Ippudo is a Japanese noodle chain, famous for ramen, especially their signature tonkontsu ramen. Founded 1985. Currently over 80 locations in Japan, plus branches in 13 other countries, 3 branches in the Philippines.
Though apparently famous worldwide — not yet anywhere near as ubiquitous as Ajisen Ramen (see generally 5.154 Kakuni Ramen), I’d never heard of it until recently.
The ramen was good, objectively. Rich, creamy broth. Chewy, dense noodles. Tender, juicy cuts of pork. Nicely balanced with the seasoned seaweed and fresh scallions. Perfectly cooked egg. But subjectively, I’ve never been a huge fan of Japanese ramen, which generally I’ve found to be overly heavy in texture and flavor (see for example 5.147 Yakisoba…), perhaps in contrast to Japenese cuisine overall.