The Newest ICHIRAN Ramen Branch in Shinjuku Is for People Who Don’t Eat Pork
Have a love-hate relationship with pork? No problem!
100% Tonkotsu Free Ramen ICHIRAN Nishi-Shinjuku
Otakibashi Pacifica Building, 1/F, 7-10-18 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Open for 24 hours
How to get there: It’s a 5-minute walk from JR Shinjuku Station West Exit or a 4-minute walk from Seibu-Shinjuku Station.
Tennen Tonkotsu Ramen Senmonten ICHIRAN is one of the most popular ramen restaurants among locals and tourists in Japan. Part of what makes ICHIRAN different from most ramen restaurants in the country are its private counter seats, which let customers enjoy their ramen in peace.
The restaurant is mostly famous for its pork broth ramen, but due to a number of requests they’ve been receiving from customers who can’t eat pork, they have decided to open a new concept branch called No Pork ICHIRAN Ramen in Shinjuku last February. True to the concept, the restaurant does not use pork in their ramen bowls at all. Instead, they use chicken broth mixed with other secret ingredients.
Despite the different style of preparing their ICHIRAN ramen, the dishes do not disappoint. People who want to try a different kind of ICHIRAN flavor will enjoy this bowl as well.
You can order an additional Gyuyaro topping with the 100% Tonkotsu Fushiyo Ramen.
The 100% Tonkotsu Fushiyo Ramen (¥1,180) is made from chicken broth and other ingredients that create a rich and unique flavor. The red sauce in the middle adds a spicy twist to the rich broth, while the spring onions on the side will help make the soup taste lighter.
We recommend that you enjoy the ramen with Gyuyaro (¥300). This topping consists of beef simmered through a special process that makes it more tender. Its mild taste perfectly creates a balance between the soup and the ICHIRAN special noodles.
Aside from this, the shop also offers “No Pork ICHIRAN Ramen” souvenirs (¥2,200 for 5 portions).
No Pork ICHIRAN Ramen Souvenirs
Provided by Karaksa Media Partner (1 April 2019)