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Discover Tokyo's Top 10 Must-Try Ramen Restaurants

Discover Tokyo's Top 10 Must-Try Ramen Restaurants

Ramen, the beloved Japanese noodle dish, has captured the hearts and taste buds of people worldwide. In Tokyo, the ramen scene is thriving, with a staggering number of new restaurants opening each year. To help you navigate this culinary paradise, we've compiled a list of the top 10 ramen restaurants in Tokyo that have earned acclaim both domestically and internationally.

 

ichiran ramen

  1. Ichiran  (一蘭)

    • Renowned for its Tonkotsu (pork-based broth) ramen, Ichiran stands as one of Tokyo's most popular ramen establishments. With numerous chain stores across the city, the Shibuya branches are especially frequented.

      Ippudo ramen Ippudo 一風堂)
  2. Ippudo (一風堂) 

    • Ippudo, originally established in 1985 in Fukuoka prefecture, is one of Tokyo's most appreciated Tonkotsu ramen restaurants. With over 10 chain stores in Tokyo and more throughout Japan, Ippudo offers two specialties: the regular Shiromaru and the spicy Akamaru.


      AFURI 阿夫利

  3. AFURI (阿夫利)

    • Tokyoites adore AFURI, a trendy ramen spot with eight locations in the city. They pride themselves on using high-quality ingredients, including meat, seafood, regional vegetables, and pure spring water from Mt. Afuri in Kanagawa Prefecture.


      Nagi すごい煮干ラーメン凪
  4. Nagi (すごい煮干ラーメン凪)

    • Nagi, a top-rated ramen restaurant in Tokyo, crafts its original soup from over 20 types of dried sardines. The Shibuya branch stays open late into the night, while the Shinjuku outlets operate 24/7. Don't miss the rich flavor of the dried sardines broth.


      Kyushu Jangara Ramen 九州じゃんがららあめん
  5. Kyushu Jangara Ramen (九州じゃんがららあめん)

    • A popular chain ramen restaurant in Tokyo, Kyushu Jangara Ramen specializes in Kyushu-originated Tonkotsu ramen. Savor the mild pork broth combined with various vegetables.


      Menya Musashi 麺屋武蔵

  6. Menya Musashi (麺屋武蔵)

    • Located in the ramen-rich district of Shinjuku, Menya Musashi boasts over 10 chain stores in the Tokyo metropolitan area. Their ramen features an ideally blended soup made from chicken, pork, and fish broth, generously topped with ingredients like pork belly and a half-boiled egg.

      Shinjuku Gyoen Ramen Ouka 新宿御苑らーめん桜花
  7. Shinjuku Gyoen Ramen Ouka (新宿御苑らーめん桜花)

    • Situated near the iconic Shinjuku Gyoen Park, Shinjuku Gyoen Ramen Ouka caters to both vegan and Muslim diners with its quality-friendly ramen. The broth is fish-based, mixed with vegetables.

      Ramen Yoroiya (与ろゐ屋)

  8. Ramen Yoroiya (与ろゐ屋)

    • If you're seeking traditional Tokyo-style Shoyu (soy sauce-based broth) ramen, Yoroiya in Asakusa is a must-visit. Their finest Shoyu ramen features a rich broth blended with chicken, pork, dried sardines, and more.

      Ginza Kagari (銀座 篝)
  9. Ginza Kagari (銀座 篝)

    • Ginza Kagari presents a unique ramen called "Tori Paitan Soba," featuring a creamy white soup made from chicken broth and topped with seasonal vegetables and chicken slices. It's a hidden gem in Ginza waiting to be discovered.

      Fuunji 風雲児
  10. Fuunji (風雲児)

    • For lovers of Tsukemen-style ramen, Fuunji is a must-visit. Their Tsukemen is served with thick noodles and an aromatic soup made from chicken and fish. It's a delightful experience for advanced ramen enthusiasts in the bustling town of Shinjuku.

When exploring Tokyo's vibrant ramen scene, these ten restaurants offer an array of flavors and styles that cater to diverse preferences. Whether you're in the mood for rich Tonkotsu broth, unique Tori Paitan Soba, or traditional Shoyu ramen, Tokyo has it all. Enjoy a bowl of ramen at any of these establishments, and savor the delectable nuances of Japanese cuisine.

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