Slurp, there it is! Ramen—a savory soup with noodles for days—is the ultimate staple in a Japanese diet. For only a few hundred yen, a bowlful is guaranteed to kill any hunger pang you might have had and leave you feeling full for about 48 hours (ok, we exaggerate but you get the idea—it’s mega filling!). Variety is the word when it comes to the different types of ramen: broth bases range from meat or fish to soybean or miso, and toppings can be whatever you like, oftentimes meat, veggies, onions and egg will join the party. Plus ramen recipes vary regionally across Japan, so there’s always opportunity to be pleasantly surprised with the end result. With all in mind you’ll be happy to know there are places where you can customize your own bowl of ramen, get some for as little as 390 yen, and even package your very own creation at the Yokohama Ramen Museum. Way cool.
Tokyo Ramen Street located in Tokyo Station is the place to go for some of the most delicious and most famous ramen in the city. Try all 8 restaurants!