What's This Site About?
Welcome to Ramen Tokyo, the Tokyo ramen blog in English, by a Tokyo resident!
This web blog is for people who a) live in Tokyo, or are planning to visit Tokyo, b) love ramen, and c) do not read enough Japanese to be able to understand Japanese ramen web sites. This web site is only about Tokyo ramen, and it will give you all the information you need to find and enjoy ramen in Tokyo. If it doesn't have anything to do with ramen, it's not on this site.
An average of 2 new reviews are posted every week of various ramen shops in Tokyo (and occasionally the surrounding areas such as Yokohama and Chiba). Our reviews are anonymous and unbiased, we receive no renumeration from shop owners or free meals or anything like that.
There are an estimated 5000 ramen shops in Tokyo alone. There are probably hundreds or thousands of ramen web sites and blogs in Japan, but they are all in Japanese. We're trying to set up this site in such a way that visitors to Tokyo, or residents who don't speak Japanese, will be able to figure out where to go and what to do to have a good ramen experience in Tokyo. We enjoy eating ramen, learning about it, and telling people about it.
Every shop on this site is worth going to, and you shouldn't have a bad experience food-wise at any of them. That said, there will always be some that are better than others - the shops marked as "Recommended" are worth a detour. Our experience so far, and our prediction for the future, is that one out of every three shops that we visit will get a "Recommended" rating. Again please understand that just because we don't give a certain shop a "Recommended" rating, that doesn't mean that it is not worth going to.
Comments, Suggestions, Criticisms?
We'd love to hear them and we would appreciate your feedback, good or bad, as long as it is polite and constructive. Please tell us what you'd like to see that will make this site more useful for you. Our email address is:
Unfortunately we can't provide individual ramen shop recommendations, nor can we guarantee that we'll be able to respond individually to every email. If you are looking for ramen recommendations for a particular area or style, or you are trying to find out the location of that one ramen shop you went to that one time, we recommend that you post your questions at one of the following sites that we check frequently. We will try to respond to your questions there so that everyone can benefit.
For general reviews of Tokyo restaurants in English, we recommend these sites:
Also check out the following site about Yokohama Ramen:
Also the following sites cover ramen in the US and Tokyo: