If you are interested in Japanese ramen noodle soup, the Kanda Misakicho area on the south side of JR Suidobashi Station is the place to visit! From popular chain stores to unusual ramen specialty shops, there is a ramen place on almost every corner of the area. These are our recommendations for first-time visitors!
French cuisine meets Japanese soulfood: “Taitanmen-Senmonten Koishidai”
“Taitanmen-Senmonten Koishidai” offers a rare type of ramen. It’s a mixture of sea bream soup and tantan noodles (= spicy noodles with minced meat). Created by a French chef, “Taitanmen” noodles is a gem that combines French techniques with Japanese ingredients. The rich soup made with sea bream and konbu seaweed is super creamy, rich in umami flavors, and has a very mellow taste.
The silky noodles are topped with minced meat, vegetables, bamboo shoots, fried potatoes, and roasted pork and chicken fillet with balsamic vinegar.
Be sure to order “taimeshi“, or “sea bream rice” as a side dish. At lunchtime, there is also a ramen set option that already includes the “taimeshi”. Eat the taimeshi rice on its own, or pour the leftover ramen soup over the rice and make a risotto!
3-1-18 Misakicho, Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Google Maps: https://g.page/koishitai?share
Various types of chicken ramen: “Torisoba Kaguraya Main Store”
“Torisoba Kaguraya Main Store” is a restaurant specializing in chicken ramen (torisoba). There are many types such as “light type” (assari), “rich type” (nojuku), “tomato soup”, and “tsukemen” dipping noodles. Using noodles of different thicknesses, each noodle soup menu is thoroughly thought through.
With its perfectly arranged soup, noodles, and toppings, “Kaguraya Main Store” will delight everyone who loves chicken and noodles!
Torisoba Kaguraya Main Store
2-16-8 Misakicho, Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/M4JTkcug4epmgzow6
There are still more ramen restaurants close to JR Suidobashi Station:
Pioneer of rich pork with seafood broth soup tsukemen
Tsujita Suidobashi Store
2-14-2 Misakicho, Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/BbGPgPqzeXbUXQdk8
Mellow and rich pork broth tonkotsu ramen
Kyushu Tonkotsu Ramen Hirasawa
2-16-10 Misakicho, Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/8J84UL61UPbHfYQ97
Ramen with baguette and cheese topping!
Yokohama Iekei Ramen Tanaka
3-1-10 Misakicho, Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/1BVG9nzRzst69Vyu8
Exquisite ramen produced by a French cuisine cook
Chinese Soba Katsumoto Suidobashi Store
2-15-5 Misakicho, Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/z4aceutG7eCgsx1x8
Enjoy authentic Xian cuisine!
Xian knife-cut noodles Takumi
2-4-4 Misakicho, Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/cRbBSvfXs17EgSMD8