4 recommended ramen shops in Ikebukuro①
Speaking of downtown Tokyo, Ikebukuro is similar to Shinjuku and Shibuya, but the number of ramen shops may be the best.
Here are four recommended ramen shops in Ikebukuro.
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This is a must-see for anyone looking for a ramen shop in Ikebukuro.
① Menya Hulu-lu
Menya Hulu-lu is a ramen shop where you can enjoy Hawaii while staying in Ikebukuro. The nearest station is Ikebukuro Station, and business hours are 11: 30-15: 00, 18: 00-21: 00 (Sundays and public holidays 11: 30-15: 30, closed on Tuesdays). The shop owner likes Hawaii, so the ramen shop looks like a Hawaiian cafe. Of course the ramen is authentic.We recommend “ Shoyu SOBA”. The subtle scent of yuzu in the translucent soy sauce based soup that looks bright stimulates your appetite.The ingredients of ramen are thick Char-siu(=pork stewed in soysauce), Menma(=seasoned bamboo shoots), white radish sprouts, and shredded chili pepper. The noodles are home-made and thick straight with chewy texture. It is a recommended ramen shop for those looking for a good ramen shop in Ikebukuro.
② Mendokoro Hanada
Mendokoro Hanada is a rich miso ramen shop in Ikebukuro. The nearest station is Ikebukuro Station, and business hours are 11:00 to 23:00 (Sundays and public holidays until 22:00). To order, purchase a voucher at a ticket vending machine. The recommended menu is “Miso ramen”. When you give the food ticket to the clerk, you can request extra stir-fried vegetables and graound garlic, so tell the clerk if you wish. The soup is a thick, sweet miso based soup. The ingredients are stir-fried vegetables, soft Char-siu and Menma. Ramen noodles are thick noodles with chewy texture. Miso based soup and noodles are tightly entangled.It is a recommended ramen shop for those looking for a good ramen shop in Ikebukuro.
③ Chisomen Manaami
Chisomen Manaami is a well-known Tsukemen(=Dipping noodles) restaurant in Ikebukuro. The nearest station is Ikebukuro Station, business hours are from 11:00 to 22:00. A popular menu is “Noukou Niboshi Tsukemen”. Tsukemen soup contains a large amount of dried sardine, but there is no peculiarity of dried sardine and it is refreshing. The noodles are thick noodles with whole grain flour, and the chewy texture and the flavor of wheat are excellent compatibility with the flavor of Tsukemen soup.The ingredients are pork Char-siu, chicken Char-siu, Naruto(=fish cakes), Menma, Mitsuba(=Japanese parsley) It is a recommended ramen shop for those looking for a good ramen shop in Ikebukuro.
④ Shina Soba Tanaka
Shina Soba Tanaka is a famous ramen restaurant in Ikebukuro. The nearest stations are Mukaihara Teiryujyo station and Otsuka station. Opening hours are 11: 00-15: 00, 17: 00-21: 00 (Saturday 11: 00-15: 00, closed on Sundays). We recommend “Tokusei Niboshi Truffle Soba”. The beautiful translucent soy sauce based soup has a faint dried sardine scent. The ingredients include two pork and chicken Char-siu, Ajitama(=seasoned boiled egg),boiled quail egg, seawood, Menma, green onion and black truffle paste. Dissolving the truffle in the ramen soup changes the flavor of the soup.It is a recommended ramen shop for those looking for a good ramen shop in Ikebukuro.
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