AFURI! Guide to 5 RAMEN Restaurants in Tokyo with English Menus
If you come to Japan, you better try Ramen in Japan!
Ramen restaurants are pretty popular in Canada and the U.S.
If owners are Japanese, the taste is great and I don’t miss Ramen in Japan. But if I went back to Japan… I would definitely eat Ramen!
First time to Japan and you don’t understand Japanese?
Don’t worry! Some places have English menus.
Here are 5 Ramen restaurants in Tokyo that have English menus.
AFURI Harajuku (AFURI 原宿)
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This Ramen restaurant is located in Harajuku yet its neighbour is quiet.
Some female customers say that it’s comfortable to go alone (*men tend to go to Ramen restaurants alone but some women hesitate to go alone).
They have English menu and the most popular one is Yuzu Shio Ramen (Yuzu-Citrus Salt Ramen). Its unique yet yummy.
Some say their customer service is so good and it makes them feel as if they are in a formal restaurant.
They also have Vegan Ramen, rice and beer. The price range is 1,000 yen to 1,400 yen. It’s not very cheap but worth to try!
They have other locations in Ebisu, Roppongi Hills, Azabu ju-ban and Yokohama.
Address: 3-63-1 Sendagaya Shibuya ward, Tokyo
Phone Number: 03-6438-1910
Mendokoro Naokyu (麺処直久 新橋)
They have been serving traditional Ramen over 100 years. If you want to try traditional Japanese Ramen, you should try this one.
The restaurant is located near Shibashi station, Tokyo.
The owner opened the first Ramen restaurant in Yamanashi Prefecture. After it became popular, he opened one in Ginza, Tokyo. In 1972, they opened one in Shinbashi.
Their Shoyu Ramen is most popular and it only costs less than 800 yen.
The price ranges 580 yen to 1,000 yen (combo price). Many go there to eat alone after work or drinking.
Address: East Underground Arcade, Wing Shinbashi, Shinbashi, Minato ward, Tokyo (one minute from Shinbashi Station)
Phone Number: 03-3574-7279
Ginza Bonten (銀座梵天)
This Ramen restaurant is located near Ginza Iccyo-me Station. It takes about 3 minutes from the station. Ten minutes away from Yurakucyo Station.
They have various Ramen and toppings as well as dipping noodle (Tsuke-men).
Their hot and sour Ramen and spicy Ramen are popular in winter. It’s not traditional Japanese Ramen, but you might want to try when it’s cold.
They have sake (酒) and shochu (焼酎) and a bowl of Ramen just costs about 1,000 yen.
Address: 1-9-12 Ginza, Chuo ward, Tokyo
Phone Number: 03-5579-9968
Sesamitei Toranomon (瀬佐味亭 虎ノ門店)
Located in Toranomon, this Ramen restaurant offers spicy ramen as well as regular Shoyu ramen. They play jazz music as background music so some people go there to eat and enjoy the music.
They have English menu and most popular item is Shoyu Ramen (Tokyo Ramen).
If you like sesame, try Tan-tan men (Dandan Noodle) because their Tan-tan men is famous for rich and creamy sesame sauce.
Address: Acole Shinbashi 1F, 1-9-1 Nishi-shinbashi Minato ward, Tokyo
3 minutes from Toranomon Station (Ginza Line)
Shibutora (渋虎 渋谷店)
Located in Shibuya, this place opens between 11a.m. to 7a.m. (20 hours!)
You would buy an order ticket from vending machine by the entrance.
The machine has pictures and prices, so even if you don’t check the menu, you can choose by picture.
Their popular item is Shoyu Ramen and it comes with cooked egg and chashu (pork belly) on top. The price ranges from 680 yen to 1200 yen.
They have various seasonings for soup so after you finish noodle, you can add them and enjoy different flavour.
Address: 26-6 Udagawacho, Shibuya ward, Tokyo
Phone Number: 03-6427-8421
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