Delicious and Popular Ramen Shops in Shibuya, Tokyo!

Looking for the best place to taste ramen in Tokyo? Shibuya is one of the best areas to eat out in Tokyo as it offers a great number of eateries in a wide variety, but especially it’s known for having an abundance of ramen restaurants. Shibuya is counted as one of Tokyo’s three most competitive ramen districts along with Shinjuku and Ikebukuro, and there are over 100 outlets gather within the area. If you love ramen and would like to find a great bowl of ramen, Shibuya is a right place to be!

In this article, I’m introducing top 10 ramen in Shibuya that are popular among both Tokyoite and tourists!

1. Ichiran

Ichiran (一蘭) is a famous Ramen chain in Japan which is popular among both locals and foreign visitors and has branches across Japan and overseas. Ichiran’s signature is Tonkotsu ramen served with rich and creamy pork broth soup and thin straight noodles which is originated in Fukuoka Prefecture. The bowl of ramen is topped with slices of pork belly called chashu, chopped scallion and secret spicy red sauce. Ichiran is also known for its unique “ramen booth” seats with counter seats divided individually so customers can focus on tasting the ramen. With the ordering sheet, you can customize your ramen by choosing hardness of noodles, richness of soup, etc.

There are currently two Ichiran stores in Shibuya area which both are only a short walk from Shibuya Station.

-Shibuya Store
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/4xG4YyWX6EgCjnpn7
Access: 3 mins walk from Shibuya Station
Hours: 10:00~6:00 next day

-Shibuya Spain-zaka Store
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/CX9Ai1t7TxoBcsLeA
Access: 5 mins walk from Shibuya Station
Hours: 10:00~6:00 next day

Related article: Ichiran Ramen: How to Enjoy Tokyo’s Most Popular Ramen


AFURI is a Japanese ramen chain that has branches in Japan and overseas. Afuri’s ramen is more light, refreshing and delicate comparing to many other ramen restaurants in Japan. The soup is made with carefully selected ingredients such as domestic chicken, seafood and vegetables as well as the spring water from Mt Afuri, which the restaurant took its name from. The taste is so delicate and created by meticulously calculating all the elements including the climate, humidity, heat and time. One of the key ingredients of Afuri’s ramen is yuzu which gives a refreshing and delightful sensation to the dish. The vegan ramen is also available on the menu. There are currently 10 branches in Tokyo and the nearest store from Shibuya is situated in Ebisu district.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/rajCChUez7GdgikK9
Access:  3 mins from Ebusu Station
Hours: 11:00~5:00am

Related article: AFURI: Tasty and Refreshing Yuzu Ramen

3. Ramen Koku

Ramen Koku (らーめん 穀雨) is a ramen restaurant that attracts ramen lovers across Japan. The low key ramen shop is hidden behind the skyscraper Cerulean Tower, off the busy streets of the district. The ramen in Koku is simple, light and refreshing and created with a perfect balance of clear soup, thin noodle and toppings. The popular ramen at Koku is the wonton (dumplings) ramen with a choice of Shoshu (soy sauce base soup) or Shio (salt base soup).

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/fhWMorcQnkSD4DbC6
Access: 7 mins walk from Shibuya Station
Hours:Mon to Fri lunch 11:30~15:00, dinner 18:00~20:00/ Sat 11:30~17:00
Closed: Sunday, Holiday, 1st and 3rd Saturday

4. Hayashi

Hayashi (はやし) is one of the busiest Ramen stores in Tokyo and you will always find people queuing in front of the shop during the operation hour. Hayashi’s ramen is simple yet deep and fascinates ramen lovers from all over the country since opening in 2003.

Two types of ramen is served: Shoyu (soy sauce base) or Shio (salt base) with a choice of Yakibuta (pork belly slices) or Ajitama (soft-boiled egg) toppings. The rich and flavourful soup in Hayashi is double soup with pork and fish broth that make a perfect combination. It’s made without using artificial seasoning.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/FdLtuuwwNqfXpmxk8
Access: 2 mins walk from Shibuya Station
Hours: 11:30~15:30

5. Kiraku (喜楽)

Kiraku (喜楽) is one of the oldest Ramen restaurants in Tokyo, which was originally established in 1952  in Shibuya area. Kiraku has been serving the simple yet delicious never-changing bowl of ramen  for over 70 years. The most popular dish in the shop is Moyashi Wonton Men (ramen with beansprout and wonton dumplings), which is served with chicken stock based clear soup. Kiraku has been beloved by local fans for many years, and today many people come to taste this legendary bowl of Ramen across Japan.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/K7WdKEPPcUw2Fc2o8
Access: 8 mins walk from Shibuya Station
Hours: 11:30~20:30
Closed: Wednesday

6. Menya Musashi Bukotsu Gaiden

Menya Musashi is a popular ramen franchise with over 10 outlets in Tokyo, and Menya Musashi Bukotsu Gaiden (麺屋武蔵 武骨外伝) is their Shibuya branch. The signature dish there is Tsukemen (dipping noodle) which is served with noodles and soup separately and eaten by dipping noodles in soup. There are two types of soup: regular and rich which are made with a blend of chicken, pork, crab and sardine. It’s served with thick and chewy noodles that go perfectly with thick and rich soup. You can also add black or red paste to add a boldness to the dish. Menya Musashi is known for its generous portion and toppings. The regular ramen is also available on the menu.

7. Kugatsudo

Kugatsudo (九月堂) is a stylish and clean cafe style ramen restaurant serving natural ramen. While most of ramen shops are small and crowded, in Kugatsudo, you may be able to enjoy the meal slowly without a rushing feeling. The cafe/dining style restaurant serves non-chemical ramen made with natural ingredients. The double soup is made with a blend of pork, chicken, vegetables and black soybeans. Tsukemen (dipping noodle) is also available on the menu. Kugatsudo also serves a variety of traditional Japanese desserts which are recommended to try after slurping a delicious Ramen.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/aREvnNcLVf5qP9XJ7
Access: 7 mins walk from Shibuya Station
Hours: 11:00~21:00
Closed: Monday

8. Dogenzaka Mammoth

Dogenzaka Mammoth (道玄坂 マンモス) is a small and cozy Tsukemen style ramen restaurant on Dogenzaka Street. The dipping soup in Dogenzaka Mammoth is very rich, which is made with a blend of pork and seafood broth simmered until thickened. It’s served with thick and chewy wheat noodles. Tsukemen can be enjoyed with a choice of tender pork chunks or soft-boiled egg toppings. The spicy version is also available.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/NAnnXCMPHKUcUSuN9
Access: 7 mins walk from Shibuya Station
Hours: 11:30~22:00

9. Renge no Gotoku

Renge no Gotoku opened in 2019 as a new shop to reproduce the taste of Asuka, the legendary dandan noodle (Tantan men in Japanese) shop that was extremely popular in Shibuya for decades but sadly closed down due to the new development around Shibuya Station. At Renge no Gotoku, you can taste mouth-watering Sichuan style dandan noodle just like in Asuka (or even better!). The popular dish is Paiku Dandan Noodle served with deep-fried pork ribs. The pork rib is crispy outside and juicy inside and makes amazing mariage as it soaks into the spicy soup.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/1pkwENpw4Dtp1KYSA
Access: 5 mins walk from Shibuya Station
Hours: 11:00~19:00

10. Yokohama Iekei Ramen Samurai

Iekei Ramen is a type of ramen comes with the Tonkotsu Shohu soup made with rich pork and chicken bones blended with soy sauce, and thick straight noodles. It’s first invented in Yokohama City and became popular nationwide over the past decades. Yokohama Iekei Ramen Samurai (横浜家系らーめん 侍) is a popular ramen restaurant where you can enjoy authentic Iekei style ramen with rich and flavourful soup and the classic toppings (sliced pork belly, seaweed and spinach).

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/omuF7F4Vm6p1FHNeA
Access: 3 mins walk from Shibuya Station
Hours: 11:00~21:00

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