Tokyo has over 6,000 ramen restaurants. These selected 21 joints constantly rank among the best. Here's the general shop info for each and the rating by our Japanese ramen experts.
Ginza is known for its chic boutiques and expensive restaurants. However, there are some ramen joints that are amazingly good, original, and not at Ginza-esque prices! You should definitely try these 10 selected restaurants!
If you're a ramen head, this is one bowl of luxurious ramen that you've got to add to your to-eat list. The umami-filled bowl is topped with juicy sous vide-cooked duck and chicken chashu, delicious menma, and a big slice of premium wagyu that slowly melts into the soup. Yum.
Masakichi is a Michelin-recognized yakitori restaurant in Tokyo that was featured in an episode of the Netflix show 'Ugly Delicious,' in which the host David Chang was brought to tears upon tasting the yakitori. If you're interested in seeing what all the fuss is about, here are the details:
Mugi to Olive is a popular ramen shop in Ginza, Tokyo which has received the Michelin's Prestigious Bib Gourmand Award for many years in a row. They serve a quality bowl of ramen made with great soup, noodles, and toppings. Here is the information and review to read before you visit!
Connected to Tokyo Station in the basement of the KITTE Marunouchi building is a ramen-lovers paradise; 5 famous and delicious ramen shops lining a hallway called 'Ramen Gekisenku,' which means 'Ramen Battleground' in Japanese! Looking for a phenomenal bowl of ramen near Tokyo Station? This is the place to go!
Mendokoro Inosho in Nerima, Tokyo, serves a unique kind of spicy ramen, that is not just hot but also deeply savoury and dangerously addictive. Find out why people wait in line to get their bowl.
'Kansui' is an ingredient that is absolutely essential to ramen noodles, as it gives the noodles their characteristic springiness and taste. However, there are some who worry about the safety of adding artificial additives to the noodles. For those who worry, there's a shop in Tokyo that makes completely natural and additive-free noodles which use 'natural kansui.'