Asakusa is one of the most competitive area for Ramen restaurants. There are hundreds of places you can eat. All over that, today I will introduce 5 most popular ramen restaurants.

 

Ramen Benkei Asakusa (らーめん弁慶 浅草本店)

benkei ramen

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Benkei’s ramen has strong taste with pig bone soup. It’s really fatty, but yummy. Perfect when you are staring after walking around Asakusa. They have all syoyu(soy sauce), miso, shio (salt) flavors. You buy the ticket before you sit on the table.

benkei exterior

From Benkei

 

Ramen Benkei

Address: 12-7-9 Hanakawado, Taito, Tokyo
Phone: 03-5828-7355
Hours: 11:00 am – 4:00 am
http://www.ramenbenkei.com/branch/ (Japanese Only)

 

Tsushima (中華そば つし馬)

Tsushima’s ramen is very classic. This syoyu (soy sauce) soup is based on niboshi (small dried sardines) flavor. The soup is light but with the noodles it has best match. Very gentle and light ramen.

tsushima exterior

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Tsushima
Address: 1-1-8 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo
Phone: 03-5828-3181
Hours: 11:30 am – 9:30 pm
http://www.tanaka-shoten.net/menu/tsushima.html  (Japanese Only)

 

KibiTaro (きび太郎)

kibitaro ramen

From Instagram

KibiTaro serves traditional syoyu (soy sauce) ramen. You can choose between Assari (light) taste or Kotteri (heavy) taste.
Their noodle is fairly thick, you can never stop to suck in.
Very crowded until late night.

 

KibiTaro
Address: 2-13-3 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo
Phone: 03-5828-9200
Hours: 11:30 am – 5:00 am
http://www.kibikibi.net/0117Asakusa.html (Japanese Only)

 

Ramen Tei (ら麺亭 )

ramentei ramen

From Instagram

Their speciality is won-ton ramen. Won-ton is very soft and juicy. Also their ramen is very cheap! Normal ramen is only 330 yen. (with won-ton it’s 550 yen)
A definite must try.

ramentei exterior

From Instagram

 

Ramen Tei
Address: 1 Chome-39-9 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3845-0514
Hours: 11:30 am – 8:30 pm
http://www.denbouin-dori.com/shop/ramentei/ (Japanese Only)

 

Urinbo (うりんぼ)

urinbo ramen

From Instagram

This is a Kyushu style pig bone soup ramen.
Have you heard about “kaedama”? This is a Kyushu style of eating ramen. You can order just noodles to put into the soup you still have left. Kyushu style ramen tend to have lesser amount of noodles, so try ordering “kaedama” like a Japanese man :)

 

Urinbo
Address: 2 Chome-21-7 Hanakawado, Taito, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3841-1515
Hours: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:45 pm – 2:00 am

 

 

These are just one of the ramen restaurants in Asakusa, but they are definitely the bests. Try at least one of them when you go to Asakusa or Tokyo Sky Tree!