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No matter how expensive it is, you’ll definitely be satisfied! 5 Recommended Luxury Ramen in Tokyo

While one of ramen's greatest assets is its cheap price, there are also restaurants where you can have luxury ramen in Tokyo. These 5 shops offer ramen that you'll want to try, even if it's a splurge.

1. Kamo Shabu Chikutei Akasaka Branch

This restaurant is famous for their duck ramen made with loin (2,000 JPY (incl. tax)). The duck loin is minced, so it's a very luxurious dish. The Bijinmen (2,500 JPY (incl. tax)), made with bean sprouts stir-fried in duck fat and seasoned with Okinawan yellow-spotted pit viper powder and Asian ginseng extract is another exquisite dish. The duck ramen made with thigh meat (1,200 JPY (incl. tax)) allows you to easily try duck thigh. There's also the Binanmen (2,200 JPY (incl. tax)) made with oysters that have been made into a paste and added to the soup for richness.

1. Kamo Shabu Chikutei Akasaka Branch

Up Center Building B1F, 2-13-13 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo

2. Chuka Soba Suzuran

This restaurant is an elegant restaurant fitting of the stylish neighborhood it's in, Ebisu. They offer 5 types of homemade noodles, and their very thin, straight noodles are used in their Chinese ramen (1,150 JPY (incl. tax)). The clear soup tastes like a soup offered at a type of traditional high-class restaurant called a ryotei, and it goes very well with the delicate noodles. The char siu, made of pork loin, is so soft it falls apart when you touch it! The seafood wanton ramen (1,850 JPY (incl. tax)) has a condensed flavor that is popular with women. Also, they are famous for offering dishes available for a limited time, such as a whole lobster cooked in a clay pot. This restaurant will definitely live up to your expectations.

Wanton Ramen

2. Chuka Soba Suzuran

Kubo Building 1F, 1-7-12 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

3. Thoryu Azabu Branch

This restaurant, considered the cornerstone of Japanese Chinese food, is a well-established shop that has transcended regional Chinese cuisine like Szechuan, Cantonese, Beijingese, Shanghainese, etc. This restaurant is famous for their gyoza, but all of their dishes are made with the very best of the ingredients used. The Peking Komen (1,800 JPY (incl. tax)) is a simple ramen made with soy sauce. The Shark Fin Komen (9,000 JPY (incl. tax)) is a soy sauce based ramen made with a boiled shark fin. This is definitely the place for people that want to try genuine, high-class Chinese ramen! There's also a branch in Kojimachi.

Shark Fin Komen

3. Thoryu Azabu Branch

2-4-5 Azabu-Juban, Minato-ku, Tokyo

4. Akasaka Rikyu Akasaka Main Branch

This restaurant in Akasaka offers authentic Cantonese food, and the owner has praised Japanese ingredients as being balanced for a healthy body and perfect for Cantonese food. They offer plenty of main dishes like seafood and shark fin. The char siu pork is roasted by them in their own oven. They have various dishes, including tsuyu soba topped with thinly sliced char siu and green onion (1,800 JPY (excl. tax)), five-ingredient tsuyu soba, beef rib tsuyu soba (each 2,100 JPY (excl. tax)), tsuyu soba with seafood (2,400 JPY (excl. tax)) are all made with the gentle flavors of Cantonese food. There's also a branch in Ginza.

Seafood Tsuyu Soba

4. Akasaka Rikyu Akasaka Main Branch

Akasaka Biz Tower atrium 2-3F, 5-3-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo

5. Shunyuki

Shunyuki, the main restaurant in Meguro Gajoen, is the restaurant that created the rotating lazy Susan tables that Japanese Chinese restaurants are known for. All of the tables have lazy Susans. This is a high-class restaurant that has all-you-can-eat available, and the private room called Nanpuu is luxurious and gorgeous. There are other types of private rooms available too. The recommended dishes are the shark fin tsuyu soba (3,300 JPY (excl. tax)) that has a rich soup and the five-ingredient tsuyu soba made with plenty of ingredients from both sea and land (1,980 JPY (excl. tax)), but the most popular is the Szechuan tantanmen (1,760 JPY (excl. tax)). At the hotel, there are plenty events, and you can go look at their hundred-step stairs that has been featured in movies.

Shark Fin Tsuyu Soba

Private Room Fukuryuu

5. Shunyuki

Meguro Gajoen 1F, 1-8-1 Shimomeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo

Ramen is a food beloved all throughout Japan. These luxury restaurants are very fastidious over their noodles, soup, and ingredients, so you'll definitely understand why it's so expensive once you try it. Which one will you try? Satisfy yourself with the richness of Japanese ramen!

*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.

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