Shibuya Center-Gai, located in the most popular tourist spot Shibuya, is generally always filled with youth who enjoy eating and drinking and shopping.
Shibuya Center-Gai faces the famous Shibuya scramble crossing and is conveniently accessible by foot or by train. In this article, we will introduce 5 popular ramen shops in Shibuya Center-Gai. When you get a chance to do a little sightseeing and shopping in Shibuya, make sure to take a break to enjoy traditional Japanese ramen!
Yaroramen Shibuya Head Office is located in Shibuya Center-Gai, a mere 2-minute walk from JR Shibuya Station.
The menu includes pork bone broth, soy sauce ramen, soy bean paste ramen, boiled-dried fish soy sauce ramen, ramen without broth, pork curry, fried rice, pan-fried dumplings, and more. The main ramen they feature consists of thick chewy noodles and pork bone soup that is cooked every day for more than 12 hours on site.
In addition, they add hunk roast pork with Spanish brand pig – which is said to have the most muscle mass in the world – and sautéed, fresh, domestic vegetables to the ramen. The shop is open 24 hours so you can eat there anytime, day or night.
2-minute walk from JR Shibuya station, in the middle of Shibuya Center-Gai, 306 meters from JR Shibuya station
Princeville 1F, 25-3 Udagawa cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo,
Open 24 hours (Business on Sunday)
Doutomborikamukura Shibuya is located in the middle of Shibuya Center-Gai, and is only a 3-minute walk from JR Shibuya Hachiko gate.
Doutomborikamukura’s ramen uses kamukura’s original chewy noodles, Dolce Porco®’s meltable pork, fresh domestic vegetables, and a light soup. The founder of this restaurant has strict guidelines implemented that stem from owning a French restaurant; only those trained as soup sommeliers can even attempt to cook the broth used in the soup.
In addition to the main attraction item, Delicious Ramen, there is also a Delicious Porridge of Rice and Vegetables made with rice and delicious soup.
3-minute walk from JR Shibuya Hachiko gate, in the middle of Shibuya Center-Gai, 387m from JR Shibuya station
29-4 Udagawa cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
[Monday – Thursday] 9:00am~8:00pm
[Friday, Saturday, and National Holidays] Open 24 hours
(Business on Sunday)
Hokkaido Ramen Ajigenkumamatsuri Okumura（北海道ラーメン 味源熊祭 おくむら）
There are many different styles of ramen find in each region of Japan. One such ramen called miso ramen can warm the body with a soy bean paste broth soup, and is the main representative of Hokkaido ramen.
When you want to taste authentic soy bean paste ramen in Shibuya, Ajigenkumamatsuri Okumura is highly recommended. It is conveniently accessible, being only a 1-minute walk from JR Shibuya station. There are also dipping noodles and dry soy bean paste ramen in the menu, so you can enjoy various tastes.
There are table seats other than the traditional counter seats, so you can eat slowly and enjoy your meal at your own speed.
1-minute walk from JR Shibuya station. 286m from Shibuya station
Tetsujinmon Shibu Building 2F, 24-6 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
11:00am~7:00pm (Last Order 6:00pm)
(Business on Sunday)
Onisobajiya is an authentic ramen shop owned by a Japanese comedian.
The transparent chicken broth of their most popular dish, the Oni Salt Ramen, is perfectly accented by the scent of citron. The noodles are straight and medium to fine. Lacking any of the usual noodle slickness and pungent smell, you can enjoy the authentic and delicious taste of the flour used to make ramen noodles. Carefully placed on top of the noodles, you’ll find tender roast pork and chopped bamboo shoots.
The menu includes oni salt ramen, oni roast pork salt ramen, red oni ramen, oni wonton ramen, demon dipping soba, red oni dipping soba, soy sauce ramen, fried rice, and so much more.
3-minute walk from JR Shibuya Station (in the middle of Shibuya Center-Gai), 292m from Shibuya station
Tetsujinmon Shibu Building 5F, 24-6 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
11:30am~3:00pm, 5:00pm~10:00pm (Business on Sunday)
Dipping noodles ramen shop Kichitora is located at the end of Shibuya Center-Gai.
The most popular dish is their specialty chicken soup dipping noodles. Their chicken soup, which is prepared with domestic chickens and cooked carefully for 2 days, has a rich flavor and taste. Soy milk dipping noodles are popular amongst the local women, as they have a strong taste with less calories, making them a healthy choice. Due to the fact that they don’t use any animal products in this dish, everyone is free to enjoy it.
Other dishes they offer include: boiled-dried fish soy sauce ramen, abura soba(oil soba), chicken soup soba, and so on.
5-minute walk from JR Shibuya Hachiko gate, 456m from Shibuya station
Kondo Building 1F, 31-9 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
11:00am ~ 11:00pm (Business on Sunday)