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Best Ramen in Tokyo

6 Restaurants
Recognized and loved by diners across the world, ramen needs no introduction. As a matter of fact, this delicious noodle dish is so popular that the Japan Aerospace Space Exploration Agency designed instant ramen noodles (chicken and soy sauce flavor) to be consumed in microgravity. Here, we introduce the continuously evolving ramen scene in Tokyo, which offers diners a wide variety of noodles, soups and toppings—all meticulously crafted by each restaurant chef’s diverse backgrounds and philosophies.

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Updated on 19 June 2024
Sasaki Seimenjo
4-26-10 Nishiogikita, Suginami-ku, 167-0042 Tokyo
¥ · Ramen

This ramen restaurant is in Nishi Ogikubo, an area packed with small antique shops and other shops offering a wide variety of miscellaneous items. The restaurant is also within walking distance of Tokyo Metropolitan Zenpukuji Park, which is full of nature and is perfect for enjoying a pleasant stroll after eating.

3-6-15 Higashiyama, Meguro-ku, 153-0043 Tokyo
¥ · Ramen

Located a short walk from Ikejiri-Ohashi Station. Ask for the special wanton noodles and you can enjoy both meat and shrimp. If you’re having trouble deciding between the black or white broth, you can buy a ticket for either one and ask for a mix. Don’t be afraid to get stuck in and order like a regular!

Chukasoba KOTETSU
2-39-13 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, 155-0031 Tokyo
¥ · Ramen

A ramen restaurant in Shimokitazawa, an area with a deeply rooted musical and theatrical subculture. Cooked for a shorter amount of time, the noticeably firm noodles offer a remarkable taste and texture up until your very last bite. And afterwards, you can enjoy countless hours exploring the old-fashioned shopping arcade and vintage shops.

1F, Shimbashi Ekimae Ichigokan, 2-20-15 Shimbashi, Minato-ku, 105-0004 Tokyo
¥ · Ramen

Weekday lunch-time crowds throng here due to its location in front of Shimbashi Station. The restaurant stays open into the evening, so try visiting after the afternoon lunch rush. In a building brimming with nostalgia, you can enjoy the atmosphere of old Japan along with your noodles.

Ramenya Toy Box
1-1-3 Higashinippori, Arakawa-ku, 116-0014 Tokyo
¥ · Ramen

Showcasing the restaurant owner’s prized shoyu ramen, this ramen restaurant is located near both a shopping arcade with an old-fashioned nostalgic feel and Minowabashi Station on the Toden Arakawa Line. Discover Tokyo’s hidden charms in a whole new way by riding the local streetcar tram.

there is ramen
3-10-16 Amanuma, Suginami-ku, 167-0032 Tokyo
¥ · Ramen

The distinctive pink swirl of the sign hanging outside ensures that you can’t miss this restaurant. We recommend ordering the char siu pork ramen and white rice. You can add the ramen’s char siu pork to the rice and create your own char siu pork rice bowl. Add sauce and mustard as you like. Include a stroll through Ogikubo’s three scenic gardens located nearby as part of your plans to fully experience the whole Ogikubo area.

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