We have put together some useful information on ramen noodles for you. This includes our most recommended ramen restaurants per area across different types, such as delicious and affordable ramen restaurants where you can eat for less than ¥500, popular restaurants that are normally queued out of the door, and unique high-class restaurants. If you would rather eat ramen at home, we also recommend trying out some instant ramen and cup ramen. They are easy to prepare at home, so they are also perfect as souvenirs!
Fundamental knowledge about Ramen you'll want to know about!
Ramen is one of the foods that anybody visiting Japan should have. Did you know that slurping ramen is actually the most delicious way to eat ramen? Here you will find some tips so that you can fully enjoy the delicious flavors of ramen.
Sapporo is a battleground of leading ramen shops. The ramen shops in this region are furiously competing against each other, pursuing the best possible taste every day. Even their soups are filled with a variety of ingredients like soy sauce, salt, miso, and pork bones. Here are five ramen restaurants in Sapporo that you simply have to try!
Japanese ramen is characterized for its different flavors depending on the region where it is prepared. Hokkaido is especially famous for its miso ramen, which features a warming miso-based soup! Let's have a look at a few famous ramen restaurants in Hokkaido.
In the ramen battleground that is Sapporo, there are many shops where you can eat not only ramen, but also tsukemen, a kind of ramen that is eaten by dipping the noodles in dipping sauce. Here are five of the famous tsukemen spots that are quite famous with locals. All of these restaurants have great reviews on Internet sites!
There are many restaurants in Tokyo which serve unique and tasty shoyu (soy sauce) ramen made with meat broth such as pork or chicken as well as seafood such as niboshi (small dried sardines) or katsuobushi (dried bonito flakes). Here are 5 tasty soy sauce ramen restaurants in Tokyo.
Kyushu is where tonkotsu (pork bone) ramen originated, but there are many restaurants in Tokyo as well where you can taste genuine tonkotsu ramen. Here are 5 tasty tonkotsu ramen restaurants in Tokyo you should consider.
Some famous ramen flavors are shoyu (soy sauce), miso and salt, but there is also tantanmen, a spicy flavor made with red pepper and Japanese pepper. Many Japanese tantanmen noodles are made based off Chinese dandanmian, but with an original twist in seasoning. Here are 5 delicious tantanmen restaurants in Tokyo that you should visit at least once.
Salt is one of the fundamental condiments in cooking. In ramen as well, shio (salt) soups are just as popular as soy sauce and miso ramen. There are many shio ramen restaurants in Tokyo that have gathered plenty of fans. Here are 5 shio ramen restaurants in Tokyo that you should consider visiting.
There is a growing number of “next-generation legendary shops” that are enjoying a steady rise in rating and reputation in Tokyo, an area that is packed with veteran ramen shops. Below are four shops where you can taste incredibly rich ramen that will keep you digging in with your chopsticks!
Tokyo is known as a fierce battleground for ramen, and it is full of budget-friendly shops where you can eat ramen for just a single coin (500 JPY). Here are five shockingly cheap but delicious ramen shops in Tokyo.
Tsukemen is a type of ramen that enables one to savor the flavors of both the noodles and soup. Tokyo is a battleground of tsukemen restaurants, and here are five unique restaurants that are often picked up by online media.
Japanese people love ramen. There are many shops searching for a new flavor through trial and error to bring about a unique taste. Here are 5 original ramen in Tokyo that are unique, delicious, and can't be eaten anywhere else.
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.
Shibuya is a neighborhood in Tokyo populated by young people. There are many kinds of ramen restaurants in Shibuya, so it's a flavor battleground. Here are 5 recommended ramen restaurants you should definitely try if you find yourself in Shibuya.
Roppongi is a place that is famous among foreigners. It is also home to a wide array of ramen shops, from those that are known for the particular flavor in their ramen up to those where you can drink alcohol with your bowl of noodles. Here are five recommended ramen shops that you must try when you get a chance to visit Roppongi.
Tokyo’s Akihabara district has become known worldwide as the holy ground for otaku (enthusiasts, often but not necessarily of anime, manga, video games, or idols). Thanks to the high volume of traffic, it has come to be famous for its numerous delicious ramen shops with food quality that is on par with those found in Shinjuku and Shibuya. Here are five of the most recommended ramen shops that you should check out when you visit Akihabara.
JR Ueno Station is called Tokyo's northern entrance, and it's often used to take rail trips to northern Japan. Around that station are plenty of delicious ramen restaurants. Here are 5 to consider when you're in the area.
Shinjuku, where thousands of people come and go to every day, is also a place where ramen restaurants fiercely compete over whose ramen tastes better. There are many restaurants that serve different kinds of ramen representative of different regions in Japan. Here are 4 such ramen restaurants that you can find in Shinjuku.
This is a ratero series modeled on meshitero, the activity of posting mouthwatering images of food (meshi) at times people are most likely to be hungry. In this ratero series, we introduce ramen for each day of the week! This time, the second in the series, it is shio (salt) ramen. There is quite a variety in the look and taste of shio ramen depending on who makes it. We will introduce some beautiful bowls offered by various ramen shops.
Shinjuku is a place where many people come and go day and night thanks to its excellent accessibility, what with the JR, subway, and many other train lines passing through this area. This article will showcase three handpicked shops serving superb ramen in an area that is within a 10-minute walk from the train station in Shinjuku! Offering different kinds of ramen – from ramen with thick and creamy white chicken broth made by a shop famous for mizutaki (chicken and vegetables boiled in water, and then eaten with dipping sauce), up to the plain shoyu (soy sauce) ramen that uses specialty light chicken stock and robust back fat – these shops are frequented by people working in Shinjuku, and are definitely a must-try for ramen fans.
Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum is a popular food-themed amusement park where all the famous ramen shops converge. The trouble is that there are so many shops it's hard to decide where to eat... Here are five recommendations to help you decide!
Around the Chubu region's largest railway terminal, Nagoya Station, there are many great ramen shops that serve food just as good as Nagoyameshi (Nagoya regional dishes). Here are five popular restaurants suitable for everyone from the trend conscious to the ramen connoisseur.
We introduce popular ramen shops in Nagoya, where you can have Awakei Ramen (frothy ramen) with a frothy top layer of soup that can be eaten together with the noodles to achieve mildness even with rich soups.
When it comes to Kyoto, most people tend to think about traditional Japanese food, but the city is actually a highly competitive marketplace for ramen restaurants. Here is a selection of some of the most popular restaurants - make sure you give them a try!
Ramen Koji is the name of a restaurant area on the 10th floor of the Kyoto Station Building. This is a place where all the famous ramen shops of Japan are gathered, and so is heaven for ramen fans. Here are some recommendations among all of the many wonderful options.
(Kyoto cuisine) might bring strong images of traditional dishes like yudofu (boiled tofu) and obanzai (Kyoto-style side dishes). However, it is also well known for its many delicious tsukemen restaurants. Here 5 popular tsukemen restaurants to check out when visiting Kyoto.
The area surrounding Osaka Station and Umeda Station is one of the fiercest battlegrounds of ramen in the Kansai region. It is dotted with many shops that take pride in their ramen concoctions, from the rich to the light. Here are five famous ramen shops in the area that serve simple and light ramen dishes.
The noodles and soup of tsukemen are served separately and eaten by dipping the noodles in the steaming hot soup. With ramen, you savor the balance between the noodles and soup, but with tsukemen, you enjoy their flavors separately. Here are some popular tsukemen restaurants in Osaka.
The old capital, Nara, has a lot of famous traditional foods such as chagayu and kakinoha sushi, but in actual fact there are also many restaurants around that serve really delicious ramen. Here are 5 such ramen restaurants that are so delicious they could give traditional Nara dishes a good run for their money.
Toyotsune, Kuroboshi, Good, and Ma-chin are ramen bloggers who are always checking out new ramen shops. The "Group of Four New Ramen Shop Hunters" have hand-picked ramen shops that they strongly recommend for 2018. Below are five shops that serve paitan ramen! ＜The information is from Ramen Walker Kansai 2018 (issued on October 6, 2017)＞
Kyushu is the home of ramen, and in Fukuoka, there are many ramen shops where you can pay with a 500-yen coin and change back. There are even super-cheap ramen that are less than 300 JPY!! Here are five recommendations for those who want to enjoy a good bowl of ramen at reasonable prices!
The Ramen Walker Grand Prix is a ranking of delicious ramen shops that is carried out by the ramen information magazine, Ramen Walker (KADOKAWA). Targeting shops that have remained open until December 31, 2016, the ranking process divides them into three divisions: Fukuoka Overall, Kyushu 6 Prefectures Overall, and New Shops in Fukuoka. After tallying the votes of readers and ramen connoisseurs, the most delicious shop in all of Japan is chosen and presented to the world! With that, here are the three best ramen shops in Fukuoka. ＜※This information is from Ramen Walker Kyushu 2018 (issued October 6, 2017)＞
Ramen is not only a representative dish of the food culture of Japan, but it has also become a boom all over the world. Many different restaurants use their distinctive flavors to compete ruthlessly. Here you will find 10 recommended restaurants to have ramen in Japan, its home country.
Tsukemen is a type of noodle dish in Japan where the noodles are dipped into a sauce served in a separate bowl. There are many ways of eating it, such as dipping steaming hot noodles in cold sauce or dipping cold noodles in warm sauce.
Local ramen have evolved to reflect the tastes of residents in various regions around the country. Here are eight local ramen including some that are famous nationwide and some that are a well-kept secret! If you are a ramen lover, be sure to go out and try them.
Kanazawa, where many historical buildings and the elegance still remain, is called Little Kyoto in Hokuriku. It is a town where you can experience the food culture fostered by the rich natural environment, while various traditions live on to this day. Here are 5 restaurants that serve delicious ramen, a dish that has evolved uniquely in Kanazawa.
It isn’t well-known on a national level, but Niigata is a major ramen powerhouse that hardcore ramen fans often go visit. Here are 5 types of ramen that are considered the big 5 in Niigata, as well as some recommended restaurants for each type!
Hiroshima is a city with great ramen that originated menus such as Hiroshima ramen and shirunashi tantanmen (soupless dan dan noodles). Here are five select restaurants in Hiroshima where you can have local ramen.
Instant ramen was born in Japan in 1971. Today, it is eaten all over the world and continues to evolve. It can be bought at supermarkets and convenience stores for the reasonable price of 100 to 200 JPY, which makes it a perfect souvenir. Here you will find a selection of 4 instant ramen varieties that we recommend.
When you visit Japan, one of the fun things to do is to go shopping at supermarkets and convenience stores to make you feel the slight difference in culture. Here are five instant ramen in pouches that are available in supermarkets and convenience stores which will make perfect souvenirs from your trip to Japan.
Chikaranomoto Holdings Company has added Karaka Men (tonkotsu pork bone ramen with special spicy miso flavors) to the lineup of products under its popular Omiyage Ramen (souvenir ramen noodles) series that is available in some Ippudo shops in Japan, Ippudo’s online store, at the airports in Kyushu and major retail stores, among other spots. Further, the complete packaging and the directions on how to prepare the ramen have been modified.
Hokkaido is the birthplace of ramen in Japan. Shops here compete over the taste of their ramen, but they also offer a wide array of ramen for souvenir or present that you can take home with you! Here are five ramen you can buy in Hokkaido that will let you taste the flavors distinct to the famous shops in the region at the comfort of your own home.