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Ichiran, Shibuya

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Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
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1-22-7 Jinnan | Iwamoto Bldg. B1F, Shibuya 150-0041, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3463-3667
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great experience

When I arrived at this location, there was quite a long line. According to the posters, they have opened a second, much larger location nearby. However, I wanted to try the original location in my first trip to Tokyo. Luckily, the queue moved fairly quickly. Once inside, you order your noodles... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

When I arrived at this location, there was quite a long line. According to the posters, they have opened a second, much larger location nearby. However, I wanted to try the original location in my first trip to Tokyo. Luckily, the queue moved fairly quickly. Once inside, you order your noodles from a vending machine. Japanese language skills are not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Well, let me first start with the location of this restaurant. Ichiran ramen has many branches so be sure to check which branch is the closest to you. [ I tried the one in Harajuku ] Well for starters, you might be confuse on how the whole thing works but I'll explain to you in a simple way. When you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Ichiran provides a unique experience for its customers in comparison to other ramen stores in that eye contact with any staff member never happens. As you walk in you have to select your dish from the vending machine which provides a small ticket for later. Each customer is separated from each other by partitions on either side of them and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Best ramen hands down. The place was also interesting - you order and pay at a machine and you don't interact with a server at all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We had a brilliant meal here back in February and thoroughly enjoyed the Japanese experience. We are due back again in September and will be visiting again. The food was the best we had in Japan.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The food was awesome - super tasty. Ramen in Japan is leaps and bounds beyond the rest of the world and Ichiran is a top spot in Tokyo. The ordering and eating process is hilariously Japanese, as you order on a machine and sit in individual slurping stations. I loved it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Ichiran is highry rated on Tripadvisor so you should be warned: there will be queuing. We popped in at 18:00 on a saturday night and had to wait about 25 minutes. When we came out of the restaurant the line doubled. It's best to go in a small group. You're supposed to concentrate on the ramen. This is no place... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I am not a ramen afficionado, but we visited this restaurant in particular because of reviews so I can't speak to the intricacies of the ramen taste. But as for tips for those who do plan to go: The tea wasn't special, just drink the clean Tokyo water free. And I would recommend "strong" flavor of ramen when filling out... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

First of all, I didn't like the "anti-social" experience when I and my husband had dinner there. Additionally the queue was so long. The taste? You could find better ramen restaurant. Anyway, the mushrooms were tasteless.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Not usually a huge fan of ramen.. but this was TO DIE FOR. SOOO DELISH. Would definately be back. Not too hard to find... Def converted me to a ramen lover.. Affordable and great service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1-22-7 Jinnan | Iwamoto Bldg. B1F, Shibuya 150-0041, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Shibuya>  > Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
  • Neighborhood: Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3463-3667

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 8
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Noodle

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Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
There are countless opportunities to shop in the Shibuya and Harajuku districts, especially in shops that focus on Japan's "Kawaii" culture. The trendiest areas are around Shibuya’s Center district, Harajuku's Takeshita-dori and in Omotesando. If you need to recharge from all the shopping, you can easily refresh yourself in Meiji Jingu or Sasaki Park. In contrast, Ebisu has a more grown up ambiance of calm and cool. At the Museum of Yebisu Beer you can learn about the beer that was responsible for the town’s name, and enjoy dining at the popular noodle shops in the surrounding area.
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