If you're a fan of ramen, you've no doubt heard of (and probably been to) Ichiran, one of the most popular and widespread Hakata-style ramen shops in the world. But did you know that a new Ichiran opened in Ginza, Tokyo in October of 2019 that serves "fancier" ramen dishes? We went to see if there's really any difference.
Nishiogi Tou is a newcomer to the ramen scene that was good enough to be added to the Michelin Guide after just a year of operation! The shop's ramen features handmade noodles, incredible soup, and sakura woodchip-smoked chashu that make it a standout bowl!
Also sometimes called Sapporo Ramen Zero, the joint is a popular one in Sapporo for some rich-tasting miso ramen and tsukemen with huge pieces of chashu.
Yokohama has some great ramen and is even the birthplace of iekei ramen which is now popular throughout the country. If you're in the city and looking for a good place to go for ramen, head to the newly opened 'Japan Food Hall' which hosts 5 different ramen shops in one building!
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!
Imagine a yokocho alley made up entirely of ramen restaurants. Sounds like a dream? Well, your dream can come true in Sapporo! The Sapporo Ramen Yokocho is a famous alley not just for its concentration delicious ramen but also for being the originator of the miso ramen! Here is more on this famous spot!
Tsuta was the first-ever ramen restaurant to earn a Michelin Star 5 years ago. However, the shop has packed up and moved to a new location in Yoyogi Uehara, and plans to start a new chapter with a new menu.