|Ramen is Japanese noodle dish originated
in China. In more recent decades, it has
become a very popular dish in Japan, adapted
to the Japanese taste. Almost every locality
in Japan its own variation of ramen, from
the tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen of Kyusyu
to the miso ramen of Hokkaido.
The most popular ones are.......
Shoyu Ramen : brown,
Miso Ramen : brown, non-transparent, miso
Shio Ramen : transparent, salt based white
Tonkotsu Ramen : white, milky, pork based
Niboshi Ramen : brown, dried fish based soup
Tsukemen : self dip ramen, noodle in
one, soup in one
Ikemen : beautiful boy (^^)
Order "a bowl of ramen, please"
in Kyushu, then you'll automatically get
Tonkotsu soup ramen. In Hokkaido, most likely,
you'll enjoy Miso soup ramen. In port town
like Ibusuki, Akashi, Yaizu, Kushiro, you
may get their original prepared soup usually
with fish based soup (sakana no dashi).
Popular ramen restaurants with long
queue in Tokyo
Muttepou (Gamushara) (branch in Sydney!)
Tonkotsu soup is excellent, mouth shutting
taste! Now branch in downtown Tokyo as well.
They open until they sold-out, sometime before
+ Address : Ekoda 4-5-1, Nakano-ku, Tokyo
+ Telephone : 03-5380-6886
+ Open : 11:00 - 15:00 (lunch) and 18:00
- 23:00 (dinner)
+ Closed : Monday
+ Nearby station : Shin-Ekoda station
on Toei Oedo line
More than 100 years history, origin from
Edo period, noodle factory is based in Asakusa.
Everyone knows that this taste is good. Very near to Tokyo Ryokan.
+ Address : Nishi-Asakusa 2-26-3, Taito-ku,
+ Telephone : 03-3844-7409
+ Open : 12:00 - 19:00 (Closed : Tuesday)
+ Nearby station :
No time to be in Kyushu but would like to
taste their Tonkotsu soup, then this 24hrs
open ramen shop at Ueno station is the right
one. Popular for young ladies as well.
+ Address : Ueno 7-1-1, Taito-ku, Tokyo
+ Telephone : 03-5826-5861
+ Open : 24hrs
+ Nearby station : Ueno station
Dipping ramen's best. Always has queue lined
up in front of the shop. It opens only until
the last soup is served (not late afternoon).
+ Address : Sendagi 4-1-14, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
+ Telephone : 03-3827-6272
+ Open : 11:30 - close when soup gone
+ Nearby station : Sendagi station
This is the only ramen place which le Guide
Michelin listed in 2009.
+ Address : Ueno 3-17-5, Taito-ku, Tokyo
+ Telephone : 03-5807-2772
+ Open : 11:00 - 03:00am
+ Nearby station : Ueno Hirokoji station
Opend few years ago, soon became one of the
most popular ramen shop in downtown Tokyo.
+ Address : Higashi-shinkoiwa 1-4-17, Katsushika-ku,
+ Telephone : 03-3697-9787
+ Open : 11:00 - 15:00 and 18:00 - 22:00
(Closed : Monday)
+ Nearby station :
Canton-men (Cantonese-noodle) with lots of
vegetable. Soup at this restaurant is special.
+ Address : Asakusabashi 2-1-1, Taito-ku,
+ Telephone : 03-3861-0577
+ Open : 11:00 - 15:00 and 17:30 - 20:45
(Closed : Saturday and Sunday)
+ Nearby station : Asakusabashi station
Ramen Zero Plus
No salt added, no soy sauce or shouyu added,
but only simple Dashi based soup in Omotesando
Hills (architect by Ando Tadao).
+ Address : Jingumae 4-12-10, Shibuya-ku,
+ Telephone : 03-3470-3381
+ Open : 11:00 - 22:00)
+ Nearby station : Omotesando station
At the entrance of Hisago Dori Avenue, cheap
but excellent soup noodle. Some says, it
is worth paying double, but only at JPY290
=> now JPY320 (price up but still reasonable).
Cannot beat this price with its quality.
+ Address : Hisago Dori, Asakusa, Taito-ku,
+ Open : 10:30 - 20:00
+ Nearby station :
American Ramen Master?! in Tokyo?! Jewish
kid from Long Island can do ramen?! If you
believe in it, you should start and try,
so you can make it happened!
+ Address : Minami-Karasuyama 3-24-7, Setagaya-ku,
+ Open : 11:30 - till "men" runs
+ Nearby station : Roka-Koen station
If you had no time to visit one by one? Tokyo
Yaesu Underground Shopping Mall has selected
one of the best ramen shops from all over
It may fit your itinerary to quick-noodle
before boarding on Shinkansen. Just drop
by the basement of the Tokyo main station. Kujiraken, Dosanko (Sapporo), Chomoranma,
Bangaichi (Asahikawa), Yukakutei (Asahikawa),
Kizo (Chibakiya), Tonari, Rokurinsha, OreshikiJun,
Hirugao, Ikaruga and more.
+ Open : 07:30 - 22:00 (varied on each shop)
+ Nearby station : Tokyo station
(just underneath, basement!)