Tokyo has over 6,000 ramen restaurants. These selected 20 joints constantly rank among the best. Here's the general shop info for each and the rating by our Japanese ramen experts.
The Hokkaido region is like the epicentre of ramen culture in Japan. There are more ramen restaurants in Hokkaido than you can shake a stick at, each with their own style, flavour, and unique touch. Here is the ultimate list of the 11 best ramen restaurants in Hokkaido.
Motenashi Kuroki is a unique ramen shop serving what they call 'shio soba.' Everything in the bowl, from the noodles, to the chashu, to the toppings is made in-house, which is surprisingly rare among ramen restaurants. This Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand ramen is not to be missed if you're in Tokyo!
For all spicy food lovers, you need to try this ramen from Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto, Tokyo! Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto serves super spicy ramen, which has been quite popular among ramen lovers. Let's see what they have on the menu and imagine how spicy they are.
'Ramen Purism' is a brand new ramen shop that opened on May 18th, 2019 in Osaka's Soemoncho. The shop is a collaboration between 'Sousaku Ramen style Hayashi,' and 'Jinrui Mina Menrui,' two very highly-rated Osaka ramen joints.
八玄八角'Hachigen Hakkaku' is a new shop that opened in April of 2019 in Ikebukuro. The restaurant's signature item is a Hiroshima specialty called 'shiru-nashi tantanmen,' which means 'soup-less tantan noodles.' The dish can be ordered at 6 different spiciness levels, the hottest of which is extreme!
There are so many kinds of ramen out there, and you've got questions: What's the difference between 'tonkotsu ramen' and 'shio tonkotsu ramen?' What is menma, anyway? What's the difference between ramen and chuka soba? All of these questions, and more, will be answered!
Located 7 minutes from Kinshicho Station in East Tokyo, 'Madai Ramen Mengyo' is a delicious ramen shop that won 'Best Newcomer Ramen' from TRY(Tokyo Ramen of the Year) in 2016. The Madai (sea bream) broth has an unbelievable condensed umami flavor that needs to be experienced!
We went to check out 'Menya Endo,' a ramen shop with special, thick noodles in Monzennakacho, Tokyo. The recommended item here is definitely the tsukemen. The super rich soup goes perfectly with the chewy, thick noodles. Check out our review below!
'Aux Gourmands' is a little French restaurant hidden away in Azabudai, Tokyo. The more traditional items such as the charcoal grilled wagyu steak and the truffle risotto are of course delicious, but the surprising dish this little shop is known for is actually a bowl of ramen!