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Ramen

Come for the ramen, stay for the ramen. The hardest part about eating ramen is deciding what to eat. Shoyu, shio, miso, tonkotsu or tsukemen? Do you hit the streets and sniff out a good one or make a beeline for the Michelin stars? The answer, of course, is ALL OF THE ABOVE. Because you can never get enough ramen.

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Article by Daniel L. Jenwei

Ramen like you've never tasted before: Afuri Ramen

Ichiran Ramen or Ippudo Ramen are usually what comes to mind when people talk about “Ramen Shops in Japan”.  However, today I would like to introduce another on

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Ebisoba Ichigen

Ebisoba Ichigen specializes in umami-rich shrimp ramen.

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Ramen Village (Ramen Mura)

Ramen themed area with several famous shops to try.

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Sight in Tokyo

Kotobuki

Kotobuki is a ramen restaurant near Ikebukuro station specialising in lemon and chicken ramen.

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Sight in Aichi

Misen

Located in Nagoya, Misen specializes in Taiwan-style ramen.

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Yoshimuraya

Yoshimuraya is an Iekei-style ramen restaurant in Yokohama.

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Manriki

Located in Nishikasai, Manriki serves ramen and tsukemen inspired by spice and Indian flavors.​

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Gachi Aburasoba

Located in Akebonobashi, Gachi Aburasoba specializes in aburasoba, soupless, thick buckwheat noodles topped with a variety of ingredients.

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Gonokami Seisakujo

A new-wave ramen restaurant located near Shinjuku station, Gonokami Seisakujo specializes in shrimp-based dishes.

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Bassanova

Located in Shindaita, Bassanova is a ramen shop that serves unique ramen dishes.

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Gotsubo (Shinjuku)

Gotsubo has earned a reputation for deconstructing ramen; seasonal vegetables feature highly on its menu.

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Fu-Unji

Fu-Unji has earned accolades for its​ tsukemen, cold ramen noodles served with a rich broth for dipping.

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Motenashi Kuroki

Opened in 2011, this noodle shop is conveniently located close to Akiharabara Station. They are known for their Tokusei Shio soba, a type of ramen that is serve

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Konjiki Hototogisu Ha

Located in Hatagaya, Konjiki Hototogisu Ha serves beef and miso ramen.

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Ganko (Nishiwaseda)

Located in Takadanobaba, Ganko ​specializes in shio ramen, ramen noodles served in a clear broth flavored with salt.

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Tsunagi

Thick miso, homemade noodles and pork back fat are the key ingredients in Tsunagi's ramen.

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Oyaji

Oyaji's signature dish is Sapporo-style miso ramen.

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Matador Miso

Located in Kita-senju, Matador Miso focuses​ on miso-style ramen using beef as the main ingredient.

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Kururi

Located in Ichigaya, Kururi is a ramen shop that specializes in miso ramen.

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Miso Noodle Spot Kaku-A

Located near the Shinjuku Takashimaya department store, Kaku-a specializes in miso ramen. A variety of toppings and English menu are available.

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Kikanbo

Kikanbo is a ramen shop located in Kanda specializing in miso ramen.

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Hanamichi

Located in Nakano, Hanamichi specializes in miso ramen.

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Yamaguchi

Yamaguchi serves chicken-style ramen, its broth made from 100% chicken stock.

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Gamushara

Counter only, Gamushara has earned a reputation for its Niigata style shoyu-based ramen.​

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Toy Box

A more unusual menu item at Toy Box in Minowa is the aburasoba (dry noodles with no soup) made with chicken oil.

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Budoka Ryo

Flavorsome ramen in suburban Tokyo.

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Torisoba Soruto

Guilt-free ramen in the funky Shimokitazawa district.

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Saikoro

Saikoro specializes in shoyu ramen, noodles in a clear, brown broth flavored with soy sauce.

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Ippudo Ramen (Hakata Station)

Conveniently located branch of this world-famous ramen chain at "Fukuoka's gateway".

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Sabuchan

One of the longest-running ramen shops in Tokyo, Sabuchan is located in Jimbo-cho.

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Nagi (Golden-Gai Shinjuku)

The Shinjuku Golden Gai branch of the Nagi ramen chain was re-opened in 2008, back to its birthplace in the old-school bar district. Open 24 hours a day, this r

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Mugi to Olive

Mugi to Olive is a ramen shop located in Ginza specializing in shoyu ramen and mazesoba.

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Mutahiro

Located south of JR Kokubuni station on Tokyo's Chuo line, Mutahiro offers a regular, chicken and tsukemen (noodles and dipping sauce) ramen on its menu.

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Kokoroya

Kokoroya is a ramen shop located near Hatagaya Station. Their opening hours are rather irregular, so be sure to check them before your visit.

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Hulu-lu

Hulu-lu specializes in Hawaiian-themed ramen.

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Kabochan

Famous for its spicy miso ramen, Kabochan's secret ingredient is sansho pepper.

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Fukumen

In what may very well be Tokyo's first members' only restaurant (weekdays only, Saturdays open to the public), Fukumen Tomo specializes in shoyu style ramen.