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Ichiran, Shibuya

1-22-7 Jinnan | Iwamoto Bldg. B1F, Shibuya, Tokyo Prefecture 150-0041, Japan
+81 3-3463-3667
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Ranked #3 of 4,433 restaurants in Shibuya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $10
Cuisines: Noodle
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I love ramen and was intrigued by the reviews for Ichiran Shibuya. It was pretty easy to find with a map, I used the directions function on Tripadvisor, being that it is only a couple of minutes from the Shibuya crossing and the red sign outside was easy to spot. Ordering from the vending machine was fun and the "how... More

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Melbourne
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18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

One of those meals that will make you know you are in Japan! Order by vending machine, get seated in a cubicle and then have your meal delivered through a trap door! Delicious broth that can't be good for you and good not amazing ramen noodles. Probably better quality around but it's cheap, central location, good quality and fun way... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We went to Ichiran after reading the good reviews on Trip Advisor.. We waited in line for around 20 minutes which more than acceptable. The line does move very quick. Very satisfied, would recommend and will probably go back before we leave!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The place was a bit hard to find since their sign is on Japanese, make sure you have the address in Japanese. We went there for lunch and had to wait in line for a while (15-20 min), but it was definitely worth the wait. The noodles are really tasty, cooked to perfection according to your preference. You can choose... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

It was my first time to try Ramen at Ichiran even though it was introduced via a guide book :) Seems all the time people are waiting in line! I ordered extra Chashu and it was pretty yummy! As the restaurant is decorated like a library, it is good for the person who goes get some food alone I think.... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I had researched reviews on TA for good food and this place did not disappoint! When you find the sign, walk downstairs, there may be a line but it moves fast. When you walk in, there is a machine straight ahead, this is where you pay for your meal. Select how many bowls of ramen you would like (1 per... More

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I don't care how many fancy restaurants I try, my heart remains devoted to amazing soup. Ichiran has got my number -- rich (seriously rich) broth, noodles with body, tender meat, and a deep spoon. I swooned the second I tasted it. There aren't a jillion options here, just one type of meat (pork), but you can have multiple variations... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

If you only try one Ramen place make this the place. There are too many so-so shops selling a poor imitations. Take the time to read the choices of how you want soup prepared. The ice cream is also fantastic.

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Manila, Philippines
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

There are lots of ramen places in Tokyo.. and after tasting a number of them..it all falls into a blur..but you remember the good ones, & Ichiran is definitely one of the best. We've heard rave reviews about this place-- but falling in line for hours for a meal is not our idea of a good time. So we went... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

As others have said, it is a cool experience to order from the vending machine then to customize your broth. Best broth I've ever tasted! We even bought the to-go packets of broth, but obviously it tasted better in the restaurant. Only downside is that you can't go with a big party because it's meant for a quick bite. Can... More

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