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Ramen is the national dish of Japan.
There are more than 3000 Ramen restaurants in the streets of Tokyo, the capital of Japan.
As there is a fierce compeition among the restaurants in Ramen category, the quality is being quaranteed. However, we want to pick restaurants that are well enough to represent Japan, for all the overseas travellers.
This time, we are asking Ramen experts to list up the "best 50 Ramen restaurants in Tokyo'.
These restaurants specialise in soy sauce, miso, salt, pork bone and dipping noodles(tsukemen)...50 types of ramen noodles in different genres, you should be able to find your beloved one.
Before visiting Tokyo, the best ramen city in the world, you should take note of all of these!

1. Soba House Konjikihototogisu

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The master of shellfish soup, greatly respected by other Ramen restaurant owners.
Among all the sophisticated dishes, the one cannot be missed is the most popular "Shoyu soba"(850 yen).
Soup which uses plenty of clams, with boletus oil recipe that created by uncountable trial and errors, plus a homemade black truffle sauce, created a unique taste you can't find anywhere else.
From end of May 2017, the restaurant has moved to Shinjuku area which offer better accessibility, giving better chance for overseas tourists to give a try.

★Soba House Konjikihototogisu
Address: Shinjuku 2-4-1, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Access: 3 mins walk from Tokyo Marunouchi line "Shinjuku gyoen" station
Opening Hours: 11:30~15:00/18:30~22:00
Holiday: Thu, Fri

2. Yakumo

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Top class famous restaurant of the Ramen industry in Tokyo of more than 10 years.
Dish recommended by most ramen maniacs is "Shirodashi ramen (920 yen)" which is known by its clear soup.
The soup made by pig and chicken, plus an accent of fish, grants it an elegant and rich taste.
As the quality of toppings is also well-received, we recommend you to order "Chashu special dumplings noodle (1300yen)", with chashu, meat dumplings and shrimp dumplings added (3 each).

★Yakumo
Address: Higashiyama 3-6-15, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
Access: 3 mins from Tokyu Denen Toshi line "okejiri ohashi" station
Opening hours: 11:30~15:30/17:00~21:00
Holiday: Tue

3. Fuunji

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One of the most popular ramen and tsukemen restaurant in Shinjuku.
It is famous of its chicken white soup, which used 38 hours to make.
The premium taste and richness of the soup make it stands out from others, making it popular among female customers who do not eat ramen regularly.
"Special tsukemen (1000yen)" is a must-try, noodle at al dente is chewy and super delicious.

★Fuunji
Address: Yoyogi 2-14-3 B1F, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Access: 6 mins walk from JR "Shinjuku" station south exit
Opening hours: 11:00~15:00/17:00~21:00
Holiday: Sunday, Public holiday

4. Chukasoba Shibada

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On a prestigious paper related to the industry, it is being chosen as 2017 number 1 for soy sauce ramen in Tokyo.
While Niboshi soba is a popular dish, you should try the signature dish "Chuka soba (780 yen)" during your first time.
With the soup made by duck essence and clams, and uniquely blended soy sauce, the perfection makes nearly all the visitors to finish it without a drop left.

★Chuka soba Shibada
Address: Wakahacho 2-25-20, Chofu-shi, Tokyo
Access: 10 mins walk from Keio line "Sengawa" station
Opening hours: 11:00~15:00/17:30~20:30
Holiday: sunday monday

Niboshiiwashi Ramen En

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Popular ramen restaurant in Tokyo suburb.
Instagrammers come for its beautifully presented "Niboshi Ramen (780yen)".
Besides the outlook, the soup is surprisely deeply flavoured with dried sardine, even the ramen maniacs are impressed.
You can see the high technique of the chef by the well-balanced bitterness of dried sardines and the clear and premium taste.

★Niboshiiwashi Ramen En
Address: 21-21 Yokoyama-cho, Hachiouji-shi, Tokyo
Access: 8 mins walk from JR chuo line "hachiouji" station north exit
Opening hours: 11:00~15:00/17:00~23:00
Holiday: open everyday

6. Ichijouryu ganko ramen souhonke

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Trending restaurant among maniacs, for the super rich ramen.
Even the signature dish is called "Demon".
Doubling the ingredients (ex bone + seafood) with half the volume of water, creates super condensed soup and unexpected saltiness, making the ramen super rich.
There are people who give up after their first spoon, but you will be addicted once you love the taste...it is like selling your soul to a demon, as its name.
You can't find any ramen in other restaurant the world, just give it a try.

★Ichijouryu ganko ramen souhonke
Address: 4-1 Funa-machi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Access: 3 mins walk from Marunouchi line "Yotsuya sanchome" station
Opening hours: 10:00~14:00
Holiday: Fri, Sat, days when soup not done

Japanese Soba Noodles Tsuta

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First Japanese ramen restaurant that receives a Michelin star, a place that can represent Tokyo.
The combination of deluxe triple soup (4 types of chicken, clam, seafood) and truffle oil once shocked the world, and is still a popular dish on the menu.
With continuous improvements on soup, toppings and noodles, the impressive quality and creativity keeps this restaurant the top of the industry.

★Japanese soba noodles Tsuta
Address: 1-14-1 Sugamo, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Access: 2 mins walk from JR Yamanote line "Sugamo" station south exit
Opening hours: 11:00~16:00/18:00~21:00
Holiday: Wed

Madai Ramen Mengyo

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On a prestigious paper related to the industry, it is being chosen as the 2017 best newbie.
Judges praised its "long queues, newsworthiness, taste and noodles...everything is outstanding.".
Its signature dish is "Rich Madai Ramen (850 yen)".
The trending ramen is made by madai head carefully chosen by the owner who was a wholesaler of the famous Tsukiji fish market, with a unique soup blended by cauldron-made soup and chicken broth in 9:1 ratio.

★Madai Ramen Mengyo
Address: 2-8-8 Kotobashi, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Access: 6 mins walk from JR Soubu line "Kinshichou" station south exit
Opening hours: 11:00~21:00
Holiday: open everyday

9. Hayashi

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Among the large number of Ramen restaurant in Shibuya, it is the one with the highest reputation.
The light brown sticky soup is made by double ingredients-pock bone soup and seafood soup.
It seems to be very rich and salty, but actually gets a surprisingly light and fine taste.
The chewy ramen uses a thick and straight type of noodle.
The mix of sticky soup and noodle creates a delicious miracle.
Although the queueing time is really long during lunch time, it is still a must-go in Shibuya.

★Hayashi
Address: 1-14-9 Dougenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Access: 6 mins walk from JR Yamanote line "Shibuya" station south exit
Opening hours: 11:30~15:30
Holiday: Sunday

Menya Yahanabi Shinjuku branch

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This popular restaurant sells "Taiwan mazesoba" which is a new type of noodle that is now trending.
On top of the relatively hard thick noodle, raw egg, garlic, leek, spring onion, seaweed and spicy fried minced pork in soy sauce.
The recommended way to eat, is to mix everything together and finish it before it cools down.
After you finish the noodle, you can mix the leftovers with rice, try tasting it in a different way.

★Menya Yahanabi Shinjuku branch
Address: 2-8-16 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Acces: 4 mins walk from Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin line "Higashi Shinjuku" station elevator exit
Opening hours: 11:30~14:00/18:00~21:30
Holiday: Mon, 2nd and 4th Tue

11. Ramen Tenjinshita Daiki

A restaurant that has been at the top class of Tokyo ramen industry for 10 years. It moves to Akihabara area in 2017.
The signature dish is "Plain chicken soba (950 yen)".
Creamy soup that made by grinded chicken, mixing with thin noodles, chicken chashu, chicken mince and menma, together create the high quality product.
The rich soup is clear and sophisticated, just come along while you do your akihabara shopping.

★Ramen Tenjinshita Daiki
Address: 2-4-4-1 Taito, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Access: 11 mins walk from JR yamanote line "Okachimachi" station south exit
Opening hours: 11:00~14:30/17:30~21:30
Holiday: Sun

Kashiwagi

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The most trending restaurant which just opened at 2017.
The popular "Soy sauce ramen (680 yen)" and "Salt ramen (680 yen)" use a comparatively rare pork ingredients for the broth.
The broth uses chinese cooking method to capture the essence and adds clams and seaweeds which enhance the flavour.
When you visit the restaurant, experience how they use salt to bring out the freshness of clams and use soy sauce to bring up the flavour of pork.

★Kashiwagi
Address: 1-36-7 Higashi Nakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo
Access: 4 mins walk from JR Sobu line "Higashi Nakano" station east exit
Opening hours: 11:30~15:00/18:00~21:00 (only lunchtime on Sun & Mon)
Holiday: Tue

Motenashi Kuroki

The restaurant owner has experience on Japanese, Italian and French restaurants, giving this one a uniqueness on its menu.
The signature dish "Salt Soba (1000 yen)" contains a chicken based soup in golden colour, with extra ingredients such as tomatoes, onions and chicken in Cajun spice seasonings.
The owner loves to use ingredients which are at the best season - e.g. asparagus in spring, sweetfish in summer, matsutake mushroom in autumn and oyster in winter. The perfection of the final products is an art that beyond the ordinary ramen aspect.

★motenashi Kuroki
Address: 2-15 Kanda Izumi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Access: 7 mins walk from JR yamanote line "Akihabara" station west exit
Opening hours: 11:30~15:00/18:00~21:00 (lunchtime only on Wed)
Holiday: Sun

14. Tantantei

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Traditional ramen restaurant opened in 1977.
The owner has experience of managing other famous brands such as "Yakumo" and "Kaduya".
The signature dish is "Chashu mix Wanton noodle (1570 yen)".
The tasty soy sauce ramen uses soup that mixed with chicken and pork bone broth adding in seafood essence, topping up with fresh wanton and seasoned chashu.
The restaurant is located at Hamadayama, 10 mins by train from Shibuya.
You must visit this restaurant if you want to have a taste of a ramen legend.

★Tantantei
Address: 3-31-4 Hamadayama, Suginami-ku, Tokyo
Access: 1 min from Keio inokashira line "hamadayama" station
Opening hours: 11:00~20:30
Holiday: TBC

Hatsune

Traditional ramen restaurant opened in 1961.
Salt soup and large amount of vegetables build the signature dish "Tanmen (750 yen)", which attracts long queues to the restaurant.
Soup is made by boiling chicken ribs for hours, you couldn't imagine its richness from its clear color.
Just one sip of soup, you can enjoy the freshness of chicken and sweetness of vegetables.

★Hatsune
Address: 3-11-9 Nishiogiminami, Suginami-ku, Tokyo
Access: 1 min walk from JR chuo line "Nishiogikubo" station south exit
Opening hours: 11:00~17:00
Holiday: Sun, Mon, public holidays

16. MENSHO

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A ramen restaurant with the unique concept of "Farm to Bowl".
The signature dish is "freshly-made wheat dipping noodle (1000 yen)" which uses handmade noodles by the restaurant itself.
To fully enjoy the beauty of the noodle, it is recommended to dip it into natural sping water for the first try.
The soup is simply made by duck from Iwate prefecture and vegetables.
To bring out the special taste of the original noodle, sauce blended by salt from Okinawa, Tokyo and Ishikawa is being added.
You have to try this if you want a restaurant which specialized in noodles.

★MENSHO
Address: 1-17-16 Otowa, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Access: 2 mins walk from Tokyo metro Yurakucho line "Gokokuji" station exit 6
Opening hours: 11:00~15:00/17:00~21:00 (lunch only on Sun)
Holiday: Mon, Tue

17. Oshima

The restaurants claims to have Tokyo no.1's miso ramen.
Nearly 100&% of the customers order the signature dish "miso ramen (800 yen)".
The miso being used, has the same formula as the famous sapporo restaurant "sumire", where the owner did his training.
The miso is being burnt in a certain way and thoroughly kneaded, giving a unique tender taste.
When you sip the hot soup covered with oily surface, you can feel a layered taste of miso, garlic, chicken rib and pork bone.
Want even more? Try mixing white rice (150 yen) with the ramen.

★Oshima
Address: 6-7-13 Funabori, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo
Access: 8 mins walk from toei shinjuku line "funabori" station
Opening hours: 11:00~15:00/17:00~20:30
Holiday: Mon

18. Nakiryu

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The second restaurant which achieves michelin 1 star after Tsuta.
The most popular dish is "Tantan men (850 yen)" with chicken soup, plus sauce made by black vinegar, apple vinegar and oyster.
The owner has been well-trained in a high-end chinese restaurant, and has perfectly balanced the spiciness, sweetness and sourness of the cruisine.
To match the noodles with different soup, there is a noodle making machine to custom-made the noodles.
Remember to try "Special soy sauce ramen (1100 yen)" and "Special salt ramen (1150 yen)" when you pay a visit!

★Nakiryu
Address: 2-34-4 Minami oozuka, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Access: 6 mins walk from JR yamanote line "Oozuka" station south exit
Opening hours: 11:30~15:00/18:00~21:00 (lunch only on Sun)
Holiday: Tue

19. Asuka

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Opened 1968, it is a traditional ramen restaurant famous of its refreshing tantanmen.
The balance of sou sauce soup and rich sesame sauce made a perfection.
The slightly-fried pork bone stick, provide an unforgettable crispiness.
If you want to eat spicy noodles in Shibuya, this is the one.

★Asuka
Address: 2-11 Sakuraokamachi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Access: 2 mins walk from JR yamanote line "shibuya" station south exit
Opening hours: 11:00~21:30
Holiday: Sun

20. Ramen Sugimoto

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The owner is trained by the legendary Sano Minoru (owner of "China sobaya main branch").
The signature dish "Soy sauce ramen (750 yen)" has a soup that made by chicken ribs, pork bone, seafood and scented vegetables. It is a clear and refreshing soup, matching with a sauce that blended with 5 types of soy sauce.
The taste is spectucular with its special soy sauce and rich soup.

★Ramen Sugimoto
Address: 4-2-3 Saginomiya, Nakano-ku, Tokyo
Access: 1 min walk from Seibu shinjuku line "Saginomiya" station
Opening hours: 11:30~15:00/18:00~21:00 (lunch only on Mon)
Holiday: Tue

21.Due Italian

Owner who specialized in Italian cuisine creates a unique salt ramen that comes to the spotlight.
The signature dish "golden salt (880 yen)" salt ramen, contains golden soup made by chickens, seaweed and scallops. with Gorgonzola cheese.
Mixing the noodles with melted cheese, creates a feeling of carbonara.
After finishing the noodles, add in "sprouted brown rice (200 yen)" and mix them with the remaining soup like risotto.

★Due Italian
Address: 4-5-11 Kudanminami, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Access: 5 mins from JR sobu line "ichigaya" station
Opening hours: 11:00~16:00/17:00~22:00
Holiday: No

22. Chuka Soba Shinagawa

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Restaurant that has been elected as Michelin Bib Gourmand for 4 consecutive years.
The ramen base is a combination of soup made of Akida Hinai chicken and pork, and juice extracted from seaffod such as dried sardine and seaweed.
The dark soy sauce and sour smell may make you think the ramen is greasy, but it's actually very refreshing.
The recommendation is "Chuka Soba (800 yen)' with "special add-ons: 2 chashu, 1 seaweed, 1 boiled egg and menma (200 yen)".

★Chuka soba Shinagawa
Address: 4-19-14 Nishi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Access: 6 mins walk from Tokyo metro yurakucho line "kanamecho" station
Opening hours: 11:30~15:30/18:00~21:00
Holiday: Mon

23. Kiraku

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Ramen restaurant opened in 1952, which can represent the shibuya busy district.
The most popular dish is "moyashi soba (800 yen)', using soy sauce soup with chicken and pork cooking for 7 hours, and also add-ons such as fried onion, mung bean sprout, chashu and eggs.
Noodles are made into perfect shape and is boiled to a perfect period of time.
When you visit shibuya, remember to eat their soba with their "fried gyoza (500 yen)".

★Kiraku
Address: 2-17-6 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Access: 6 mins walk from JR yamanote line "Shibuya" hachiko exit
Opening hours: 11:30~20:30
Holiday: Wed

24. Ramenya Iidashouten

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Being chosen as the 2018 Tokyo top ramen by the industry magazine.
Within the high-quality dishes, "soy sauce ramen (850 yen)" is especially spectacular.
Selected chicken and water make a clear broth, then several soy sauce are blended in, creating a simple yet unforgettable taste.
If you love noodles, don't forget to try "Tsukemen (1000 yen)" as well.

★Ramenya Iidashouten
Address: 2-12-14 Doi, Yugawara-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa
Access: 12 mins walk from JR tokaido line "Yugawara" station
Opening hours: 11:00~15:00
Holiday: Mon

Ayu ramen Futakotamagawa branch

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The only "Ayu ramen" restaurant in Tokyo.
The restaurant produces special ramen that creates great impact.
The most popular dish is "ramen with whole ayu (1000 yen)".
Salt soup with extractions from ayu fish and chicken, with a whole ayu on top will make the unique dish.
Even if we drink the noodles, you will not feel any uncomfortable fishy smell.
Want an experience with the king of river, ayu? This is your choice.

★Ayu ramen Futakotamagawa branch
Address: 3-15-12 Tamagawa, Sedagaya-ku, Tokyo
Access: 6 mins walk from Tokyu Denentoshi line "futakotamagawa" station
Opening hours: 11:00~14:00/18:00~25:00
Holiday: No

26. Menichi Kiccho

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Traditional restaurant that famous of soy sauce ramen using hand-made noodles.
The owner recommends "chuka soba (670 yen)", with flatly compressed noodles and Hinai chicken, and perfectly smoked pink chashu, makes a good harmony.
The soup is quite light, yet the good flavour leaves for a long time. The ramen is finished in high quality, you will never have enough for this.

★Menichi Kiccho
Address: 5-6-6 Higashi Oi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Access: 5 mins walk from JR keihin tohoku line "Oimachi" station east exit
Opening hours: 11:30~14:30/17:30~20:30 (lunch only on Sun)
Holiday: Mon, Tue

27. Eifukuchou Taishoken

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Legendary restaurant that has maintain its popularity for 60 years.
Pouring hot soup into 280g of noodles in a hugh bowl of 24cm, is "chuka men (1130 yen)" famous performance that attracts most of the fans.
Curly noodles which strongly absorb the seafood-scented soy sauce soup, fits with the raw egg add-ons perfectly. You can try a different way of eating by dipping the ramen into a bowl of raw eggs as well.

★Eifukuchou Taishoken
Address: 3-5-3 Izumi, Suginami-ku, Tokyo
Access: 3 mins walk from keio inokashira line "Eifukuchou" station
Opening hours: 11:00~24:00
Holiday: TBC

28. Homemade Ramen Muginae

It's newly opened in 2016, but still most of the ramen fans know about it.
The signature dish "seasoned egg soy sauce ramen (900 yen)", has chicken based soup with bonito flakes, dried sardines and seaweeds.
Chashu made from chuck roll and brisket, noodles with a strong scent of wheat and chewy menmas...all the ingredients are of the highest standards.
When you visit the restaurant, remember to try its "homemade Sashimi rice (380 rice)" with your ramen.

★Homemade Ramen Muginae
Address: 6-11-10 Minami Ooi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Access: 7 mins walk from JR heikin tohoku line "Oomori" station north exit
Opening hours: 11:30~14:30/18:00~18:30 (lunch only on Sat and Sun)
Holiday: TBC

29. Homemade Chuka Soba Toshioka

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Restaurant that always has a long queue, located in Shinjuku suburb.
Using sauce extracted from pork bone and chicken ribs, to mix with large amount of dried sardine, this signature soup is super appealing to the ramen fans.
We recommend "Salt ramen (900 yen)", it is not only salty but also with several layers of richness.
Add-ons such as "raw eggs (50 yen)" and "seaweed (50 yen)" will enhance the flavour as well.

★Homemade Chuka Soba Toshioka
Address: 20 Bentenchou, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Access: 6 mins walk from Tokyo metro tozai line "Waseda" station exit 1
Opening hours: 11:00~14:00
Holiday: Sun

30. Koukaibou

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Popular among ramen restaurant owners.
The motto of the restaurant is to "create ramen that you can eat everyday".
Juice extracted from pork bone, chicken rib, vegetables and dried sardines, create a rich soup with natural salt seasonings.
Though it seems to be sticky, it is still popular among both men and women as it doesn't use oil during the whole cooking process.
The recommendation is "ramen (650 yen)" and "chashu (300 yen)".
Must have a try on the chashu that can melt in your mouth.

Koukaibou
Address: 2-13-10 Fukagawa, Koutou-ku, Tokyo
Access: 6 mins walk from Tokyo metro tozai line/ Toei oedo line "monzennakacho" station exit 6
Opening hours: 11:00~15:00/17:30~18:30 (lunch only on Sat)
Holiday: Wed, Sun

31. Sora no Iro NIPPON

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The talented young owner has training experience in the world's famous "ippudo" ramen restaurant.
It produces Japan first vegetable only ramen "Vegi soba (900 yen)".
The noodle uses paprikas as ingredient, soup is a vegetable broth made by cabbage and carrot, with add-ons like cabbage and basil... it’s a super healthy cuisine using tons of different vegetables.
As there are more and more overseas visitors, there is a new dish called "Vegan vegi soba", which does not use any animal ingredients. This special dish becomes famous not only among Japanese, but food lovers all over the world.

Sora no Iro NIPPON
Address: B1F Tokyo station Ichiban street, 1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Access: 1 min walk from yaeshu chuo concourse at JR Tokyo station
Opening hours: 10:30~23:00
Holidays: NO

32. Chuka Soba Takano

A ramen restaurant that has been opened and popular for 20 years, always got a long long waiting queue.
The signature dish "Chuka soba (700 yen)", uses broth that made from Hinai chicken and Ooyama chicken, along with the soup extracted from dried sardine, is providing a flavour that you don't want to miss a single drip.
Funori seaweed is the base of the chewy noodles, with the high quality chashu and menma, you can feel how sophisticated this restaurant of long history is.

★Chuka soba Takano
Address: 2-15-10 Nakanobi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Access: 1 min walk from Tokyu Ikegami line "Ebaranakanobi" station
Opening hours: 11:30~14:30
Holiday: Wed

33. Men Mitsuwi

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A new face that has just opened in 2016 but already received very good comments.
The signature dish "soy sauce ramen (750 yen)", uses a beautiful soy sauce broth which perfectly balanced the chicken and seafood, with curly noodles that can dip more of the soup.
"Homemade sauce pork rice (350 yen)" comes in a just fit size, as a combination with the well balanced ramen.

★Men Mitsuwi
Address: 2-10-4 Nishi Asakusa, Taito-ku,Tokyo
Access: 6 mins walk from Toei Asakusa line "Asakusa" station
Opening hours: 11:00~14:30/17:30~21:00 (lunch only on Sun)
Holiday: Mon, 4th Tue

34. Ramen Yamaguchi

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This ramen restaurant is being praised as having Tokyo’s top level soy sauce ramen!
The signature dish "chicken soba" uses 3 kinds of chicken as broth and 2 types of soy sauce.
The vivid soy sauce gives away different layers of flavour-first comes the sweetness of chicken, then the deliciousness and last the deep scent by the soy sauce.
Moreover, chicken oil will be added on top, to enhance the richness of the soup.
The recommendation is "special chicken soba (1130 yen)", with a combination of 3 pork chashu, 2 chicken chashu and 3 wanton dumplings.

★Ramen Yamaguchi
Address: 2-11-13 Nishi Waseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Access: 11 mins walk from JR yamanote line "takadanobaba" station
Opening hours: 11:30~21:00
Holiday: Mon

35. Menya Shichisai

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One of the ramen restaurants representing Tokyo, "shokudo Shichisai", has opened a subsidiary in Tokyo suburb.
Under the motto of "Ramen teaches people to enjoy noodles", the restaurant specializes in noodles.
The experts freshly make your ordered noodle in front of you, the freshly madesmoothness unforgettable.
The bitter soup of the popular dish, "Dried sardine ramen (820 yen)" creates something that you have never experienced, giving you a fascinating chemical reaction inside your mouth.

★Menya Shichisai
Address: 2-13-2 Hatchobori, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Access: 3 mins walk from JR Keiyo line/Tokyo metro hibiya line "Hatchobori" station
Opening hours: 11:00~15:30/17:30~22:30
Holiday: 3rd Tue

36. Chuka Soba Ranchu

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The creative dried sardine ramen gains its popularity from the hard core fans.
The broth of pork rib base and dried sardine, creates ramen with a mild flavour.
The recommendation is "Chuka soba (800 yen)".
The crispy thin noodles and smoky roasted chashu, makes a perfect combination with the premium soup.

★Chuka Soba Ranchu
Address: 2-13-13 Horinouchi, Suginami-ku, Tokyo
Access: 6 mins walk from Tokyo marunouchi line "Hounancho" station exit 1
Opening hours: 12:00~14:00/18:00~21:00 (lunch only on Sat)
Holiday: Sun, public holiday

37: Kitaootsuka Ramen

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The mongolian couple create unique soy sauce ramen that make the restaurant popular.
You must order "Super spicy chashu noodle (800 yen)" when you pay a visit.
Melting chashus fill up the bowl, with softly-sweetened soy sauce that have meat chucks dissolved inside, plus the minced meat seasoned with spicy oil, the trio is truly one of a kind.
Maybe the most weird ramen we have ever had, you will get addicted once you try it.

★Kitaootsuka Ramen
Address: 1-14-1 Kitaootsuka, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Access: 2 mins walk from JR yamanote line "Ootsuka" station north exit
Opening hours: 17:00~23:00
Holiday: Sun

38. Toybox

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One of the top restaurants along with "Ramen Yamaguchi", "Nariryu" and "Tsuta".
The signature dish "Soy sauce ramen (750 yen)" uses 5 types of chicken and plain water to make its soup.
The condensed soup blends with 7 kinds of soy sauce, produce impressive layers of deepness.
The easy-chewing noodles create a mild and warm flavour, together with the soup, let you enjoy the smoothness and chicken flavour to full.

★Toybox
Address: 1-1-3 Higashi Nippori, Aragawa-ku, Tokyo
Access: 2 mins walk from Tokyo metro Hibuya line "Minowa" station exit 3
Opening hours: 11:00~15:00/18:00~21:00 (lunch only on Sun)
Holiday: Mon

39. Mugi to Olive

The most famous restaurant after "Kagari", getting Michelin Bib Gourmand for 3 consecutive years since 2015.
The signature dish is "Clam soba (980 yen)", uses a whole day to deliver a super rich chicken-based soup, blends together with clam juice that gives out an authentic essence, matching the premium and sophisticated ramen.
If you want to try some elegant soy sauce ramen in Ginza area, give it a try.

★ Mugi to Olive
Address: 6-12-12 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Access: 5 mins walk from Tokyo metro Toei Asakusa line "Higashi Ginza" station exit A1
Opening hours: 11:30~22:00
Holiday: Sun

40. Ichigen Shinjuku branch

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Ramen restaurant in Tokyo which rarely uses shrimp as a main.
Everyday, a lot of shrimp heads will be put into a pot, to extract the fresh and delicious flavour into a condensed soup.
"Ajisai (780 yen)" is the recommended dish, which blends shrimp soup and pork bone soup together.
Pork bone enhance the richness of the soup, giving an even greater impact.

★Ichigen Shinjuku branch
Address: 7-8-2 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Access: 6 mins walk from JR "Shinjuku" station west exit
Opening hours: 11:00~23:00
Holiday: Wed

41. Menya Takeichi

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Ramen restaurant specializes in chicken broth, but different from what "Ginza Kagari" does.
To produce the rich soup, chicken meat, chicken bone and fat are being boiled till emulsed. Along with the customized soy sauce mix, creates the dish "Rich chicken bone soy sauce soba (780 yen)".
The reddish soup gives out chicken taste, soy sauce scent and richness.
This trending restaurant plans to expand its business to tourist spots such as Shibuya, Akihabara and Shinbashi.

★Menya Takeichi
Address: 3-6-13 Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Access: 4 mins from JR yamanote line "Shinbashi" station
Opening hours: 11:30~16:00/17:00~26:00 (till 18:00 on Sat)
Holiday: Sun

42. Shinpuku Saikan Azabujuban branch

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Tokyo branch of a famous Kyoto ramen restaurant.
The popular menu "Chuka soba (700 yen)" has soup that made from chicken ribs and pork bone, blending with customised soy sauce made in Kyoto.
The soy sauce is in surprisingly dark black color, but unexpectedly mild and easy to drink.
"Fried rice (500 yen)", also in black, is another popular dish among Tokyo citizens.

★Shinpuku Saikan Azabujuban branch
Address: 1-2-5 Azabujuban, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Access: 1 min walk from Tokyo metro oedo line "Azabujuban" station exit 5A
Opening hours: 11:00~23:00
Holiday: No

43. Menson RAGE

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It has been chosen by Michelin Bib Gourmand at the year it opened.
The most popular dish "special Shamo soba (1100 yen)", uses expensive ingredients such as brand Shamo chicken and Jinhua ham to make the juice. The broth with those juice has got a strong flavour and aftertaste, customers enjoy drinking every drips of it.
There is a special service, where you can receive one more set of noodles for 200 yen, being added into your remaining soup.

★Menson RAGE
Address: 3-37-22 Shoan, Suginami-ku, Tokyo
Access: 4 mins walk from JR Chuo line "Nishiogikubo" station south exit
Opening hours: 11:00~15:00/18:00~21:00 (lunch only on Sun)
Holiday: No

44. Zyurumen Ikeda

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Tsukemen (dipping noodles) restaurant that specializes on noodles.
The handmade noodles, matches with mix of chicken & vegetables soup and seafood juice.
Customers are recommended to add in lemon juice to finish the noodle in a refreshing way.
"Ajitama tsukemen (930 yen)" is the most popular dish.

★Zyurumen Ikeda
Address: 1-6-12 Meguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
Access: 5 mins walk from JR yamanote line "meguro" station west exit
Opening hours: 11:30~22:30
Holiday: No

45. Gansoumakarakei Tanmen Arakiya

Popular ramen restaurant as a subsidary of the popular spicy ramen restaurant group "Nakamoto".
If you love spicy food, you must try the most popular "super spicy vegetable noodle (900 yen)".
You can taste the richness of miso, freshness of vegetables and meat, and the spectacular spiciness of chilli spice.
If you want a sticky mild soup, remember to add-on "butter (60 yen)".

★Gansoumakarakei Tanmen Arakiya
Address: 7-63-1 Nishi Kamata, Oda-ku, Tokyo
Access: 5 mins walk from JR Keihin Tohoku line "Kamata" station west exit
Opening hours: 11:00~5:30/18:00~19:30
Holiday: every Tue, 2nd & 4th Mon

46. Mendokoro Honda

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Ramen restaurant opened by the "Prince of Ramen" when he was just 21 years old in 2008.
The signature dish "Handmade chuka soba (770 yen)" uses chicken, pork, pheasant, seafood and basket clams in soup, generating a rich flavour.
The handmade noodle is specially chewy , and the curliness helps bringing the soup into your mouth.
It's a bit far from the city center, but still you should have a try if you love ramen.

★Mendokoro Honda
Address: 1-22-6 Higashi Jujo, Kita-ku, Tokyo
Access: 5 mins walk from JR Keihin Tohoku line "Higashi Jujo" station south exit
Opening hours: 11:30~15:00/18:30~22:00 (lunch only on Mon & Thu)
Holiday: Wed

47. Gamushara

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A rare genre in Tokyo "ginger soy sauce".
Many people are interested in its uniqueness and high quality, even it has just opened.
The most popular menu is "Seabura Ginger soy sauce (790 yen)".
The soy sauce soup with mild sweetness, match perfectly with the accent of ginger...you will surely get addicted.

★Gamushara
Address: 5-29-7 Sendakaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Access: 4 mins walk from JR Yamanote line "Yoyogi" station east exit
Opening hours: 11:00~15:00/18:00~22:00
Holiday: No

48. Ginza Tsuta

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The restaurant that lightens up GInza.
People come for its "Chicken Broth SOBA (950 yen)".
The chicken broth is made by boiling grinded chicken for a long time with daily products, the super rich texture tastes like a premium potage.
For side dish, there are plenty of seasonal fruits, decorating the dish with vivid colours and giving different kinds of refreshing taste.
After you finish the noodle, you can add in "Rice (150 yen)" and "garlic butter (150 yen)" to make a risotto.

★Ginza Tsuta
Address: Echika fit Ginza, 4-1-2 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Access: 3 mins walk from Tokyo metro Ginza line "Ginza" station
Opening hours: 11:00~23:00
Holiday: No

49. Karashibi Miso Ramen Oninokanabou

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The special miso ramen gains popularity with the seasoning of chilli-pepper and japanese pepper.
The most popular dish is "Karashibi miso ramen (800 yen)".
The miso soup gains its richness, by cooking pork bone, chicken rib, vegetables and seasonings together for 10 hours.
The hotness from mixing 6 types of chilli spice, and stroke from slowly heated Japanese spice, makes a 100% addictive recipe that you cannot find anywhere else. (You can select from 5 levels of hotness and stroke)
You can add-on "coriander (150 yen)" to enhance the flavour as well.

★Karashibi Miso Ramen Oninokanabou
Address: 2-10-9 Kajicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Access: 3 mins walk from JR chuo line "Kanda" station
Opening hours: 11:00~21:30
Holiday: No

50.ajito ism

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Unique ramen made from italian ingredients and cooking methods.
The signature dish is the unique "pizza soba (800 yen)", which original tomato sauce based on seafood juice being poured on noodles, with cheese, salami, olive and cresson add-ons.
Take a bite, and you can enjoy the world full of tomato, cheese and herb, just like eating pizza!
It's a really weird ramen, where it is so fabulous that you can get a frozen version of this all over Japan.

★ajito ism
Address: 1-37-4 Ooi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Access: 6 mins from JR keihin tohoku line "ooimachi" station
Opening hours: 11:00~14:00/17:30~20:00
Holiday: Sat, Sun

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tanseaway

Looks like No. 19 has closed down

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Leo Saito

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Yes, because of the city's redevelopment efforts, it seems that the shop has been forced to evict. Apparently, it is going to reopen somewhere else, but there are no details about that yet.
There is a ramen shop called Gonoi in Jinbocho, which is run by a former apprentice, where diners can enjoy the same flavors as they did at Asuka.
https://tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1310/A131003/13225383/

almost 2 years ago

josephs

Very informative, thank you!

I would like to ask you which would you say is the best between En, Muginae, and Yamaguchi? And what do you recommend to order at these shops? I am new to ramen and not sure of the differences between each type of ramen or which are the best tasting (tonkotsu, shoyu etc.)

Thank you!

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Leo Saito

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Please try Yamaguchi's "Tokusei Tori Soba". I believe it's enjoyable for everyone, even if they are not very familiar with ramen.

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josephs

Thank you!

How do you recommend a non-japanese to order Tokusei Tori Soba there? They have English menu?

And can you choose toppings such as egg etc? I see in the photo you posted above for Yamaguchi it looks different to some other photos for this restaurant that I've seen elsewhere (in your photo the brown soup is separate from the noodles, and there are no eggs etc.) Thank you!

over 2 years ago

guest

Thanks Saito-san!

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Leo Saito

chief editor, TokyoTableTrip

Believe it or not, my love for ramen is just as strong as my love for sushi.
So today, I'd like to introduce all of you gourmands out there to 50 of the best places in Tokyo to grab a fantastic bowl of ramen.

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Thanks Saito san.
So in your opinion the best tsukemen is 風雲兒 over Michi or Menya Itto?

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Leo Saito

chief editor, TokyoTableTrip

Because this content is aimed at tourists I wanted to include a ramen shop in the downtown Shinjuku area in the ranking, and on this occasion I put down 風雲児 (Fuunji). If I was choosing the best tsukemen in Tokyo, then of course I think Itto and Michi would be strong candidates.

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Saito-san, would it be possible to include a rough queuing time for each ramen place? So that it's easier to plan the trip.

over 2 years ago
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Leo Saito

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It might take me a bit of time, but I'll try to do so.

over 2 years ago
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Hi Saito san,
Is it generally acceptable to bring 3 year old to a ramen shop?

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@guest My personal choice would be Tomita, in Matsudo if nothing could come between you and the best bowl of tsukemen.

almost 2 years ago