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A Ramen Maniac Who’s Eaten at over 1000 Shops TOTALLY Recommends These Ramen Shops (Tokyo,Shinjuku Edition)

≪3Major City Ramen Project≫tanreisan, who is actively mainly on Instagram as a 'personalized ramen concierge', came up with a series to share his recommended ramen shops through various means. He introduces ramen according to the foreigner's hometown and preference. This time, we are featuring recommended ramen shops in the fiercely competitive Shinjuku Area.

Sugoiniboshiramen Nagi@Shinjuku, Tokyo

◆ Ordered Menu
Ajitama niboshi ramen 950 JPY

◆ Impressions・Comments
High-flying ramen shop "Nagi group" in the world. The owner received training at "Ichiran". Not only his business skills, but also his niboshi soup is amazing.
Balanced soup has a lot of flavors, sourness, bitterness, spicy taste, and sweetness. They are in perfect harmony. Thick & flat noodles are perfect bite, really go well with this soup. A lot of niboshies give this soup a huge impact, but this is Nagi's true value. Tonight, Nagi is open in Shinjuku Golden Gai.t

◆ Ingredients・combinations
niboshi(dried sardines)broth, niboshi flavor chili sauce, wheat flour, pork, dried baby sardines, ittanmen(extremely thick & flat noodle), green onion

Sugoiniboshiramen Nagi@Shinjuku, Tokyo

1-1-10-2F, Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

Ramen Housenka@NishiShinjuku, Tokyo

◆ Ordered Menu
Tokusei Ramen 1000 JPY

◆ Impressions・Comments
This is 3rd brand of "Suzuran ramen group", "Hayashida" is followed by this.
The soup has a wonderful golden eye snapper broth. It lives up to its reputation. Taste, flavor, and aftertaste are slightly different from red snapper broth. Whole wheat noodles have a nice bite, good flavors, and go well with this soup. Food presentation looks nice, flavor is very unique, I feel the serious approach from this ramen.

◆ Ingredients・combinations
golden eye snapper broth, whole wheat flour, pork, bamboo shoot, grilled golden eye snapper, seasoned boiled egg, purple onion, green onion

Ramen Housenka@NishiShinjuku, Tokyo

1-24-6, Kabukucho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

MENSHO SAN FRANCISCO@Shinjuku, Tokyo

◆ Ordered Menu
A5 kurogewagyu shoyu ramen 1,950 JPY

◆ Impressions・Comments
Reverse imported ramen shop from San Francisco.
This shop has been listed on the Michelin Bib Gourmand. Food presentation is amazing, the beef taste is really tender like it melts in my mouth. The soup is made from beef bones & dried bonito flakes broth with flavored oil, very unique taste. Thick & flat noodles mixed with quinoa are nice bite. Quinoa is rich in nutrition, so more popular with women & foreigners in the future. I was surprised that this ramen is over 5000 yen in San Francisco, but I feel owner's enthusiasm and innovation about ramen from the quality of this bowl. Anyway, Shono's ramen is good as always.

◆ Ingredients・combinations
beef bones & dried bonito flakes broth, flavored oil, quinoa, wheat flour, beef, bamboo shoot, yuzu, chervil, green onion

MENSHO SAN FRANCISCO@Shinjuku, Tokyo

Shinjuku Mylord 7F, 1-1-3, Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

Menya sho@Nishi-Shinjuku, Tokyo

◆ Ordered Menu
Tokusei Toripaitan ramen 990 JPY

◆ Impressions・Comments
This is the best ramen shop in Shinjuku.
The paitan soup is very creamy, balanced rich chicken broth as always. Aftertaste has a wonderful & long flavor, yuzu pepper, shiso make a good combination. Slightly thin straight noodles are silky & chewy, go well with this soup too. It was really delicious.

◆ Ingredients・combinations
chicken broth, wheat flour, pork, chicken, bamboo shoot, yuzu pepper, pink pepper, shiso

Menya sho@Nishi-Shinjuku, Tokyo

7-22-34, Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

Tsukemen Gonokamiseisakujo@Shinjuku-Sanchome, Tokyo

◆ Ordered Menu
Ebitsukemen ajitamairi 980 JPY

◆ Impressions・Comments
This is a sister shop of the famous ramen shop "Itsuki".
Rich shrimp sauce is like a bisque, this is by far the best balanced dip noodle I've ever eaten. Slightly thick noodles look delicious, have a great bite and very nice flavor. When I eat bamboo shoots of ​​the triangle, it reminds me of the ramen of "Watanabe@Takadanobaba".

◆ Ingredients・combinations
shellfish broth, wheat flour, pork, seasoned boiled egg, bamboo shoot, cabbage, seaweed, green onion

Tsukemen Gonokamiseisakujo@Shinjuku-Sanchome, Tokyo

5-33-16, Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

tanreisan

He has gone around eating at over 1000 ramen shops across the nation, and mainly shares information on ramen on social media. He analyze the taste of each store from the ingredients and combinations of all the ramen that he ate.
He works actively as a "personalized ramen concierge" everyday by responding to inquiries from overseas fans and recommending ramen shops that suit the locality and preferences of these fans.

Other Guide by tanreisan

*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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