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RAMEN REVIEW
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, transparent, soya sauce based soup
Miso Ramen : brown, non-transparent, miso based soup
Shio Ramen : transparent, salt based white color soup
Tonkotsu Ramen : white, milky, pork based unique soup
Niboshi Ramen : brown, dried fish based soup
Tsukemen : dipping ramen, the noodles are served separate from the soup


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 noon.
+ 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


Raishuken (site closed but shop is still open)
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, Tokyo
+ Telephone : 03-3844-7409
+ Open : 12:00 - 19:00 (Closed : Tuesday)
+ Nearby station : Tawaramachi station


ichiran
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


Tsukemen Tetsu
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


ippudo
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


Menya ittou
Opend few years ago, soon became one of the most popular ramen shop in downtown Tokyo.
+ Address : Higashi-shinkoiwa 1-4-17, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo
+ Telephone : 03-3697-9787
+ Open : 11:00 - 15:00 and 18:00 - 22:00 (Closed : Monday)
+ Nearby station : Shinkoiwa station


Mizushin Saikan
Canton-men (Cantonese-noodle) with lots of vegetable. Soup at this restaurant is special.
+ Address : Asakusabashi 2-1-1, Taito-ku, Tokyo
+ 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, Tokyo
+ Telephone : 03-3470-3381
+ Open : 11:00 - 22:00)
+ Nearby station : Omotesando station


Ramen Menmaru
At the entrance of Hisago Dori Avenue, cheap but excellent soup noodle. Some says, it is worth paying double, but only at JPY290. Cannot beat this price with its quality.
+ Address : Hisago Dori, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
+ Open : 10:30 - 20:00
+ Nearby station : Asakusa 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 Japan.

http://www.yaechika.com/
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) and more.
+ Address : Yaesu 2-1, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
+ Open : 11:00 - 21:00 (varied on each shop)
+ Nearby station : Tokyo station
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