Our selection of five truly delicious ‘Japanese Ramen’ restaurants within walking distance of Shinjuku!

  • Various types of ramen is a Japanese specialty.
    I will introduce the truly delicious five shops chosen by the Japanese.
    ※Every ramen is Less than 1000 yen

    Menya Sho (Nishi Sinjuku)

    This place serves a version of the ever-popular ‘salt ramen’ which is lightly-flavored and easy to eat on the one hand, whilst the chicken soup in which it is serves also possesses a deep, rich flavor.
    The soup is so delicious you’ll find yourself drinking the bowl dry before you even notice you’re doing so!
    This is highly accomplished ramen which will have everyone – including already hardened ramen enthusiasts – hooked.

    Japanese notation:麺屋 翔

    Taketora (Kabukicho)

    It is so well-balanced that surely anyone can enjoy the taste and fall well and truly in love!
    You can upgrade to a large serving for free, and the restaurant is fitted out with stylish private rooms.

    Japanese notation:竹虎

    Orenomen harumichi (Shinjuku)

    This place pulls the flavor out of the ingredients so fantastically that there’s no risk of feeling like its the same seafood or pork you’ve eaten so many times before.
    The ‘char siu’ pork fillet is seasoned with black pepper and roasted, giving it a tender texture despite its comparative thickness. There’s no doubting that anyone can get hooked on this amazing flavor!

    Japanese notation:俺の麺 春道

    Men-ya kaijin(Shinjuku)

    This ‘arataki’ (coarsely simmered fish) ramen restaurant is very particular about its seasonal fish, and produces its dishes in response to the type of catch that comes in each day.
    The clear soup of the salt ramen would not be beaten even in the fresh fish mecca of Hokkaido.

    Japanese notation:麵屋海神


    This long-established and well-known restaurant has been in business for some 35 years, and the people who know it, know it well! The specialities are ‘Oro chon ramen’ and ‘Miso chon ramen’.
    Both are spicy ramen dishes, the difference between the two being that the first is soy-sauce based, whilst the second is miso based. We strongly recommend going for the miso version.
    The special feature of this soup is that it contains extract of Chinese soft-shelled turtle (!), which gives the soup a somewhat mellow flavor. You can choose the spice level according to your taste!

    Japanese notation:利しり


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