Nakano`s Ramen Adventure

Ask anyone to like up Japanese food and ramen surely is listed among the top. Japanese governments even made it the latest “Cool Japan”  , government efforts to take advantage of this spreading interest in Japan’s pop culture and food around the world, and its growth potential. Please see more in

The Cool Japan Fund set up by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry last year said Monday it would spend up to ¥2 billion ($17 million) to help a ramen noodle restaurant chain expand its business in Europe and the United States.

So to keep up with the trend 2 colleagues/Ramen maniacs  set out on Nakano`s Ramen (little) Adventure. We found out that there are 2 ramen stores listed in  TRY (Tokyo Ramen of the Year) in Numabukuro, near 2 of our share houses  Happy House Vitamin Color and Happy House Asian

1) Gotaro Ramen (ごたる (Gotaru in Numabukuro)

Simple, not too creamy, and inexpensive describe the Hakata ramen at Gotaru, 650 Yen. The chashu is especially buttery, and it almost melts in your mouth. This bowl goes on the short-list of great tonkotsu ramen shops in Tokyo.

Tokyo, Nakano-ku, Arai 3-38-10
Closest station: Numabukuro

Open 11:30-14:30, 17:00-23:00
Weekends 11:30-23:00
Closed Mondays


A ramen shop from Kyoto opened in Tokyo, MUTEPPOU 8 mins walk from Numabukuro station.

3 words to describe it?  Its heavy, oily yet tasty.  For certain one of the most intense tonkotsu ramens out there.

Muteppou’s broth is made of pork bones.. It is boiled until the bones are completely crushed and the chef is constantly mixing the bones or broth using a huge stainless steel stick. I had the famous Tonkotsu ramen (Pork bone broth ramen) for 750 yen.The soup was so extra thick and creamy that you can feel the gluey soup coat the noodle when you lifted with shopsticks.  They also have fish broth, which is also good and thick. My colleague have the fish broth one. If you are not a big fan of creamy stuff the fish broth is recommended.


For girls living in Nakano and Egoda area. Happy House Vitamin Color, Happy House Asian, Happy House Orange,and  Happy House Herb, its in walking distance. Especially Happy House Vitamin Color , it`s less than 5 minutes` walk.

Would you like to have a ramen night out with us?




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