Tokyo Station's Ramen Battleground: 'Ramen Gekisenku'
Connected to Tokyo Station in the basement of the KITTE Marunouchi building is a ramen-lovers paradise; 5 famous and delicious ramen shops lining a hallway called 'Ramen Gekisenku,' which means 'Ramen Battleground' in Japanese! Looking for a phenomenal bowl of ramen near Tokyo Station? This is the place to go!
The Ramen Battlefield: Ramen Gekisenku (ラーメン激戦区)
For a long time, 'Tokyo Ramen Street' near the Yaesu Exit of Tokyo Station was the go-to spot for ramen in the area. However, the opening of Ramen Gekisenku just might change that.
During peak times, there's a line outside all of these fantastic shops.
Top Recommendation: 'Tomita'
The most poular item is the tsukemen (dipping ramen), which is undeniably outstanding. However, the standard 'Chuka Soba,' shown above, is our recommendation. It's actually a recreation of the 'Chuka Soba' served at the legenday 'Taishoken,' where Tomita apprenticed back in the day. The bowl comes with green onions, naruto, menma, egg, and chashu as toppings, and is quite luxurious for just ¥900.
Only Available Here: Red Ramen from 'Chuka Soba Fukumi'
The shop's 'Crimson Niboshi Ramen' (¥1,000) is a special bowl that can only be enjoyed here in Ramen Gekisenku!
It looks spicy, but the coloring actually comes from beets, which add a beautiful depth to the delicious niboshi broth. You'll definitely feel like drinking all of the soup, leaving the bowl completely empty.
This ramen is only available until the soup runs out each day, so best to go at early lunchtime to make sure you can get some!
If you're looking for ramen at Tokyo Station, head to Ramen Gekisenku!
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