3 Best Ramen Shops in Ueno, Tokyo!

Located in the middle of Tokyo, Ueno is famous for its wide varieties of sightseeing spots; from Tokyo’s biggest zoo to Ueno Park, Ueno has many wonderful things to explore. Ueno is also famous for its huge collection of great restaurants and ramen shops to try as well!

1. Sharin

Tsukemen at Sharin

Sharin is a tsukemen specialty restaurant, and it serves one of the best tsukemen noodles in town!

Using the fish broth as its based, Sharin serves its tsukemen in a very simple way; with aji-tama (flavored boiled egg) and Japanese nori (seaweed). Costs around JPY 630 per portion, you can enjoy the tsukemen at Sharin for a very reasonable price. You can also order extra toppings  as well, but it will cost you more.

In addition to the tsukemen, Sharin also offers savory Abura Soba and Chuka Soba with decent price!

Sharin Atre Ueno Branch
Atre Ueno 1F
7-1-1 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Tel.: +81-3-5826-5776
10:00-23:30; No scheduled holidays
Directly connected with Ueno Station

2. Mokotanmen Nakamoto

Hokkyoku Ramen at Nakamoto

Nakamoto is a famous ramen shop in Japan, and it serves one of the most spiciest ramen noodles in Japan. Originated from Itabashi, Nakamoto is famous for its spicy but delicious vegetable noodles, and you can find many different types of ramen noodles at Nakamoto.

Our favorite is the Hokkyoku Ramen (spicy ramen noodles, level 9), and the original mokotanmen (spicy ramen noodles with a lot of vegetables, level 8). Nakamoto also serves very great mabo dofu as well, which is worth to try.

If you don’t like spicy food, you can always opt for the other menu as well, as Nakamoto also serves non-spicy ramen noodles as well!

Mokotanmen Nakamoto Okachimachi
5-10-14 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Tel.: +81-3-5688-1233
Closed on year end & new years
3-minute walk from Okachimachi Station

3. Ichiran

Ramen at Ichiran

Ichiran is one of the most famous ramen shops in Japan, and it is famous for its superb Hakata style tonkotsu ramen. Ichiran has many branches all around Japan, and for the last few years, Ichiran also opened its overseas branches in Hong Kong, Taipei, and Brooklyn as well.

Ichiran is very famous among the locals and the tourist, and since it opens for 24/7, many people visit Ichiran after they missed the last trains as well.

The ramen noodles at Ichiran are very thin, and you can adjust your ramen order by adding extra topping, adjusting the thickness of the soup and the softness of the ramen.

A bowl of tonkotsu ramen at Ichiran costs around JPY 890.

Ichiran Ueno
Atre Ueno 1F
7-1-1 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Tel.: +81-3-5826-5861
Open for 24/7
Directly connected with Ueno Station


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