5 Popular Ramen Shops in Sugamo, Tokyo
Sugamo Station is best known as Harajuku for seniors. There is a street called Jizo-Dori, often nicknamed as the “Omotesando for grannies” or the “Grandmothers’ Harajuku”. Charentaise slippers and huge red panties are the trends there. Another thing that is famous in Sugamo is the delicious ramen!
Japanese Noodles Soba Tsuta | 蔦
Tsuta has its own ticketing system. Tickets are distributed outside the restaurant from 8 am (and often 7 am). Everyone in the group wanting to eat at Tsuya must be present to get a ticket and pay a refundable 1,000 yen deposit each. The colored ticket represents a seating time at which you can return to the restaurant to eat with tickets typically allocated for 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm or 4pm.
Their specialty dish is the soba with wontons in shoyu (soy sauce) broth with a price of 1,500 yen. Sounds a bit expensive but the truffle oil alone is definitely worth more than the price of the ramen!
Sengoku Jiman Ramen | 千石自慢らーめん
The restaurant is famous for mixed pork and chicken bones broth shio ramen (salt ramen) and soy-based pork broth moyashi ramen (bean sprout ramen) with the price of 680 yen and 770 yen respectively. The popular topping is chashu (roasted pork).
Ramen Bar Yakisoba Hit | ラーメン BAR やきそばー HIT
The best dishes here according to many people is the shoyu ramen (soy-based ramen) and the yakisoba (fried noodles) with prices of 600 yen and 700 yen respectively. Shochu (Japanese spirit) is available too.
Jubei | 十兵衛
Jubei is famous for Jubei ramen (house special) and mayu tonkotsu ramen (pork bone broth with sesame oil ramen) with the prices of 850 yen and 700 yen respectively. You might be lucky enough receive a complimentary small fried rice dish if you dine-in during lunch time.
Menya Imamura | 麺や いま村
The shop serves chicken broth ramen either shoyu-based or shio-based. Shio ramen is the recommendation here with a price of 800 yen. The noodles come with boiled mushroom oil and grated lemon and ginger that you can add into the soup for better taste. You can also add an ajitama (marinated egg) for only 100 yen.
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