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Teuchi Infobox
テウチ Teuchi
Manga Volume #1, Databook #1
Anime Naruto Episode #52
Novel The Last: Naruto the Movie
Movie Naruto Shippūden the Movie: The Will of Fire
Game Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3
OVA Hidden Leaf Village Grand Sports Festival!
Appears in Anime, Manga, Novel, Game, Movie
Voice Actors
Birthdate Astrological Sign Leo August 10 Icon_-_Search.png
Gender Gender Male Male
  • Part I: 43
  • Part II: 47
  • Blank Period: 49
  • Part I: 170.0 cm1.7 m
    5.577 ft
    66.929 in
  • Part I: 64.0 kg141.096 lb
Blood type O
  • Ramen chef

Teuchi (テウチ, Teuchi) is a citizen of Konohagakure and the owner of Ramen Ichiraku.


Teuchi is a very kind and jovial man. Often seen smiling, he and his daughter, Ayame, have always treated Naruto Uzumaki well, considering him their best customer. Nevertheless, he is a stern businessman and will lash out at his employees when they make mistakes such as sticking their thumb in a bowl of ramen.

Part I

Search for Tsunade Arc

He witnesses Jiraiya and Naruto head off to Shukuba Town, and is later asked where they went by Sasuke.

Ninja Chef Arc

In the anime, Ayame was kidnapped by Hakkaku, who wanted Teuchi's recipe. The recipe was just to remove the bitter taste from the soup.

Part II

Hidan and Kakuzu Arc

After Naruto managed to cut the waterfall in his wind natured chakra training, he was treated to some ramen at Ichiraku. However Teuchi kept rejecting the ramen made by his apprentices Matsu and Nishi before Naruto could eat it, and was quickly getting angry with them, claiming that they kept making these stupid mistakes.[4]

Itachi Pursuit Arc

In the anime, Teuchi is seen working behind the bar with his daughter, Ayame, while Naruto and Jiraiya discuss about dealing with Itachi and Sasuke.[5]

Confining the Jinchūriki Arc


Sakura informs Teuchi and Naruto about Tsunade's recovery.

Soon after Tsunade regained consciousness, Sakura burst into Ichiraku to inform Naruto and Teuchi about what happened. Upon hearing the good news, Teuchi offered a bowl of ramen to both Naruto and Sakura, on the house, which Naruto accepted, but Sakura declined. Just as Naruto was about to eat he was reverse-summoned to Mount Myōboku, much to Teuchi's confusion. When Naruto reappeared in Ramen Ichiraku, Teuchi asked where his best customer disappeared to. When Naruto was asked by the other ninja customers for his autograph, Teuchi thought proudly at how Naruto was being called the "Miracle boy" and at the irony at how not so long ago he was thought of as the opposite. Teuchi then asked the other customers to allow Naruto to finish his meal before he signed anything.


Younger Teuchi

A younger Teuchi, on the opening day of Ramen Ichiraku.

Naruto Shippūden 3: Inheritors of the Will of Fire

He is seen when Naruto is at Ramen Ichiraku after he escaped from the hospital.

Naruto Shippūden 4: The Lost Tower

Teuchi is seen in a flashback, on Ramen Ichiraku grand opening, twenty years in the past. The first day seemed to be a success, as he had a huge line of customers impatiently waiting for his half price ramen.


  • Teuchi first made his appearance in the official series in a short omake, published in the first databook. However, he had appeared before in the pilot of Naruto, making him one of the earliest appearing characters from the series, together with Naruto Uzumaki himself and an early version of Hiruzen Sarutobi. His first appearance in the actual manga was in chapter 144.
  • Teuchi's favourite word is "artisan", "craft" (, takumi).
  • Teuchi's name can mean "making noodles by hand" (手打ち). However, the same word can also mean "killing someone with one's bare hands."


  1. First Databook, page 139
  2. Third Databook, page 109
  3. Fourth Databook, page 210
  4. Naruto chapter 320
  5. Naruto: Shippūden episode 121
Facts about "Teuchi"RDF feed
Age43 +, 47 + and 49 +
Appears inAnime +, Manga +, Novel +, Game + and Movie +
BirthdateAugust 10 +
Blood typeO +
Debut anime52 +
Debut gameNaruto: Ultimate Ninja 3 +
Debut manga1 +
Debut manga typeDatabook +
Debut movieNaruto Shippūden the Movie: The Will of Fire +
Debut novelThe Last: Naruto the Movie +
Debut ovaHidden Leaf Village Grand Sports Festival! +
GenderMale +
Height170 cm (1.7 m, 5.577 ft, 66.929 in) +
LoyaltyKonohagakure +
MangaNaruto +
NameTeuchi +
PictureTeuchi Infobox +
SpeciesHuman +
StatusAlive +
Voice ActorsEisuke Asakura +, Lex Lang +, Steven Blum + and Patrick Seitz +
Weight64 kg (141.096 lb) +

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