What Owning a Ramen Restaurant in Japan is Like

  • Опубликовано: 18 сен 2016
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  • Nab Chap
    Nab Chap 6 часов назад

    imagine there are millions of people like this in japan! so hardworking peoples

  • nicko uchiha
    nicko uchiha 7 часов назад

    naruto ramen

    KRISTI BASNET 16 часов назад

    Japan is always full of life, i miss my stay there ..I love how japanese people are so passionate about everything they do

  • Swapnil Sahu
    Swapnil Sahu 23 часа назад


  • sakae_j
    sakae_j День назад

    this is my tenth time here and im still amazed by his work-ethic

  • サッカーおじさん
    サッカーおじさん День назад


  • Joseph Cheng
    Joseph Cheng День назад

    its not easy to owned a ramen restaurant,and its all hard work and not easy, i really amired them.

  • Aisa Escalera
    Aisa Escalera День назад

    hoping to visit this place.

  • Creative .Username
    Creative .Username День назад

    This guys a badass

  • adiib aziz
    adiib aziz День назад

    I can feel pain and hardwork in his smile

  • manddeep gurung
    manddeep gurung День назад

    more like an art

  • lloyd l
    lloyd l День назад

    8am - 11:30pm, so people are eating ramen for breakfast and brunch?

  • Rafael Rojas
    Rafael Rojas День назад

    Hats off to him, i could never work so many hours without break. Only because I value my life to actually go out and live a little. This guy is intense.

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  • Jan12 Baran
    Jan12 Baran 2 дня назад +1

    more japanese content please!...

    • Millennial Travel Confessions
      Millennial Travel Confessions 2 дня назад

      We were in Japan for 3 months earlier this year, we have plenty of Japanese content on our RUclip channel, why not have a look and see what you think? 😁

  • spoon and fork
    spoon and fork 2 дня назад

    Anyone else hear Kaze No Uta by FLOW at 7:37?

  • reyapolo89
    reyapolo89 3 дня назад

    at least he could hire someone for cleaning, there are some trust isues

  • Carrieanna Blanchette
    Carrieanna Blanchette 3 дня назад

    Pride for him! He works hard.

  • Literature
    Literature 3 дня назад

    I truly respect someone who puts hard work and effort, non-stop effort, at his/her’s own business. Thank you for this Greg

  • Rubén Ramírez
    Rubén Ramírez 3 дня назад


  • Kiznaiver
    Kiznaiver 4 дня назад

    Sparkle from Radwimps in the background! Love the song, love the movie and i love the band!

  • i'm malaysian but I love united states

    Japanese people really hardworking.no matter what jobs they are doing.

    • Millennial Travel Confessions
      Millennial Travel Confessions 2 дня назад

      It's a good way to be! Although you see a lot of very tired Japanese workers on the trains lol

  • Strawberry Ice cream
    Strawberry Ice cream 4 дня назад

    I was pronouncing ramen wrong way all the time like
    I was actually

  • Baby Möy
    Baby Möy 4 дня назад

    He's very hard working man.

  • Ed C
    Ed C 4 дня назад +1

    Hard working man,
    I wish the best of luck and I hope he open many more...

  • Calvin Tai
    Calvin Tai 5 дней назад

    At the end it’s up to yourself to judge whether or not you enjoy it or not, if he’s happy then keep on the passion.

  • Oh Dyr
    Oh Dyr 5 дней назад

    i love it every time I hear Radwimp's Sparkle.

  • holleysdotcom
    holleysdotcom 5 дней назад

    Loved it! Thank you so much!

  • xeepromx
    xeepromx 5 дней назад

    "People I used to work with who started their own restaurants work crazy hours too".....

  • Kevin
    Kevin 5 дней назад

    Does anyone know what he's doing to the eggs at 3:06?

    • stream no tears left to cry
      stream no tears left to cry 3 дня назад

      he’s making a little hole on the bottom of the egg to make sure it doesn’t explode while it hard boils

  • Michael Exman
    Michael Exman 5 дней назад

    I’ve done eighty hour weeks it can be great or CRUSHING.

  • premiercconstruction
    premiercconstruction 6 дней назад

    “There is nothing I don’t like”. That’s the guy you want cooking your food... that’s the attitude you must have in this industry you must live it. This guy is actually blessed to do what he loves...

  • premiercconstruction
    premiercconstruction 6 дней назад

    Yup!! I have both managed restaurants, served, and cooked... people do not realize that this industry is 12 hours a day... on the run. It must be your passion... you must have a passion for food and for people... you must also be an artist. Must where great shoes,,, change foot where during day.
    This guy needs to reproduce himself and train someone...

  • ziggypooch
    ziggypooch 6 дней назад

    Big respect to the chef and all the shokunins! Great video 👍

  • arlingtonguy54
    arlingtonguy54 6 дней назад

    Happy guy. I’d love to eat there.

  • Michael Anderson
    Michael Anderson 6 дней назад

    Jesus Christ. 8am to 11:30pm 6 days a week? So he only has time to sleep and that's it.

  • eclecto
    eclecto 6 дней назад

    The passion on this guy's effort to make What he loves it's such an inspiration to all entreprenuers. He couldn't just stop smiling all the time those 14-15 hours, brilliant.

  • EscargoTouChaud
    EscargoTouChaud 7 дней назад

    The shio one looks so delicious! I wish there were more ramen places where I live; especially one like this, by the metro. It would be wonderful to pop by after work, especially when it's cold outside.

  • Craig Berry
    Craig Berry 7 дней назад


  • Sartixie M
    Sartixie M 7 дней назад

    he is so amazing

  • Neil Santos
    Neil Santos 7 дней назад

    Location in Japan?

  • Lord Farquad
    Lord Farquad 7 дней назад

    Sparkle 5:54 :)

  • Mat Web
    Mat Web 8 дней назад

    My favourite place the ramen was about ¥700. Best at night, drunk, in the winter.

  • Ivan Samokish
    Ivan Samokish 8 дней назад

    Where can I find this ramen shop?

    • Ivan Samokish
      Ivan Samokish 6 дней назад

      Thank you!

    • AA610
      AA610 6 дней назад

      Google Maps link is in the description, but it's on the northeast side of metro Tokyo (nearest train station is Keisei Takasago).

  • Pete Rodriguez Fitness
    Pete Rodriguez Fitness 8 дней назад

    Does he Wash His Hand ???? Is the question

  • Ben K
    Ben K 8 дней назад

    And yet...i will still choose to be my own boss any day of my life and I will gladly be the fist person in and last person out.

  • Ben K
    Ben K 8 дней назад

    Japanese works 12 hours a day per 5 work day week, so....and the country is now stagnant.

    RECKONEDFIEND Gaming 8 дней назад

    Is it me or does this awesome dude look like a japanese james franco?! (This dudes obviously way cooler and nicer)

  • Pedro De Jesus
    Pedro De Jesus 8 дней назад


  • Monica M
    Monica M 9 дней назад

    i would love to work for him :'( !!! it would be my dream come true !!!!

  • hellsohot x
    hellsohot x 9 дней назад

    I wish I could as diligent and hardworking as this guy. Life must feel like heaven.

  • Aoi Minase
    Aoi Minase 9 дней назад

    This guy...

  • neon
    neon 9 дней назад

    The service industry is one of the toughest out there despite having IT, law, medicine and other challenging fields around

  • loveAll
    loveAll 9 дней назад

    Respect ! but still, seriously, at least take 2 days off in a week man. Feel so bad. Work is not life, its part of meaningful life...! Need to have a quality work life balance!

    TREVOR SMITH 9 дней назад

    Thanks for the insight, very interesting. Great video

  • the Greatjon
    the Greatjon 9 дней назад

    4:51 his assistant is a cutie! ;-)

  • The AceGhetz
    The AceGhetz 10 дней назад

    address shop?

  • turtleturbo1025
    turtleturbo1025 10 дней назад

    Great owner good spirit

  • Miura Haruma
    Miura Haruma 10 дней назад

    He's hot...

  • AbnerJadeAlexson
    AbnerJadeAlexson 10 дней назад

    I have nothing but respect for this person.

  • havenotchosenyet
    havenotchosenyet 10 дней назад

    what's that thing he does to the eggs, that orange cap that he taps all the eggs with?

  • Empress Empress
    Empress Empress 10 дней назад

    Man ! That guy has no life..sad😧

  • LatinMessiah
    LatinMessiah 11 дней назад

    Ramen craving is a go!

  • 10 Master
    10 Master 11 дней назад

    Why my mouth is watering?!

  • Ian MD
    Ian MD 11 дней назад

    While in the US people complain of not getting their welfare checks or pulling "it's because im black and people are racist so I can't get a job" card

  • Andreas Stefi
    Andreas Stefi 11 дней назад

    somehow really sad. but if it makes him happy... : )

  • Shanchui Zimik
    Shanchui Zimik 11 дней назад


  • s marie
    s marie 12 дней назад

    so much respect for him! at the end of the day, after a long very tiring work, he still managed to put a smile on his face. he has really the passion for what he does, i salute him!!!

  • muyu more
    muyu more 12 дней назад


  • Gabriel Flores
    Gabriel Flores 12 дней назад

    Japanese James Franco.

  • golgi apparatus
    golgi apparatus 12 дней назад +5

    He's cute..

  • James
    James 12 дней назад

    Absolute salt of the Earth this man is. Great video.

  • Yudhi Sharma
    Yudhi Sharma 13 дней назад

    He's so hardworking

  • Lega Enjel
    Lega Enjel 13 дней назад

    hard worker and boss on his resturant. its good man

  • Mudi Mabiriani Sinza
    Mudi Mabiriani Sinza 13 дней назад


  • Blue Berry
    Blue Berry 13 дней назад

    he has such a humble smile and big love for this hard but satisfying work!!

  • Ryan Dulay
    Ryan Dulay 14 дней назад

    Highest respect!

  • CaptainTwoFace
    CaptainTwoFace 14 дней назад

    This gave me some serious motivation....

  • Kara Zor-El
    Kara Zor-El 14 дней назад

    He’s so passionate and a good leader to any mentee. I would love to try his ramen! 😁🥢

  • Jose Villalaz
    Jose Villalaz 14 дней назад

    Wow. Hard worker and so much dedication

  • Rainey Rain
    Rainey Rain 14 дней назад

    Can't wait to come here in November.

  • Jj Lim
    Jj Lim 14 дней назад

    Kimi No Na Wa 5:54

  • Sh. Zh.
    Sh. Zh. 14 дней назад

    If every chef has this passion and hardworking, there would be no hell of kitchen.

  • Im Not Lying!
    Im Not Lying! 15 дней назад +2

    Im pretty sure Pink Guy starts dancing in and around this guy's shop and gets chased away?

    ERIC CARTMAN 15 дней назад

    no Mexican to be found in Japan

  • kelechi Dan
    kelechi Dan 15 дней назад

    This reminds me of naruto
    The good old days ❤️

  • Sadhwik
    Sadhwik 15 дней назад

    the best part was when they played sparkle by radwimps 5:50

  • MrManuel1329
    MrManuel1329 15 дней назад +1

    I wanna try true ramen so bad

  • Star Dragon
    Star Dragon 15 дней назад

    That Your Name song tho

  • Richard Ian Laureles
    Richard Ian Laureles 15 дней назад

    Salute to you sir! You inspired me to work harder too!

  • joel franco
    joel franco 15 дней назад

    Chefs are some of the hardest working people I’ve got to know ! Respect

  • Rosie Panda
    Rosie Panda 15 дней назад

    That must be hard...
    But you can still do it 👍🏻