What Owning a Ramen Restaurant in Japan is Like

  • Опубликовано: 18 сен 2016
  • Come on behind the scenes and learn what being the owner of a ramen shop in Japan is like. If you like mini-documentaries like this, we'd love your support on Patreon www.patreon.com/lifewhereimfrom. By supporting you'll get exclusive access to content like monthly updates, behind-the-scenes, Fact & Fiction in Japan articles, and Q+A's.
    If you want to visit Kunimoto's ramen restaurant, Mengokoro Kunimoto, you can check it out at goo.gl/maps/RFRmrLK7KST2.
    His Facebook page is at facebook.com/MianXinGuomoto/ (he only speaks Japanese though).
    Director's Commentary at ruclip.com/video/TZuM7M7E0jU/видео.html
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Комментарии • 8 513

  • diana salazar
    diana salazar 3 часа назад

    I don't understand why he is having trouble finding employees, if I live there I would love to learn from this man! Take me to Japan!!

  • S Tomlinson
    S Tomlinson 4 часа назад

    No life....it’s a good thing he likes it.

  • azamukimasu
    azamukimasu 6 часов назад

    He’s really happy.

  • flamepeace
    flamepeace 6 часов назад

    respect from Brazil

  • aquim33
    aquim33 7 часов назад


  • John Vincent
    John Vincent 17 часов назад

    I loved this; someone whose work is their passion; so Japanese.

  • prabhaharan venkatakrishnan
    prabhaharan venkatakrishnan 17 часов назад


  • El Cebiche nuevo chimbote
    El Cebiche nuevo chimbote 18 часов назад


  • 國方和男
    國方和男 19 часов назад

    Japanese work is crazy
    Everyone is tired.

  • Alpha Transport
    Alpha Transport День назад

    Osukaremasa (I hope I spelled that right) I saved this restaurant's location on my phone. I'm 100% sure I'll go and visit his restaurant when I head over to Japan next year. I can't wait. Cheers!

  • Edward Lee
    Edward Lee День назад

    Awesome vid. I would love to visit Kunimotos shop!

  • 0000000000 1111111111
    0000000000 1111111111 День назад

    Cristiano Ronaldo Of ramen !!!

  • Danny Lee
    Danny Lee День назад

    I like his charactor. After all day hard work he still can smile. That shows how passionate on his business. Hope he will be successfull.

  • Falennor
    Falennor День назад

    I have watched this video a lot of time and I still keep coming back to it because idk....the content and the way this video was shot and edited....just perfect

    NAROLA HARSH День назад

    Only 5 % english is easy to me to translate

  • Taihei Doma
    Taihei Doma День назад

    5:52 did anyone hear the kimi no nawa ost???? Omg RAMEN+ANIME japan truly is the BEST man!

  • Brando S
    Brando S 2 дня назад

    Ey yo im craving some ramen rn

  • Arissa v.Geiso
    Arissa v.Geiso 2 дня назад

    Great vid! This is inspiring

  • Iris Eckelboom
    Iris Eckelboom 2 дня назад

    he looks very healthy!

  • PsychoticBear PsychoticBear
    PsychoticBear PsychoticBear 3 дня назад


  • Kunal Jamnadas
    Kunal Jamnadas 3 дня назад

    Who would give a thumbs down 😕

  • Pekyil Chonden
    Pekyil Chonden 3 дня назад

    Japanese r really humble and hard worker

  • Yes, we Koreans hate black niggers

    i dont know what's more pathetic, salaried workers or this guy?

  • William Yang
    William Yang 3 дня назад +1

    When you hear radwimps

  • 人間鶏
    人間鶏 3 дня назад


  • Alexander Sinicyn
    Alexander Sinicyn 3 дня назад

    i love ramen

  • みずけん
    みずけん 3 дня назад


  • George Romasanta
    George Romasanta 3 дня назад

    IDK but where are the subs?

  • Anugrah
    Anugrah 3 дня назад

    so inspired

  • garou geese
    garou geese 3 дня назад


  • sweetlovechloe
    sweetlovechloe 3 дня назад

    Che figo è

  • Mission Coffee
    Mission Coffee 3 дня назад

    Must try!!! Food made with so much love must be damn good!

  • rena cantik
    rena cantik 3 дня назад

    Regards and respect for you Mr Kunimoto.. Love how you give us a new lesson that a work must from a heart.. U will give u cooking full of everything more than a good taste...

  • rena cantik
    rena cantik 3 дня назад

    I like this man,, he is work with heart and full passion in cooking...

  • Stefano Scamarone
    Stefano Scamarone 4 дня назад

    Thank you for sharing this lovely experience.

  • Justine Lloyd Gamboa
    Justine Lloyd Gamboa 4 дня назад

    may kami-sama bless you! o(〃^▽^〃)o

  • Pervy Sage
    Pervy Sage 4 дня назад

    If I was old enough and could move to japan I would so work there

  • 毛贼东
    毛贼东 4 дня назад


  • MperorJohn
    MperorJohn 4 дня назад

    Wonderful simple informative and inspirational documentary!

  • Melvin Pao
    Melvin Pao 4 дня назад

    Really like these types of videos where you dig deeper beyond the surface of what they do and get to the heart of the person. Keep up the good work for both you and Kunimoto-san!

  • Celia marie Morgan
    Celia marie Morgan 4 дня назад


  • Alina Wing
    Alina Wing 4 дня назад

    Life is tough ;) ..... fighting!

  • sei satou
    sei satou 4 дня назад


  • Supreme World1
    Supreme World1 5 дней назад

    respect from newYork 💯

  • Navin
    Navin 5 дней назад

    what a great guy :)

  • BLACKPINK thai princess lalisa
    BLACKPINK thai princess lalisa 5 дней назад +1

    alright imma make myself some ramen even though its midnight and i really shouldn't be eating at this time

  • Blarson 12
    Blarson 12 5 дней назад

    I am willing to work that hard if it meant I was the owner, but no one will work like that if they were just an employee.

  • diptarka mukhopadhyay
    diptarka mukhopadhyay 5 дней назад

    Japan has grown exponentially for two reasons - perfection and humility! Nothing can beat those who have these ingrained in them! Kudos to the entire nation of Japan

  • Marjul Layug
    Marjul Layug 5 дней назад

    Such an inspiration

  • daikan daikan
    daikan daikan 5 дней назад


  • sandy hendressen
    sandy hendressen 5 дней назад

    RAaaamen NOODdles

  • Usui Takumi
    Usui Takumi 5 дней назад

    Welp, time to prepare water for my instant noodles.

  • ohnjay72
    ohnjay72 6 дней назад +1


  • Ferdy kurniawan
    Ferdy kurniawan 6 дней назад +1

    I've been to mengokoro kunimoto back in may 2018, and you can see the hard work and passion that kunimoto put into his ramen shop. The taste, and service is excellent. It's worth the long trip to takasago from ueno. Kudos for him. If you are in tokyo, you must stop by his place.

  • Isneak Gaming260
    Isneak Gaming260 6 дней назад

    Radwimps heard from the background song

  • Orange Twist Hay Day Gaming
    Orange Twist Hay Day Gaming 6 дней назад

    Raven isn't fast food...

  • Gab
    Gab 7 дней назад

    I just realized the background music on 5:51 is from Kimi No Na Wa.

  • M Khairul
    M Khairul 7 дней назад

    This has been exceptionally inspiring

  • Shmobulock 1234
    Shmobulock 1234 7 дней назад

    I'd work but I don't know how to speak Japanese and I don't live in Japan

  • Shubhh hoggle
    Shubhh hoggle 7 дней назад

    wow! exactly i'm an culinarian and really inthusiastic learning asian food. say chinese,japanese,thai. kimchi for insatnce. I'll go to japan someday and definitely meet this guy.

  • Novia Rizky F
    Novia Rizky F 7 дней назад

    Respect for this lovely man

  • J M
    J M 7 дней назад

    I wish I'd work at a ramen restaurant, it's a weird dream of mine. x)

  • Hanson Huang
    Hanson Huang 8 дней назад

    Fvck you for calling me a kid.

  • The Jester
    The Jester 8 дней назад

    Is no one else interested what he was doing with the eggs at the very beginning?....no just me?

    • The Jester
      The Jester 8 дней назад

      Ms Ayla Oooooo. So smart. Thank you. I'm gonna have to start doing that.

    • Sunshine Ayla
      Sunshine Ayla 8 дней назад

      The Jester He's poking them with a needle so the shells won't crack when cooking and they'd be easier to peel.

  • 彫刻と化した先輩
    彫刻と化した先輩 8 дней назад +1



  • One Two Tress
    One Two Tress 9 дней назад +2

    5:55 kiminonawa 👌👌

  • victor ramirez
    victor ramirez 9 дней назад

    Arduo trabajo así es la mentalidad japonesa saludos desde mexico

  • Vin ce
    Vin ce 9 дней назад

    not all hero's wear capes

  • 美男。73秒に1人の
    美男。73秒に1人の 9 дней назад


  • ショイナ
    ショイナ 9 дней назад


  • sdelizabeth
    sdelizabeth 10 дней назад

    Great worth ethic is great if you get to get away for a while from time to time

  • big_poppa
    big_poppa 10 дней назад

    I would hang my self

  • 〘ԌѺ〙ᖇǝzค
    〘ԌѺ〙ᖇǝzค 10 дней назад

    respect from iran

  • Nischal Regmi
    Nischal Regmi 10 дней назад

    One day i would like to work with you

  • Dan Max
    Dan Max 10 дней назад


  • Andie N
    Andie N 10 дней назад

    Respect!!!! Thanks for the video, buddy x

  • Nancy Veron
    Nancy Veron 11 дней назад

    Que locura!! Demasiado trabajo no es vida,terminas siendo esclavo de tu propio trabajo uff sólo disfrutas de hacer armen porque casi no tiene vida social .😥😥

  • Nam Phan
    Nam Phan 11 дней назад

    Wasn’t there a longer version of this ramen documentary? I swear there was one that went more in depth

  • Karolay Rayssa
    Karolay Rayssa 11 дней назад

    Que trabajoso

  • lucy's underground
    lucy's underground 11 дней назад

    Ramen is life

  • Nina Sever
    Nina Sever 11 дней назад

    "There's nothing I don't like"... Boom

  • Ben Dover
    Ben Dover 12 дней назад

    if he was white he'd complain, join a labor union, sue the city
    and live on welfare for the rest of his life.

  • M3TRO
    M3TRO 12 дней назад

    Unfortunately my traveling Visa got denied, but I swear I'll never give up. One day I'll try this man's Ramen, he's a legend.

  • オナキンスカイウォーカー
    オナキンスカイウォーカー 12 дней назад

    凄いね 俺はそんなに夢中になれるもの見つからなかったわ
    家でダラダラしてる時間が幸せだもん なんも生み出せないクズだわ

  • Huh Huh
    Huh Huh 12 дней назад

    he loves his job so much that when the interviewer asked "is there anything least favourite about owning ramen restaurant" and he said "there nothing i don't like" well i really admire he so much because of his hardworking , he so humble . i wish him good luck .. and i hope he can open 2nd ramen shop as he hope✌💕😀

  • lolHunterTV HUner
    lolHunterTV HUner 12 дней назад

    Staying in japan just like a heaven everyone there is friendly their foods are all great good environment true heaven

  • Dewa Nanda
    Dewa Nanda 12 дней назад

    Respect from Indonesia

  • Ramona Cardona
    Ramona Cardona 13 дней назад

    Food coming from the heart like that is always delicious! Wish I could have some! Awesome guy! Thanks for video

  • Hasib abroadcast
    Hasib abroadcast 13 дней назад +1

    I love Japanese and their tradition and food also....😍😍😍😍😍😍

  • SSanf
    SSanf 13 дней назад

    How much money does he make?

  • moreno franco
    moreno franco 13 дней назад

    Such a Happy Soul... great insight. Domo Arigato!

  • maroonluph
    maroonluph 14 дней назад

    Do you have indonesian subtitle

  • gian carlo misagal
    gian carlo misagal 14 дней назад

    I love ramen ..

  • Malina Brandie
    Malina Brandie 14 дней назад

    I would looove to work for him :'(

  • hypnotechno
    hypnotechno 14 дней назад

    what kind of margin is he making?

  • Neno The Horseman
    Neno The Horseman 15 дней назад

    What is he doing at 0:13. With the eggs

  • Keoni Antolin
    Keoni Antolin 15 дней назад


  • Charles Kennedy
    Charles Kennedy 15 дней назад

    Naruto approves

  • Jeff Untalan
    Jeff Untalan 15 дней назад

    Sparkle was playing in the scene with the kids

  • alan teoh
    alan teoh 15 дней назад

    You can tell how delicious the ramen is just by seeing the effort and dedication he put in.