Ramen in Tokyo

From vegan ramen to pork-free bowls – here's your ultimate noodle-slurping guide to Tokyo ramen

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Menya Nukaji
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Tsukemen Michi
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Tokyo has a countless number of ramen joints dotted around the city. Even if you consider yourself more of a soba or udon person, the capital's vast range of ramen could easily sway your noodle preference with just one slurp. Afterall, ramen comes in many forms; whether you prefer vegan options, pork-free bowls or fiery spicy ramen, there's something out there for everyone and every taste bud. 

We've rounded up a range of noodle bowls that cover a good portion of Tokyo's noodle territory. So whether you're completely new to ramen, or already boast a massive noodle belly as proof of your slurping mastery, this guide is bound to help you navigate the world's undisputed ramen capital.

Best ramen in Tokyo
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Best ramen in Tokyo

From old-school noodles and tonkotsu classics to soupless tsukemen and spicy favourites – you'll be bowled over by these ramen

Best pork-free ramen in Tokyo
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Best pork-free ramen in Tokyo

The most authentic bowls of Japanese noodles that don't contain pork

Best spicy ramen in Tokyo
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Best spicy ramen in Tokyo

In the mood for a particularly punchy bowl of ramen? These spicy noodle soups will set your taste buds on fire (in a good way)

Best vegan ramen in Tokyo
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Best vegan ramen in Tokyo

Where to go for everyone's favourite kind of noodles when you're avoiding meat, fish and dairy

Best tsukemen in Tokyo
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Best tsukemen in Tokyo

Not all ramen are served in soup. Tsukemen, or dipping noodles, are equally popular and these restaurants serve the best in town

Best abura soba in Tokyo
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Best abura soba in Tokyo

Love ramen? Try its lesser known cousin abura soba, the soup-less 'oil noodles'