Michelin Ramen

Ramen is one of my favourites and I have so much to share but I shall dedicate this post to Michelin One Star Ramen. Well, you might easily find a Ramen restaurant in many other parts of the world since it is such a popular Japanese Dish, but trust menothing taste better than here in Japan. Cheaper and richer in taste!

What’s more! It is the first time ever in the world to have Ramen branded Michelin. It is no wonder people will queue for hours just to try this out.

Nakiryu

Top recommendation! But be warned that you might end up queuing for 45mins to 1.5hours. I went there on a Sunday Afternoon and was in line for at least 2hours. The restaurant finishes its lunch hours at 3pm, but there were just too many people in the line, they had to stop receiving customers one hour before the closing time. People who came near the closing time all left with super disappointed faces (sob)..

Where:

〒170-0005 Tokyo, Toshima, Minamiotsuka, 2 Chome−34−4, SKY南大塚

Nearest station is Otsuka Station, approximately 5 mins walk from the station.

Must try menu:

Tantan-men (spicy pork soup noodles with minced pork, peanuts and Japanese pepper)

Average cost:

850 yen onwards

Operating hours:

11:30am – 3pm (best before 2pm as it usually stops receiving guests after 2pm)

6pm – 9pm

closed every Tuesday

Realtime info(in Japanese only):

https://mobile.twitter.com/NAKIRYU

Other menus (top menu only translated):

Tantanmen 850yen

Mala tantanmen (spicy&numbing) 900yen

Sour & spicy noodles 900yen

Fresh coriander 100yen

Half-boiled flavored egg 100yen

Special menu for Shoyu (soybean sauce) Ramen with roasted pork fillet 1100yen

Kaidama (additional portion of noodle-no soup- which you add into your soup after you finished the first bowl. this is recommended as the soup portion is generous) 100yen

Tsuta

This is the first ramen restaurant in Japan to be acknowledged as Michelin one star. However, there is a pretty complicated ticketing system that is splitted into two steps. This is probably due to the high volume of customers, I have to get queue tickets (with specific timeslots) first which will cost me 1000yen but was returned afterwards. Once in the restaurant, there is a need to purchase ticket for menu.

Where:

1 Chome-14-1 Sugamo, Toshima, Tokyo 170-0002

Nearest station is Sugamo station, approximately 5 mins walk from the station

Must try menu:

Shoyu-Ramen 醤油 (soy sauce pork broth noodles)

Shio-Ramen 塩 (clear pork broth)

Average cost:

900 yen onwards

Operating hours:

11am – 4pm (ticket is necessary)

6pm – 9pm

closed every Wednesday

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