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Delicious Ramen: 道頓堀神座渋谷店(Doutonbori Kamukura at Shibuya)

Delicious Ramen: 道頓堀神座渋谷店(Doutonbori Kamukura at Shibuya)

Ramen Hero gets a taste down memory lane with some Delicious Ramen at 

道頓堀神座渋谷店(Doutonbori Kamukura at Shibuya). 

Japan’s Soul Food to the World: 楽観NISHIAZABU GOLD (Rakkan NISHIAZABU GOLD)

Japan’s Soul Food to the World: 楽観NISHIAZABU GOLD (Rakkan NISHIAZABU GOLD)

Ramen Hero explores ramen shop, 楽観NISHIAZABU GOLD or Rakkan NISHIAZABU GOLD in English. Located in a quiet residential area a short walk from Roppongi. This shop serves 琥珀 (Kohaku) ramen, a soy sauce based ramen made with small sardines and bonito flakes that gives it an elegant fragrance.

Niboshi Explosion in a Bowl: アルス 南青山 (Ars Minami Aoyama)

Niboshi Explosion in a Bowl: アルス 南青山 (Ars Minami Aoyama)

Ramen Hero explores Ars Minami Aoyama. This restaurant uses a heaping amount of niboshi for just one ramen bowl. 150 grams of it to be exact. The flavor is very pure, with minimal additives besides the niboshi. Signaling to a trend of simpler ramen bowls focused on the quality of the ingredients rather than the variety. 

Michelin Guide Rated Clam Soup Ramen : むぎとオリーブ (Mugi and Olive)

Michelin Guide Rated Clam Soup Ramen : むぎとオリーブ (Mugi and Olive)

Ramen Hero explores Mugi to Olive. One of the first ramen shops to be included in the Bib Gourmand list on the Michelin Guide. Here you can find a ramen soup base made up of hamaguri clams and chicken fat with a stylish atmosphere suited for Ginza and for the Michelin Guide.

A Popular Shibuya Shop away from Hustle and Bustle: はやし (Hayashi)  

A Popular Shibuya Shop away from Hustle and Bustle: はやし (Hayashi)  

We explore ramen shop はやし (Hayashi), a popular ramen shop in Shibuya, Tokyo that keeps the long lines of customers waiting for ramen during the lunch hours for a chance to try one of the limited ramen bowls they create for the day.

A Diner Turned Into a Specialty Ramen Shop Menya Shokudo in Hon-atsugi

A Diner Turned Into a Specialty Ramen Shop Menya Shokudo in Hon-atsugi

“Menya Shokudo” is located in Honatsugi, Kanazawa prefecture which is next to Tokyo. Originally they started out as a diner serving various dishes ...

The Origin of Tosakko Ramen

The Origin of Tosakko Ramen

From the 1980s to the 1990s a roadside of Tokyo known to the locals as Kan-nana became the go-to spot for ...

Ramen and Soup Curry Hybrid (Spice Ramen Ten to Sen)

Ramen and Soup Curry Hybrid (Spice Ramen Ten to Sen)

Shimokitazawa is a neighborhood in Japan, known as the “young and hip” fashion district located to the west of Tokyo. In 2017, a ramen shop called ...

Noodles of Different Thickness, All in One Bowl (Men-souken Kurenai in Chofu)

Noodles of Different Thickness, All in One Bowl (Men-souken Kurenai in Chofu)

At Chofu train station, which is to the west of Tokyo, is a ramen shop called “Kurenai". Interestingly, the two stores on both sides of Kurenai are...

Green Noodles with Health Benefits? :麺屋 六感堂 (Menya Rokkando)

Green Noodles with Health Benefits? :麺屋 六感堂 (Menya Rokkando)

With several ramen shops located in Ikebukuro, the ramen competition is high in this neighborhood of Tokyo. Located a few minutes away from downto...

Ramen That Tastes Just Like Eating a Grilled Mackerel Pike :創新麺庵 生粋 (Soushinmenan Kissui)

Ramen That Tastes Just Like Eating a Grilled Mackerel Pike :創新麺庵 生粋 (Soushinmenan Kissui)

The Japanese love to eat Mackerel Pike. This is one of the most popular seasonal flavors of autumn in Japan. Many Japanese will crave a perfectly ...

The Pioneer of the Creamy Seafood Tonkotsu Ramen Trend: 渡なべ (Watanabe)

The Pioneer of the Creamy Seafood Tonkotsu Ramen Trend: 渡なべ (Watanabe)

Takadanobaba has gained a reputation as one of Tokyo’s fiercest Ramen battlegrounds. In a quiet back alleyway located is this popular shop called ...