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All reviews ramen noodles soup pork chashu vending machine piece of paper worth the wait small window green onions add ons order extra your liking long queue unique experience wait in line booth
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Reviewed April 16, 2020 via mobile

The food was amazing, i like that we can choose the softness of the noodle. And not only that, we can choose our owns combinations of the entire dish! Which was fun!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed April 10, 2020

This was the best ramen I have ever had, both in terms of the quality of the food and the experience. Due to its obvious popularity, we had to go to the second location and still wait quite a bit of time to get seated,...as the restaurant itself is not very big. The interesting detail is that you pre-purchase your meal and add more later if you want. I don't want to spoil the fun for anyone going for the first time, but the experience is very unique and fun. The ramen itself was spectacular and just how I ordered. I would go every day my next time to Tokyo, it is just that good and worth an even long wait. Just amazing.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed March 25, 2020

The vending machine ordering system and seating area is an experience in itself. The ramen was delicious, one of the best I had on my Japan trip! Ichiran was a great set up for me, a solo traveller. I went quite early for dinner (maybe...just before 6) and had no line, but as I was leaving there was quite a queue to get in. But well worth it!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 13, 2020

I made a mental note of taking down the name of this brilliant Ramen restaurant so I could leave a review and suggest it to others in the future. It took us forever to get a spot, the queue and waiting was really crazy, massive...crowds, but it actually had a fun element to it. While in Japan, eating Ramen is a must, completely loved it, totally affordable. The little paper and the curtain aspect were brill.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 29, 2020 via mobile

If you don’t like ramen, then there is no point queueing. If you do like ramen, then Ichiran is a must try. Ordering at Ichiran is straightforward. Choose your ramen doneness (soft, med, hard), kind of soup (spicyness, thickness) and side dishes. You get your...tickets, you get ushered to your seat, which is usually a private booth, and you pass the tickets to the server who will then prepare your order. Eating at Ichiran is quite a solo and fast experience. Very tasty and you will definitely want to come back again!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed February 29, 2020 via mobile

Looking for nice Ramen? You have found the right place. This place serves delicious ramen. At certain hour you will need to queue up and if coming in a group, you may need to sit separately for the food.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 28, 2020

Special mention to the best ramen I tried in Japan (in my opinion)! The Ichiran’s are VERY busy places, so it's always crowded and it's 95% likely that you'll have to wait in line during normal meal times. When you are almost in the restaurant,...you have a machine where you have to order and pay for what you are going to eat. The guide is also in English so it is not that complicated. I recommend the "Set 5" which is the regular ramen, but with the additional toppings: boiled egg, mushrooms, pork and green onions. Once you have the ticket, a waitress gives you a paper to customize your order, from the amount of spice to the point of the noodles, salt, garlic, etc. Once you sit down in one of the boxes (they are individual) from a small window the chef takes the paper and starts preparing the ramen. There is a small button so you can call him in case you want to order something else. Beyond the excellent that the ramen was, believe me, too tasty, the experience in general is another plus that adds several stars.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed February 26, 2020 via mobile

You start by paying on a machine. Then you get handed a piece of paper where you circle options on how you would like your ramen cooked. Then you get moved to a little single booth, a little curtain opens and a ramen appears in...front of you and then the curtain closes. The ramen taste great! Make sure you order an egg when you sit down in your boothMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 23, 2020 via mobile

First night in Tokyo we headed for Shibuya as our last stop of the day. Unsure where to eat we consulted google and found the place as the 3rd most recommended. It was scary going in as we needed to use stairs to go down...where it appears like a basement. When we entered a vending machine welcomed us. We ordered via the machine by inserting cash and selecting what we want to eat. We finally completed and received tickets and our change from the machine. Then seated to a table where we can have privacy by ourselves. There’s a way to fold the divider. We completed the form to let them know our preference(how our ramen would taste). Our order arrived (ramen) and low and behold, it was really good. It was a fast food and yes, the food didn’t last. We really enjoyed it. We’ll be back for sure.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 22, 2020 via mobile

This is an interesting ramen restaurant as it is a bit different. You have to line up and then let the staff how many people are in your group. You then wait until you are called and it was only a 30 mins wait. To...make your order you go to the vending machine to choose your ramen and then get a ticket and you need to hold onto that ticket until you get to your booth. You are then handed a menu sheet of paper asking how soft to hard you want your needs, how much garlic, how spicy you want to soup, how much white or green onion you want. The staff member will then take you to your booth where you wait for the bamboo curtain to open in front of you and give the server your ticket and menu sheet. If you want can open the shutters of the booth if you are in a group so that you can see each other or just keep it closed if you want privacy. The meal comes to you quite quick so do not have wait too long and then you can enjoy your ramen. If you want extras can order more from your booth with the extras menu and give it to the server by getting their attention. This is the second time have eaten at Ichiran and have enjoyed it very much so now when come to Japan try to find an Ichiran restaurant whether in Shinjuku or Shibuya.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Response from Mandlebaum | Reviewed this property |
And a choice of chicken or pork with vegetables. You won't regret visiting
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arielm402
August 29, 2019|
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Response from Pathtraveller | Reviewed this property |
Ichiran Ramen makes their own noodles made from flour. From what I read, flour is made of wheat and therefore not gluten-free.
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April 21, 2019|
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Response from joya941 | Reviewed this property |
Ramen, beer, and extras that go with the ramen like pork, rice, eggs, mushrooms, noodles.
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