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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 #6 of 4,755 Restaurants in Shibuya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $8
Cuisines: Noodle
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
Fullerton, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 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 Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Great ramen with fantastic soft-boiled egg”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 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 Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Stockholm
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“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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“Great Ramen and tourist friendly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 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 Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“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 Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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