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1. Men’ya Suiren
Men’ya Suiren is especially famous for tsukemen. The soup is seafood-based tonkotsu (pig bone), so it has a taste of refreshing. Its noodles are smooth and thick, going down well. And barbecued pork and egg are excellent. Normal soy sauce ramen has light taste, which is exactly “Tokyo ramen.” It is grateful that the menu has various types of tsukemen and ramen, with or without eggs, and amount of noodles. There is a long queue especially during lunch time, so if you want to take time there, you should go stagger your hours.
Open: 11:00-15:00, 18:00-20:00
Closed: Sunday and National holiday
Address: 2-2-1, Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
2. Ramen Tsumugi
Its homemade noodles are made from 100% of Sanuki-no Yume, which is used for making Sanuki Udon noodles of Kagawa. Its noodles are middle-thick straight, going down well and filling. They go extremely well with the chicken and seafood based sweetish soup of . You can enjoy delicious ramen in which the noodles, soup and the toppings are in perfect balanc. There are various kind of ramen, which always offers you the choice best suited for your day.
Open: 11:30-14:15, 18:00-20:00
Closed: Sunday and National holiday
Address: B1F, Daisan Higashi Building, 1-1, Hirakawa-cho, Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
3. Murasaki Kuroki
Murasaki Kuroki is very famous for Kamo soba (duck noodle), which can be eaten only on Fridays. Kamo ramen, which is as delicious and popular as Kamo soba is also limited on Friday. It is soy-sauce ramen with duck soup, with elegant flavor and taste. Duck meat is topped instead of roast pork, which is superb and the whole taste of the noodles simple. It has good flavor of kabosu (Japanese lemon), and popular among women.
Open: 11:00-14:30, 18:00-20:30
Address: 1F, Yonren Building No. 3, 2-15, Izumi-cho, Kanda, Chiyoda-ku (Google Map)
4. Aoshima Shokudo
This is a popular ramen restaurant. You can eat in the store with old-fashioned retro atmosphere. Pork noodle is especially popular, and each slice of roast pork is very thick. It is ginger soy sauce ramen, but its ginger flavor is not so strong making it easy to eat. The noodle is smooth in texture. The restaurant is not the most decorative, but the ramen is definitely a savory.
Address: 3-20-1, Sakuma-cho, Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
5. Tanaka Soba
Tanaka Soba is famous for ramen with simple salt tonkotsu (pork bone) soup. The soup goes extremely well with medium-thick curly noodles, and is very delicious. There are various kinds of noodles such as Chinese noodle, Meat soba, Negisoba, Yamagata hot miso ramen. Its aftertaste isn’t heavy at all but simple, so it is very popular.
Open: 11:00-21:00, 7 days a week
HP: www.tanaka-shoten.net (Japanese Only)
Address: 1F, Daiichi Harigaya Building, 3-8-3, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku (Google Map)
The characteristic of Bankara’s ramen is a pig bone and soy sauce based sweetish soup. Kakuni Bankara ramen is especially popular. Kakuni, the braised pork as a topping, is soft and creamy and delicious, going extremely well with the curly noodle and soup including plenty of pork back fat. It looks pretty heavy, but actually it isn’t at all. It is a hearty ramen, making your stomach full.
Open: 10:00-24:00, 7 days a week
HP: www.ramen-bankara.com (Japanese Only)
Address: MT Building, 4-4-7, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
7. Iki-na Issho
This ramen restaurant is popular, allowing you to enjoy eating delicious ramen, whatever you choose; soy sauce, salt or miso. Soy sauce ramen has a sweetness of the pork bone soy sauce, and miso ramen has creamy taste, and salt ramen is simple. Every flavor of ramen is simple and not heavy. Its middle-thick noodle has smooth surface and goes down well. Lunch set comes with rice.
Open：11:00-21:00, 7 days a week
Address: 1F Chikuzen Building, 1-27-2, Taito, Taito-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
Nico is also a wine bar, and you can enjoy eating delicious miso ramen, salt ramen, and spicy tsukemen. The tsukemen’s homemade flat middle-think straight noodle is delicious, so you want to eat repeatedly. This restaurant has atmosphere which no other ramen restaurant has, so you can enjoy eating ramen with wine after eating other dishes.
HP: ameblo.jp (Japanese Only)
Address: 1F, Fontaine Building, 1-2-6, Izumi-cho, Kanda, Chiyoda-ku (Google Map)