Message from the Founder

2005 was the year we first founded Menya Shono. At the time we were putting our hearts and souls into expanding the business, focusing on making each and every person who walked through our doors happy by serving up delicious ramen, one bowl at a time. Fast forward to March 11th 2011; the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami struck the heart of the Tohoku region of Japan, shutting down whole cities and leaving people without shelter and food. That’s where we felt like our ramen was needed the most, so we packed our bags and shipped out to Ishimaki to help with the relief effort. At the time in the disaster-stricken areas gas and electricity weren’t available, making a hot bowl of ramen a godsend for people who were forced to eat cold food day in and day out. Smiling faces came by the hundreds, everyone waiting their turn for a hot bowl. This is the moment that I really felt the amazing power of ramen. It had the ability to brighten the day of the survivors and bring warmth to their lives. Experiencing this firsthand gave me the determination to devote myself completely to bringing the joy of ramen to people everywhere.

Using that motivation, I continued to focus on laying the infrastructure for this business by opening up further branches in Bunkyo and Shinjuku, near our first shop which led to more efficient information systems, in-house logistics, and branch operations.

We’ve also made similar moves abroad, opening up branches overseas. Additionally, we went through with establishing a school, taking that next step in globalization by communicating an excitement for Japan while teaching the world about the Japanese food culture of ramen, along with the Japanese approach to high quality service and attention to detail.

What the people of Japan value is changing rapidly, but we believe our values of creating real flavor, bringing enjoyment to food, and inspiring people through our work, are in demand more than ever. Going forward with the focus of, “Creating the ramen bowl of tomorrow” while delving into the world of “flavor and heart”, this company aims to become a global corporation working hard to contribute to society through the trust our customers have in our top-quality service and signature taste.

Company Overview

Corporate Name: MENSHO Inc.
Address: 1-3 Crescent Building FL 1, Ichigaya Tamachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0843
Phone/FAX Phone: +81 3-6902-2878/FAX: +81 3-3373-0331
URL http://menya-shono.com
Date Founded: September 15th, 2005
Date Incorporated: February 12th, 2010
Investment: 5 million yen
Director: Managing Director/Company President - Tomoharu Shono
Number of Employees: 50 as of July 1st, 2017
Business Content: Operation of Ramen Restaurants
Production/Design of Restaurants
Mail Order Business
School Based Business
Financial Institutions: MUFG Bank, Ltd.
Ichigaya Branch
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Kōjimachi Branch
Sawayaka Shinkin Bank
Yotsuya Branch
The Yamanashi Chuo Bank, Ltd.
Kanda Branch
The Higashi-Nippon Bank, Limited
Shinjuku Branch

Company History

2005 – Founded Menya Shono
2010 – Established MENSHO Inc.  
2011 – Opened 2Chome Tsukemen Gachi
2013 – Opened the Menya Shono Gotsubo Shop  
2013 – Opened Aburasoba Specialty Shop, Gachi  
2014 – Opened MENSHO TOKYO Kōrakuen Shop  
2015 – Established the MENSHO FACTORY (Central Kitchen)  
2015 – Opened the Menya Shono Lazona Kawasaki Shop  
2016 – Opened the MENSHO TOKYO San Francisco Shop  
2016 – Opened MENSHO  
2016 – Inducted as an ambassador of Meat & Livestock Australia  
2017 – Guest Chef at Twitter Headquarters  
2017 – Opened Menya Shono Supervisor RAMEN W Fukui Shop  
2017 – Opened Hashi to Renge

Shop Information

In Japan


Menya Shono

Tonkotsu Gyokai Ramen

F1-3 Crescent Building 1F, Ichigaya Tamachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0843
TEL/FAX 03-3267-2955

2Chome Tsukemen

Tori Paitan Ramen

2-17-9 1F Kuroiwa Bldg.,1F. Shinjuku, Tokyo
TEL/FAX 03-5368-2637

Menya Shono

Vegetable Ramen

Ems Shinjuku-gyoen 1F, 1-32-15 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo
TEL/FAX 03-6388-9227

Specialty Shop,

Soupless Ramen

Akebono Kikkake Building 1F, 7-10 Sumiyoshicho, Shinjuku
TEL/FAX 03-6380-4874


Lamb Ramen

1-15-9 Kasuga, Bunkyō, Tokyo
TEL/FAX 03-3830-0842


Farm to Bowl Ramen

1-17-16 Otowa Bunkyō, Tokyo
TEL 03-6902-2879 Fax 03-6902-2878

Hashi to Renge

Spice Ramen

Beans Tekute A-4 / 2-24 Asagaya-Minami Suginami, Tokyo
TEL/FAX 03-5929-7989


672 Geary St, San Francisco, CA, 94102 USA
TEL/FAX +1 415-800-8345


1-17-16 Otowa Bunkyō, Tokyo
TEL 03-6902-2879 Fax 03-6902-2878