Exploring Japan: Best Ramen Restaurants That Are Worth The Visit

Jun 30, 2020 08:30 AM EDT | By Staff Reporter (staff@foodworldnews.com)

Japan is one of the most beautiful countries in Asia. The country in East Asia is known for its warm culture and tradition. Tourists from all around the world would probably pay anything to see Japan. And, as is the trend for a while now, many people put it on their bucket lists. 

One of the best things to try when you're in Japan is their cuisine. Japanese cuisine is known for its uniqueness and freshness. From sushi to raw fish dishes to ramen noodles, everything on Japanese restaurant menus are definitely worth the try. 

Ramen, together with sushi, is one of the most popular Japanese dishes in the whole world. Japanese restaurants in every country feature both traditional and improvised ramen recipes. But is authentic ramen different?

Ramen's history

According to Japanese historians, ramen is a religion in Japan. But, nowadays, people can only imagine a beautiful, warm bowl of noodles when they hear the word ramen. Most people would consider ramen as fast food, but there are still people out there that are hopeful of finding the best bowl of steaming hot Japanese ramen. 

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If you're planning to travel to Japan anytime soon or in the future, don't miss the opportunity to taste the best ramen. So to make it easier for you, we have listed some of the best ramen restaurants that you can visit in Japan. These restaurants are found in the city capital of the country, Tokyo.

  • Tsuta Ramen in Sugama

Tokyo holds the most Michelin-star restaurants not only in Japan but in the whole world. However, Tsuta Ramen, despite being a world-class restaurant, remains on its feet and is one of the most humble ramen shops in Japan. You can enjoy a steaming hot bowl of ramen here for just $10. This restaurant is small and only accommodates up to 9 seats. Tsuta Ramen is also known for its best-selling truffle oil ramen.

  • Ramen Jiro in Mira Honten

Ramen Jiro is very popular with many citizens in Tokyo. If you want to have ramen for lunch, you have to be in their restaurant before 10:30 am, or else you will have to wait for a long queue. Ramen Jiro has over 30 branches all across Japan, and it is undoubtedly one of Tokyo's best ramen places. Their ramen serving is enormous, and it can be either shared by a group or eaten solo. 

  • Ichiran Ramen

Among all of Japan's ramen restaurants, Ichiran Ramen is the most popular. Branches of this ramen place are found all across the country. They are known for their tonkatsu ramen, which is made of pork broth. The restaurant is also high-tech, and you can order through a machine. Although it is not that interactive, the restaurant is still an excellent place to eat ramen.

  • Ginza Kagari

If you like your ramen creamy and delightful, then you must head to Ginza Kagari and order their seasonal and elegant ramen. Since a lot of people love their ramen, the restaurant opened another branch about 5 minutes away from the first branch. You have to wait for about an hour to get a taste of their gourmet ramen. 

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Visiting Japan for authentic ramen is a great item on one's bucket list. So if you're planning to go to Japan, check out the restaurants mentioned above and don't miss out on an experience of a lifetime!

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