2011 Top Ten Best Ramen Restaurants in Tokyo 1/2

Ramen Kiraboshi

Ramen Kiraboshi

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

0422-30-0233

11:30 – 15:00, 17:30 – 21:00 (or when supplies run out)

closed Thursday

http://r.tabelog.com/tokyo/A1320/A132003/13009991/ (Japanese)

The broth here is “dorokei soup” or a rich and hearty tonkotsu (pork bones). The noodles are thick and curly.

Niboshi Iwashi Ramen En

Niboshi Iwashi Ramen En

9. Niboshi Iwashi Ramen En 煮干鰮らーめん 園

Hachioji-shi, Yokoyama-cho 21-21

No phone

11:00 – 13:30, 17:00 – about 19:30 (or until supplies last)

closed Wednesday

http://www7.atwiki.jp/8ramen/pages/400.html (Japanese)

http://r.tabelog.com/tokyo/A1329/A132904/13091258/ (Japanese)

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.

Muteppou Tokyo Nakano Ten

Muteppou Tokyo Nakano Ten

8. Muteppou Tokyo Nakano Ten 無鉄砲 東京中野店

Nakano-ku, Egota 4-5-1

03-5380-6886

11:00 – 15:00, 18:00 – 23:00 (or until supplies last)

closed Monday

http://www.muteppou.com/mainmenu.html#1 (Japanese)

http://r.tabelog.com/tokyo/A1321/A132104/13114507/ (Japanese)

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.

Menya Shichisai

Menya Shichisai

7. Menya Shichisai 麺や 七彩

Nakano-ku, Saginomiya 3-1-12

03-3330-9266

11:30 – 16:00

18:00 – 24:00

closed third Tuesday of every month

http://r.tabelog.com/tokyo/A1321/A132104/13040728/ (Japanese)

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.

Ramen Hajime

Ramen Hajime

6. Ramen Hajime らあめん~Hajime~ 元

Itabashi-ku, Sakashita 2-16-11

03-5392-9567

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

closed Monday

http://r.tabelog.com/tokyo/A1322/A132205/13090786/ (Japanese)

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:

http://foodsaketokyo.wordpress.com/2011/05/19/2011-top-ten-best-ramen-restaurants-in-tokyo-22/

 

2012 Best New Ingredients Ramen

http://foodsaketokyo.wordpress.com/tag/2012-best-ramen/

 

For the top ten new ramen shops for 2011:

http://foodsaketokyo.wordpress.com/2011/05/18/2011-top-ten-best-ramen-restaurants-in-tokyo-12-2/

http://foodsaketokyo.wordpress.com/2011/05/13/2011-top-ten-new-ramen-restaurants-in-tokyo-22/

 

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