Nishi-Shinjuku is an area that has many tall business buildings and the streets are always full of busy office workers. But actually, this area has many hidden ramen stores! This article will introduce the top 8 ramen store in the Nishi-Shinjuku area.
After a two minute walk from Nishi-Shinjuku station towards Shinjuku, you will find the ramen shop "Menya Katsumichi." This ramen shop opened in August 2016 and is popular for their tori baitan (chicken broth) ramen.
The picture above is "rich soysauce chicken broth soup ramen." (tori shoyu baitan soba)
The toppings include chicken chashu, egg, negi (green onions), and seaweed. The chicken chashu is made using a Chiba prefecture brand chicken called Kohaku-dori and the egg is also a special egg sent from Ibaraki prefecture.
The chicken broth and skipjack tuna-based soup has a very rich and creamy taste. The straight noodles blend well with the soup.
If you want to eat chicken broth soup ramen in Nishi-Shinjuku area, go to "Menya Katsumichi!"
東京都新宿区西新宿7-11-2 ASP西新宿ビル 1F ASP Nishi-Shinjuku Building 1F, 7-11-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Access: 2 minute walk from Nishi-Shinjuku station TEL:0359370992 Open from 11:00 - 02:00
2. Ramen With Super Clear See-Through Soup: "Menya Shou"
After a 5 minute walk from Nishi-Shinjuku station, the store is located in a quiet road on the inner side of Ome street.
Isn't it beautiful? You can see through the golden soup and see the thin ramen noodles. This is ramen with egg topping and is priced at ¥800. Toppings include chashu (pork), green onions, red pepper threads, mizuna (potherb mustard) and menma (bamboo shots).
This beautiful golden soup is made up of chicken broth, chicken, chicken, and bonjiri (pope's nose). The chef boiled these ingredients for long hours to make this tasty and flavorful soup.
東京都新宿区西新宿7-22-34 7-22-34 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Access: 5 minute walk from Nishi-Shinjuku station TEL: 03-3364-5787 Opening Hours For Lunch: 11:00~15:00 Opening Hours For Dinner: 18:00~23:00 on weekdays, 17:00~21:00 on weekends
3. Ramen With Dried Sardine Soup: "Sugoi Niboshi Ramen Nagi"
"Sugoi Niboshi Ramen Nagi", a famous ramen store that is also in Shinjuku and Shibuya, is located 2 minutes away from Nishi-Shinjuku station.
At "Nagi," you have to try their specialty menu, "niboshi ramen (dried sardine ramen)." The flat ramen noodles matches perfectly with the soup!
As one bowl of ramen consists of 60g of dried sardine, it has a very rich taste that you can only enjoy at "Nagi!"
東京都新宿区西新宿7-13-7 7-13-7 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Access: 2 min walk from Nishi-Shinjuku station TEL: 03-3365-0296 Open from 11:00~23:00, 11:00~21:00 on Sunday
4."Ippudo" And Mizutaki Restaurant "Hanami-dori" Collaboration Store: "Hakata Tori Soba Hanami-dori"
After a 3 minute walk from Nishi-Shinjuku station, you will find a building called Shinjuku Mutsi Building."Hakata Tori Soba Hanami-dori" is located on the basement floor of that building.
The popular ramen chain store "Ippudo" and the famous mizutaki(ingredients stewed with water) restaurant "Hanami-dori" has collaborated to make the menu, "mizutaki ramen."
The mizuna (potherb mustard), chicken, and tori dango (chicken balls) are stewed in water, and the ramen noodles are added to it.
Hakata Tori Soba Hanami-Dori Shinjuku Mitsui Building
東京都新宿区西新宿2-1-1 新宿三井ビル B1F Shinjuku Mitsui Building B1F, 2-1-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Access:3 minute walk from Nishi-Shinjuku station TEL:03-6911-1688 Open from 11:00～22:30
5. Rich Salt Ramen Store: "Furaikyo"
Walking 4 minutes from Nishi-SHinjuku station, you will find the ramen store "Furaikyo."
If it's your first time here, you should try their salt ramen!
Although salt ramen usually has a very light taste, this ramen store serves rich and thick salt based soup.
Furaikyo Shinjuku Store
東京都新宿区西新宿7-19-18セードル新宿ハイツ1F Seydle Shinjuku Haitsu 1F, 7-19-18 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Access: 4 min walk from Nishi-Shinjuku station TEL: 03-3368-3223 Open from 11:00~23:00
6. Ramen Bowls With A Satisfying Size: "Shouhei Ramen"
After a two minute walk from Nishi-Shinjuku station, you will find the store "Shohei Ramen." It is a popular store among many office workers during lunch time.
The ramen is popular for its cheap but voluminous ramen bowl. One bowl has 250g of ramen noodles, but is only ¥550.
The rich seafood base soup complement with the soft noodles. It is a good place to go to when you are starving during lunch!
Shohei Ramen Narukozaka
東京都新宿区西新宿6-10-2新宿オークタワー Shinjuku Oak Tower, 6-10-2 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Access: 2 minute walk from Nishi-Shinjuku TEL:03-3343-7034 Open from 11:00~22:30
7. A Tsukemen Shop Located In the Backstreets of Shinjuku Police Station: "Menkui Shintaro"
After walking 3 minutes from Nishi-Shinjuku station, you will find "Menkui Shintaro" in the backstreet of Shinjuku police station.
The picture above is "seafood tonkotsu tsukemen." You can choose toppings for free, which are seaweed, egg, menma (bamboo shots), and chashu (pork).
The ajitama (flavored egg) is very popular, as it matches well with the thick noodles and the rich seaweed soup!
東京都新宿区西新宿6-2-3新宿アイランドアネックス1F Shinjuku Island Annex 1F, 6-2-3 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Access: 3 minute walk from Nishi-Shinjuku TEL: 03-5321-9400 Open from 11:00~21:00 on weekdays, 11:00~16:00 on Saturdays
8. The Rich Taste Of Shrimp Is Addictive: "Ebi-Soba Ichigen"
"Ichgen" is a very famous ramen shop located in Sapporo, Hokkaido. But, they have another store located 5 minutes away from Nishi-Shinjuku station!
You can do a lot of customizing in this ramen shop. First you choose the soup base from miso, soy sauce or salt. Then, you can choose the level of richness. Lastly, you can choose the thickness of your ramen noodles.
The red agedama (tempura bits) has a rich shrimp flavor to it, and the crunchy texture is addicting.
For those of you who are eating here for the first time, order "sonomama ebimiso futomen." This means thick noodles with normal richness of miso-based soup.
Ebisoba Ichigen Shinjuku Store
東京都新宿区西新宿7丁目8-2福八ビル1F Fukuhachi Building 1F, 7-8-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Access: 5 minute walk from Nishi-Shinjuku TEL: 03-5937-4155 Open from 11:00~23:00
I hope you will find this article useful when visiting the Nishi-Shinjuku area or when you're craving some good ramen!