The February 2011 issue of Shokuraku magazine lists not only the top ten new ramen shops in Tokyo, but also their selection of top ten ramen shops in the metropolis. As most of this information only appears in Japanese I hope by including it in this blog that more people can come to explore these popular ramen shops. This post includes numbers ten to six.
10. Ramen Kiraboshi ラーメン きら星
Musashino-shi, Sakai Minamimachi 3-11-13
11:30 – 15:00, 17:30 – 21:00 (or when supplies run out)
The broth here is “dorokei soup” or a rich and hearty tonkotsu (pork bones). The noodles are thick and curly.
9. Niboshi Iwashi Ramen En 煮干鰮らーめん 園
Hachioji-shi, Yokoyama-cho 21-21
11:00 – 13:30, 17:00 – about 19:30 (or until supplies last)
The broth is flavored with a lot of niboshi (dried sardines) for a seafood flavored stock. The egg based noodles are also popular for being very delicious.
8. Muteppou Tokyo Nakano Ten 無鉄砲 東京中野店
Nakano-ku, Egota 4-5-1
11:00 – 15:00, 18:00 – 23:00 (or until supplies last)
This is the first shop in Tokyo for the popular brand from Kansai (Osaka area). Muteppou is known for its rich tonkotsu (pork bones) stock. This is also on the list for top 10 new ramen shops in Tokyo.
7. Menya Shichisai 麺や 七彩
Nakano-ku, Saginomiya 3-1-12
11:30 – 16:00
18:00 – 24:00
closed third Tuesday of every month
The shoyu (soy sauce) ramen is known for having a good balance, the noodles, the soup, and the toppings make for a perfect bowl of ramen.
6. Ramen Hajime らあめん~Hajime~ 元
Itabashi-ku, Sakashita 2-16-11
11:30 – 14:30, 18:00 – 21:00 (or until supplies last) Tuesday – Friday
11:30 – 14:30 (or until supplies last) weekend and holidays
Come here for the shio (salt) ramen. The soup is a blend of chicken and seafood.
For the top ten best ramen restaurants in Tokyo 2/2:
2012 Best New Ingredients Ramen
For the top ten new ramen shops for 2011: