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$8 - $10
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Japanese, Asian, Soups

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Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
0.4 miles from Akihabara
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Reviewed March 18, 2020

This is my favorite ramen that I had in Japan and I had all of the really popular names. Delicious thick broth with hints of smokiness. Noodles are chewy and perfect firmness. Huge chunks of tender pork meat. I had the spiciest option with the...black bowl. I eat spice regularly and can handle myself but let me tell you, this was one of the spiciest things I've ever had in my life. That being said, it was still incredibly flavourful and enjoyable with every bite. I was out of commission for the rest of the day to regather my soul. Worth it and I will be back.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed March 15, 2020 via mobile

Ramen is great. Noodles are always perfect texture. The broth is thick, almost like a stew. But it’s rich. Taste is great. They do a combination of spicy/ numbing spices. Staff are great also. BUY YOUR FOOD TICKETS BEFORE LINING UP.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed January 28, 2020

I am usually not a big fan of ramen but this ramen was really amazing. I ordered cilantro ramen, which was very tasty. Even though I had to wait for more than 30 minutes, totally worth it.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed January 2, 2020

This place has a reputation for serving spicy food but, you can order as much or as little as you like. The meal was excellent.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 31, 2019 via mobile

Visited on New Year’s Day - line out the door and took about 35 minutes to be seated. It is easy to see why this ramen shop is rated in the top 50 in Tokyo by Ramen Beast. I ordered the premium ramen with extra...pork/egg - they specifically ask you for the heat level that you want (5 levels) and went for the ‘less’ level as I really wanted the dish to shine without the heating cutting in. The broth is quite thick and has a deep, rich taste - the hero of the dish is the char sui pork - I will be having dreams about it for the rest of my life - quite possibly the best pork I have ever tasted. Clearly pork belly and it was so thick - not the usual thin slices that you get. I have a big appetite (and I had not eaten breakfast) and I just managed to finish the bowl. This ramen may have ruined me for all ramens going forward.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 22, 2019 via mobile

This is the BEST place in Tokyo for ramen. There was a line up but it’s worth the wait. Order via the ticket machine.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 2, 2019

You order via a vending Machine that is also in english. Once you get in its like you are transfered into another world with all the decoration that is inside. The Ramen is very tasty and you can order it in different spice levels, just...how you like it. It gets only 4 stars because the music insde is pretty loud and mainly consits of loud noices which I personally found pretty annoying.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed December 1, 2019

This is probably the best Ramen I've ever had. I highly recommend getting the Tokusei Karashibi Miso Ramen (Premium). Don't be scared of the spice and go with Medium on both if you don't know what to do. The chunks of pork are succulent and...the flavoring of the broth is next level...so rich! Enjoy!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 20, 2019

The best thing I ate during a 2 week trip around Japan, in fact I’d go as far as to say it’s in my top 3 meals ever. Went back a second time on our last night. ‘Premium Ramen’ is what to go for. Broth...is a straight up flavour bomb, pork is suuuuper tender and flavourful, plenty of noodz and the egg, babycorn and beansprouts round it out perfectly. I went medium/medium on the chilli and sansho, was quite spicy and leaves you with fat, tingling lips but was spot on for me. Also the atmosphere inside the place is very cool, everyone sits along the bar so you can see the chefs at work, fellow diners we’re a mix of locals and tourists, groups and solos. I tried other ramen while I was in Japan and none came close to this (I wasn’t a fan of that weird tonkatsu smell though so if that’s your thing then maybe this isn’t for you) Will be my #1 must-do recommendation for friends, work colleagues etc. that go to Tokyo.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 31, 2019

The nicest ramen you will ever eat ! Fact.. you'll have to queue but its totally worth it, the mixture of spices is glorious ! A1, would recommend :)

Date of visit: October 2019
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BigA1999
October 28, 2018|
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Response from steph_anndm | Reviewed this property |
They only take cash (you order and pay through an automated machine). You’re right, most ramen places that I’ve been to typically only takes cash through a machine.
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Response from Megan H | Reviewed this property |
Using Google Maps, the distance is only 600 meters and takes approximately 8 minutes to walk. So definitely walking distance!
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