The Best Ramen Near Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station
You'll forget to count calories.
Shinjuku Station is known as the busiest station in the world, but the area it's in is also known for lots of good ramen houses. Here are three you simply can't miss.
Hakata Tori-soba Hanamidori Shinjuku Mitsui Building Branch
B1 Shinjuku Mitsui Building, 2-1-1 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo
Open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (last order at 10:30 p.m.) daily except Sundays and holidays.
Fukuoka's famous Mizutaki (a hot pot dish made from meat and vegetables with water and other ingredients) restaurant started their ramen business in Shinjuku. Their speciality is a soup with plenty of collagen made from their own Kyushu-grown hanamidori chicken. You can enjoy not only rich tori paitan soba (white soup) but also ramen arranged with Mizutaki, which is exceptional with its soft and delicious hanamidori chicken's breast part and charsiu meat.
Hakata Gokujo Tori Paitan Soba (¥860) is based from white soup and mizutaki, added with chicken oil and butter oil to make it creamy. The creamy chicken white soup is like a stew with the richness of butter. Ingredients differ from each season. The photo above was taken in spring.
7-22-34 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku ward, Tokyo
Open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekend and holidays.
Famously known as Nishi Shinjuku's salt-based ramen house, this ramen house is frequented by visitors who want delicately blended French, Mongolian, Italian and Akou City's natural salt, and the delicious taste produced by the soup made from chicken bones that have been cooked thoroughly over time. There are also a lot of fans of the soy sauce-based menu with a rich fragrance.
Kousai Tori Dashi Tokusei Shio Ramen (¥990) is a chicken stock-based soup with the added fragrance from charsiu pork smoked with sakura chips, and a nice touch of mizuna leaves and red pepper with a light taste that will make you eat more.
119 Toyama heights, 2-33 Toyama, Shinjuku ward, Tokyo
Open from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily except Sundays
Ramen Misato is known for using the fine fatty upper part of pork. Although their ramen seems to have a heavily flavored soup, mixing a light soup based from pork bones, chicken stock, and pot herb creates a sense of unity. You can order with your preferred noodle hardness, taste, and the fatty upper pork.
Shoyu Ramen (¥700) is a bowl mixed with rich and light flavors with fatty upper pork topped with two slices of charsiu pork, bamboo shoots, leeks and others.
Provided by Japan Walker™ and Tokyo Walker™ (27 October 2017)