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  • Ganso Nagahamaya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Nagahama 2-5-25
    A venerable ramen shop first started as a food stand in 1952. A favorite breakfast stop for people working in the nearby Fukuoka Central Wholesale Fish Market, the shop has even been featured in the media and is famous as the progenitor of Nagahama ramen. Tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen is the only item on the menu, but the simple and rich flavor of its concentrated broth is something you’ll never get tired of. Diners can order the firmness of their noodles as well as the amount of fat and onions to taste. The shop is known for the rapid fire unique orders made by regulars. Closest station: Akasaka Station.
  • Ippudo (Hiroshima Fukuromachi Store)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Fukuromachi 2-2 Enokaki Sakuramachi Building 1F
    This pork bone ramen restaurant is located approximately a six-minute walk from Hondori Station on the Hiroshima Electric Railway. You can taste Shiromaru Motoaji (original pork-bone broth served with thin noodles, pork loin, bean sprouts, etc.), offered since its founding, and Akamaru Shinaji (original pork-bone broth with special blended spicy miso paste and fragrant garlic oil) made with original scented oil. The stylish interior has counter seating and table seating. It is visited by many guests for lunchtime and after a night drinking.
  • Tonchinkan
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    4.0
    35 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Kuriharachou 6023-5
    This ramen shop in Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture is notable for their light soy sauce-derived flavor of their secret soup. Since its founding, the restaurant exclusively used spring water from Onomichi, which has the same mineral content as that from Mt. Daisen (Tottori Prefecture), to make its soup. Known as Onomichi ramen, this style of ramen soup made with pork bones, and chicken carcasses, vegetables, kombu kelp, and other ingredients is quickly becoming a popular regional ramen.

    We stopped at Tonchinkan on our way to Hiroshima, as recommended by a friend from Onomichi. They serve Onomichi Ramen, famous for its soup made of soy sauce and pork fat. The restaurant has three...

  • Onomichi Ramen Ichibankan
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    4.0
    70 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Tsuchidou 2-9-26
    This ramen shop is located in Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture. It is famous for its Onomichi ramen, notable for its flat-cut aged fresh noodles and a broth subtly flavored with small fry. Equipped with both counter and table seating, the restaurant is visited by many ramen lovers. Lines often form around lunchtime.

    Never mind the time waiting in a long cue during lunch hour. Once seated, you have a staggering choice of ramen-noodle specialities. A shop well known by the locals is a guarantee you are at the...

  • Ramen Shibahama
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gunma Pref. Kiryushi Aioichou 1-303-1
    This ramen shop is particular about the flour it uses. It uses different types of flour for each of its homemade ramen, Mazesoba and Tsukemen dishes. It has a popular set menu called Komugi Zanmai, which is unusual in that it is a course meal with three different types of noodle, so customers can taste the differences between them. It is opens at 7 a.m. and offers a Morning Ramen dish for customers to eat in the morning. The menu is plentiful, with an Oyakodon rice bowl, a set meal with A4-grade Wagyu beef burger, and a variety of Morning Ramen set meals.
  • Fukuraiken
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    3.5
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsuchiurashi Chuou 1-12-23
    "A Chinese restaurant located southwest of the ruins of Tsuchiura Castle. Known for its dishes made with Tsuchiura-grown lotus root, the restaurant serves lotus root ramen, lotus root tsukemen dipping noodles, and lotus root curry ramen. The restaurant's carefully crafted noodles are made with a unique three flour blend and are aged for more than a day. The restaurant also serves a variety of curry dishes, including ""Fukuraiken Zeppelin Curry Croquettes,"" which won the top prize in the C-1 Grand Prix creative dish division at the Tsuchiura Curry Festival."

    土浦在住時、近所にありよく通ったお店です。 土浦名産のれんこんを使ったメニューが多く、れんこんカレーラーメンは地元を感じられる一杯でおすすめです。

  • Banri (Handmade Ramen Noodles)
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    3.5
    51 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Pref. Sanoshi Takahagichou 437-7
    Come taste a perfect representation of Tochigi's local Sano Ramen here at this ramen shop in Sano City, Tochigi Prefecture. Their soup base, made by boiling chicken and pork together for four hours, pairs well with their signature noodles handmade with green bamboo known for their springy texture. This popular ramen shop draws ramen fans from all over Japan.

    土曜、11:30頃、友達5人で伺いました。 駐車場も、お店の向かい側に広いものができていて、ストレスフリーなお店です。 タイミングだったのか注文してから食べるまで10分ほどかかりましたが、待つ甲斐のある佐野らーめんです。

  • Taishucyuka HOSANA
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    4.0
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Sodegaurashi Kuranamidai 2-23-23
    "This ramen noodle shop makes a local favorite known as ""Ganso White Gau Ramen"" with broth made from milk. It won the Sode-1 Grand-Prix at Sodegaura's local food festival. They serve a variety of Chinese cuisine, including Gau Ramen with toppings like vegetables and chicken, other types of ramen, fried noodles, and fried rice. They also have daily meal set specials and a la carte items."

    麻婆豆腐はピリリとした辛味と、旨味のバランスが絶品です。ひき肉と香ばしいネギの風味が食欲をかきたてます。定番の餃子やチャーハンなどもボリュームがあり、値段も総じてリーズナブルです。店内は清潔で、落ち着いて食事ができます。

  • Dekamori Sentai Buta Ranger
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Saitama Pref. Wakoushi Honchou 21-26
    A ramen restaurant located in Wako City, Saitama Prefecture. Day after day, countless customers come here seeking the restaurant's hearty bowls of ramen topped with extra-large chashu roast pork slices sporting plenty of tasty back fat. In addition to ramen, the restaurant also serves maze soba noodles and, in the summer, tsukemen dipping noodles.
  • Sapporo Ramen Kyowakoku
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Kitagojounishi 2 Sapporo Esta 10F
    Sapporo Ramen Kyowakoku is a food theme park for Sapporo ramen located on the 10th floor of the “Esta” complex in front of JR Sapporo Station. In the retro atmosphere reminiscent of the Showa period where the roots of Sapporo ramen lie, you can taste ramen from eight carefully selected top ramen restaurants, mainly from the Sapporo area. The final battle for the seat of Ramen King is determined by customer voting, and Sapporo Ramen Kyowakoku is also in the spotlight as the Hall of Fame for Hokkaido ramen.
  • Ramen Zundoya Kobe Nishi Restaurant
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Nishi-ku Edayoshi 5-163-1
    "A tonkotsu pork bone ramen chain restaurant situated along National Route 175 south of the Tamatsu Interchange on the Daini-Shinmei Road. The restaurant's broth is rich yet leaves a clear aftertaste and maximizes the innate, creamy flavor of the pork bones used to make it. Customers can choose the amount of flavorful, broth-infused back fat added to their bowl by choosing between four different levels. The most popular item on the menu is the ""Ajitama Ramen,"" which is topped with a runny, soft-boiled egg marinated in a special sauce; the perfectly seasoned egg white and rich, gooey egg yolk really bring out the flavor of the broth."

    休日前の夜という事で、お店に着くと20名位並んでいました。 待つこと30分余り、事前に注文を聞いてくれていたので、テーブルに着くと直ぐにラーメンが運ばれて来ました。私は元祖ラーメン、家内と娘は味玉ラーメンをチョイスしました。麺はカタメの細麺です。 スープのお味はラーメン通の方は分かると思いますが、天下〇品と大阪の横〇ラーメンを足して2で割った感じの味。他の方も書かれてますが、濃厚なスープ...

  • Ramenso Koregasukidakara
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hyougo Pref. Nishinomiyashi Tsutoinarichou 5-3 Mizuno Building 1F
    "A Jiro-affiliated ramen restaurant located on the first floor of a building close to Nishinomiya Station on the JR Tokaido Main Line. Easily identifiable by its front sign consisting of large white characters on a light blue background, one of the establishment's biggest draws is its huge ramen portions. Inside, the spic and span restaurant is adorned with handwritten leaflets, engendering an inviting atmosphere. Even the restaurant's ""regular"" sized ramen weighs in at 300 grams and the bowl is practically overflowing. In addition to the standard large tonkotsu pork bone and soy sauce ramen, the restaurant offers lunchtime only menu options as well as limited time menu choices twice a month. Customers order by first choosing and purchasing an appropriate meal ticket from a vending machine; the restaurant employs a unique system in which customers attach differently colored clothespins to their meal ticket if they want to change the amount of noodles they will get."
  • Nagomi Mukonoso Restaurant
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hyougo Pref. Amagasakishi Minamimukonosou 1-22-23 Plaza 8-Hall 1F
    A ramen restaurant located in 1-Chome Minamimukonoso, Amagasaki City. This is the second location of the popular Nagomi restaurant located in the same city in Mukogawa-cho. The restaurant serves ramen made with an additive free seafood broth and homemade noodles. The establishment also offers sides and daily special ramens like the popular double dried bonito and soy sauce broth ramen, and a dried sardines dark soy sauce broth ramen.
  • Nagomi
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hyougo Pref. Amagasakishi Mukogawachou 2-19-3
    A ramen restaurant located in 2-Chome Mukogawa-cho, Amagasaki City. Dedicated to serving healthy additive-free ramen, here customers can enjoy ramen made with a chicken bone broth, homemade noodles, and three varieties of char-siu - chicken thigh, chicken breast, and boned pork rib. The restaurant's sides, like the fluffy egg rice bowl; and special limited run ramens made with a variety of ingredients are also popular, and this well regarded establishment often sees lines of customers waiting to get in.
  • Honten Amagasaki Shiogensui
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hyougo Pref. Amagasakishi Mukonosouhonmachi 3-2-11
    A ramen restaurant situated along Prefectural Route 606 in Mukonosohon-machi, Amagasaki City. The establishment serves additive-free yuzu ramen made only with natural ingredients. In addition to the restaurant's signature natural shio (salt) ramen, there's also shoyu (soy sauce) ramen, miso ramen, and tsukemen (dipping noodles), plus sides like gyoza pot stickers and fried rice and other rice varieties.
  • Asahikawa Ramen Village
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Asahikawashi Nagayamajuichijou 4-119-48
    This theme park which has assembled together the finest ramen shops from within the city of Asahikawa is approximately 20 minutes by car from JR Asahikawa Station. Current member stores include the eight restaurants of Aoba, Ittetsu-an Matsuda, Ishida, Tenkin, Santoka, Saijo, Koubo Kato and Baikoken. There are even restaurants offering miniature sizes of ramen, so visitors can easily enjoy taste testing at several places. It is also popular among tourists as a unique photo spot with a giant ramen bowl featuring chopsticks holding noodles that appear to be floating in the air.
  • Tokyo Ramen Street
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Marunouchi 1-9-1 Tokyo Station No.1 street B1
    This is a concentration of restaurants specializing in ramen located on First Avenue Tokyo Station, just after heading out from JR Tokyo Station’s Yaesu Underground Central Exit. Tokyo Ramen Street opened in 2009 with four shops including the famous Osaki (in Tokyo) tsukemen shop Rokurinsha that consistently attracts long lines. After that, it welcomed new shops from Tokyo’s famous restaurants, and is growing as an established gourmet spot where one can try various kinds of ramen. Businessmen as well as Japanese tourists and people on business trips visit as well.
  • Rokurinsha Tokyo Solamachi Branch
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Sumida-ku Oshiage 1-1-2 Tokyo Sky Tree Town/Sola Machi East Yard 6F
    This tsukemen (noodles served with dipping sauce) restaurant is located on the sixth floor of Tokyo Solamachi in the Tokyo Skytree Town. Characteristic for its ultra rich soup that has been cooked for a very long time with thick, chewy noodles, this restaurant brought a new taste to the world of tsukemen, and has become famous for having some of the greatest lines of customers in Japan. When crowded, the Solamachi branch offers a special line just for single customers, much to the delight of those eager to reduce their waiting times.
  • Komurasaki Kamitori Chuo Branch
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    4.0
    56 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshichuouku Kamitorichou 8-16
    Founded in 1954, this is a popular Kumamoto ramen shop located in the Kamitori arcade shopping area. Although pork bones are used as stock, the ramen is light and healthy with not so much fat content and mixes well with the thin noodles. The taste has been handed down from the first generation. The balance of fine bean sprouts, chashu (a thin roasted pork fillet), and charred garlic as soup toppings is exquisite. It is a seven-minute walk from the “Torichosuji” tram stop.

    Just days after setting up here in Kumamoto I decided to look for authentic Kyushu style tonkotsu ramen. This shop always looked busy so I got went in around 2pm and luckily there werent many...

  • Tontoro
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    4.0
    360 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Yamanokuchichou 9-41
    A popular ramen restaurant that is also one of Kagoshima's best located in the Temmonkan-dori shopping arcade. As its name implies in Japanese, the restaurant's specialty Tontoro Ramen is topped with pork that practically melts in your mouth. The broth, made with pork bones, chicken bones, and seafood, is surprisingly light, making it popular with the shop's women customers as well. The rice with roasted pork is also popular and includes a heaping helping of chashu roast pork made with neck meat, a rare delicacy of which only a small amount can be obtained from one animal. A three-minute walk from Takamibaba Station on the municipal tram.

    Really love the ramen. It came with char siew that melts in your mouth. The soup was so good that we drank all of it. A small shop that could only sit 16 people purely meant for quick eat and no...

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