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Frequently Asked Questions

WhAt is ramen?

Ramen is a Japanese noodle dish that typically involves soup (broth), noodles, and toppings. It is one of the most delicious foods on earth!

On the surface Ramen is a very simple, humble, and deeply satisfying meal, however creating it is actually a complex process that takes dedication, time and passion to make.

Ramen comes in four main types; Tonkotsu (thick creamy pork bone broth), Miso, Shōyu (soy sauce) and Shio (salt) based flavourings. However in recent years there have been plenty more variations to explore too, including Vegan and Vego options too!

Ramen has grown in popularity worldwide over the past several years, and Sydney Ramen Festival hopes to keep this enthusiasm developing further!

When is the Festival?

Sydney Ramen Festival starts on Saturday June 17th, and finishes on Saturday July 29th.

Where is the Festival?

Unlike other food festivals where everyone goes to the same place, Sydney Ramen Festival takes place in existing Ramen shops all over Sydney!

There is a list of all participating restaurants and their locations.

How much does it cost? 

Sydney Ramen Festival is free to participate in, with no registration fee applicable. 

People of all ages, locations, and diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to get involved.

Prices of Ramen changes from shop to shop.

Do I need the STAMP ME app?

To collect digital stamps for Sydney Ramen Festival you will need the app – it is free to download and join. 

stamp me terms & conditions?

All the fun stuff is RIGHT HERE for you!  

I have never been a ramen restaurant before and have no idea what to do?

No problem! We are here to help!

Most Ramen places in Sydney are done by just turning up (no booking required) and all this information is on each shops page on this website. Some shops are cash only, so be sure to check this detail too.

Ramen can be fun with friends, but also eating by yourself is totally fine and you can focus on the bowl of soul in front of you.

Choose your own adventure when eating – slurp the broth, slurp the noodles and get messy! The best thing to do is find flavours that work for you. Because of the multitude of varieties, you will be able to find a bowl that sings to your palette!

I am a Ramen shop owner – how can I get involved?

We would love to have you join! Please contact us on [email protected]

Why isn’t my favourite Ramen shop listed here?

We attempted to contact all Sydney Ramen restaurants, which is a huge task! 

Some Ramen shops didn’t want to be involved, and others never wrote back to us. We know that the list presented covers most main players and are an excellent display of options for food fans.

What prizes do I win?

The Ultimate Ramen Slurper
Major Prize:

  • 20 x FREE Bowls of Ramen at various restaurants
  • $100 JFC voucher –
  • 2 x Official Festival Merch Packs
  • Hand painted Arita Ware Cherry Blossom Ramen Bowl + Matching Ramen Spoon (RRP: $328) [Shokunin Store]

Ramen Lover
Runners Up Prize:

  • 10 x free bowls of Ramen at various restaurants
  • $100 JFC voucher –
  • Official Festival Merch Pack
  • Mino Ware Ramen Bowl Whale + Matching Ramen Spoon  (RRP: $46) [Shokunin Store]

How do I know If I won?

Winners will be notified within a week after the festival finishes in early August.
But – You are already a winner in our eyes.

How can I track where I am on the leader board – I want to be the top slurper!

Just click here to see the leaderboard

Can I take part in Ramen festival without the app?

Sure thing – Ramen is for everyone!

The mobile loyalty app is so you can collect digital stamps and win prizes too.

But Ramen is awesome, and really at the end of the day that is the major prize!

What if I forgot to get a stamp?


Please email [email protected] and we will help you out!

What if my app doesn’t work?

Please email [email protected] and we will help you out!

What if the QR code at the restaurant doesn’t work?

Sorry you had difficulties.

Please email [email protected] and we will help you out!

Who runs this festival?

Sydney Ramen Festival was established by Basil (Bowls of Ramen) and Michelle (IIKO).