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“Ramen boy” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ichiran, Shibuya

Ichiran, Shibuya
1-22-7 Jinnan | Iwamoto Bldg. B1F, Shibuya 150-0041, Tokyo Prefecture (Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu)
+81 3-3463-3667
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Ranked #4 of 4,914 Restaurants in Shibuya
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $9
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Soups
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating
Neighborhood: Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
Fullerton, California
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Ramen boy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

I'm a ramen fan, and this place delivered! It's simple.
1. Choose what you want in your ramen by circling options on paper menu (they have an English version of this step)
2. By your ticket at the vending machine inside the restaurant
3. Wait to be seated
4. Enjoy!
The ramen was fantastic. I like lots of heat and they delivered (how spicy is one of your options)
This is great for a family as you each get a private cubby (you can still talk and see each other but fun).
If you are in shibuya make sure and go. It's down stairs from street level.
Shibuyahhh!!!!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great ramen with fantastic soft-boiled egg”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

We went with very high expectations but they were all met w more! The noodles were perfect and broth was tasty! The egg was the egg I have tasted so far in all ramen shops in Japan!
We had to wait for a little for sears but it was worth it!
I also enjoyed the individual block setting very much where you can just enjoy your noodles without any distractions!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Stockholm
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Very tasty!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

Hard to find - it's not on street level - but in basement. The food was really good! Possible to have the noodle soup without pork (you chose that when you get to your seat - not at the vending machine). Extra noodles not necessary unless you are really hungry. Highly recommended!

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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Ramen and tourist friendly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Best i had in Japan, took about 20mins wait for a weekend, they hand out a form in english for you to fill up, spciyness,tickness ect, worth the wait!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Very average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Went to have dinner here on a friday night around 7, only 4-5 people ahead of me and took less than 10 minutes till we sat down. We only had time to have one ramen meal this trip and initially wanted to try Rokurinsha Ramen on Ramen Street but after hearing so much after Ichiran and how amazing its meant to be, we decided to go ahead with it since I liked the idea of individualised bowls of ramen. But I guess I had really high expectations for it. We were really disappointed. I mean its not BAD but I would definitely not recommend. The egg was very overcooked, boarder-line hard boiled. Wished we went to Rokurinsha instead.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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