TOP5 Ramen in SHINJUKU by LOCALS 2017

A lot of my friends who visit me from overseas tells me that ANY ramen houses in Tokyo is good. NOT! 

As I mentioned in my TOP 3 Ramen in Shibuya, I am a total Ramen Addict who have tried so many different ramen places in Tokyo and I encountered countless disappointments.  It sucks but It's ok for me because I can try another bowl tomorrow but I don't want you to have a disappointment because your time might be limited here (if you are traveling). 

If you got a craving for ramen in Shinjuku, you should try one of these 5 ramen houses below.

Since its grand opening in 2007, I don't stop seeing people lining up for that one magical bowl.  I can say Fuunji is definitely #1 well-known ramen house in Shinjuku area.  It is located just 6 minutes away from South Exit of Shinjuku Station.  

People are addicted to Fuunji's thick creamy but smooth soup which is made by broiling chicken bones, konbu seaweed, bonito and etrumeus sardines and mix with Chicken Baitan soup.

Fuunji has both regular ramen and tsukemen which is dipping style of ramen and both tare equality great.  

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2-14-3 Yoyogi Shibuya Tokyo B1

Menya Sho which is in 8-minute walk from West Exit of JR Shinjuku Station, is popular among those who love clear Shio soup.  Their 'Tori Baitan Ramen' is creamy and full of flavor which you will love it for the rest of your life.


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7-22-34 Nishishinjuku Shinjuku Tokyo
Opens everyday

Nagi is a chain ramen house that you can find also in Shibuya and this one in Goldengai is the original one.  This one is in the middle of Goldengai, 6 minutes away from East Exit of JR Shinjuku Station. 

If you are into Niboshi (dried sardine) broth, you will love Nagi... They opnens 24 hours so you can stop by for a night snack after a night out with your friends.


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2F 1-1-10 Kabukicho Shinjuku Tokyo
Opens 24/7

Here, I want you to try their Shrimp Tsukemen.  It sounds like something you haven't tried yet, right?  Their mind-blowing soup is made of Creamy Tonkotsu(pork) Chicken soup mixed with shrimp paste which goes well with their thick straight noodles. 

You can also enjoy their Shrimp Tomato Tsukemen with a choice of additional toppings of mozzarella cheese and basils.  

It's 5 minutes away from South Exit of JR Shinjuku Station and 5 minutes from Shinjuku Sanchome Subway Station.

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#101 Shinjukugyoen Daiichi, 5-33-16 Sendagaya, Shibuya
Close on Sundays

Menya Kaijin is in less than 1 minute walk from South East Exit of  JR Shinjuku Station.  You might think it looks very similar to Menya Sho but it's completely different because Kaijin uses bony parts of fish to make the soup base where as Sho uses Chicken base.  I usually like think creamy soup so I thought this will not be satisfying for me but I was wrong. It is a pure umami bowl. The first sip might taste a bit salty but it gets you from the second sip.  Also after you are done with noodles, putting a rice bowl in the soup is their style. Try it!

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3-35-7 Shinjuku Shinjuku Tokyo
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