You Have to Try These Ramen Restaurants in Nagoya
They're stepping up their game!
Nagoya's ramen culture continues to evolve every day. From a newcomer with chintan or clear soup to healthy veggie soba, there’s no shortage of awesome ramen finds in the area. Here, we round up five establishments you should definitely pay a visit to.
TSUKEMEN TETSU Nagoya JR Gate Tower Branch
The ramen joint that started the tsukemen craze is opening in Nagoya for the first time. While their soup and noodles usually vary for each branch, ramen enthusiasts will be glad to note that the ingredients served in the Nagoya branch will be just the same as those in their main branch.
The rich triple dipping soup of their signature Tsukemen (¥850) is made of pork, fish, and chicken stock mixed together -- a perfect match for their thick, chewy noodles, which are made by combining udon noodle flour with bread flour, giving them their mochi-like chewy features. Our tip: Ask for a yaki-ishi, a piping hot metal stone that is used to reheat your soup stock.
TSUKEMEN TETSU Nagoya JR Gate Tower Branch is located at 12F JR Gate Tower, 1-1-3 Meieki, Nakamura Ward, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture. It is connected to Nagoya Station and is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
The beautifully blended Nagoya Cochin and Seafood Soup
While light soup is becoming a trend in the Nyorai-cho area, Kita Ward in Nagoya, one ramen restaurant is attracting attention for its chintan clear soup. Nagoya Cochin 's Gara (Nagoya native bird broth), combined with rich bonito, horse mackerel, and mackerel fish soup, makes it a winner.
You can also try the restaurant’s Assari Shio (light salt) (¥750). Its Cochin and fish soup and noodles made with local high-grade wheat are a perfect combination. The burdock-flavored grilled pork cha shao or pork fillet is also tasteful. Those who want a thicker soup can try the Toripaitan (Chicken broth) Ramen (¥780).
RAMEN KOUNOTORI is located at 37 Nyorai-cho, Kita Ward, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture. It’s open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 12 m.n. daily except on Sundays and Japanese holidays.
Nagoya Cochin Menya Torishige
At the Nagoya Cochin Menya Torishige, the crystal clear golden soup is stewed for more than seven days using aged Nagoya Cochin. Try their Kin Tori Soba, Salt (¥880), so you can enjoy the rich taste of Nagoya Cochin and two kinds of chicken cha shao toppings: the salt-flavored breast part and the soy-flavored thigh part. A variety of condiments are available on your table as well, such as seaweed, chicken cloak, stem wasabi, black blended spices, and bitter orange vinegar.
Nagoya Cochin Menya Torishige is located at 7/F Nagoya Parco West Wing, Sakae, Naka Ward, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture. It’s open from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily.
This famous veggie soba shop’s thick vegetable broth and soy milk blend so well with the orange-colored noodles kneaded in paprika, you can almost taste everything just by looking at your bowl.
The Veggie Soba (¥850) is topped with tomato, sweet potato, and wheat basil. You’ll also see a garnish of Yuzu pepper on the rim of the bowl. The bright-colored carrot puree adds a bit of sweetness to the soup. In February 2018, an all-vegan veggie soba (¥1,100) was launched, allowing customers to choose from either regular flat noodles or gluten-free rice noodle.
SORANOIRO NAGOYA is located at 4/F Midland Square, 4-7-1 Meieki, Nakamura Ward, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture. It’s open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, until 10 p.m. on Sundays and Japanese holidays.
IDE CHAMPON NAGOYA FUSHIMI BRANCH
The long-established champon noodle store loved by Saga locals (where champon originated) is now one station away from Nagoya Station in the business district of Fushimi area. Formerly known as the Chidori Cafeteria, the restaurant was handed down from one generation to the next, keeping the original flavor of the noodles intact. The exquisite compatibility of the noodles with the tonkotsu soup will surely satisfy your taste buds. Order the Special Champon (¥1,000) for a bowl topped with raw egg and wood ear mushroom.
The Large Vegetable Champon (¥1,000) is twice as much as the amount of vegetables in the regular bowl (¥830). It has plenty of cabbage, onion, green onion, sprout, pork and fish ball. The big Katsudon (¥500) is also popular.
IDE CHAMPON NAGOYA FUSHIMI BRANCH is located at 2-18-2 Nishiki, Naka Ward, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture. It’s open from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. daily until 3 a.m. on Fridays, and until 3 p.m. on Sundays or while supplies last.
Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Tokai Walker™ (13 May 2018)