Day in the Life of a Japanese Ramen Chef

This is Tokyo life working in Japan at a Japanese Ramen Shop as a Ramen Chef. Japanese workers are often portrayed as Salarymen but in this video we focus on Japanese food services industry and what it is like to work in a Japanese restaurant. This is a day in the life of a Japanese Chef, Tetsuya, 41 years old, working in Japan at a ramen store, karashibi miso ramen Kinkanbo. It's a popular spicy ramen shop in Tokyo Japan serving a devil ramen. We see Japanese working hours as well as Japanese workers in a Tokyo ramen restaurant, a peek into Japanese life. Tetsuya starts the day in his apartment and as an average Japanese worker, he commutes to work in Tokyo via train. It only takes him 20 minutes to get to work, but soon after arriving, he's busy working at the Japanese food restaurant and preparing Japanese ramen noodles for customers. His main duty is the manager of the ramen shop, but he also creates new gentei limited time menu items as a Japanese ramen chef. Life in Tokyo is amazing and part of this is because we have dedicated workers in Japan that keep the city running. To be a Japanese chef you must really have a passion for what you do. If you are ever looking for a spicy food challenge or spicy ramen challenge in Tokyo, then the Kikanbo ramen shop should be you first destination. But don't worry, if you can't eat spicy ramen, the ramen shop also prepares non-spicy version of the ramen bowl. Customers can choose their level of spiciness from low all the way to Oni level, aka Devil ramen. Enjoy this Japanese food tour of a Japanese ramen shop.
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  1. Paolo fromTOKYO

    Paolo fromTOKYO

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    My Day in the Life Video Series Playlist - Love your feedback! Comment on what other Day in the Life vids you want to see!

    • OneAboveAll


      10 jam yang lalu

      I bet they’re regretting that HK decision 😬😬😬

    • JoeSay


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      Brian Huang BBB

    • roberto5red5rocky


      18 hari yang lalu

      Before this i had no appreciation for the soup part. I would always just drain it down the sink. Had no idea it was such a big deal even when i have gone to Japanese restaurants i always leave the entire bowl of soup as if it was bone on a chicken to be thrown away.

    • JoeSay


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  2. Ari Aric

    Ari Aric

    32 menit yang lalu

    he’s working like 15 hours a day JEEZ🤧

  3. bob belcher

    bob belcher

    2 jam yang lalu

    keep making this videos I love them.

  4. Gary Ng

    Gary Ng

    5 jam yang lalu

    this ramen shop is the one that mark weins went to right!?

  5. R G

    R G

    5 jam yang lalu

    Beware the bareness of busy life.

  6. R G

    R G

    5 jam yang lalu

    I jus feel sorry for this fellow....

  7. 张Bill


    11 jam yang lalu


  8. dulce.amore


    14 jam yang lalu

    He legit is so cute I can’t believe he is 41 😮

  9. Indian Girl

    Indian Girl

    19 jam yang lalu

    HOT SEX 18+

  10. Rajath Rs

    Rajath Rs

    Hari Yang lalu

    everyone wakes up in Japan by 6.30 am. No wonder it is called as the land of the rising sun

  11. Hilmi Azizi

    Hilmi Azizi

    Hari Yang lalu

    fuck i hate that alarm sound

  12. angga febrian

    angga febrian

    Hari Yang lalu

    Paolo Pliss Make More Video, regard from indonesia.

  13. CP


    Hari Yang lalu

    Imagine paolo on mdma 😂

  14. Seung Yeon Joo

    Seung Yeon Joo

    2 hari yang lalu

    I wfh everyday for my job and only works couple hours per day as engineer. I feel like I'm lazy as fk watching this.

  15. Jaja Raguini

    Jaja Raguini

    2 hari yang lalu

    He's 41?!?!?!?!?!? I thought his 27 or hitting 30. Wow, the glow 😏😏😏❤️❤️❤️

  16. ri3it483qthirf


    2 hari yang lalu

    Working in Japan must suck. These guys are machines, they just work without thinking or complaining about it, or have any higher ambitions, or have the desire for freedom and explore etc. They're fine just working 6am - 10pm every fucking day for 20 years. I would have an existential crisis the first week working in Japan, shit. I need to have a higher purpose than being a corporate slave.

  17. Tetsuya Suda

    Tetsuya Suda

    2 hari yang lalu


  18. Tam Tran

    Tam Tran

    2 hari yang lalu

    Dang, he works 14hr days- just time enough to get home, sleep, wake up, and do it all over again. Poor guy, got no "me" time for himself. And that Owner must of liked the Ramen, cus most of that bowl was eaten

  19. Chiayo Lee

    Chiayo Lee

    2 hari yang lalu

    how you love your job, the work process is a fun time

  20. Pheminon


    2 hari yang lalu

    He works so much :( I hope he gets a break every now and then



    2 hari yang lalu

    Man looks 22 and has the personality of one

  22. John Schmidt

    John Schmidt

    2 hari yang lalu

    Wow he works a lot.

  23. Craig


    2 hari yang lalu

    1:05 i thought his t-shirt said sex machine

  24. Teech


    2 hari yang lalu

    Good episode

  25. ReeceTheBeast


    2 hari yang lalu


  26. ankit chaurpagar

    ankit chaurpagar

    3 hari yang lalu

    How come new viruses like Covid19 will not origin from your countries,try to eat vegetarian food and please cook your beef & pork 100% so all viruses will die while cooking.

  27. MAJOsan


    3 hari yang lalu

    Well you don’t see that level of cleaning anywhere else.

  28. Arek Bodong

    Arek Bodong

    3 hari yang lalu

    Paolo please halal food or restaurants in Japan

  29. DEVILZ


    3 hari yang lalu

    I like how Japanese house and life style are so plain

  30. omg gmi

    omg gmi

    4 hari yang lalu

    Me watching this while eating Maggi.

  31. Amirul Gaming Extra

    Amirul Gaming Extra

    4 hari yang lalu

    12:44 I thought he’s playing Minecraft

  32. thehauntedstream


    4 hari yang lalu

    wtf so he works literally like 12 hours a day? lmfao

  33. Little Trippy

    Little Trippy

    4 hari yang lalu

    wish i could move to tokyo



    4 hari yang lalu

    Sorry I live in the Philippines and Im just thinking is 38° really hot?

  35. Giulia.


    4 hari yang lalu

    Omg he works so much and sleep so little...i could never do that life.

  36. Daxy Dakro

    Daxy Dakro

    4 hari yang lalu

    This is my favorite out of all the videos from this series 😁 Made me so hungry, I had to force my brother to go out and get some ramen 🍜 ❤️

  37. Joseph Diaz

    Joseph Diaz

    4 hari yang lalu

    How about a day in the life about those teeth

  38. just ameliaa

    just ameliaa

    4 hari yang lalu

    Woah, I wish I was there. 😱

  39. stevie yanuza

    stevie yanuza

    5 hari yang lalu

    The staff wearing mask was ahead of its time

  40. Dinkus


    5 hari yang lalu

    That owner isn't even my boss and even I'm gettin stressed out watching him. 😂

  41. PanickyK


    5 hari yang lalu

    Less than 5% of the population use cars in Tokyo but it still has the best maintained roads out of all the other big western cities. I wish my country did something for our roads

    • PanickyK


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      @123 pgq oh thanks for the correct info

    • 123 pgq

      123 pgq

      4 hari yang lalu

      He said that in other video, but I think that only applies to Tokyo. According to a survey conducted by Rakuten Insight, 69% of Japanese own a car.

  42. Hanz


    5 hari yang lalu

    Overworking is japan isn't safe... I feel bad for them.

  43. Oni Khasbo

    Oni Khasbo

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    5 hari yang lalu

    Man i am vege this things really piss me off and now i cant even turn to non-vege because it looks disgusting to eat someone. It really sucks

  45. Pratham_lad


    5 hari yang lalu

    *soooo HOT it's 38°c in here* laughs in 42° ambient temperature

  46. Lim Tong En

    Lim Tong En

    5 hari yang lalu

    Omg the owner looks like Paolo!

  47. Mark Ku

    Mark Ku

    5 hari yang lalu

    real life yukihira souma

  48. ケン-


    5 hari yang lalu

    he working 15 hrs a day what a man

  49. saputra Adi

    saputra Adi

    5 hari yang lalu

    These japanese ramen chef remembering me he diligent and loyal like Spongebob and his boss greedy and stingy like Mr Crab.. 😂

  50. chotto matte

    chotto matte

    5 hari yang lalu

    Tetsuya kuroko

  51. Girl Indian

    Girl Indian

    5 hari yang lalu

    0:40 she is hot girl and sexygirl.

  52. Alvery Grissom

    Alvery Grissom

    5 hari yang lalu

    he looks my age and he's 16 years older, how do asians age so slowly!?

  53. the show

    the show

    5 hari yang lalu

    did mark wiens visit this chef once? he looks so femilliar

  54. Kin N

    Kin N

    6 hari yang lalu

    He is overworked. Is this legal? He isn't the owner, so what's happening?

  55. Diego Fernando Mongelos

    Diego Fernando Mongelos

    6 hari yang lalu

    How can you live like that, maaan

  56. Shuttermugs


    6 hari yang lalu

    That’s 41 in Japan? Damn! Let me work on my Visa!

  57. Steven Gibson

    Steven Gibson

    6 hari yang lalu

    I wonder how the Pandemic impacted the Ramen shops

  58. FrnchFriez


    6 hari yang lalu

    Paolo's videos make me want to go to japan and gain 50 lbs

  59. Stoo ooogs

    Stoo ooogs

    6 hari yang lalu

    They always put their shoes on weird in these day in the lifes

  60. yamakashiPL2


    6 hari yang lalu

    i would go there, but i wouldnt working there lol... people there dont have their own lifes... only working, sleeping, shopping

  61. maria fumiki

    maria fumiki

    7 hari yang lalu

    off topic but he is cute

  62. Jenson Turner

    Jenson Turner

    7 hari yang lalu

    God, I really want to see a day in the life of a japanese doctor

  63. Giuseppe Marras

    Giuseppe Marras

    7 hari yang lalu

    Ci sono i sottotitoli pure in Greco, si possono avere in Italiano, please?

  64. Justin Fay

    Justin Fay

    7 hari yang lalu

    Being this to USA.. it would do so well

  65. MEG 2020

    MEG 2020

    7 hari yang lalu

    Typical ramen bowl in the US costs $12-15

  66. japnoy TV

    japnoy TV

    7 hari yang lalu

    hey idol your absolutely amezing godbless you and more power.. i'm a small youtuber from heroshima

  67. puspo dhio

    puspo dhio

    7 hari yang lalu


  68. B*tch It's Me

    B*tch It's Me

    7 hari yang lalu

    They spend a lot of time at work. They need to have time for themselves. And to date.

  69. manzour absari

    manzour absari

    7 hari yang lalu

    Him: Here it gets soooo HOT it's 38°c in here Filipinos: That's everyday life here paolo

  70. Casius CBU

    Casius CBU

    7 hari yang lalu

    food management where mind and dexterity actually meet Japanese should do more in spreading out consistencies they have throughout the world stage the birthplace of advanced modern manufacturing and now.... man and constraint of time ----

  71. MisterZalgo


    8 hari yang lalu

    thats exaclty how a boss should be, he tried what i assume is a very hard thing to do and make a squid ramen and the boss complemented the good things but informed him of the things he needs to improve in a constructive matter!

  72. MisterZalgo


    8 hari yang lalu

    "I sleept about 5 hours".. me: HOW ARE YOU STILL ALIVE!!!!???

  73. Kappa Ross

    Kappa Ross

    8 hari yang lalu

    Kikanbo is near my office, it takes only 10 min on foot. Try it when you come to Tokyo. It's totally worth I swear.

  74. Harsh Tiwari

    Harsh Tiwari

    8 hari yang lalu

    Testy testy Japanese food.😱😱😱 Yamy yamy japanese food.🤤🤤🤤

  75. dcell center

    dcell center

    8 hari yang lalu

    he just casually teleported to the next station and wait for the ramen guy *MINDBLOWING*



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    Hello Amazing Japenese❤️ Do give us precious 5 minute bh watching our link❤️

  77. Donovan Joseph Obama

    Donovan Joseph Obama

    8 hari yang lalu

    they should hire a night staff team , those people work way too much

  78. vanessa


    8 hari yang lalu

    Seriously tho, how many people does did dude know??? He seems to know everyone in Tokyo

  79. Kin N

    Kin N

    8 hari yang lalu

    4:32 That...that was a lot of blood?

  80. Soumyadeep Ghosh

    Soumyadeep Ghosh

    8 hari yang lalu

    He almost looks like souma's father, doesn't he?? ✌🏻✌🏻

  81. social3ngin33rin


    8 hari yang lalu

    @3:37 he knows English?! :O omg the main kitchen is insanely hot !!! This is why a lot of cooks lose weight when they start their careers lol

  82. David Nieto

    David Nieto

    8 hari yang lalu

    I thought he was the owner

  83. will


    8 hari yang lalu

    so work - sleep - repeat..miserable existence...I see why suicide rate is so high in Japan

  84. Barbudotes


    8 hari yang lalu

    Paolo has beautiful teeth



    8 hari yang lalu

    Kikanbo in HnongKong taste fantastic. but it's way expensive than Japan LOLL

  86. NoedL OwO

    NoedL OwO

    8 hari yang lalu

    Is there a menu without pork?

  87. ririn zulliana

    ririn zulliana

    8 hari yang lalu

    i thought you follow him to his home again and show us what his night time routine before bed just like Makoto from Salaryman Video 😆 anyway, great video been watching like 20 times 🙏🏻

  88. Mr. W

    Mr. W

    8 hari yang lalu

    If you put some covers on the mattress, it will last much longer and you won't have to clean it as often. I've never seen someone sleeping directly on a mattress before...

  89. Grace Paulin

    Grace Paulin

    8 hari yang lalu

    How about day in the life of a Registered Nurse in Japan

  90. Something Honest

    Something Honest

    8 hari yang lalu

    japanese norman reedus

  91. sadboywholovespizza xxx

    sadboywholovespizza xxx

    8 hari yang lalu

    Paolo: Its so hot- 38 degrees celsius Pinoy having a normal day under 40 degrees celsius 👁👄👁

  92. Owqjdbaiasba Whqnsajqwb

    Owqjdbaiasba Whqnsajqwb

    9 hari yang lalu

    Yang milih allah like 800 ya yang milih dajal abaikan saja.

  93. Elcid Abiera

    Elcid Abiera

    9 hari yang lalu

    age is just a number for this guy. overworked??..dont know her!😂

  94. Kangmas Prabu

    Kangmas Prabu

    9 hari yang lalu

    They planning to open in the US? Don't sell the spicy ramen,it won't sell for them...they're aren't strong enough like Asians when it comes to spicy...😂😂

  95. aswler


    9 hari yang lalu

    Amazing, I am looking fwd to eating there when covid is over / vaccination is available. Subscribed!

  96. Matteox


    9 hari yang lalu

    Deus? ashsahsahsahsha

  97. Alvin Alarcon

    Alvin Alarcon

    9 hari yang lalu

    Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-San

  98. JAV X.X.X LOVE


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  99. Peter Parkour

    Peter Parkour

    9 hari yang lalu

    This man is 41 years-old, sleeps 5 hours a day and has the audacity to have glowing skin. He doesn't look a day over 30.

    • r1oot


      8 jam yang lalu

      Those office jobs are brutal on your health compared to a work environment like this. Think about it. The tasks he has has very few objectives/goals which means less to think about and results in less stress. He gets to walk around out of the restaurant to get supplies mid shift which is pretty relaxing and gives him exercise. When I did my internship, I felt dead inside every day. If I kept up with the mind gymnastics I'd probably have lines on my forehead already.

    • Kimberly Yang

      Kimberly Yang

      4 hari yang lalu

      It’s the heat from the kitchen and the broth. Like a steam sauna for your skin

    • Ash Ketchum

      Ash Ketchum

      7 hari yang lalu

      It’s the lack of facial hair and he’s never really in the sun, it goes a long way!

    • Amir Zaeem

      Amir Zaeem

      7 hari yang lalu

      maybe because he has little stress, after all he does enjoy his job

    • Kangmas Prabu

      Kangmas Prabu

      9 hari yang lalu

      Peter Parkour it's in our genes,pretty lucky tobe east asians...

  100. zack gaming

    zack gaming

    9 hari yang lalu

    Can you do a day in the life of a sushi chef? If you made it can you send me a link to the video?