"For a bowl of soul warming, slurp-able goodness, head to Ponsonby's hot new Ramen restaurant."

- The Denizen

40 years of history in a bowl

Ramen Takara has its roots in a small restaurant at the foot of Mount Fuji. This is where our executive chef and owner Yuki grew up, watching her father's back in a busy ramen shop beloved by locals.

Hōchinrō opened its doors in 1978, once Nobuyuki Yamaguchi had accumulated over 15 years of experience training at a respected restaurant. With blessing from his master chef, Hōchinrō’s humble beginnings grew to be a great success, leaving a lasting legacy in the region and inspiring Yuki to follow in his footsteps.

Ramen Takara, launched in 2007, carries on the traditions of Hōchinrō while incorporating local flavours and Kiwi hospitality.

We take great care in crafting tasty, authentic dishes using locally sourced fresh, raw ingredients. We aim to provide an unique experience that all New Zealanders can enjoy.

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  • Chashu Ramen $15
  • Original soy base. Chāshū pork, egg, bok choy, spring onion, bamboo.
  • Wonton Ramen $15
  • Original soy base. Wontons, chāshū pork, egg, bok choy, spring onion, bamboo.
  • Tonkotsu Ramen $14
  • Cloudy pork base. Chāshū pork, egg, bok choy, spring onion, bamboo, kikurage mushroom.
  • Tori Shio Ramen [GF*] $16
  • Sea salt and shrimp soup base. Chicken chāshū, egg, bean sprout, yuzu, tsukemono, spring onion, nori seaweed.
  • Kaisen Shio Ramen [GF*] $17
  • Sea salt and shrimp soup base. Prawn, squid and vegetable stir-fry, shredded leek.
  • Vegetarian Miso Ramen [V*] $15
  • Miso base. Vegetable and tofu stir-fry, bamboo, spring onion.
  • Tom Yum Ramen [V*][GF*] $17
  • Sour and spicy tomato base. Prawn, tofu, egg and vegetable stir-fry, fresh coriander.
  • Tan-Tan Ramen [V*] $15.5
  • Rich sour and spicy sesame base. Vegetable stir-fry, pork mince, bok choy, shredded leek.
  • Spicy Black Tan-Tan Ramen [V*] $16.5
  • Sour and spicy black sesame base. Vegetable stir-fry, pork mince, bok choy, shredded leek. Freshly ground sesame.
  • Kaisen Agesoba $17
  • Prawn, squid, vegetable stir-fry with oyster sauce on crispy noodles, karashi mustard.
  • Salmon Salad Noodles $16.5
  • Fresh salmon and avocado slices on cold noodles. Mayo, nori seaweed, original dressing, wasabi.


  • Edamame Beans [V][GF*] $6.5
  • Premium edamame beans with flaky sea salt.
  • Renkon Chips [V][GF] $6.5
  • Crispy lotus root slices. Chilli mayo.
  • Spicy Bean Sprouts [V] $7
  • Bean sprouts and chives tossed in spicy dressing, garlic chips.
  • Tsukemono [V][GF] $8
  • Pickled seasonal vegetables.
  • Tempura Cauliflower [V][GF] $11
  • Rice flour batter, green tea salt.
  • Agedashi Tofu $11
  • Tempura tofu, warm tentsuyu broth, grated daikon, nameko mushrooms, nori seaweed.
  • Crispy Noodle Salad [V] $12
  • Crispy noodles, green salad, shredded leek, mayo.
  • Quinoa Salad [V] $14
  • Quinoa, Shiki tofu, avocado, nori seaweed, wonton crisps.
  • Tuna Avo [GF*] $12
  • Fresh tuna, avocado, wasabi soy dressing, chilli mayo. Also available with salmon.
  • Wakanui Beef Tataki $21
  • Seared rare beef, shredded leek, chopped wasabi.


  • Pork Gyoza $8.5
  • Pan-fried dumplings with pork, cabbage, onion and chives.
  • Vegetable Gyoza [V] $8.5
  • Pan-fried dumplings with shiitake mushrooms, bamboo, taro, cabbage and chives.
  • Steamed Gyoza $10
  • Steamed dumplings with chicken, prawn and coriander.
  • Pork Belly Spring Rolls $11
  • Crispy spring rolls with pork belly, shiitake mushrooms and bamboo. Karashi mustard.
  • Karaage Chicken $15
  • Our famous fried chicken, salad, mayo, lemon.
  • Mabo Tofu $14
  • Wok fried tofu and spicy pork mince, coriander.


  • Steamed Rice [V][GF] $3
  • Fried Rice [V*] $13
  • With chāshū pork, egg and spring onion.
  • Nagoya Chicken Don $16
  • Karaage chicken tossed in garlic chilli infused soy, black pepper, sesame, salad and lemon on rice.
  • Misodare Tofu Don [V][GF] $14.5
  • Shallow fried tofu with sweet miso sauce on rice.

Ramen Takara Ponsonby

Tue - Sun
12pm to 9:30pm

272 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby
Auckland, New Zealand

09 360 6111

We only accept bookings for large groups.