Foodie Shiori’s recommendation: Top 3 ramen shops in Tokyo

-Foodie and ramen enthusiast Shiori-

I am a ramen enthusiast who have eaten 300 ramen for three years in Tokyo

-No.3 SOBAHOUSE Konjiki Hototogisu-

Salt soba with seasoned egg ¥950 yen

Soup made from hard clams has a deep flavor.

I believe its unique flavor attracts many people.

My comments

At the moment when the soba was served, I smelled pleasant aroma of white truffle oil.

When I sipped its soup, umami of hard clam broth spread through my mouth.

Since the soup was mixed with three broths: hard clam, pork, and fish, it has a rich flavor.

I got a soft mouthfeel with its thin noodles.

I ate them up quickly.

Restaurant information

Name: SOBA HOUSE Konjikihototogisu(金色不如帰)
Address: 2-47-12 Hatagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Access: A four-minute walk from the north exit of Hatagaya Station on the Keiosinsen Line
Opening hours: 11:30-15:00 and18:30-22:00
Closed days: Thursdays and Fridays
Reservations are not available.
Credit cards not accepted.

-No.2 Mokotanmen Nakamoto-

Mokotanmen ¥770 yen

Spicy and delicious ramen with a rich flavor!

Its soup simmered with miso-based sauce that has been handed down from the predecessor has not only spiciness but also a rich flavor.

Special spicy mapo tofu on top goes perfectly well with the ramen.

You can try a Hokyoku (North Pole), the spiciest ramen, if you’re confident with spiciness!

Reason for its popularity

Soup combining broth taken out of umami of pork bones and vegetables with miso-based sauce that has learnt from the predecessor will give you an excellent delicious aftertaste.

My comments

Spiciness of red paper and umami of soup stimulated my appetite. I ate up the soup when I realized. This is a one-of-a-kind flavor that you cannot stop eating it once you have started!

Restaurant information

Mokotanmen Nakamoto
Address: Sansara Nishiikebukuro 2F, 3-26-6 Nishiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

Access: A three-minute walk from the west exit of Ikabukuro Station (JR, Seiibu, Tobu, and Tokyo Metro lines)
Opening hours: 11:00~24:00
Closed days: year-end and new year’s holidays
Reservations are not available.
Credit cards not accepted.

-No.1 Harukiya-

Soy-based Chinese-style soba ¥800 yen

Harukiya is a long-established ramen shop starting in 1969 and it is especially an old ramen shop in Ogikubo.

Japanese-style broth with dried sardine aroma that causes a tickle in your nose will go perfectly well with homemade wrinkled noodles.

Ingredients in the ramen such as Char-siu pork are simple but sophisticated.

Reason for its popularity

Everything in ramen, including noodles, soup, and ingredients, are homemade and prepared at the shop.

I believe that a bowl of traditional soup made with master chef’s technique attract a lot of people.

My comments

This is an original soy-based ramen that has been passed down from old times.

The ramen offers a simple flavor. That’s why I cannot stop eating it.

I can have this ramen even every day!

Restaurant information

Name: Harukiya
Address: 1-4-6 Kamiogi, Suginami-ku, Tokyo

Access: A three-minute walk from the north exit of Ogikubo Station on the JR Chuo Line
Opening hours: 11:00-21:00
Closed days: Tuesdays
Reservations are not available.
Credit cards not accepted.