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Menya Itto: Tokyo's Best Ramen and Tsukemen

Yuri S.

by GoWithGuide travel specialist:Yuri S.

Last updated : Mar 03, 20213 min read

Food & Drink

Menya Itto has ranked no. 1 in Tabelog Japan's ramen listing of 2013. However, Japanese rankings are so fast-paced that sometimes they become unreliable and easily outdated. Despite this, it is never a wrong decision to try out what Menya Itto has to offer, right?


Similar to the other popular ramen restaurants in Tokyo, Menya Itto offers both ramen and tsukemen. Their signature dish is the Seafood Tsukemen, which by the name itself, is dipping noodles in a rich seafood soup. If you order any of the shop's tsukemen, you can have refills of your dipping soup free of charge!


In their meat ramen variations, the chashu is soft, thin, and looks like some kind of "chicken ham". The soup and herbs used in their ramen taste so well together it's worth every penny you pay for. Menya Kisso wouldn't be in top of the rankings if not for their really delicious ramen. Although the line is always long so you might as well prepare yourself for a long wait if you intend to taste some good Tokyo ramen.


Don't know the difference between ramen and tsukemen? Read this. 


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Tsukemen at Menya Itto. Photo from narashi.blog.jp


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 Photo from narashi.blog.jp


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Photo from narashi.blog.jp


One of the drawbacks of a famous ramen house is a long queue. With the number of locals and tourists wanting to try the famed tsukemen of Tokyo, there is no wonder the shop would be full at any time of the day. 


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Photo from blogs.yahoo.co.jp/yoshioisbest


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Photo from narashi.blog.jp


Menya Itto

1-4-17 HigashishinkoiwaKatsushika, Tokyo Prefecture 124-0023Japan

+81 3-3697-9787



Business hours:  


11:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Lunch)

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Dinner)



*Shop opens at 10:30 AM on weekends.

*Shop closes as soon as ingredients run out for the day. Menya Itto usually runs out of at around 9 PM.


How to eat ramen in Japan and what not to do!

In this video you will learn you how to eat and appreciate ramen, specially tsukemen, what to do when eating and what not to do when eating any kind of ramen in Japan! It also mentions about the ingredients and curiosities about the Tsukemen ramen!
You can click here to watch the video, or click on the embedded video below:


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