Company Profile

Company Profile

Company nameTENTAKAKU Co., Ltd.
RepresentativeKurihara Kiyoshi (Representative Director and President)
Address1555-1 Hibari, Imizu-Shi, Toyama, 939-0351 Japan
Tel +81-766-56-9988(Representative)
Capital JPY 30,400,000
EstablishedAugust 24th 1993
Number of Employees100 employees
Business LineRamen restaurant management, Chinese noodles manufacturing, Online shopping, Event Exhibition, Franchise Business (overseas)

Company history

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  Store development Main events
1992 November
Established Ramen Restaurant in Kanazawa City
 
1993 December
• Opened Kosugi Branch (then became the head office)
Started selling Toyama Black Soy Sauce Ramen
August
Established ZATORA Limited
2003 April
Established Toyama Black Menya Iroha
Note: Started selling "Toyama Black" and "White Shrimp"
Note: It was the first time to officially use "Toyama Black" as store name and menu name since then.
November
• Opened CiC branch in Toyama Station (directly-managed branch)
January
Exhibited "Shinsousui Ramen" at the Toyama Ramen Festival and became topic of conversation
December
Management innovation plan was approved by Toyama governor
2005   January
Entity Conversion to TENTAKAKU Co., Ltd
October
Started selling Black and White Ramen online
2006 March
Established first store outside the prefecture (run for 3 years) in "Hamamatsu Bengara Yokocho"
 
2007 September
Opened Tokyo Odaiba restaurant "Ramen Kokugikan" (run for 1 year)
Note: A series of television interviews focused on Odaiba restaurant; Toyama Black had a big breakthrough since then.
2008 October
Opened EAON Kahoku branch in Ishikawa Prefecture (run for 6 years)
May
Odaiba store was introduced in NHK "Kaitai-Shin Show"
2009 January
• Opened Kyoto Ekibiru Branch (directly-managed branch)
April
• Opened Ebina VinaWalk Branch (directly-managed branch)
April
Started selling "Cup Noodle" and "Baby Star Ramen" nationwide via Circle K Sunkus
May
Champion at 1st Tokyo Ramen Show 2009 (Sold 4041 bowls in 3 days)
Media rushed
2010 March
Opened Matto branch in Ishikwaa (run for 7 years)
December
Opened Toyama Prefecture Tonami Branch (run for 3 years)
June
Received Special Achievement Award from Toyama Prefecture Tourism Federation
October
Received the "Toyama Prefecture Governor's Award" from the Toyama Prefecture Chamber of Commerce and Industry Federation
November
Champion at 2nd Tokyo Ramen Show, the 2nd successive championship
Record: 13,355 bowls in 5days
2011 July
Opened Singapore branch (run for 2 years)
September
Opened Ikebukuro Tobu branch (run for 1 year)
June
Joint Event opened in China, Beijing, Japan Ramen in Yokocho (for 6 months)
October
Appeared on NTV "World Assumption News Special"
November
Champion at the 3rd Tokyo Ramen Show, the 3nd successive championship
Record: 14,585 bowls in 5 days
2012 June
Opened Los Angeles branch (run for 2 years)
October
Opened 2nd Los Angeles branch (run for 2 years)
April
Owner Kiyoshi Kurihara attended a TV Tokyo's show called "Poverty escape strategy of love" as an expert
June
Received the "Toyama Director of Sightseeing and Local Development" Award
November
Joint the 4th Tokyo Ramen Show.
Achieved 4 consecutive victories as Toyama team
Record: 14,645 bowls in 5days
2013 March
• Opened Hong Kong Branch (1st restaurant FC)
July
Opened Musashi Koyama branch in Tokyo (run for 2 years)
February
Joint "Iron Chef" event in Indonesia for 17 days Collaborated with Mr. Chen Kenichi
November
Live on NHK show "Tensai Telebi Kun"
2014 June
• Opened Wuhan branch in China (FC)
November
Champion at 6th Tokyo Ramen Show 2014
Record: 10,999 bowls in 5 days
2015 April
• Opened Shanghai branch (FC)
• Opened Wuhan 2nd branch (FC)
October
• Opened Akihabara branch in Tokyo(company directly managed restaurant)
November
• Opened Shanghai 2nd branch (FC)
July
Appeared on TV Tokyo "Future Century Zipangu"
December
Released collaborative product with Lawson
Frequently develop new products 2-3 times a year
2016 March
• Opened Thai branch in Bangkok (FC)
April
• Opened Toyama Airport branch (company directly managed restaurant)
July
• Opened Shanghai 3rd branch (FC)
12月
Opened Taiwan 1st branch (FC)
• Opened Shanghai 4th branch (FC)
 
2017 September
• Opened Shanghai 5th branch (FC)
December
• Opened Hanoi Branch in Vietnam (FC)
 
2018 August
• Opened Foshan Branch in China (FC)
• Opened Matsuyama Avenue Branch in Ehime Prefecture (FC)
September
• Opened Thai 2nd branch (FC)
October
Recognized as the largest store in 10 consecutive years at the 10th Tokyo Ramen Show (this time we sold Halal Ramen)
Note: The efforts to make Halal Ramen are broadcast live on NHK nationwide, and the same news continues to be transmitted many times later.
December
"Toyama Black" Ramen started selling at the event of 260 Kagetsu Arashi stores nationwide.
2019 January
• Opened Changzhou Branch in China (FC)
June
• Opened Taiwan 2nd branch in Taoyuan Airport (FC)
March
Started selling Toyama Black Noodle Cup nationwide via Sanyo Foods.
April
Produced menu for No1 [KU:] Ramen Izakaya Bar, Moscow
Also introduced in the Aero Aircraft Magazine
  The symbols marked " • "are existing branches.