In 2010, Menya Jiro was founded in Ibusuki City, Kagoshima District, Japan. The following year, it became the first ramen brand officially providing fresh noodles to Ibuski.
In the same year, Menya Jiro’s presence at Oita Ramen festival was met with unanimous praise, raising its profile throughout the region. Soon after, the second and third flagship restaurants successfully opened in Hakata Ramen Stadium, Fukuoka Canal City and Zushi City, Kanagawa.
A Menya Jiro has also actively participated in various ramen events throughout Japan.
In 2011, Menya Jiro became the first ramen brand from Kagoshima to take part in “Tokyo Ramen Event”, the largest ramen event in Japan.
Winning so much love by the local people, it has been ranked as the “Women’s Favorite Ramen Place”, proposed by the local Television Program.
Also in the ramen events in Yamanashi, Oita, Sendai, and Osaka, Menya Jiro won both the Top Popularity Prize and the First Prize in Selling. top prize most sales
in 2016 & 2017, Menya Jiro won Top Popularity Prize in the ramen contest held in NEW YORK CITY. This brought it the chance to open pop-up restaurants in 2017, partnering with Stirling Sake in February, and Ramen Lab in March.
Adjusting to where Stirling Sake is located (Green Port, Long Island), Menya Jiro created Bay Ramen with local Picnic Bay scallops and organic product, offering them matched with wine. While at Ramen Lab, Menya Jiro provided the signature Tonkotsu Ramen, retaining the genuine Kagoshima style.
Now, finally, Menya Jiro comes to New York on its full-scale operation!