Our Origin

Yamamoto Hajime, founder of CHANPONTEI, has originated CHANPON, a healthy and hearty noodle 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, Shiga in Japan. 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.

CHANPONTEI now has over 60 locations all over Japan including Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Hokkaido and so on. Carrying on these traditional values, we are delighted to continue serving the best CHANPON with utmost hospitality.

Corporate Data

Corporate name Dreamfoods Corporation
Established Nov 29, 1996
Representative Hideki Yamamoto, CEO
Corporate headquarters 74-1 Saiwai-cho, Hikone, Shiga 522-0029
Telephone number +81-749-26-9131
Number of employees 930
Locations 70
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