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1. Men’ya Musashi Main ShopRichard, enjoy my life!/Flickr
“Men’ya Musashi” has been extremely popular in Japan since it was opened in 1998, and its main restaurant is in Shinjuku. It keeps its taste and toppings from its open, and has a lot of fans who like its ramen. During lunchtime, there is always a long queue of waiting people in front of the restaurant. Seafood-based soup and meat-based soup are always improved and excellent. Tsukemen is also delicious and famous, so you cannot decide which one to eat.
Open: 11:00-22:30, 7 days a week
HP: www.menya634.co.jp/tenpo_ichiran/honten/honten.html (Japanese Only)
Address: 1F, K-1 Building, Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
2. Men’ya Kaijin
“Men’ya Kaijin” is close to the Shinjuku Station, and it is famous for Shio (salt-based) ramen. Its soup is made from the bones of fresh sea bream, yellowtail amberjack, salmon and conger eel purchased every day, going very well with the special salt sauce. Noodles are custom-made ones from a blend of two types of flour, which are thin but have firm texture.
Open: Monday-Saturday 11:00-15:00, 16:30-23:30, Sunday 11:00-23:00, 7 days a week
HP: www.kaijin-ramen.com/ (Japanese Only)
Address: 2F, Sanraku Building, 3-35-7, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
“Tatsunoya” has its main restaurant in Kurume of Fukuoka. It is famous for its full-scale tonkotsu (pork bone) ramen of Hakata. The distinctive smell of pork bone is suppressed, so it is very easy to drink. Both the Shinjuku restaurant and Main restaurant have long queues of waiting people during lunchtime.
Open: 11:00-24:00, 7 days a week
HP: www.tatsunoya.net/ (Japanese Only)
Address: 7-4-5, Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
4. Yakiagoshio Ramen Takahashi
The ramen of “Yakiagoshio Ramen Takahashi” is made with tonkotsu (pork bone) soup and sharp seafood soup based on flying fish. In addition to Shio (salt) ramen, it has delicious Shoyu (soy sauce) ramen. Once you eat the ramen here, you will be addicted by its sharpness.
Open: 11:00-23-00, 7 days a week
HP: takahashi-ramen.com/ (Japanese Only)
Address: 1-27-3, Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
5. Men’ya Sho
“Men’ya Sho” is Shio Ramen Restaurant which always has a queue of waiting people. Its golden soup filled with chicken taste is so delicious that most of the customers drink it all. It is within walking distance from Shinjuku Station.
Open: 11:00-15:00, 18:00-23:00, 7 days a week
HP: www.menya-syo.com/ (Japanese Only)
Address: 7-22-34, Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
6. Ebisoba Ichigen Shinjuku Shop
“Ebisoba Ichigen” has its main restaurant in Susukino of Sapporo, and branches in Tokyo and Kanagawa. Its Shinjuku branch has the ramen made with the soup stock extracted from a large amount of sweet shrimps, giving a big impact. You can choose the taste from three types; salt, soy sauce, miso. If you want to enjoy the taste of shrimp, you must choose the salt taste.
HP: www.ebisoba.com/shop-shinjuku.htm (Japanese Only)
Address: 7-8-2, Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
“Manrai” is a long-established ramen restaurant which opened more than 50 years ago. It is characterized by hearty noodles and meat. The meat has especially hearty, and is so large and thick that it will almost go over the bowl. This is the only ramen restaurant in Shinjuku that provides you with a hearty ramen.
Open: 11:00-23:00, 7 days a week
HP: tabelog.com/tokyo/A1304/A130401/13000808/ (Japanese Only)
Address: 1-4-10, Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
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