If you are a meat or especially a gyoza lover, you need to try the "Jumbo Gyoza" at Kailaku in Ikebukuro, Tokyo! Gyoza is a small dumpling filled with pork, but at the old-established Chinese restaurant Kailaku, you can try big ones. You can't miss this heavenly gyoza experience!
There are thousands of ramen shops in Tokyo and each of them has their own specialty. Out of them, Gantetsu serves unique ramen which consists of tuna broth based soup, which is popular and worth trying!
Kitakata Ramen Bannai is a chain ramen shop which has many branches throughout the country, mainly in Tokyo. You must try their famous ramen, which is a ramen literally covered in slices of roast pork!
If you're looking for delicious ramen, but want something a little bit special, Shinbu Sakiya in Shibuya has you covered! This place is a bit of a gem on Dogenzaka. I like to think of them as a delicious ramen joint with a good cause, as they support a Cambodia NGO supporting children in need. If that's not enough of a reason to head here, the ramen here is also next level!
There is a must-try ramen shop in Nakano, Tokyo, especially if you are a spicy food lover. It is called "Tantanmen Hoozuki" which serves amazing, unique tantanmen (a kind of spicy ramen). Here is a review of their specialty menu "tantanmen"!
Mugi to Olive is a popular ramen shop in Ginza, Tokyo which has received the Michelin's Prestigious Bib Gourmand Award for three years. 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!
"Bum Bun BLau Cafe with BeeHive" is a popular ramen shop in Hatanodai, Tokyo. It has been awarded by the Michelin Guide for 3 years since 2015. Here is a review of their specialty menu "White truffle shio ramen" and also Japanese dessert "Kakigori"!
Shinpuku Saikan is a famous and long-established ramen shop that originated in Kyoto. There is a branch in Azabu Juban, Tokyo, where you can try their special ramen with the black soup!
If you've never heard of Tsuta, you owe yourself five minutes to find out now. Having gained the first ever Michelin star to the ramen world, Chef and owner, Yuki Onishi, has taken Japanese soba noodles to the next level, nay "enlightenment." Eat before you read this 'cos it will make you hungry!
Menya Kaijin is outstanding for the quality of its seafood broth ramen. The joint is extremely popular among ramen lovers and even among those who usually don't like ramen that much! Find out more about this self-proclaimed "god of the sea" kind of ramen.