The February 2011 issue of Shokuraku magazine lists not only the top ten new ramen shops in Tokyo, but also their 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 five to one.
5. Yakumo 八雲
Meguro-ku, Ohashi 1-7-2
11:30 – 15:30, 17:00 – 21:00 (or until supplies last)
The wantan men is packed with juicy won ton dumplings. The soy sauce used is a shiro shoyu or white soy sauce.
3. (tied for third) Ramen Tenjinshita Daiki らーめん天神下大喜
Bunkyo-ku, Yushima 3-47-2 Shiroki Bldg. 1F
11:30 – 15:00, 17:30 – 22:00 (until 21:00 on Saturday)
11:30 – 15:00 on holidays
The shio (salt) ramen is a clear yet rich broth.
3. (tied for third) Hototogisu 不如帰
Shibuya-ku, Hatagaya 2-47-12
call ahead for hours but basically 11:45 – 15:00, 18:00 – 21:30
Thursday 11:30 – 15:00 (or until supplies last)
The shoyu (soy sauce) ramen’s broth is made with pork, seafood, and hamaguri (clams).
2. Chuka Soba Tomita 中華蕎麦 とみ田
Chiba-ken, Matsudo-shi, Matsudo 1339
11:00 – 16:30 (or until supplies last)
This shop is known for its tsukemen (noodles dipped in a broth). The hearty noodles are dipped in a rich, thick soup that is made from tonkotsu (pork bones) and seafood.
1. Ramenya 69’N’Roll One ラァメン家69’N’Roll One
Kanagawa-kun, Sagamihara-shi, Kami Tsuruma Honcho 4-34-7, Machida Green Heights 102
11:00 – 15:30 (or until supplies last)
open daily (call ahead to confirm)
The soy sauce used here is aged and the cha shu is made with Iberico pork. It is a bit out of the way if coming from Tokyo so do call ahead to confirm that they are open.