WOW! JAPAN

Irresistible for ramen lovers! Five Recommended Ramen Spots Around Tokyo

The area around the ramen battleground of Tokyo is full of ramen shops. Here are five ramen spots around Tokyo where you can conveniently enjoy the tastes of famous ramen shops.

2016.12.15
Add to Favorites

1. Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum

Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum is located in Shin-Yokohama. Nine choice ramen shops from Hokkaido to the north and Kyushu to the south line the retro-style streets created inside the building. This is really the capital of regional Japanese ramen. In addition, for a limited period, two popular ramen shops from Europe are being presented in Japan for the first time. This is a great opportunity to try ramen with a European-style flavor. At the My Ramen Kitchen on site, you can make your very own ramen by selecting the soup, noodles, sauce, and oils of your choice. How about creating a souvenir out of a one-of-a-kind "my ramen" after enjoying ramen from around the country?

1. Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum

2. Ramen Square

Ramen Square is on the third floor of Arearea 2, which is connected to JR Tachikawa Station. There are seven select ramen shops from around the country in a space created in the image of New York. It not only has shops from famous ramen regions such as Hokkaido and Hakata, but also has unusual shops such as Tsukiji Ebikin, a shrimp noodle specialty shop distinguished by a soup that uses an abundance of pink shrimp. Ramen Square holds an annual contest called Ramen Tryout. The winners replace the existing shops, so the ramen chefs are kept on their toes and constantly working to up their game. Ramen Square is a continually evolving food-themed park where the shops pursue new flavors through friendly competition.

*Image is for illustration purposes.


3. Shinatatsu Ramen Mentatsu Shichininshu (Shinagawa Branch)

Shinatatsu Ramen Mentatsu Shichininshu is a food-themed park located under an overpass at Keikyu Shinagawa Station. It houses seven select ramen shops from around the country that customers form lines for, including one of the best tsukemen shops in Tokyo, Tsukemen TETSU; Shodai Keisuke, famous for its black miso ramen; and Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto, which is unparalleled for its spicy-tasty ramen. Its great location by Shinagawa Station makes it an easy place to drop in on. Shinatastu Donburi Goninshu, with famous donburi (rice bowl) restaurants from around the country, is also located on-site. This is a perfect place to have a meal while waiting for the bullet train, so do stop by.

3. Shinatatsu Ramen Mentatsu Shichininshu (Shinagawa Branch)

4. Okachimachi Ramen Yokocho

Okachimachi Ramen Yokocho is a few minutes on foot from JR Okachimachi Station. In this area, there are five ramen shops that have been featured numerous times on TV and in magazines including Chiranaisakura, popular for its soup made with seafood and run by a company that manages several ramen shops primarily in Nagano; Nakano Aoba, which combines the best of Tokyo-style ramen and Kyushu-style ramen; and the tsukemen specialty shop, Tsukemen TETSU. Some serve original ramen offered only in Okachimachi, so if you're a ramen lover, this is one place you won't want to miss. It is in a convenient location to stop by in after going to Ameyoko or Akihabara. We recommend Okachimachi Ramen Yokocho for a meal in-between sightseeing or shopping.

4. Okachimachi Ramen Yokocho

5. Odawarajyoka Ramen Shukubamachi

Odawara was once a thriving inn town. Odawarajyoka Ramen Shukubamachi (Odawara Castletown Ramen Inn Town) was created in the image of Odawara the inn town. This food-themed park, located a few minutes on foot from Odawara Station, includes ramen shops such as Shoryu, known for its Hakata Nagahama-style ramen with rich pork bone soup; Maruboshi Shokudo, with its traditional Chinese noodles; and Ramen Haruki, where you can enjoy soft seafood and pork bone based tsukemen dipping noodles. Each shop has a variety of set menus as well as kids' ramen, so this is a convenient place for people with children. It is close to Odawarajoshi Park, so consider stopping by while touring the city.

*Image is for illustration purposes.


5. Odawarajyoka Ramen Shukubamachi

These recommended ramen spots around Tokyo where you can taste a variety of ramen from around the country are perfect for comparison eating and for a foodie trip. Please try them out.

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

Share this article

Writer: aoshima

Follow WOW! JAPAN
Can't find it in a guidebook? Looking through this app will definitely make you want to go to Japan.
Sightseeing information to make you say "Wow!", updated every day!

Recommended Posts