Ramen Spots in Tokyo Area

  • Tokyo Ramen Street
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    4.0
    253 Reviews
    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.

    I came to this place after meeting a Japanese food vlogger. She recommended me trying this place for good ramen. I had had my first experience of ramen on the previous night which was great (see my...

  • Menya Musashi Shinjuku Main Restaurant
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    4.5
    483 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Nishi-shinjuku 7-2-6K-1 Building 1F
    A ramen restaurant located in Nishi-Shinjuku 7-Chome, Shinjuku City. Here customers can enjoy ramen made with a broth combining a soup made from chicken and pork bones with a broth made from dried bonito and dried sardines. This is the main restaurant for Menya Musashi, a chain with 15 locations in Tokyo.

    Pork belly Tsukemen:wow They also have a proper vegetarian bowl now with Szechuan peppercorns . The soup ramen is just good I guess

  • Tokyo Station Ikaruga
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    3.5
    102 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Marunouchi 1-9-1 Tokyo Station No.1 Street Underground 1F Tokyo Ramen Street
    A ramen restaurant in Tokyo Ramen Street, part of the underground South Street area of the First Avenue Tokyo Station mall. Ikaruga's first location beyond the original in Kudan, the restaurant can be identified by its round paper lanterns inscribed with Ikaruga in Japanese on them. The clean restaurant, decorated in Japanese modern style, seats 24 customers at a time total including its two tables. Like many ramen restaurants, you order by using a vending machine out front to purchase a meal ticket that you hand to one of the counter staff; in addition to Ikaruga's signature ramen, you can also choose from among a selection of toppings and side dishes. Ikaruga's popular ramen uses a light, foul odor-free shoyu (soy sauce) broth made with pork bones and seafood that goes well with the restaurant's straight, medium thick noodles.

    This is a bit of a wait, about 10-15 minutes to get into this restaurant. You choose and pay for what you want to eat outside the restaurant. My daughter and I had ramen with pork meat and an egg...

  • Mutekiya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Toshima-ku Minamikebukuro 1-17-1
    A ramen restaurant in Ikebukuro that only has counter seating. Mutekiya offers a menu which will satisfy both your stomach and soul, including the popular Honmaru X, a rich tonkotsu-based shoyu (soy sauce) ramen with plenty of back fat; and the One Pound Doka-Mori Chashumen, which comes with a mountain of thick-cut chashu roast pork. The restaurant also serves novel ramen varieties like the crab miso noodles, made with crab miso shipped direct from Sakaiminato in Tottori; the carefully devised karamen spicy noodles, and the mabodofu-like mazesoba. Another nice thing about Mutekiya is its large selection of toppings, such as ajitama marinated soft-boiled eggs and fried garlic.
  • Soranoiro NIPPON
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    4.0
    130 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Marunouchi 1-9-1 Tokyo Station No.1 Street Tokyo Ramen Street B1F
    A ramen shop selected as a Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand Restaurant and winner of numerous awards which is renowned for offering a one of a kind flavor. The shop’s signature vege soba is made entirely and only with vegetables, from the topping to the soup stock and noodles. Providing diners with 250 milligrams of vegetables per serving, it is extremely healthy and has become highly popular with women and international tourists. Of course, Soranoiro NIPPON also offers ramens made with other ingredients besides vegetables.

    After having loved the amazing veggie ramen at this Tokyo Station branch of Soranoiro, I finally made the step to break through that barrier and go for the vegan ramen. This is one of the most...

  • Mentoku Nidaime Tsujita (Kanda Ochanomizu Branch)
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    4.0
    89 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Kandaogawamachi 1-4 Wada Building 1F
    A ramen restaurant located close to Ogawamachi Station in Kandaogawa-machi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo. The restaurant serves tsukemen dipping noodles and ramen. The ramen broth is made by combining over 10 different base ingredients, including select pork bones, Hinaidori chicken, seafood, vegetables. The shop's noodles were specially developed and ordered to match this delicious broth. Tsujita also puts great effort into the condiments it serves, including black shichimi as well as the sudachi used to garnish the tsukemen noodles.

    Found this place while walking in Kanda, best ramen in Tokyo so far. The pork meat is awesome and the broth... You have to try it. Worth a visit.

  • Nakamoto (Kamiitabashi Main Shop)
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    4.0
    49 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Itabashi-ku Tokiwadai 4-33-3 Asaka Building 201
    A ramen restaurant located close to the Kami-itabashi in Tokiwadai, Itabashi City. The most popular item on the menu is the Moko tanmen noodles; the restaurant also serves a variety of other miso tanmen and ramen noodle dishes with spiciness levels ranging from 0 to 10. Other menu selections include donburi rice bowls topped with tanmen noodles, set meals, and takeout bento boxes.

    With my family we went there and we were absolutely surprise by the quality of the food and the service.

  • Soranoiro (Kojimachi Main Restaurant)
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    4.0
    140 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Hirakawachou 1-3-10 Blue Building Main Building 1B
    Soranoiro, a unique ramen shop, pays strict attention to flavor and values its close associations with the areas that produce its ingredients and the people who produce them. Its flagship menu items include Veggie Soba and Vegan Veggie Soba, that are all made with vegetables, including the noodles, broth, and toppings, Umami Dashi Soba (Chinese-style noodles with a flavorful broth offered at the main shop), Shio Dashi Soba (Chinese-style noodles with a salt-based flavorful broth served at the main shop), and limited-edition seasonal ramens. The limitations on ingredients do not hamper the delicious flavor, and this noodle shop is a favorite with foreign tourists.

    Great soups and lovely to have clear veggie and vegan options. Highly recommended whatever your persuasion as flavour and quality ingredients are not in question. Service is friendly and enthusiastic...

  • Motenashi Kuroki
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    4.5
    39 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Kandaizumichou 2-15 Quadruple Building 3 Building 1F
    This ramen shop opened in Kanda Izumi-cho in 2011. The basic menu consists of items such as salt buckwheat noodles with a clear amber soup made using various salts blended by the owner and miso buckwheat noodles from blended miso. It is easy to see their commitment to cooking without flavor enhancers and to directly purchasing Tsuyahime rice from Yamagata Pref. They also have seasonal dishes using seasonal ingredients, and they prepare special daily items like tsukesoba (soba served with separate hot soup) depending on ingredient availability. However, please remember that there are a limited number of these special dishes.

    Food was outstanding. We had to queue for an hour but it was well worth it. Always a good sign when at the locals are there!

  • Kiraku
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    3.5
    59 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Dougenzaka 2-17-6
    A long-standing ramen restaurant founded in 1952 located close to JR Shibuya Station. This popular restaurant sees a constant line of customers waiting to get in; there's counter seating on the first floor and table seating on the second. The restaurant's Chukamen Chinese noodles are its most popular; the shoyu (soy sauce)-based broth goes perfectly with the kogashi-negi spring onion topping and chewy medium-thickness flat noodles. Other menu options include moyashimen bean sprouts with noodles, chashumen noodles with chashu roasted pork, gomokumen chow mein noodles in a shio (salt) broth, tanmen noodles with vegetables, and moyashi wanton (bean sprouts and wanton soup). Kiraku also offers a full lineup of side dishes, including yaki-gyoza fried pot stickers, niku-yasai meat and vegetable stir-fry, and gyoza with rice.

    After settling in, we chose this restaurant. In my opinion, it was good. The broth was rich and delicious. Seems like a place that knows what it’s doing and has plenty of regulars. Not too expensive...

  • Japanese Soba Noodles Tsuta
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Toshima-ku Sugamo 1-14-1
    This restaurant is so popular, it has to issue numbered tickets early in the morning. Featured on television shows and in other media, Tsuta was the first ramen shop to be awarded a Michelin star. From truffle oil to dried tomatoes, Tsuta uses only the highest quality ingredients from around the world. Every item on the menu has been created and prepared with care and attention to detail, such as the shop's signature soy sauce soba. Tsuta refuses hold still and continues to research and refine the flavor of its dishes on a daily basis.

    蔦は どこまで進化するのだろう… 巣鴨でオープン。 あっと言う間に有名店に! その後 大手企業とコラボしたり。 こちら 代々木上原のお店も、確かに美味しい。 当然 混んでいる。 ただ、どこを目指しているのか、ちょっと不明。 オンラインショップで購入もできるので、遠方の方のみならず、新型コロナで外出自粛中の方にもお薦め。

  • T's Tantan (ecute Ueno Branch)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Ueno 7-1-1ecute Uenouchi
    T's Tantan is a cheerful vegetarian noodle shop that uses no meat, seafood, dairy products, eggs, or other animal products and yet serves a hearty, flavorful Tantanmen (Chinese-style noodles in Szechuan-style broth) and other noodle dishes. Its wide-ranging menu includes not only Tantanmen with black, yellow, or white sesame but also, exclusively at the Ueno branch, soy meat Shogayaki (stir-fry soy meat with ginger).
  • Mendokoro Hanada Ikebukuro Restaurant
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    4.0
    66 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Toshima-ku Higashi-ikebukuro 1-23-8 Higashi-ikebukuro ISK Building 1F
    This ramen restaurant takes pride in its rich miso broth, said to be the best in Tokyo. The establishment is so highly ranked, even in the highly competitive ramen battleground that is Ikebukuro, Hanada's name instantly comes to the fore when discussing tasty miso ramen in the area. The restaurant's signature dish is, of course, its miso ramen. After purchasing a meal ticket and handing it over, customers are asked if they would like extra vegetables or garlic and if they would like to add a side order of rice. The restaurant's extra thick noodles go well with the broth and have a slightly hard, chewy texture. Topped with crisp vegetables, the establishment's hearty miso ramen is truly exquisite. Situated along a small, nondescript narrow lane a five minute walk from Ikebukuro Station traveling towards Sunshine-dori Avenue, the restaurant can be identified by its yellow sign out front.

    Very small place. I knew it was going to be good when I saw the cook had a tasting spoon that he used to check and see if the broth was just right. The food did not disappoint. I had the spicy ramen...

  • Nantsuttei Shinagawa Restaurant
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    4.0
    71 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Minato-ku Takanawa 3-26-20
    A ramen restaurant located a two-minute walk from the Takanawa Exit of JR Shinagawa Station. This popular restaurant chain, based in Hadano City, Kanagawa Prefecture, has several locations in the Tokyo area and overseas as well. The restaurant's tonkotsu pork bone broth is dark black and made with fragrant black garlic oil; its straight noodles are homemade. In addition to the standard ramen, customers are also encouraged to try the chashu-men topped with thick-cut, high quality roast pork loin chashu.

    This is conveniently located beneath the train tracks of the Shinagawa station. The first restaurant as you enter the basement alley of other wonderful offerings, this place serves a no-nonsense...

  • Rokurinsha
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Marunouchi 1-9-1 Tokyo Station No.1 Street Tokyo Underground Northern Tokyo Ramen Street
    A hot and rising star in the world of tsukemen (noodles accompanied by a broth for dipping) and is located adjacent to Tokyo Ramen Street just past Tokyo Station’s Yaesu Exit. Rokurinsha established the now-popular style of ultra-thick noodles served with an ultra-thick dipping soup, and is one of the most lined-up for restaurants in Japan. The meat-based dipping soup also incorporates seafood flavors to create a delicious broth you will want to enjoy down to the last drop. Once your noodles are finished, you can request that additional broth be added to the thick dipping soup, watering it down just enough to turn it into an excellent standalone soup.
  • Muteppou (Tokyo Nakano Shop)
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Nakano-ku Egota 4-5-1
    The broth for Muteppou's popular tonkotsu ramen is rich in collagen and made with just high quality domestic pork bones and water. This flavorful yet simple broth, made without the use of lard or other fats or oils, is so tasty it's addictive. Be sure to enjoy your ramen with a side of gyoza pot stickers, homemade extra spicy mustard greens, and a homemade soft-boiled egg.

    Im in Tokyo for a couple weeks on a business trip, and I have had some pretty good Tonkotsu (pork based ramen). I really liked it, so I did some research and found that Muteppo has a pretty good...

  • Kyurin
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    3.5
    38 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Koutou-ku Aomi 1-1-10 Diversity Tokyo Plaza 2F
    A three minute walk from Tokyo Teleport Station on the Yurikamome, Kyurin is a tsukemen (noodles with dipping sauce) restaurant located on the second floor of DiverCity Tokyo Plaza. Kyurin's signature tsukemen is healthy and served with plenty of vegetables. The restaurant's crisp vegetables and dipping sauce designed to stay flavorful to the last drop are truly delicious and the recipe for them was developed after much experimentation. In addition to tsukemen, Kyurin also serves Chuka soba ramen, tantanmen spicy noodle soup, and an abundant selection of toppings and side dishes.

    Ordered their Tan Tan Tsukemen. Dipping sauce was very good, right amount of spice and the sesame taste is not drowned by the other flavors. Noodles were firm and chewy, all for 980 Yen.

  • Watanabe
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    4.0
    33 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Takadanobaba 2-1-4
    "This famous additive-free seafood and tonkotsu pork bone ramen restaurant is located in Takadanobaba. Customers love the complex flavor of the restaurant's rich ramen broth made by combining a slow-stewed pork and chicken bone broth with a flavorful seafood broth created using smoked mackerel and dried bonito shavings. The restaurant's medium-thick noodles are made in-house using several varieties of lye water from Mongolia; the extra-thick menma fermented bamboo shoots used as a topping add both a pleasant texture and visual impact. One particularly recommended topping is the ""ajitama,"" a gooey soft-boiled egg marinated in an ever-so-slightly sweet soy sauce until the flavor penetrates all the way through the yolk."

    やや塩が強く感じられた以外は、器、接客もとてもいい感じでした。替え玉には違う麺の種類を出すところがいいですね。 This resto always wins top scores in various ramen sites. The fish/pork soup is bit too salty for me but the very sophisticated use of bowl and...

  • Murasakiyama
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    4.0
    28 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Minato-ku Shiba 5-23-8
    This popular ramen shop in Minato City, Tokyo often has a line of customers waiting. The pork / seafood broth uses no artificial seasonings at all, only domestic raw pork bones, niboshi sardines, and dried bonito. The rich broth is surprisingly light and some people finish to the last drop. The straight, medium-thick noodles slip right into your mouth and pair perfectly with the broth. Popular items include their fragrant fried onion topping, deluxe melt in your mouth pork slices, soba noodles with a flavored egg on top, and tsukemen noodles with a slightly rich side broth.

    慶応商店街の無化調ラーメンで、口当たりがさっぱりしています。めんも細麺で、スーッと口の中に入ってきて、いくらでも食べそうな感じです。

  • Kaotan (Minamiaoyama Shop)
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    4.0
    26 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Minato-ku Minamiaoyama 2-34-30
    A ramen restaurant opens late into the night which has been operating for over 26 years. Due to its location, many of the customers who pass through its noren curtains are seeking to cap off their night with a bowl of ramen on the way home from a party. Kaotan is renowned for its delicious ramen as well as its reasonable prices.

    Good, piping-hot ramen. My husband insisted we visit to compare from 30 years ago. Still the same. Go-Moku and gyoza is the schnizzle. Try it.

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