Ginza is known as the luxury town and offers many attractions such as shopping and luxurious dining and bars. People may not be able to imagine ramen shops in Ginza as ramen is more of a fast food. However, Ginza actually offers many amazing ramen shops including those added to the Michelin Guide. So if you are looking for delicious bowls of ramen in Tokyo, why not visit Ginza instead of Shinjuku or Shibuya? Here is the list of 10 ramen shops in Ginza that would go over your expectations.
1. Ginza Hachigo (銀座 八五)
Ginza Hachigo became famous as it was listed on the 2020 edition of Michelin Guide. Not many people know about the shop because it has just opened at the end of 2018. It attracted many ramen fans in Tokyo in just a year and selected as one of the 100 best shops in a Japanese restaurant review site as well. You might expect a unique taste since it has been listed on the Michelin Guide. The ramen offered by Ginza Hachigo is totally different. The simplest bowl of ramen that you can think of goes way much higher than expectations. Be ready to wait for Hachigo's simple yet sophisticated ramen.
5 mins walk from Higashi-Ginza Station
3-chome-14-2 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
2. Fugudashi Ushio Hachidaime KEISUKE (ふぐだし潮 八代目 けいすけ)
Fugu, blowfish, is one of the foods tourists would dream of trying in Japan. Although having Fugu might be expensive, you can experience a glimpse of it at Fugudashi Ushio Hachidaime KEISUKE, because their broth is made of blowfish broth! The deep flavor of the broth matches well with housemade noodles, and males and females alike love their ramen.
2 min. walk from Subway Marunouchi Line Ginza Station
Tokyu Plaza B2F, 5-2-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
3. Sapporoya Higashiginza (札幌や 東銀座店)
Sapporoya Higashiginza offers Sapporo-style miso ramen. Their miso-based broth is creamy and flavorful, a perfect bowl of ramen on a cold day. The signature menu here is white miso ramen, which contains homemade miso flavored ground meat on top. They also offer gyoza dumplings and rice set for those who want to eat more.
2 min. walk from Higashi-Ginza Station
B1, 5-15-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
4. Ramen Ichiro (らーめん 一郎)
Ramen Ichiro is a small, hidden ramen shop with only seven seats. Their signature menus are basic soy sauce ramen and salt claws ramen. The flavor of shellfish spreads in the mouth once you have a sip of the broth, which is something unique to Ramen Ichiro. Their soy sauce ramen broth mixes chicken broth and seafood broth. Both ramens are flavorful and tasty.
1 min. walk from Subway Marunouchi Line Ginza Station
3-2-13 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
5. Ginza Kamo-soba Kyudaime KEISUKE (銀座鴨そば 九代目けいすけ 銀座店)
Ginza Kamo-soba Kyudaime KEISUKE offers unique duck broth ramen! They use duck not only for the broth but also for toppings: each bowl of ramen comes with two pieces of sliced duck meat. There is another good point besides ramen. The shop has both counter and table seats, and they welcome customers with children, too. So if you want to have unique ramen in Ginza with children, you should visit Kamo-soba Kyudaime Keisuke.
3 min. walk from Subway Ginza Line Ginza Station
6-chome-12-15 Ginza, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo
6. Ito (自家製麺 伊藤)
Ito's signature ramen uses broth extracted from dried sardines. If you are a fan of dried sardines broth, you should definitely visit Ito. Some people may have impression that it might taste too fishy. However, that is not true in Ito. According to reviews by Japanese on a restaurant review site, many people say the broth tastes light yet flavorful in spite of the color. So why don't you give it a try and experience a new type of ramen?
3 min. walk from Subway Ginza Line Ginza Station
6-12-2 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
7. Kamitoku Ginza (香味徳 銀座店)
Kamitoku Ginza offers Tottori Prefecture's local-style ramen, beef bone ramen. They make their ramen broth by boiling down beef bone, instead of common chicken bone or pork bone. People on the Japanese restaurant review site say their soup is mild but has a strong taste of beef. Kamitoku offers various types of ramen on the menu, including their signature Kamitoku ramen, beef bone miso ramen, beef bone spicy miso ramen, etc. If it's your first visit, get Kamitoku ramen that has been loved for over 60 years!
1 min. walk from Subway Yurakucho Line Ginza-Icchome Station
1-chome-13-6 Ginza, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo
8. Yamachan Tokyo Ginza (やまちゃん 東京 銀座店)
Yamachan Tokyo Ginza offers Hakata-style ramen in Ginza. They stock noodles and green onion every day directly from Fukuoka Prefecture. They try to provide authentic Hakata-style ramen and stick to basic: thin noodles and mild pork bone soup cooked thoroughly. If you are a fan of tonkotsu ramens such as Ichiran or Ippudo, you should definitely try Yamachan's ramen too and compare flavors.
4 min. walk from Ginza Station
3-chome-11-10 Ginza, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo
9. Yakiago Shio-Ramen Takahashi Ginza (焼あご塩らー麺たかはし 銀座店
Yakiago Shio-Ramen Takahashi unique style ramen using the broth of flying fish. They mix flying fish broth with mild pork bone soup and other various seafood broth. Their soup is extremely flavorful and tastes even better when slurped with their curly noodles. To taste their broth until the end, they offer Ochazuke option which you can put rice into the leftover soup after finishing noodles.
2 min. walk from Subway Marunouchi Line/Ginza Line Ginza Station
5-chome-10-10 Ginza, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo
10. Pour cafe (プルーカフェ)
Last but not least is a ramen bowl from a stylish cafe! The place has an exterior of a cafe, so people won't realize you can have ramen here. If you are interested in trying something different, you should visit the Pour cafe because you can taste Yamagata's cold ramen here! Cold ramen is a local dish of Yamagata Prefecture, which serves ramen in cold soup, sometimes with ice cubes! It's difficult to imagine ramen in cold soup, but actually, it tastes quite nice. So visit this cafe and try something new!
Find more about Yamagata's cold ramen: Best 5 food in Yamagata Tohoku Area You Cannot Miss!
1 min. walk from Yurakucho Line Ginza-Icchome Station
1-chome-14-9 Ginza, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo
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