Ramen Tokyo Travel Guides / November 25, 2016
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Ramen’s place in the foodie world has reached cult status, along the ranks of bacon, pizza and doughnuts.
The power of social media is partly credited, but serious props go to the comforting warmth of flavorful broth, al dente noodles, and all other ingredients incorporated into it.
It’s easy to find “good” instant ramen just about anywhere but there’s nothing like an authentic ramen experience in Tokyo – where ramen preparation is a sacred part of its culinary culture.
The broth is the base that glues all the elements together. For really flavorful ramen, Japanese cooks simmer their broth for 24-48 hours – and it’s always worth the wait.
Here are the best places to have ramen in Tokyo.
- FUUNJI | Shibuya
For ramen that will make you ignore the long queues
What to order: Tokusei Tsukemen, Special Dipping Noodle, Special Ramen
Price range: 750 to 1,000 Yen ($6.86 to $9.14)
When: 11:00 – 15:00; 17:00 – 21:00 Daily except Sundays
Where: 2-14-3 Yoyogi, Shibuya, Tokyo
- RAMEN JORO | Minato
For a slurping of Tokyo’s most popular ramen
What to order: Sho Ramen, Buta Double Dai Ramen, Buta-iri Sho Ramen
Price range: 600 to 850 Yen ($5.49 to $7.77)
When: 10:00 – 15:00 Daily except Sundays
Where: 2-16-4 Mita, Minato, Tokyo
- YAKUMO SARYO| Meguro
For the perfect sweets to complement your ramen
What to order: Bonita and Seaweed, Barracuda, Beef with Mushrooms
Price range: 220 to 800 Yen ($2.01 to $7.31)
When: 09:00 – 17:00 Daily except Sundays
Where: 3-4-7 Yakumo, Meguro, Tokyo