These are the very best Shibuya ramen shops. The cream of the crop! From classic dumpling to rich tonkotsu ramen, Shibuya is a ramen paradise.
Kiraku has impressively been around since 1952. You’ll feel that old-school vibe as soon as you walk in the door. Once you’re settled, order the Moyashi Wontonmen. It’s a soy-sauce based ramen with a mountain of bean sprouts and boiled dumplings.
The broth is pure chicken and pork bone goodness, boiled for 7-8 hours. Little bit of fried onions add a fun sweetness. Thick and chewy noodles round out this historic bowl of Tokyo ramen.
Shop Hours: 11:30 ～ 20:30 (Every day, closed on Wed)
#2 Ramen Nagi Butao
Going in a richer flavor direction, Ramen Nagi Butao is known for its pork bone ramen. Their ramen is magnificently delicious without being too heavy. While they have many interesting menu options, their finest has to be the “original”.
A nice helping of seabura (pork back fat) makes the ramen glisten in the light and provides a silky-like taste. But again, this ramen doesn’t weigh you down.
Shop Hours: 11:00 ～ 23:00 (Every day)
#3 Oni Soba Fujitani
This ramen shop is the creation of ex-comedian Taku-chan. But there’s nothing funny about his shio ramen. It’s simply heavenly. The light shio flavor allows you to taste the deep layers in the broth.
The broth’s mainstay is chicken but there’s a lot of seafood action – dried sardines, bonito and mackerel flakes – and even grilled flying fish. The yuzu citrus is a nice touch. …continue reading