Now Open: Ramen Danbo's New Pimpama Drive-Thru Will Get You Slurping Noodles Without Leaving Your Car

Ramen to go doesn't get much easier than this, with the southeast Queensland chain calling its new store Australia's first ramen drive-thru.
Sarah Ward
Published on April 18, 2024

The great drive-thru trend of 2020 and 2021, when everything from lasagne and wine to mac 'n' cheese, dagwood dogs, Ekka showbags and strawberry sundae-inspired beers were available without getting out of your car, is behind us. But not having to leave your vehicle to nab whatever your tastebuds are hankering for was never just an early-pandemic trend. So, cue a handy way to pick up ramen in a hurry right now: Ramen Danbo's new Pimpama drive-thru.

Sitting halfway between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, the chain's sixth southeast Queensland location is only convenient if you'll be in the vicinity; however, if that applies, it's mighty practical. Ramen to go doesn't get much easier than this, with the brand calling its new store Australia's first drive-thru ramen joint.

The Pimpama location on Pimpama Jacobs Well Road does dine-in, takeaway and pick-up orders as normal, should you not be in such a rush or be keen on stepping inside.

On the menu either way: eight types of ramen, from Ramen Danbo's classic to its miso tonkotsu (and shoyu and vegetarian as well), all of which can be customised with spice, extra pork slices and other toppings.


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If you're now craving ramen but won't be anywhere near Pimpama anytime soon, Ramen Danbo's drive-thru-free existing stores are located at Sunnybank Hills, South Brisbane and the Brisbane CBD in Brissie, as well as at Southport and Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast.

The brand began in Japan in 2000, before making the leap to Australia. Next time that you're in North America, you'll also find offshoots in Vancouver, Seattle and New York.

chefs making ramen in the kitchen at Danbo Ramen - one of the best Japanese restaurants in Brisbane.

Ramen Danbo Sunnybank Hills

Karen Boshoff

Find Ramen Danbo's drive-thru at Shop 3, 62–68 Pimpama Jacobs Well Road, Pimpama — open from 11am–10pm daily. Head to the chain's website for further details.

Images: Andrew HZ / Karen Boshoff.

Published on April 18, 2024 by Sarah Ward
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