Ramen in Tokyo
I'll be in Japan for about a week (Tokyo) and would like to know what ramen places are on the short list.
Here in LA there's quite a few discussions on ramen. Some Chows who have been to Japan say there is no comparison.
I really like to try some of the top places so I have a basis to judge how LA ramen stacks up against the very best Japanese.
I saw these places on Youtube. Do you think any of the following would be a good suggestion.
If someone can translate the names as well and what general part of the city I would be appreciate it.
#1 Kururi, in Ichigaya
#2 Honmarutei, Kanagawa Prefecture (not Tokyo)
#3 Kiraboshi, Musashino City (outskirts of Tokyo)
I don't know if these are "top places" - they were the top 3 on some TV show, but there are several different TV shows about ramen every week. There have been many discussions of ramen on this board, if you do a search.
re: Robb S
Thanks for the translation and swift reply.
I tried to do a search typing in "Ramen Tokyo" and only got one match that had Ramen in Roppongi in the first dozen threads.
I figured there was going to be a ton of matches but only found one on the first page.
I'll do some deep diving in the older threads.
You may want to go to Ivan Ramen:
And I spoke with Ivan recently and he recommended this website, by a guy who is working at his shop:
My personal favorite is the chilled sesame noodles at Sapporoya, "hiyashi chuka gomadare" near Tokyo station listed here:
If you go to Ivan Ramen tell him Yukari sent you!