10 Best Ramen in Ginza

Delicious and Popular Ramen Restaurants in Ginza, Tokyo

Ginza is one of the most popular areas in Tokyo and there are numbers of restaurants with a wide price range. Ginza might be famous for fine dining and michelin starred restaurants, it also attracts ramen lovers from all over Japan and became a new competitive ramen district. Lesser known, but Ginza is home to dozens of ramen restaurants, selling delicious and creative bowls of ramen that satisfy gourmands in Ginza.

In this article, I would like to introduce the 10 best ramen in Ginza based on reviews by locals and foreign visitors in Tokyo!

1. Mugi to Olive

Mugi to Olive (むぎとオリーブ) is a cozy and stylish ramen restaurant located in a short walk from Ginza or Higashi Ginza Stations. It was introduced by Michelin Guide Tokyo as one of Bib Gourmand restaurants in Tokyo in past. Mugi to Oilve serves a delightful and delicate ramen created with the selected ingredients. The former French cuisine chef offers a totally new ramen experience. One of signature dishes in the restaurant is Hamaguri Soba, made with the broth from Asian Hard Clam mixed with soy sauce and topped with clams and slices of chicken. Tori Soba (Chicken broth) and Triple Soba (Chicken, clam and dried sardine broth) are also available.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/AH4xYoJyxqo9bLNY6
Access: 5 mins walk from Higashi Ginza Station
Hours: 11:00~15:30, 17:30~21:30
Closed: Wednesday

2. Ippudo

Ippudo (一風堂) is a Japanese ramen franchise specialized in classic Tonkotsu ramen from Hakata City since 1985 that fascinates ramen lovers across the world. As the popularity of Ippudo is big not only in Japan but worldwide, there are over 100 domestic branches and about 30 overseas branches. Ippudo’s classic Tonkotsu ramen is served with rich and creamy pork broth with thin noodles topped with chashu (sliced pork belly), kikurage mushroom, menma (bamboo shoot), red pickled ginger and scallions. There are two types of ramen, the original Shiromaru (white) and Akamaru (red) topped with secret red miso paste. Ippudo’s Ginza branch is situated near Higashi Ginza Station, and it has a modern and stylish cafe-like interior.

Access: 1 min walk from Higashi Ginza Station
Hours: 11:00 ~ 22:00

3. Ginza Kagari

Ginza Kagari (銀座 篝) is one of the most popular ramen restaurants in Tokyo, especially after it was introduced by the Michelin guide as a Bib Gourmand restaurant. Kagari serves innovative and creative ramen dishes like no other ramen restaurants do and their signature dish is chicken broth Tori Paitan Ramen. The rich and creamy potage-like chicken soup is made with a large amount of bone and meat of domestic chicken to bring out the fullest flavor and it’s complete by beautifully placed toppings of colourful vegetables and sliced chicken. There is also a ramen with luxurious truffle on the menu. Ginza Kagari is located on the small alley off the main shopping street of Ginza.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/NJ7zDZNuPqCMtAgD9
Access: 3 mins walk from Ginza Station
Hours: 11:00~21:30

4. Mendokoro Ginzasa

Mendokoro Ginzasa (麺処 銀笹) is a popular ramen restaurant run by the chef owner who has a long experience in traditional Japanese cuisine. The signature dish of Ginzasa is Shio Ramen (salt base soup) with light and aromatic golden-clear soup made with a blend of seafood, chicken and pork. The bowl of ramen is topped with a large slice of broiled pork chashu and seabream fish balls. Despite being a ramen restaurant, another must-have dish in Ginzasa is Taimeshi (seabream rice) which is on the side dish menu. Taimeshi is designed to eat with the soup of the ramen, which you can pour over the rice after finishing the noodles. Ginzasa is situated on the backstreet of Ginza and can be accessed in a short walk from either Shimbashi or Tsukiji-shijo stations.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/gks6JxpbEFfyRsTn6
Access: 6 mins walk from Tsukiji-shijo Station
Hours: Weekday 11:30~15:00, 17:30~22:00/Saturday 11:30~15:00
Closed: Sunday and Holiday

5. Tokyo Abura Soba

Tokyo Abura Soba (東京油組総本店) is a popular Ramen franchise in Tokyo, specialized in Abura Soba. Abura Soba literally means “oil noodle”. It’s a new type of ramen which is soup-less, and topped with special sauce, flavoured oil and toppings. Despite the name, Abura Soba’s calorie is usually 30 % less and salt is 50 % less comparing to ordinary ramen. If you want to try a new type of Japanese dish, Tokyo Abura Soba is highly recommended! There are over 20 outlets in Tokyo and the Ginza branch is located in near Ginza and Higashi Ginza stations.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/eFNMgF89XyGs3GC9A
Access: 3 mins walk from Ginza or Higashi Ginza Stations
Hours: 11:00~4:00 next day (~21:00 on Sunday)

6. Ginza Kamo Soba Kyudaime Keisuke

While most of ramen are made with pork, chicken or seafood broth, you can taste the unique duck broth ramen at Ginza Kamo Soba Kyudaime Keisume (銀座 鴨そば 九代目けいすけ). The creative and flavourdul duck broth ramen is available with a choice of two soups: light or rich. Each bowl of ramen comes with slices of slow-cooked duck, spinach and naruto (fish cake) and menma (pickled bamboo shoot). Tsuke Soba (dipping noodle) and Abura Soba (soupless noodle with oil sauce) is also availeble. In addition to noodle dishes, they serve rice dish Kamoju with a generous amout of sliced duck bedded on rice. Kyudaime Keisuke is located in the heart of Ginza, right off the shopping highstreet.

Access: 3 mins walk from Ginza or Higashi Ginza Stations
Hours: 11:00~22:00

7. Ginza Oborozuk

Ginza Oborozuki (銀座 朧月) is a popular restaurant to enjoy Tsukemen in Ginza area. Tsukemen is a type of ramen with soup and noodles served separately and enjoyed by dipping noodles in soup. Tsukemen is a must-try dish if you like ramen! Oborozuki’s Tsukemen dish is served with rich and thick double soup made with a perfect balance of pork, chicken and seafood broth, and thick and chewly noodles. The broiled pork chashu and soft boiled egg are highly recommended for topping. The restaurant also serves regular type of soup ramen as well as seasonal dishes. Oborozuki is located in Ginza area and can be accessed easily from Ginza or Yurakucho stations

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/wqefBRK1dSGm8hNf9
Access: 3 mins walk from Ginza Station
Hours: 11:15~15:30, 17:30~21:00 (~22:00 on Friday and Saturday)

8. Kyushu Jangara

Kyushu Jangara (九州じゃんがら) is a ramen franchised highly popular among both locals and foreign visitors. Currently there are 8 outlets in Tokyo including Akihabara, Harajuku and Ginza. Kyushu Jangara’s signature is JANGARA, the original Tokyo style Tonkotsu ramen with pork broth soup blended with chicken broth and soy sauce. There are also Hakata style ramen (BONSHAN) and Kumamoto style ramen (KOBONSHAN) on the menu as well as limited-edition seasonal ramens. Kyushu Jangara is also popular among vegan/vegetarian as the restaurant offers the tasty plant-based vegan ramen. Kyushu Jangara’s Ginza branch is located near the shopping highstreet of Ginza and can be accessed easily from both Ginza or Higashi Ginza stations

Access: 3 mins walk form Ginza or Higashi Ginza Stations.
Hours: 11:00~22:00

9. Nagahama Yatai Yamachan

Nagahama is a city in Fukuoka Prefecture known for its regional ramen and home to Yatai ramen, small and rustic street ramen stands. Nagahama style ramen is served with thin noodles and light pork broth soup topped with chashu pork, chopped scallion, red ginger pickles and sesame. Nagahama Yatai Yamachan (長浜屋台 やまちゃん) is one of the most popular Nagahama style ramen restaurants in Fukuoka that has been loved over 30 years, and their only Tokyo branch is located in Ginza area. The ingredients used for the ramen is delivered directly from Fukuoka everyday so you can enjoy the authentic taste of Nagahama style Tonkotsu ramen.

Map: http://bit.ly/2XAlyt6
Access: Short walk from Higashi Ginza Station
Hours:11:00~4:00 am next day (~23:00 on Holidays)
Closed: Sunday

10. Ichiran

The famous ramen chain Ichiran (一蘭) is highly popular among both locals and foreign visitors. There are over 15 branches in Tokyo and their Shimbashi branch is located near Ginza area. Ichiran sells the original Tonkotsu ramen served with rich and creamy pork broth soup and thin straight noodle which is a classic style from Fukuoka Prefecture. The bowl of ramen is completed with the signature toppings of sliced pork chashu, shopped scallion and Ichiran’s secret spicy red sauce. In addition, Ichiran’s ramen is cutomizable by choosing hardness of noodle, richness of soup, the amount of garlic, etc. The  individually divided counter seat of Ichiran is specially designed for customers to be able to focus on the taste of the dish. Ichiran’s ramen has fans across the world and their instant noodles (often sold at Don Quijote) are also popular to buy as souvenir.

Access: 3 mins walk from Shimbashi Station
Hours: 10:00~6:00 next day

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