Restaurant List

restaurant
Ramen Kai
place
Kuramae
tags
Niboshi and Seafood, Tsukemen

Ramen Kai is a restaurant famous for shio ramen made with a generous amount of clams. Their aromatic seafood flavor of the ramen is something that can only be found here. The light shio ramen is sure to surprise first-timer diners with its flavor and deliciousness. Their limited edition ramen offered occasionally on the menu is highly rated and made with a variety of ingredients from fish to meat. Despite the shop’s small space, the interior is bright and inviting.

restaurant
Gantetsu
tags
Shoyu, Shio

Ramen Gantetsu is a well-known shop that focuses on their homemade noodles, which play a vital role in the success of ramen. The noodles are smooth with the right amount of chewiness. They have their own distinct flavor that is enhanced by a lightly flavored broth. Aside from their standard ramen, they also often serve limited-edition ramen for every season and day, resulting in several firmly rooted fans of the shop. Their Original Shio Tsukemen in particular, available only in the evenings on Fridays and Saturdays, is made with seasonal, often rare varieties of fish.

restaurant
Ramen Yamaguchi
tags
Shoyu, Tsukemen

The Takadanobaba and Waseda areas in Tokyo are known for a large number of ramen shops and their rivalry. Ramen Yamaguchi is currently one of the most popular shops in the area. Their broth is made with highly-priced free-range chickens in a soy-based sauce and has a delicious flavor and a mellow fragrance. People eating here for the first time may be surprised by the very robust dish in contrast to its simple appearance. The shop is often busy in the afternoons but is ramen worth waiting for.

restaurant
Mugi to Olive
place
Ginza
tags
Niboshi and Seafood, Tsukemen

Mugi to Olive is a restaurant popular in Tokyo’s Ginza district, an bustling with overseas visitors. Their ingredients are selectively chosen to create a menu with a very wide range in choices from lightly flavored ramen to rich tsukemen and abura soba. You’ll find ramen just right for you by dining here. The interior is bright and cool, making the inviting for all. Their turnaround is relatively fast, so you shouldn’t have to wait too long even when it’s crowded.

restaurant
志奈そば田なかSecond
place
Akihabara
tags
Shoyu, Niboshi and Seafood, Tsukemen

Kujukuri Niboshi Tsukemen Shinada prides themselves on their high-quality dishes among the many ramen shops in Akihabara. The shop’s sea-loving owner makes tsukemen, their most popular dish, with a generous amount of niboshi (dried sardines). The broth, flavored with niboshi extracted down to the last drop, is a masterpiece that doesn’t taste oily despite its richness. It goes well with their flat noodles that are made-to-order. Both the medium and large servings are the same price. The shop also offers a limited ramen every day that keeps customers excited.

restaurant
Motenashi Kuroki
place
Akihabara
tags
Shio, Niboshi and Seafood

Motenashi Kuroki is a boasting outstanding popularity a head above the rest in Akihabara, a district that has evolved into one of Tokyo’s best competitive ramen areas. Their shio ramen, made with salt from different regions from the ocean, mountains, and lakes, is their star dish that has a unique and high-quality flavor. They also have an extensive menu with limited ramen released often, making any time of the week ideal for a visit. There are usually lines, but the turnaround rate is fast so the wait time is relatively short.

restaurant
Menya Shichisai (Using Hand-made Ramen)
tags
Tsukemen, Osaka Ramen

Shichisai is a ramen most known for their fresh, homemade noodles that are made-to-order. Depending on where you sit, you can watch as the noodles are made right before you. It’s truly amazing how they’re finished in just a matter of minutes. The medium and large servings are offered at the same price; the large is definitely recommended if you’re hungry. The sweetness of the wheat noodles comes through and goes well with the strongly-flavored niboshi (sardine) broth. The is very particular with their ingredients and seasonings, making their MSG-free ramen well worth the price. They also serve out-of-the-ordinary, limited ramen that occasionally returns to the menu.

restaurant
Konjiki Hototogisu
place
Shinjuku
tags
Shio, Niboshi and Seafood, Tsukemen

SOBAHOUSE Konjiki Hototogisu is an famous ramen that is not only highly received in Tokyo, but also around the world. They serve high quality original ramen that is made by adding ingredients such as porcini mushrooms and truffle oil to a soup made with generous portions of clams. Despite its full flavor, the dish is easy to eat and pleases many diners. The deliciousness of the ramen here naturally produces a line of customers. However, the turnaround is fast, so it shouldn’t take that long to be seated.

restaurant
Tsuta
tags
Shoyu, Shio, Niboshi and Seafood, Tsukemen

Japanese Soba Noodles Tsuta is famous both within and outside of Japan as it is the first ramen shop to receive a Michelin star. Their ramen, made over time and with effort by liberally using incredibly high-quality ingredients, results in wonderful meals that cannot be found anywhere else. They are constantly improving their dishes, developing their noodles, broths, and toppings to improve diners’ experiences. Business hours in the afternoon typically use a numbered ticket system while their evening hours are relatively easier to enter without a numbered ticket. As such, the best time to visit is at night.

restaurant
Yoroiya Ramen
place
Asakusa
tags
Niboshi and Seafood, Tsukemen, Vegetarian and Vegan, Other

Yoroiya Ramen is a famous located in Asakusa, one of Tokyo’s most popular and leading tourist spots. They serve traditional light ramen in a Japanese-style broth with a universally delicious flavor. Aside from their ramen, customers often order their famous large gyoza (pot stickers). They also play festival music in the background, giving the restaurant a theme park-like atmosphere. The is right next to Sensoji Temple and is frequently visited by international travelers.

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Takesue Tokyo premium
tags
Shoyu, Shio, Niboshi and Seafood

Takesue Tokyo Premium is an extremely famous ramen shop located in the popular sightseeing Tokyo Skytree area. They have a large variety in ramen from simple noodles to unique flavors that can only be found here; it’s amazing how delicious they all are. It’s also fun to watch unique performances where employees will place a bowl in front of you and plate your ramen while explaining what the toppings are. The interior is bright and clean while offering attentive and great service. They welcome a wide range of customers, naturally making it a popular spot.

restaurant
Harukiya
tags
Shoyu, Tsukemen

Harukiya Ogikubo is one of the most famous and established ramen shops in Japan and holds an influential position in the Tokyo ramen world. Their soup, made with an abundant amount of pork, chicken, and seafood, has a classic, light soy sauce flavor. It goes great with their homemade curly noodles. Once you take a bite, you’ll understand the reason why it has captivated so many people for over half a century. This is ramen you’ll want to eat over and over again, no matter how many times you visit. If you want try traditional ramen, don’t hesitate to visit here.

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