Ramen is one of the most popular dishes among foreign travelers. Among all the restaurants that continue to evolve, there are many restaurants offering huge ramen portions. Here are 5 of them to challenge.
1. Yaro Ramen Sohonten
If you want a filling ramen with plenty of char siu roasted pork and a heaping serving of vegetables, head to this restaurant in Centergai, just 2 minutes away from the Hachiko exit from Shibuya Station, and order the Buta Yaro Ramen (930 JPY (incl. tax)). The 4 huge slices of char siu and the fragrant grilled vegetables will addict you. If you're confident in your huge appetite, you can try the Mega Buta Yaro (1,000 JPY (incl. tax)), in which everything is even bigger and piled higher! This restaurant is also open 24 hours a day, so you can try it whenever you want.
2. Ramen Jiro Ikebukuro Higashiguchi Branch
Maybe you love huge ramen portions, but based on how you feel that day, you want to adjust the amount of toppings. If this is you, the idea restaurant is this one, where you can increase the vegetables and garlic for free. This restaurant was opened in connection with the famous Ramen Jiro main branch in Mita, so you know it'll be delicious. The fat noodles that look like udon match perfectly with the rich pork bone and soy sauce soup. For those of you who want to eat as much as you can, try the Buta Double (900 JPY (incl. tax)), which comes with 10 slices of char siu, and ask for "yasai mashi mashi, ninniku mashi mashi," which is a double serving of both vegetables and garlic. You'll be surprised by the amount of both that you get!
3. Ramen Kanda Branch
For those of you that love fatty, rich, thick soups but are worried about the health factors, check out this restaurant. If you order the free vegetable topping, your ramen will come with a surprising amount of boiled bean sprouts and cabbage. The rich soup and the refreshing vegetables are perfectly balanced! If you want lots of char siu and noodles as well, order the Omori Char Siu-iri (900 JPY (incl. tax)).
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4. Ramen Fujimaru Kamiya Branch
For those of you that want to eat plenty of noodles, this is the place for you. If you order the ramen sharing the restaurant's name, Fujimaru Ramen (850 JPY (incl. tax)), you can be fully satisfied with the voluminous, homemade noodles. The very fat noodles and the thick soup made with pork broth mix perfectly. This restaurant is easily accessible, just five minutes from Shimo Station on the Namboku Line, so even though it's a little ways away from the center of the city, it often has a line. If you want to eat more char siu, try the Kokusan Butamen (1,150 JPY (incl. tax)), which comes with 5 thick slices.
If you want to eat a large serving of ramen customized to your preference, this restaurant in Jinbocho, an area beloved by students with curiosity and an appetite, is some place you should check out. Of course, there's plenty of noodles, but you can easily customize your ramen (730 JPY (incl. tax)) to your heart's desire if you ask for "yasai mashi" (extra vegetables), shredded garlic, pork backfat, shredded ginger, karatama (a variety of peppers and spices), and more. Another recommendation is the Mazesoba (830 JPY (incl. tax)), a dish without soup.
If you like ramen but think that a regular serving isn't enough, these restaurants will definitely satisfy you. Please head over with an empty stomach!
*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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