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Menya Musashi

7-2-6 Nishishinjuku | K1 Bldg. 1F, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
+81 3-3363-4634
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Ranked #17 of 5,019 Restaurants in Shinjuku
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $9
Cuisines: Noodle
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I didn't know how much I loved ramen until I came to Japan, and experienced this place. Yes, it is hard to find, off the main street beside Tully's coffee, as someone else had said. The kicking ninja guy on the sign means you have the right place. Go in, and you're greeted with a vending machine to choose your... More

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Yorba Linda, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My husband eat's more ramen than Naruto (giant nerd) and he was ecstatic over his meal at Menya Musashi. Hand's down, this simple restaurant was one of the most memorable dinner's of our honeymoon. Great atmosphere: not too quiet so you never feel uncomfortable. Easy to order. Friendly chefs. Full of locals so you know it's legit!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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127 reviews 127 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

A small itzakaya with lots of regulars. You order your food in a machine next to the door (and if you look lost a member of the staff will come and help you). The ramen came in a large serving and was the best we had in three weeks of noodle-eating. Price is good and service is fast. Thick noodles,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This place is easily found by the red flags hanging over the door. It has a great vibe and is packed with Japanese locals- you'll often have to wait 5 mins or so to get a seat, but it's well worth the wait!! We ordered from the pictures which made it super easy- just make sure to have small coins... More

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Los Angeles, CA
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

Excellent excellent ramen shop. You order at a vending machine and then wait in line for a seat. The bar seats maybe about 15-20 people. But people didn't linger so we ate quickly. The vending machine had traditional pork ramen and dip ramen. Beer was available which you also buy at the machine. Word to the wise--nobody speaks English there.... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Yes, this is excellent Ramen. After taking the train all day from Hiroshima to Tokyo (Shinjuku), I decided to make the trip here to eat. It was worth it! There aren't very many seats, and the seating is in an "L" configuration around the kitchen. You buy your food tickets at a machine and give to your cook. Very quickly... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I can't say how delicious this place is - unpretentious, warm and friendly, and best of all, easy to find! Knowing how easy it is to get lost in Tokyo, and how difficult it is to find an address on the map, this was by far the most rewarding dinner it had in a long time. I read on a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Such good ramen, and really fun listening to the chefs shout to each other whilst cooking your dinner. One long counter with about 15 seats, you order at a vending machine and then your dinner is presented to you. Excellent value, 1000yen for a massive bowl of ramen with 2 kinds of amazing pork and one of those eggs, oh... More

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New York City, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

You know that feeling when you travel to a far away land, you look forward to immersing yourself in their culture, the natives...and you find an amazingly authentic looking restaurant….only to get an English speaking waiter and English menu? Well, lucky for you this ain’t one of those places!! The vibe of the place is true Japanese and I was... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I am obsessed with Japanese food. When my wife and I went to Japan, we made it a point to try as many different styles of Japanese cuisine as possible. Even for someone who lives in New York, the sheer number of restaurants in Tokyo is overwhelming so we asked our friends who live in Tokyo for a ramen recommendation.... More

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