7 Ramen to Eat in Ginza

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Ramen in Ginza

Source: Dave Hong

Tummy warming broth, springy handmade noodles and sumptuous, high quality toppings. These ingredients are the basics of an incredible ramen and a dish that must definitely be eaten when exploring the busy metropolis of Tokyo. Now listen, there’s a ton of outstanding ramen joins to visit, but these are our top picks for the seven must-eat ramen in Ginza.

1. Kagari

Kagari Tori-Paitan
Source: Kent Wang

If you were to ask any local in Ginza for the best ramen shop in town, we’re sure that many of them will tell you to make a bee-line for Kagari. The ramen at this spot is so unbelievably delicious that you should expect to line up before being seated inside. Slurp up a drop dead delicious bowl of their tori-paitan, delicate and chewy noodles in a wonderfully flavored chicken broth and topped with vegetables and chicken breast. That’s umami right there, folks.

Information

  • Name: Kagari
  • Address: 4-4-1, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
  • Price: ¥1000
  • Access: Walk 5 minutes from the Ginza Station
  • Opening hour: 11:00 – 15:30; 17:00 – 22:30 (until 21:00 on Saturdays)
  • Holiday: Closed on Sundays
  • Website: http://tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1301/A130101/13153231/

2. Menya Hyottoko

Have you ever experienced tasting something so good that you kind of just want to want that moment last forever? That’s what it’s like to eat Menya Hyottoko’s ramen. Their specialty, the Wafu ramen, features an intensely flavored broth made of chicken and fish bone along with wonderfully springy handmade ramen noodles. You seriously don’t want to miss out on it. Of course, if you’re looking for a lighter option, their Shio ramen, served with yuzu, is equally excellent.

Information

  • Name: Menya Hyottoko
  • Address: Tokyo Koutsu Kaisan B1F, 2-10-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda 100-0006
  • Phone: +81 3-3211-6002
  • Price: ¥999
  • Access: Walk from the JR Yurakucho Station
  • Opening hour: 11:00 – 14:30, 15:30 – 20:00 (Mon-Fri); 11:00 – 14:30, 15:30 – 19:00 (Sat)
  • Holiday: Closed on Sundays

3. Shinamen Hashigo

It’s really very easy to get addicted to the ramen at Shinamen Hashigo. After all, this place has been dishing up their famous Dan-dan men to hungry patrons since their humble beginnings in 1964. Shinamen Hashigo’s signature ramen comes in several levels of spiciness and pairs scrumptiously with their Sichuan mustard pickles and a juicy piece of fried pork chop. Just thinking about it is making us hungry.

Information

  • Name: Shinamen Hashigo
  • Address: 8-10-7 Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo
  • Phone: +81 3-3573-6986
  • Price: ¥1,000~¥1,999
  • Access: Walk from the Shimbashi Train Station
  • Opening hour: 11:00 – 21:00
  • Website: http://tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1301/A130103/13002649/

4. Oborozuki

A small stall-like restaurant with limited seating, seven counter seats to be exact, Oborozuki is a heavenly establishment that serves a mouthwatering array of tsukemen. For those of you who may not be familiar with it, tsukemen is essentially springy ramen noodles served with a heavy soup in a separate bowl for dipping. Locals rave about the Noukou Tsukemen which also comes with thick, delectable slices of chashu pork and fresh veg on the side. Ready, set, slurp!

Information

  • Name: Oborozuki
  • Address: 6-3-5 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
  • Price: ¥999
  • Opening hour: 11:30 – 15:30, 17:30 – 22:00 (Monday – Friday, Holidays); 11:30 – 15:30, 17:00 – 21:00 (Saturdays)
  • Holiday: Closed on Sundays

5. Do-Miso

Do-Miso Miso Ramen
Source: Guilhem Vellut

Do-Miso is situated at the end of a busy and fashionable shopping street in Ginza. Despite it’s trendy location, however, Do-Miso remains completely focused on the food and specializes in, you guessed it, Miso ramen. Locals and tourists alike have claimed that the Miso ramen at this shop is the best that they’ve ever tasted and we certainly can’t disagree.

Information

  • Name: Do-Miso
  • Address: 3 Chome-4-3, Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
  • Phone: +81 3-6904-3700
  • Opening hour: 11:00 – 21:00
  • Website: http://blog.livedoor.jp/do_miso#_=_

6. Gogyo

Gogyo Burnt Miso Ramen
Source: Jun Seita

Burnt and ramen aren’t typically two words that many people find appetizing when put in the same sentence, but at Gogyo, the Burnt Miso Ramen doesn’t just make mouths water, it’s the best selling bowl in the house. Other burnt ramen offerings at Gogyo include the Burnt Soy Sauce Ramen while set meals are available during the lunch time rush. Order up!

Information

  • Name: Gogyo
  • Address: 7F Ginza Velvia Kan, 2-4-6 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
  • Phone: +81 3-5524-0002
  • Opening hour: 11:30 – 15:30, 17:30 – 23:00 (Mondays – Wednesdays); Up to 02:00 (Thursdays – Saturdays); Up to 22:00 (Sundays)

7. Kyushu Jangara

Kyushu Jangara Ramen
Source: Guilhem Vellut

You know a ramen shop is top-notch when their dishes are featured on Japan Airlines’ in-flight menu, and this is one of the key indicators of why Kyushu Jangara is one of the most frequented one in Tokyo. A diverse array of ramen and tsukemen have many diners coming back time and time again, but the real winner of the bunch is the show-stopping Tonkotsu Ramen. Flavorful and delectable, a bowl of Kyushu Jangara’s best-selling ramen will definitely hit the spot.

Information

  • Name: Kyushu Jangara
  • Address: 6-12-17 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
  • Price: ¥700
  • Opening hour: 10:45 – 03:00 (Mondays – Fridays); 10:45 – 23:00 (Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays)

With such a mind-boggling range of flavors and options of ramen shops to choose from, we definitely recommend that foodies take an extended stay or make repeat visits to Ginza to get a taste of the best ramen that this locale has to offer. Your tongue, belly and soul will thank you for it.

Have a good trip and travel!

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