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Ichiran Shinjuku Central Higashiguchi

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3-34-11 Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3225-5518
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A genuine Tokyo experience

This is part of a small chain of Ramen restaurants. Although it was filled with primarily japanese people, it is very foreigner friendly as you order by buying tickets from a vending machine (which you later give to your chef), and the menu options are fairly limited. Once you buy your tickets, you... read more

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

This is part of a small chain of Ramen restaurants. Although it was filled with primarily japanese people, it is very foreigner friendly as you order by buying tickets from a vending machine (which you later give to your chef), and the menu options are fairly limited. Once you buy your tickets, you then fill out a ramen customisation form... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The brand has so many shops around Japan, but I only tried this one and I only tried once. I wasn't expecting much, but the noodle was just in perfect texture and the soup tasted so nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Best ramen we've eaten. Ramen will never be same coming back to Brisbane =( We saw how busy their restaurants were everywhere, and wondered

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

One of the best point of this ramen shop is that it is open 24 hours and you can have it for breakfast, lunch or dinner or supper whenever your ramen craving strikes!!! It is also good that you can choose your own soup base(light, medium or strong) and also your spiciness level and how you want your meat to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We're introduced this by my husband's relative. First, we visited Shibuya branch. It was quite narrow and at 2013, the paper presented to us to select our preference was only in Japanese. It's difficult to navigate pram because there was no lift to the restaurant. It's located at the basement. Then we found Shinjuku branch. It is spacious, there is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We stopped off for some breakfast ramen after reading many good reviews about Ichiran, and the overall experience was very positive. Start be walking down the stairs and you'll be greeted by vending machines (with photos and prices), here you pay your money and order your food. Grab your ticket and walk into the seated area, make sure to press... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Read good reviews about this ramen place thats why we look for it on our first night in Japan. There was a queue from outside and took us about 30mins before we got in. Once inside you will choose your ramen on the vending machine then the attendant will give you a piece of paper where you can decide on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We've been to Ichiran in both Kyoto and Tokyo and the experience is (obviously) identical. The tonkotsu style ramen is my favorite and I truly love this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is where I had one of the best ramen. Expect to queue during mealtimes and it is pretty popular among the Japanese. After buying your meal coupon from the machine, you will be given a chit of paper to indicate how you want your ramen to be done (thickness of the soup, texture of the noodle, etc.) Then you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

After almost an hour queue time, the ramen served didn't worth the wait time. The pork is too thin and too few, soup is just average. The only good feature is it opens 24/7. I won't recommend this one if you are a ramen lover.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3-34-11 Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Shinjuku>  > Shinjuku
  • Neighborhood: Shinjuku
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3225-5518

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Noodle

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Shinjuku
Shinjuku is the commuting capital of Tokyo, and contains the busiest train station in the world. To the west, there's an office district with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office at its center. To the east, there’s a district with long-established department stores, cinemas and theaters. Shinjuku Gyoen is a park originally built as the garden for the Imperial Household. It is quite famous as a venue for cherry-blossom viewing in March and April. In Shinjuku, many restaurants operate all night, and districts such as Omoide Yokocho (Memory Lane) or Shinjuku Golden Machi have back streets filled with tiny restaurants and bars that reflect each owner’s unique taste and style.
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