Ramen Spots in Tokyo Area

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Rokurinsha
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    4.0
    644 Reviews
    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.

    Really good broth and the noodles are really delicious when accompanied by it! Although there is perpetually a queue even during off peak hours, it would be cleared very fast as the diners are...

  • Japanese Soba Noodles Tsuta
    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.
  • Nakamoto (Kamiitabashi Main Shop)
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    4.0
    50 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.

  • Tokyo Station Ikaruga
    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.
  • Rokurinsha Tokyo Solamachi Branch
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    4.0
    84 Reviews
    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.

    The noodles is simply amazing. The dipping broth is so mouth watering and yummy. However, the portion is huge. Even a small bowl can be shared by 2 small eaters. The wait staff are friendly and...

  • Eifuku-cho Taishouken
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    4.0
    94 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Suginami-ku Izumi 3-5-3
    Opened in 1955, Eifuku Taishouken has been serving delicious ramen for over 50 years. The restaurant's lovingly prepared niboshi dried sardine-based broth is made with a blend of three varieties of niboshi from Nagasaki, Yamaguchi, and Ibaraki. Eifuku-cho Taishouken's ramen is prepared with great care paid to even the smallest details, from the ingredients to the methods of preparation; the shop's ramen is so delicious, you'll want to drink every last drop while it's still piping hot, and this tasty flavor is something you'll never tire of.

    Super big, super hot, and super good legendary Tokyo Ramen. The soup is made with chicken and sea food (bonito flakes and konbu) and is so smooth and mild. The noodle is two serving amount so very...

  • Watanabe
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    4.0
    38 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...

  • Soranoiro NIPPON
    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.
  • Muteppou (Tokyo Nakano Shop)
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    4.5
    19 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...

  • Kiraku
    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.
  • Mendokoro Hanada Ikebukuro Restaurant
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    4.0
    63 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...

  • 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).
  • Tachibanaya
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Nishitama-gun Hinoharamura Motoshuku 5574
    This ramen restaurant can be reached by walking west from the Hinoharamura Yakuba-mae bus stop and taking a left at the intersection. The longstanding establishment opened in 1946 and continues to serve noodles made by hand according to a unique method invented by the original owner based on a traditional technique learned from a Chinese master. The restaurant offers shoyu (soy sauce) and shio (salt) Chukamen-style ramen; as well as soba and udon noodles both zaru-style (served on a draining basket) and in hot broth with shiitake mushrooms. Other menu selections include a landlocked masu salmon combo meal, and fish broiled with salt.

    檜原村含め、初めて伺いました。バスに少し長く乗って本宿役場前のバス停で降り、悩まずすぐ到着できました。お店では、暑かったため冷やし中華を食べましたがなかなか美味しいでした。ヤマメ塩焼きも食べまして、これまた美味しかったです。また来たいですね。

  • Kaotan (Minamiaoyama Shop)
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    4.0
    28 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.

  • Hirugao (Tokyo Station Shop)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Marunouchi 1-9-1 Tokyo first street B1 Tokyo ramen street
    A Setaga-ya brand shio ramen restaurant chain, Hirugao has numerous locations across Japan and around the world. The popular location in First Avenue Tokyo Station's Ramen Street is particularly busy and always has a line of customers waiting outside its door. Located in the heart of Tokyo, salary men are its primary customers. So-called office ladies and other women also often dine here. The restaurant's signature shio-tama ramen, shio (salt broth) ramen with a hard-boiled egg, is notable for its shellfish adductor muscle-based seafood broth. The chewy thin-style noodles are exclusive to Hirugao.
  • Kugatsu-do
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Jinnan 1-15-12 Sato Building 2F
    A ramen cafe based on the concept of healthy ramen where you can eat both ramen and cafe-style sweets. Kugatsu-do's signature ramen broth is made without any chemical seasonings and is rich in savory umami flavor provided by healthy, natural ingredients. Choose between assari (light) ramen, a shoyu (soy sauce)-based ramen with a rich seafood flavor; and hearty kotteri (thick) ramen flavored with a chicken and vegetable-based stock. Kugatsu-do's lineup of sweets, not too sweet and created with an emphasis on quality and healthy ingredients, were selected based on how well they go with ramen. The popular sakura dessert features a rich matcha green tea mouse topped by ice cream with colorful cherry tree blossoms mix in; people love the bitterness of the matcha and the smooth texture.

    Run by 3 youngsters with modern deco. Modest set up with limited seating. They run the business with 1 chef 1 kitchen assistant and 1 floor staff. Be prepared to queue. There is english menu...

  • Ichifuku
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    4.5
    9 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Honmachi 2-17-14 Koizumi Building 1F
    A ramen restaurant located in 2 Chome Hom-machi, Shibuya City, Tokyo. In addition to Ichifuku's famed miso ramen, the shop also serves curry rice and other dishes. The restaurant was awarded a Bib Gourmand title (recommended restaurants costing 5,000 yen or less) in the Michelin Guide Tokyo 2017.

    awesome stuff. Really fresh and they have sake available. I would have taken a picture but I ate all my plate.

  • Mentoku Nidaime Tsujita (Kanda Ochanomizu Branch)
    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.

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