Tsukemen (dipping ramen) is extremely popular these days! In Shinjuku, one of Tokyo's ramen hubs, we've found 10 of the very best shops that serve outstanding tsukemen and are presenting them here in this article. Enjoy!
Have you heard of back fat ramen (背脂ラーメン)? It's a type of ramen that features a rich broth enhanced by pork fat (cut from the pig's back, hence the name back fat). 'Hopuken,' the shop that first created back fat ramen 60 years ago is still open, meaning you can go and try the original for yourself!
Shinjuku is one of Tokyo's ramen hubs, with dozens of top-notch shops to choose from. Here are pictures of some of the very best bowls in the city to help narrow your search! Click on 'More Info' to see the map.
'Tateo Namikaze' is a ramen shop near Tokyo's Nishi Waseda Station that serves one of the heaviest bowls of ramen in the city, with a thick miso soup laced with pork fat and piled with chunks of deep-fried pork. You might regret it when you're finished, but it's definitely worth trying at least once!
'Tomita' is perhaps the most highly-regarded ramen shop in all of Japan, having been crowned Tokyo's best ramen shop by TRY (Tokyo Ramen of the Year) 4 times! The original location is in neighboring Chiba prefecture, but as of 2019, a new location was opened in the middle of Tokyo at Tokyo Station! If you're curious to try this legendary tsukemen, it's now easier than ever!
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:
Ginza's fanciest ramen can be found at re:Dine Ginza, one of the most interesting concept restaurants in Tokyo. It features 3 different meats, including amazing wagyu beef that melts in your mouth as you eat it. For those searching for outstanding ramen in Ginza, this is as luxurious as it gets!
For being such a hip and popular spot, many of Harajuku's restaurants close fairly early (when compared to somewhere like nearby Shibuya Station). Searching for a late-night bowl of ramen can be more of a challenge than you'd expect! We're here to help. This is a list of 5 ramen shops that are open late!
Did you know that ramen actually tastes better on a rainy day? The reason is that the amount of scum produced when cooking the soup is lower than on a fair-weather day. Why is this? Read on to find out
5 minutes away from Mitaka Station, west of Tokyo, is a restaurant called 'Tori Soba Yamamoto,' which serves a truly outstanding bowl of chicken ramen for just 2 hours a day during lunchtime. If you're a ramen fan, this place should definitely be added to your list!