Yamamoto Hajime, founder of CHANPONTEI, has originated CHANPON,
a healthy and hearty ramen with his belief in having customer’s happiness,
by gentle taste full of thoughtfulness.
CHANPONTEI was born from a small noodle restaurant,
that opened in 1963 on a street near Hikone Castle, Shiga.
Our signature dishes, CHANPON started from a family-secret
golden broth made from a blend of smoked fishes and kombu,
and was topped with plenty of fresh vegetables.
As word spread among locals and their reputation grew,
they soon had long lines of customers every day.
Over the years, our CHANPON has gained recognition
as a ‘local specialty’ of the region, attracting customers young
and old from the entire Shiga area.
Now, as a regionally established dish known as OHMI-CHANPON,
we are proud to be continuing the legacy of Shiga’s Soul Food.