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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.
  • 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.
  • Japanese Soba Noodles Tsuta
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    4.0
    222 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.

    We went on a Saturday for a delicious ramen lunch. My husband got tickets right at opening (7 am) so we went back to wait at noon. I had miso broth and my husband had shoyu. Both were delicious. I...

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ichifuku
    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.
  • Nakamoto (Kamiitabashi Main Shop)
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    4.0
    40 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.

    Moko tanmen Nakamoto is the Chinese noodle shop whose head store is in Itabashi Ward in Tokyo. The branch shops are in Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, Shibuya and so on. If you like spicy foods, you will be...

  • Mentoku Nidaime Tsujita (Kanda Ochanomizu Branch)
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    4.0
    75 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.

  • Eifuku-cho Taishouken
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    4.0
    82 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...

  • Muteppou (Tokyo Nakano Shop)
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    4.0
    13 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...

  • Raimon
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Machidashi Honmachida 973-16
    A quiet, laid-back ramen restaurant. The restaurant only has counter seats, meaning you can ignore your surroundings and concentrate on taking your time and enjoying a delicious bowl of ramen. Consisting of a light broth; thin, crimped noodles; and simple toppings, Raimon's ramen is renowned for having a flavor that never tires. Other popular items on the menu include the filling and wallet-sparing takikomi gohan mixed rice set, and Raimon's slow-roasted chicken wings.
  • Kaotan (Minamiaoyama Shop)
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    4.0
    20 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.

  • Murasakiyama
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    3.5
    20 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.

    3人待ちでしたが、5分も待たずに着席。大盛にするか迷いましたが、まず普通盛でトライ。券売機の反応が良く、ちょっとタッチしたら2人分になり、取り消して、もう一度1人分で発券。さて、楽しみなお味ですが、スープは美味しいですが濃いめ。麺は程良い加減で美味しい。流石にひっきりなしにお客様が来るお店だけのことはあります。満足の一杯でした。常に2、3人待ちですが、回転の良いお店です。隣の方は大盛を注文していま...

  • Motenashi Kuroki
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    4.0
    2 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.

    1000円からという強気の価格設定のラーメン屋。ラーメンというよりは蕎麦に近いイメージ。平日遅めの昼でも少し並びます。ところどころに意識高い系を感じさせる店舗ですが、この手のイメージに反し、味はしっかりしておりさっぱりしているが、しっかりと旨みが凝縮されている。コスパは悪いが、一度チャレンジするのはありなのでは。

  • Shinasoba Tanaka
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Toshima-ku Higashikebukuro 2-19-2 2nd Yachiyo Mansion 102
    A ramen restaurant in Higashi-Ikebukuro which was opened by the owner, who ran an Italian restaurant, after he fell in love with ramen and trained at several ramen shops. The restaurant's niboshi dried sardine broth, made with dried horse mackerel and several varieties of sardines, goes well with its thin, straight-style noodles. One of the most popular items on the menu is the horse mackerel nibo soba. Kombu kelp is added to the simple seafood broth to give it extra viscosity and enable it to cling to the noodles better. In addition to standard toppings like chashu roast pork and yamakurage, fragrant yuzu leaves are particularly popular with women. The restaurant offers different, day-of-the-week ramens and also holds special discount days such as Office Worker Day and Women's Day.

    Although the location itself is a bit off-track but still within walking distance from Ikebukuro station, this Ramen shop is definitely worth a visit. The ramen was really great, based on a thick...

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Kiraku
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    3.5
    44 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.

    It’s an attempt at Chinese 拉面, and a poor one at that. The noodles are packet egg noodles, so there’s no 拉 in this 面 (拉面 are supposed to be hand-pulled noodles.) The reason people in other reviews...

  • Kyurin
    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.
  • Ippudo Noodle Express (Tokyo Solamachi Shop)
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    4.5
    18 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Sumida-ku Oshiage 1-1-2 Tokyo Sky Tree Town/Sola Machi Tabe Terrace 3F West Yard 14
    A ramen restaurant located on the third floor of Tokyo Skytree Town Solamachi a two minute walk from Tokyo Skytree Station on the Tobu Skytree Line. The delicious flavor of Ippudo's Shiromaru Motoaji ramen has been passed down since the chain was first founded. The light and mild tonkotsu broth goes well with the Hakata-style thin noodles. Order a bowl of the restaurant's more modern-styled Akamaru Shinmi to enjoy the extra body and depth provided by the addition of salty miso and soy sauce. In addition to tonkotsu ramen, Ippudo also serves lighter shoyu (soy sauce) ramen. The restaurant also has a large selection of toppings, rice, and children's sets.

    Ate the white base noodles, normal tokyo ramen standard. Service level normal. Price slightly high consider this is food court and need to self service and return tray.

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