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Tokyo Ramen Street | The Best Ramen in Tokyo? 🍜

November 5, 2019

Alright guys today we are on a mission. It is a Sunday here in Tokyo. We haven’t really done a whole lot today but
we are feeling hungry so we’re going to be heading over to Tokyo’s Ramen Street (東京ラーメンストリート)
for dinner. This is located inside Tokyo station. It is going to be a bit of maze because that
station is massive. But yeah we’ve got the gang. Sam behind the camera, Rob hiding in the background. Hey Robbie. Let’s go eat dinner. Let’s go have dinner. Alright guys so we made it to Tokyo Station
and the one clue we have is to find Yaesu Central Exit or Yaesu South Exit and that
is going to lead us towards Ramen Street (東京ラーメンストリート). I read that online and yeah that is a pretty
good clue because this station is massive. Without that piece of information I’m not
sure we’d be able to get ramen for dinner tonight. But now you know. And there is Tokyo Ramen Street (東京ラーメンストリート). So I don’t know if I’ve already mentioned
this or not but Tokyo Ramen Street (東京ラーメンストリート) isn’t a real street outside in Tokyo. This is basically inside a commercial center
underneath Tokyo Station. And we are underground so don’t think we’re
going to be outdoors in Tokyo. How to enjoy Tokyo Ramen Street (東京ラーメンストリート). And how to order a ramen (ラーメン) most
importantly. Yes. Alright so over here you use vending machines
to order your meal. So basically they have a whole bunch of little
photos of the different types of ramen (ラーメン) you can get. You stick in your money, you get a ticket
and then you stand in line outside of the restaurant and once there is finally a table
for you, you are ushered in and you hand over your ticket and you are all set. So I will say that ordering here was really
confusing because there wasn’t any English. So we just looked at the photos and we each
chose a different colored ramen. Mine is red and they just came and asked me
how spicy I want it. So I think I’ve gotten some type of really
spicy ramen. You two have no idea what you’ve gotten yourselves
into but I’m sure it’ll be tasty once it arrives. Alright. First things first. You are supposed to try the broth before you
even dig into the noodles. So I’m going to do this right. Woah. Is that some kind of spicy? I got the spicy ramen and they came and asked
me how hot I want it. And on the wall there is 4 numbers. One very hot. Two too hot. Three I can’t stand it. And four crazy. I asked for 1 which is very hot but it is
like mild on a scale. It still burns. It is nowhere even near the top level of spiciness. It still burns on the way down. Yeah. But yeah let’s talk about the other ingredients
we see here. So we’ve got some noodles, bean sprouts, some
cabbage, some greens. This looks like ginger. Oh wow. Gingy. Freshly grated ginger. Oh my gosh. Ginger. You’ve gotta love the ginger. And yeah let’s try these noodles right here. Look at that. Behemoth. So is that some of the best ramen you’ve ever
had do you think? Is that up there? I mean I’ve only had a few select ramen (ラーメン)
experiences here in Japan but this is pretty good. Yeah. I’m really happy with the dish I got. Guys we were on a quest for the best ramen
here in Tokyo, Japan. Nice and spicy. Alright Sam time for yours. I am ready. So I’ll give you a tour of what I’ve got first. So I’ve got fatty pork here on the side. I’ve got lots of bean sprouts, I have ginger,
I have lots of I mean beneath all of that all is all of the noodles. You have corn as well. Yeah, I even have a little corn in there. So I’m going to like you I’m going to start
off with the broth here. Savor the broth. What is it telling you? Oh, it is really good. Savory. Not spicy at all. It is just uh it is a really nice soup. It is so good. I’m having one more. Alright now it is time to get after the noodles
and the meat. So grabbing some noodles here. Slurps up. Slurps up he says. Mmmm. Oh man the noodles are awesome. You can tell they are handmade. Just delicious. It is so cool being able to watch them like
prepare everything. It is just awesome. They are just like wizards behind the kitchen. It is an open kitchen. It is. Last thing to try is the pork. Tender but fatty. Lots of flavor. And yeah this is just this is a very cool
ramen experience here in Tokyo, Japan. And Rob how are you doing over there with
your ramen (ラーメン)? I’m doing pretty good. I’m still not exactly sure what I ordered. Um it has got a lot of vegetables which is
nice. I like them. I’m a big fan of the fresh ginger. The broth is great. Yeah. It is not spicy at all. That is why I’m looking forward to trying
yours in a minute. Um but the noodles kind of steals the show
if you ask me. They are just really thick. The texture is great and it is all flavorful
when you mix it up. So I’m happy with what is going on here but
I’ve got a little bit of envy for what is going on with Audrey’s. Especially over here. Audrey ordered the best. Actually you know what? What? I never tried yours. Okay. I’m going to get a little bit of the sauce
right here. You need to sample them all. Woah. Hahaha. As I knocked your spoon. Sorry man. That is pretty plain Jane. Yours is plane Jane. Mine is bland but Miss Audrey ordered a killer. And Audrey? Your thoughts. I didn’t even bother trying your ramens because
they looked so plain. I’m just sticking to mine. So Audrey you ordered. I’m more than happy. I ordered the best one. You have the best ramen. Well that was a wonderful meal. Lips are swollen from the spicy ramen. Oh my gosh. I can’t imagine what level 4 is like. But anyways I thought we could talk about
the rice for the different ramen bowls. I have a little receipts here. So we paid 990, 850 and 850 Yen. For each of these bowls of ramen. And we finished them all. We did. Rob helped out the most. Not a noodle was left. Not a noodle was left. So yeah. And guys I have one question we’d like to
ask. What is the best bowl of ramen you’ve ever
had? Where was it and what did you order? Oh, so yeah. We hope you guys enjoyed that video. We sure had a wonderful meal and we’ll see
you in the next episode. Tata.


  • Reply Read Books November 17, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    Saimin at Sekiya's Restaurant in Kaimuki, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii and Shige's in Wahiawa, Oahu, Hawaii. Saimin is a local noodle soup akin to ramen.

  • Reply KAI November 17, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    You guys should try this ramen
    The best ramen place in the world

  • Reply Nic Copernicus November 17, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    Please try Konjiki Ramen in Tokyo and report back

  • Reply Donna Richey November 17, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    Thank you Where can you find some of these recipes online?

  • Reply JMarcus Buhay Buhay November 17, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    Ramen is always the way to go

  • Reply Lights Camera Action November 17, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    Santouka Ramen, place inside a mini Japanese supermarket chain called Mitsuwa out in California, I always get the Shio Ramen, which is made up of milky white pork broth with few slices of chashu, and garnished with menma, seaweed, lot of chopped green onion, fish cake. The noodle has just the right amount of chewiness, and overall flavor of the ramen is so rich and savory!

  • Reply Arc Daikan November 17, 2018 at 9:32 pm


  • Reply Bajlandia November 17, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    See you guys !

  • Reply Bobbius Shadow November 17, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    Those bowls look really delicious, especially the broth in what Audrey ordered, and the noodles look yummy as hell.

  • Reply kstar November 17, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    My fave Ramen find in Tokyo was just outside Shinjuku station (north side). It is called Menya Musashi and it was fantastic and there is often a queue during peak times but well worth the wait. Look it up on your next trip to Tokyo!

  • Reply ʝσυяиєу мαи November 17, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    Looks good fam! Can't wait to see the next episode .

  • Reply Ozzie Andy November 17, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    Yokote a little ramen place up between the hospital and school and Oga is a small village up in the north both these places had the best we ever had. the local country places seem have the best. We have tried lots of places all over Japan enjoy your stay, cheers

  • Reply Jeroen Donker November 17, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    I really liked no.1 from your list of ramen street. The best ramen I had in Tokyo was in the Asakusa district, in a tiny shop seating about eight people. Their specialty is a won ton ramen, really good!
    みちのく 平泉
    1 Chome-39-9 Asakusa, Taitō-ku, Tōkyō-to 111-0032, Japan
    +81 3-3844-6267

  • Reply Carlos Kim November 17, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    Better than my top ramen!

  • Reply alex ledermann November 17, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    Ramen, ramen, ramen, that seems to be all ramen in Tokyo…

  • Reply Linda Smith November 17, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    Those looked very good.

    I think ramen needs mushrooms.

    But also on the other hand I really don't care what's in there as long as the broth is super tasty.

  • Reply Rae Reyes November 17, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    Taishoken in Ikebukuro

  • Reply Uranija Zeus November 17, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    What a dish eh.

  • Reply Renata Limarzi November 17, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    Always a pleasure seeing you guys!!

  • Reply John Martin November 17, 2018 at 10:28 pm

    Nice video,Thanks for upload.

  • Reply gap949 November 17, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    No.5 not hot ….Bloody Hot !

  • Reply Malika Fantasy November 17, 2018 at 10:35 pm

    In Iberekuro station close to the north entrance, it was a hole in the wall with maybe 5-6 sitting places,, I think it was 300 yens or so for a full bowl.

  • Reply Anatoliy Pavliuk November 17, 2018 at 10:51 pm

    When you was tasting your spicy ramen, which version was filmed at first : spanish or english ? )))

  • Reply gingerginger999 November 17, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    Sam, don't forget a Tokyo supermarket tour…..I've never seen a Japanese meat market tour, just saying. Great video.
    Why don't i have access to a ramen vending machine……the horrors i deal with.
    Audrey and Sam, does TOP RAMEN count?? ha ha ha

  • Reply Taste & See with Flo November 17, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    Yes please! I love ramen! 😍

  • Reply Anne Elizabeth November 17, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Ramen is such a classic! And that vending machine organization is just brilliant. I wish more countries would incorporate this idea.

  • Reply Bruno Gambini November 17, 2018 at 11:09 pm

    I couldn't avoid laughing when you Audrey took your first sip of the spice ramen broth 😂😂. They all looked very delicious 😋

  • Reply Ian Paul Saligumba November 17, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    Ramen 😮😋👍

  • Reply Nick and Helmi November 17, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    finally the ramen you promised me 😀 hahah

  • Reply Yellow Zapdos November 17, 2018 at 11:24 pm

    3:40 Sam repping for the ginger 🙌

  • Reply David & Barbara Mielke November 17, 2018 at 11:38 pm

    Slurps up! Another t shirt!

  • Reply Raquel González Ochoa November 18, 2018 at 12:06 am

    I've never tried ramen, looks SO delicious!

  • Reply Lou Sawyer November 18, 2018 at 12:07 am

    Okay. Samuel and Audrey. As usual, thank you for the great video. You took us to Japan without TAKING us to Japan. Did not see much of Samuel but heard his voice. Anyway, Audrey, a picture..or video for that matter, says a thousand words. At the 3.10 to 3.16 minute, everyone can clearly see that you do not take hot..Ahem..spicy food well. So don't have spicy noodles if it is uncomfortable. On the scale it was one but your reaction was a 4. Thank you

  • Reply Lauren D'Souza November 18, 2018 at 12:08 am

    best ramen + experience = Ichiran Ramen in Tokyo, Japan

  • Reply Skipper November 18, 2018 at 12:19 am

    If you want the best Ramen go to Fukuoka apparently that’s one of their famous dishes. I am currently in Japan visiting my wife’s family. I often go for Ramen 2-3 times a week. Cheers from Northern Canada.

  • Reply さおり, November 18, 2018 at 12:59 am

    so good 👍
    In Japanese please!!
    I cannot understand English.(;O;)

  • Reply LittleExperience November 18, 2018 at 1:24 am

    I ate my fair share of ramen while I was in Japan this past summer. The best one I had was in Niiza, Saitama just down the road from the university I was staying at. Apparently it's a family run ramen restaurant! It was my first ramen experience and I'm very sad I didn't get the chance to go back before leaving, because it was the tastiest!

  • Reply Chito D November 18, 2018 at 1:25 am

    I thought this vlog is going to be about Ichiran.

  • Reply ba8yRoseSs November 18, 2018 at 1:28 am

    The best ramen I had was probably in Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum. I don’t know exactly what I ordered though. It was in Japanese too if I remember correctly. You guys should check it out! We have a video of Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum at The D&R Experience. 😅

  • Reply 黒嵜潤一郎 November 18, 2018 at 2:08 am


  • Reply Effie Colida November 18, 2018 at 2:16 am

    Sam and Audrey fantastic video loved it but way too short and i was waiting for days for a video….Keep more coming

  • Reply Hiramine 平峰Kei 慧 November 18, 2018 at 2:35 am

    guys you need to visit the Shin Yokohama Ramen Museum

  • Reply lucifer iii November 18, 2018 at 4:25 am

    japan only have ramen。。

  • Reply Greenkai3000 November 18, 2018 at 4:44 am

    Ichiran Ramen May be a chain but their tonkatsu ramen noodles are sooo good! My favorite location is in Shibuya, but I’ve also had them in Dotonbori, Osaka

  • Reply Alison Koizumi November 18, 2018 at 4:53 am

    I tried a bunch of ramen in Japan and I hate to say it but Ichiran had the best ramen for my taste. The broth is amazing and nothing else compares

  • Reply Kenny Wong November 18, 2018 at 5:07 am

    any plans on going back to Hong Kong?

  • Reply NaNaNaNa November 18, 2018 at 6:36 am

    want to see level 4 experience…

  • Reply Nomadic In The Philippines November 18, 2018 at 6:39 am

    Looking tasty! Good stuff 🙂 You guys coming to the Philippines this year?

  • Reply STOPsign November 18, 2018 at 6:50 am

    🍜🍜🍜……. slurp,slurp,slurp,slurp,slurp,slurp,slurp, slurp, slurp, slurp, slurp ………. Ahhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!! (Sounds of satisfaction) ….burp.

  • Reply Awng Sut November 18, 2018 at 6:59 am

    Me: yeah new update.
    My stomach: don’t 😁.
    Anyway you guys have plan to go to studio ghibli museum??

  • Reply SATO BOB November 18, 2018 at 7:54 am


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  • Reply Deborah Jeffery November 18, 2018 at 7:57 am

    Yum…..looks delicious

  • Reply tenchichrono November 18, 2018 at 8:11 am

    Lots of noodle shops but I only visited like one in Tokyo, one in Kyoto, and one in Osaka. Visited Fuungi in Shinjuku in Tokyo. Visited Ichiran in Kyoto (but can also be found in Tokyo/Osaka). And visited… that ramen shop that sold the Gyozas that you and Sam ate at in Osaka. All three were tasty!

  • Reply tammy madriaga November 18, 2018 at 8:25 am

    Ramen in Diver City Tokyo!

  • Reply Daniel Yamagata November 18, 2018 at 8:30 am

    holas,por lo que veo gustan mucho del ramen.hay un museo del ramen donde pueden probar varios tipos de ramen según la region (se encuentra dentro del museo, esta ambientado en los años 50 ) la estación mas próxima es shin Yokohama.

  • Reply David K November 18, 2018 at 8:33 am

    What camera dis you use for this video? You mention Panasonic and Canon but did use Canon or Panasonic for this video

  • Reply Deana and Phil November 18, 2018 at 8:36 am

    "Ramen street" sounds delicious! My imagination added sushi cars featuring takoyaki tires driving through miso soup rain. Oh, Japan…..! 😛

  • Reply DesiMPR 2.2 November 18, 2018 at 11:06 am

    I think you really explore India…
    There are many Amazing Thinks for Travellers…

  • Reply Jamesyboy Experiment November 18, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    These Ramen bowls look so fresh and tasty. We agree Audrey pulled the blinder here and ordered the best dish – cannot beat a dollop of spice. We have not been to a ramen restaurant yet….something for us to look forward to 👍😋

  • Reply William Carter November 18, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    That looks good. I’m currently in Japan. In Fukuoka, a big Sumo tournament is taking place. Sadly can’t get a ticket. Ramen, I had a tasty bowl in Kyoto, a diner where you all sit under the glare of the chef. I will try that place when I get to Tokyo. Thx.

  • Reply Hyoma Muroga November 18, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    Around Tokyo, I like Nakano Aji-Shichi's smoky Miso ramen.

  • Reply Brian Cook November 18, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    Rob's meal was probably the best because of the ginger. Ginger is sort of spicy. I've eaten beef, broccoli, and rice seasoned with a ginger sauce. It was delicious.

  • Reply Brian Cook November 18, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    I was reading the Closed Captioning at 5:15 in this video. Samuel's meal must have been great. "Pinocchio gets it." Of course, that wasn't what anyone really said. Samuel said the pork was "tender but patty" if you're someone reading the English subtitles.

  • Reply Richard Bryant November 18, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    I have never had authentic ramen but it looks delicious, I would of gone with Audrey's choice as well because I love spicy food.

  • Reply サンShan November 18, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    How many ramen stores in Tokyo Station?

  • Reply Nigel November 18, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    Awesome! Missing Bobby D.

  • Reply Yuki Yu November 18, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    Amazing video, enjoyed as always!! just a quick question: noodles are of what kind?/ wheat, egg or rice noodles as I am gluten intolerant. Thanks and cheers!

  • Reply Secret Diary of a Foodie November 19, 2018 at 6:46 am

    Just looking at them I think you can get much better ramen in Tokyo. Please try many more restaurants & types of ramen. My favourite type is tonkotsu ramen with ajitsuke tamago, which is quite rich & best in cold weather, but there are many other varieties & of course each restaurant has it's own recipe. I recommend you order the specialty of the restaurant (if using vending machines the specialty is often highlighted or the 1st option). 😊

  • Reply Linda Fukuyu November 19, 2018 at 6:53 am

    is it still warm in Tokyo at this time of year (Mid November 2018) ?

  • Reply Vatsek November 19, 2018 at 9:19 am

    Sam, California Republic is burning right now. Are you sending out some subliminal messages to the world?

  • Reply PRETTY JO L November 19, 2018 at 10:31 am

    I love love spicy eat it for breakfast lunch and supper,and in between..♥️plus ginger adds alittle heat also

  • Reply Perdomot November 19, 2018 at 10:50 am

    Eaten here a couple of times but my fave place to eat in Tokyo Station is Tonkatsu Suzuki. Fried pork goodness!

  • Reply Perdomot November 19, 2018 at 10:54 am

    Best ramen so far for me is Ippudo Ramen which I ate 2 days ago. I got a spicy one like Audrey but Ippudo has a ton of condiments on the table allowing you to customize.

  • Reply sn s November 19, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    Please do not eat japan nuclear food. Dangerous and dirty

  • Reply Yuzo Sawada November 19, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    I guess miso ramen is not all that popular among foreigners?

  • Reply The Renaissance Redneck November 19, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    That area looks slamming. My go to for Ramen is Dashi Ramen Shop & Izakaya Durham, NC. USA. Usually I start with a Hibiki on the rox and some Yakimono.
    Bowl of Tonkotsu with extra pork belly and soft egg and a glass (can) or 2 of Kikusui Funaguchi "Gold". And thank the mighty spirits for Lyft……

  • Reply Hope LaFleur November 20, 2018 at 12:47 am

    Thank you for sharing this video and there is quite a number of people there, but looks like everything is fresh!

  • Reply Johnny Chang November 21, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    Do You watch anime?

  • Reply Chief Hopper November 21, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    The key to eat ramen taste is to slurp up and also eat early

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  • Reply Larval Stage November 25, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    Your videos are so painfully dull and predictable! Leave me alone!

  • Reply meestaShin November 30, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    I've been to mannnny ramen shops in Japan and the best shop was Ramen Tarou ラーメンたろう in Sannomiya, Kobe, Japan. Here's a link to the pictures on my instagram. I told you guys to try it while you're in Osaka lol. Alllll their bowls of ramen are out of this world!

  • Reply Kaustav Kundu December 4, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    You think Indians can handle the level 4 spicy Ramen?

  • Reply Keith Dearinger December 9, 2018 at 4:03 am

    I love ramen! Go Cubs!

  • Reply S L December 16, 2018 at 6:00 am

    Love your videos; you take everyone with you! So informative because of your detailed and considerate descriptions. Outstanding. Thank you!

  • Reply Anthony Ramirez December 24, 2018 at 3:38 am

    Sam and Audrey, thanks again for steering me towards some good food in Tokyo a few weeks ago. After nailing Bratislava for my wife and I, we trusted you even more!! While Ramen street was pretty awesome, next time you are there try Ramen Nagi in Golden Gai. I know this place has turned into a chain but this is the original location. There are 8 or 9 seats and you are pretty much face to face with the cooks!

  • Reply Anthony Ramirez December 24, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    If you are ever in Chicago, my wife and I would love to show you around. We are natives!

  • Reply Anthony Ramirez December 24, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    If you are ever in Chicago, my wife and I would love to show you around. We are natives!

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  • Reply Suay Hughes January 20, 2019 at 12:55 am

    Nice food🥘🥘

  • Reply Satoru Yagi January 21, 2019 at 2:27 am

    Hi, Samuel & Audrey, Since you seemed to like Ramen, I wonder if you have saw, heard, or read about a Japanese Movie named' TAMPOPO"? This movie was made a long time ago, but, it is a BIBLE for Ramen lovers. If you could find the rental DVD shop (they should have English subtitles)in Tokyo , or, after you go back your home town, you should enjoy this movie which has been shown in USA. ( I have seen more than 20 times) Hilarious comedy about Ramen, life, and Japanese pursuit of any good foods. If you have already known about this movie, pardon my telling you….

    PS : This movie was called :Ramen Western.

  • Reply Mário D. March 23, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    I want to eat at ICHIRAN RAMEN. People say they’re the best.

  • Reply Sheree Rushworth March 31, 2019 at 10:55 am

    Best ramen was either Yuba ramen in Nikko or an amazing Tonkatsu ramen in a tiny shop in Tokyo. So hard to decide! The first was such a unique flavour and the other was the whole experience, it made us feel like we were definitely in Japan that day. 🙂

  • Reply JennJayTea April 20, 2019 at 4:56 am

    Dude reminds me of Steve-O …

  • Reply Robert Wares April 23, 2019 at 2:32 am

    I’ve been there. Loved the tonkotsu ramen. Would’ve tried the cheese ramen. If I had already known about it!

  • Reply Evan Del Rey May 26, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    So ramen, in Singapore, my favourite is the spicy tonkotsu ramen.

  • Reply Joe McKiernan June 2, 2019 at 10:20 am

    Are americans the only ones eating with hats on??
    I was taught not to wear a hat at the table! just curious . i was in Japan 6 times and never saw anyone wearing a hat at the table. Rant over. thanks for the vids !

  • Reply Александр Акулов September 26, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    Когда в Россию приедете?

  • Reply Binh Nham October 31, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    I definitely recommend the foie gras abura soba at Sumida city, Tokyo and the Shoyu ramen at Kojiki Hototosugi in Shinjuku, Tokyo. There are so many more good places you must try as well.

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