai
    Shantanu Rai 10 часов назад

    Where is it located

  • dawidbmadian
    dawidbmadian 18 часов назад

    Keep up the great work!

  • Muhammad Muizzsuddin
    Muhammad Muizzsuddin 19 часов назад

    I have ever worked like him in my friend foodstall. Really hardwork, even you have no customer for a day.

    ADAM SARVAR MEHDI День назад

    I love and respect your efforts to make good food and people love it.


    He's happy that's the most important thing.

  • Mihir patel
    Mihir patel День назад

    I did not expect this much dedication seriously
    Food businesses mostly have tight schedule but they also have several employees .. sure some don't have but this guy is crazy
    hats off

  • jex gaming
    jex gaming День назад

    School holidays is out and i have been applying for a lot of part time job may be he cn hire me as his part time worker😂🙋🙋🙌🙌 (wish i live in japan)

  • Leon Nguyen
    Leon Nguyen 2 дня назад

    *When you watch too much ramen videos, you hear "raw-mens."*

  • Katie Persons
    Katie Persons 2 дня назад

    I wonder how much profit he makes in a year after everything is said and done with these kinds of hours!

  • Songo
    Songo 2 дня назад

    Tsukumen is awesome

  • Anja Fuchs
    Anja Fuchs 2 дня назад

    Really enjoy your videos

  • takachan
    takachan 2 дня назад


  • 天然水オアシス
    天然水オアシス 2 дня назад


  • Ben 69
    Ben 69 3 дня назад

    American: but where is the oil?

  • Rose Haven
    Rose Haven 3 дня назад

    Such a hard working person. I love seeing people who laugh through their hard work. And he seems like an honest person. I hope he finds a part timer soon so he is able to rest longer than 15 minutes everyday.

  • Alex Yulchiev
    Alex Yulchiev 3 дня назад

    And I thought my job was hard...

  • Hugo Martinez
    Hugo Martinez 3 дня назад


  • masa amorfa mas
    masa amorfa mas 3 дня назад

    Sorry but I can’t and won’t

  • JM De Guzman
    JM De Guzman 3 дня назад

    I think it's racist how he says ramen

  • Zolf Sheikh
    Zolf Sheikh 3 дня назад

    I run my own smoothie bar in the UK and this is all so true :-( all independent business owners out there - one day it will be worth it :-)

  • EnchikO
    EnchikO 3 дня назад

    5:51 kimi no na wa :3

  • Дальнобой США.
    Дальнобой США. 3 дня назад

    Respect bro

  • nerdygal
    nerdygal 3 дня назад

    wow, so much work, I couldn't even imagine

    JAMES BASKINS 4 дня назад

    Seafood ramen.

  • ZDT 23
    ZDT 23 4 дня назад


  • Fauzanation
    Fauzanation 4 дня назад

    i'm just worker truthfully not owner

  • Иван Трофимов
    Иван Трофимов 4 дня назад

    Спасибо тебе !!!

  • 김상수
    김상수 4 дня назад +1

    Japan awesome....... don't say past h happen

  • Erik Steinhöfel
    Erik Steinhöfel 4 дня назад

    Such a hard work😯

  • hoi kel
    hoi kel 4 дня назад

    I love ramen!!!!!!!!!

  • Jonny Gross
    Jonny Gross 4 дня назад

    closest ive seen is in Hawaii

  • Jonny Gross
    Jonny Gross 4 дня назад

    im in the philippins and it aint the same

  • Jonny Gross
    Jonny Gross 4 дня назад

    what does a bowl of ramen cost now? 1967 it was Y100

  • 94mathdude
    94mathdude 5 дней назад

    Why aren't employees wearing gloves?

  • Seph Callaway
    Seph Callaway 5 дней назад +1

    It’s not “work” if it’s a labor of love. The most important takeaway from this video is that the ramen shop owner wishes to serve and make others happy. Dedicating your life to making other people happy is what it’s all about. His legacy is cemented. Inspiring!

  • Marvin likes
    Marvin likes 5 дней назад

    NA Math

  • Сергей Петрович
    Сергей Петрович 6 дней назад

    Заебись. Чётко.

  • James Mendoza
    James Mendoza 6 дней назад

    If given the opportunity, I would totally ditch my 8 hour job and work for this man as his mentee. For real.

  • Forde 07
    Forde 07 6 дней назад

    Have you guys ever been to Hiroshima and saw the Sadako statue

  • Rick Barlow
    Rick Barlow 6 дней назад +1

    Seems like a top guy

  • Steffi Koi
    Steffi Koi 6 дней назад +1

    Good job sir! Ten thumbs up!!

  • Alien Msi
    Alien Msi 6 дней назад


  • Jason yu
    Jason yu 6 дней назад +1

    coming to watch everyday before going to work,it helps for the day.

  • Вася Пупкин
    Вася Пупкин 6 дней назад +1

    It’s amazing man, very hard job, i hope hi really like it👏👍🙏🙏🙏

  • Rodger Cruz
    Rodger Cruz 6 дней назад

    Respect for this man... ramen lover here..

  • 篠宮しんご
    篠宮しんご 7 дней назад


  • Angie S
    Angie S 7 дней назад +1

    Have you ever dreamed of having a ramen shop?. HELL YESSS!!

  • ぴーすけ
    ぴーすけ 7 дней назад


  • Brian Mabey
    Brian Mabey 7 дней назад +1

    Much respect awesome positive attitude I hope you have great success :)

    HIROSE TOSHIHIRO 7 дней назад


  • Kenji Fukuda
    Kenji Fukuda 8 дней назад +1


  • Moralesx79
    Moralesx79 8 дней назад

    Love the video, very interesting piece but I have no idea what the owner is saying since I don't know Japanese. Subtitles would be nice.

  • bee 3
    bee 3 8 дней назад +1

    He loves what he does and takes pride in it . I hope I find my calling and live a happy life like his :)

  • lp p
    lp p 8 дней назад +1

    The Asian cultures are truly unique and beautiful. Respect for this man!

  • 年間前9999
    年間前9999 8 дней назад


  • Baadsha Baadsha
    Baadsha Baadsha 8 дней назад

    Man The Work Ehic.

    YUKI JINJUJI 9 дней назад +1

    Buys his noodles what kind of self respecting ramen shop buys noodles. I make mine

    • Scotty Haines
      Scotty Haines 3 дня назад

      Do you own a restaurant that you operate by yourself like he does?

  • J024
    J024 9 дней назад

    Gloves please.... not knowing is one thing, but actually seeing how the cooks do not use gloves puts me off.

  • 高橋正明
    高橋正明 9 дней назад


  • cherry mandras
    cherry mandras 9 дней назад +1

    Starting your DAY with a smile and ended it with a Smile in your heart was the best taste you could ever tasted.

  • cherry mandras
    cherry mandras 9 дней назад

    I can see his dedication to serve the best RAMEN! I will definitely visit this place, when I have a chance to go Japan.

  • ちゃんねる6P*CatS
    ちゃんねる6P*CatS 10 дней назад


  • xAnnihilate86x
    xAnnihilate86x 10 дней назад +1

    I kinda wish I had this life. I love that lifestyle. ☺

  • Nerdy Gamer
    Nerdy Gamer 10 дней назад +1

    Seeing this video made me wish to work at his restaurant......

  • Chicken Pukpuk
    Chicken Pukpuk 10 дней назад

    good job for subtitle ! loveit , the ramen also !

  • Bani Bugxie
    Bani Bugxie 10 дней назад +1

    I love this Video

  • Mikeztarp
    Mikeztarp 11 дней назад

    5:52 If anyone is wondering, this song is Sparkle (スパークル in Japanese), by RADWIMPS. It's the soundtrack of the movie Your Name (君の名は in Japanese).

  • Jared K
    Jared K 11 дней назад

    I heard that RADWIMPS song half way through! Thank you for the look into the life of a ramen restaurant owner.

  • K Known
    K Known 11 дней назад


  • Kearney Hussey
    Kearney Hussey 11 дней назад

    My captions translated the Japanese guy talking to when I was vegan I made my friends a human sock

  • Arseniy Tyurin
    Arseniy Tyurin 11 дней назад +1

    Awesome man. So humble

  • simfor
    simfor 12 дней назад +1

    What an amazing guy! So much dedication, energy and Love for what he does. 🇯🇵❤️

  • Толстый Тролль
    Толстый Тролль 12 дней назад

    Что-то так рамена захотелось...

  • Joanna Marie Segura
    Joanna Marie Segura 12 дней назад +1

    Choke me Kunimoto. 😂

  • Kail Horlina
    Kail Horlina 12 дней назад +1


  • Esteban Echeverri
    Esteban Echeverri 12 дней назад

    Yo quiero!!!!

  • Pagan
    Pagan 12 дней назад +1

    I owned a restaurant for 3 years, never again! First 1.5 years just 1 day off, worked 12-13 hours per day.

  • The common
    The common 12 дней назад +1

    We always have a problem with our lives.....but look at this man he works about 80-85 hours a week....boom.... I respect japan but sometime i question why has Japan so developed that it's citizens need to break their back for leaving?.....is that what a good country want...No doubt Japan is one of the greatest country on the planet but to be there, what it takes...? WHY IS LIFE SO WORKLOADED..?.Is this the outcome of being developed..... still that person was smiling everytime....that is the beauty of Japan.
    I have never been to Japan.. But I would like to visit Japan when there would be 40 hours work a week... People of Japan are so nice....
    Hats off....
    And very good video....a big applause to Author to showcase ground reality.....

  • sin sekai
    sin sekai 13 дней назад +1

    I am japanese live in TOKYO.
    I think NO.1ramen is RAMEN JIRO.

  • Karl Marx
    Karl Marx 13 дней назад

    Esquisito não é muito apetitoso .

  • Suke
    Suke 13 дней назад

    5:50 RADWIMPS

  • tungt88
    tungt88 13 дней назад +1

    Good part about working in a restaurant: happy customers usually = happy wallet = everyone feels good
    Hard part about owning/working in a restaurant = side work. Side work, side work, side work ...

  • Mustafa Ercümen
    Mustafa Ercümen 13 дней назад

    I don't want to disrespect but I know you use alcohol while cooking ramen as a Muslim we can't eat anything with a alcohol or cooked with alcohol is there nonalcohol ramen?

  • Longboard Stoner
    Longboard Stoner 13 дней назад

    He’s extremely good looking 😍😍😍 I’m so attracted to Asians men

  • Erik Erik
    Erik Erik 13 дней назад

    Круто 👍🏻

  • 元俊治
    元俊治 13 дней назад


  • Rommel Tanola
    Rommel Tanola 13 дней назад

    May I know what is the title of background music from 7:40 till end.Tnx

  • Chris cantaim
    Chris cantaim 13 дней назад +1

    japanese james franco

  • Олег Аникеев
    Олег Аникеев 13 дней назад

    Круто..но сколько ты же часов в день спишь дружище?...износ организма обеспечен...если это меньше 7-8 часов...увы

  • Jose Rodriguez
    Jose Rodriguez 13 дней назад

    We need more people like Kunimoto in this world. His answer when asked if he would take a break if he had an employee with the same work ethic as him brought tears to my eyes. That was beautiful.

  • mercruial
    mercruial 14 дней назад

    A warrior ethics

  • Леонид Обидовский
    Леонид Обидовский 14 дней назад

    Сам себе хозяин.

  • のはらしんのすけ
    のはらしんのすけ 14 дней назад


  • Tina Storts
    Tina Storts 14 дней назад

    I would work for him.

  • Ivan Hernandez
    Ivan Hernandez 14 дней назад

    Now I want to be his apprentice

  • Abrar 1977
    Abrar 1977 14 дней назад

    ووع ...لحم الخنزير

  • Bang Andrew
    Bang Andrew 14 дней назад

    You have my respect sir

  • 入江文学
    入江文学 15 дней назад