Ultimate TOKYO RAMEN Tour! RAMEN EXPERT Reveals the Best Noodle Spots in Town!

  • Published on Jan 6, 2019
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    HOW TO ORDER RAMEN: Step 1. Select your ramen of choice and get ticket from the vending machine | Step 2: Give ticket to the chef and wait for your ramen to arrive

    1. AOBA GAKUGEI DAIGAKU: Classic Tsukemen (dry ramen)
    ADDRESS: 2-21-14 Takaban, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
    OPEN: 11AM - 11PM
    🍜BROTH: The broth includes shoyu, kelp, pork for richness, and most importantly, niboshi (dried boiled fish - sardines or anchovies).
    NOODLES: The broth is typically prepared first due to the amount of time it takes to prepare. The fresh noodles are boiled for a short period and placed in a bowl separately from the broth. The toppings go in last, on top of and into the broth.
    💸PRICE: 8.59 USD/950 JPY
    2. RAMEN NAGI BUTAO: Red Ramen + Black Ramen
    ADDRESS: 1 Chome-3-1 Higashi, Shibuya-ku, Tōkyō-to 150-0011
    OPEN: 11AM - 12AM | Sundays and Holidays: 11AM - 10PM
    🍜Ramen Nagi Butao has a few signature types of ramen: original (white); red ramen with minced pork, spicy miso and a little yakiniku sauce; black ramen with charred minced pork, squid, yogurt and garlic chips; and green ramen with cheese, bacon and basil.
    💸PRICE: 7.96 USD/880 JPY
    ADDRESS: 2 Chome-44-5 Kamimeguro, Meguro, Tokyo 153-0051
    OPEN: Weekdays: 11:30AM - 03:30PM + 05:30PM - 11:30PM | Weekends and Holidays: 11:30AM - 11:30PM
    🍜ZENTORO MABOMEN (SPICY TOFU RAMEN): You need douban (fermented broad beans and chili paste) and douchi (fermented black beans) to make this dish. It’s meant to be spicy and almost sticky. There should also be minced pork. Add thick ramen noodles to the mabo-dofu dish.
    🍜SANRATANMEN (HOT AND SOUR RAMEN): Black pepper, red peppers (tougarashi) and a sourness from vinegar come together in the broth. Toppings include wood ear mushrooms, bamboo shoots and tofu. Thinner noodles are used here.
    🍜CHICKEN RICH RAMEN: They use high-grade chicken with a lot of collagen. The broth is comprised of several vegetables, which are blended into the thick and creamy chicken broth. Add some lemon for acidity.
    4. MENYA FUJISHIRO: Chicken Broth Ramen
    ADDRESS: 2 Chome-3-1 Asakusa, Taitō, Tokyo
    OPEN: 11AM-11PM | Sunday: 11AM - 6:30PM
    🍜CHICKEN BROTH RAMEN: First, add soy sauce kelp and additional seasoning to broth. The main ingredient in the soup is chicken from Daisen, Japan (“Daisen-jidori”). Daisen is a mountainous area in Tottori, famous for its high-grade chicken. The soup includes roasted beef ribs and sardines. In addition to the standard egg, green onion, kamoboko (fish cake), and seaweed toppings, they sprinkle on fried garlic. The noodles are thin and straight.
    💸PRICE: 8.86 USD/980 JPY
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Comments • 1 486

  • ljc bluepearl
    ljc bluepearl 9 minutes ago

    wow really tast good😊

  • Saul Gonzalez
    Saul Gonzalez 53 minutes ago

    Andrew Zimmerman got nothing on you.

  • darkooga
    darkooga Hour ago

    Why does he wear a bandana

    ADEOLA ADEYEMI 2 hours ago

    Anyone else find this amusingly homoerotic?

  • King_ Namjoon
    King_ Namjoon 2 hours ago +1

    Take me everywhere u go but ....
    (most Korea )

  • Guang Nan
    Guang Nan 2 hours ago

    idk why im watching this while starving..... but it feels good

  • Clay Fordham
    Clay Fordham 2 hours ago

    God watching these makes me hope to god my first duty station is in japan 😩

  • YaBoiVibes 1215
    YaBoiVibes 1215 3 hours ago

    Am I the only one that thinks he looks like mark zuccleburg in the thumbnail

  • Michael Nam Nguyen
    Michael Nam Nguyen 3 hours ago

    Whenever I meet Japanese and I talk about Ramen it takes a few minutes for them to figure out I meant Lamen.

  • Da Real Nil
    Da Real Nil 6 hours ago

    Why am I stuck with top ramen....when I can I have this..

  • EXO Twerps
    EXO Twerps 6 hours ago

    He looks like Malep(Clay)Nos

  • Internet Games
    Internet Games 7 hours ago

    Naruto ramen 👊

  • Shouq Blue
    Shouq Blue 8 hours ago

    Frank is so dreamy.

  • Sumaiya Rahman
    Sumaiya Rahman 13 hours ago

    No comment ?

  • Stanley Gao
    Stanley Gao 14 hours ago

    as a member of the long slurp community, this guys short lil pussboi bitch slurps makes me cringe everytime >.>

  • Denofu
    Denofu 14 hours ago

    7:41 Is that a hair on the food???

  • Caleb Brunnenmeyer
    Caleb Brunnenmeyer 14 hours ago

    ThE thumb nail he’s next to a ramen expert and it looks like he got the ramen from a different expert

  • Christopher Okumura
    Christopher Okumura 15 hours ago

    we asians love ramen

  • Anime4 LaijFuh
    Anime4 LaijFuh 16 hours ago

    id like to live in tokyo

  • Yooo
    Yooo 22 hours ago

    Buttou? Tonkotsu is right

  • Tatiana Sparrow
    Tatiana Sparrow 23 hours ago

    I hate you Sonny for making me hungry seeing your Videos!! 😭😭😭😭

  • Tatiana Sparrow
    Tatiana Sparrow 23 hours ago

    I hate you Sonny for making me hungry seeing your Videos!! 😭😭😭😭

  • nutt4ever
    nutt4ever Day ago

    Ramen Nagi is in the the USA too!

  • Mahfuz Sheikh
    Mahfuz Sheikh Day ago

    7:41 there's hair on his food YUCK

  • My name is Irrelevant

    9:55 lmao close your eyes

  • Andrew Leavitt
    Andrew Leavitt Day ago

    Hey! I want to highschool with Frank! (St. Mary's International School Tokyo)

  • Lessin Zurita
    Lessin Zurita Day ago

    13:41 lmao
    Really cool vid mate, greetings from Bolivia!

  • Jojoba
    Jojoba Day ago

    I'm allergic to broad beans 🤫😥😂

  • Mark Balanesković

    Where is Chicken rich ramen?

  • I liek Memez
    I liek Memez Day ago +1

    I’m not a genius but brothless ramen for me is spaghetti

  • TameTusker Silly

    I want to S-L-U-R-P! A lot! And, Japan here I come, as soon as I have $$$$$$ spend.😊😊
    I just love Japan enough to say : Wastashi wa, Nihonjin desu ka.❤❤🌹🌹❤❤😊
    I am a Canadian of Indian origin.😊

  • Felix Raj
    Felix Raj Day ago

    Thumbs freaking up for the slurp

  • lucidDZN
    lucidDZN Day ago

    I'll move to Japan when I got enough money to live there.

  • Kyle Pajarillo
    Kyle Pajarillo Day ago

    Nice job

  • John Ryan Pangan

    Please take me to japan

  • Hussam Saif
    Hussam Saif Day ago

    I love ❤️ ramen 🍜

  • Tazania1313
    Tazania1313 Day ago

    yuuum please do a Japanese curry episode!! :)

  • Live Happy
    Live Happy 2 days ago

    older version of Logan Paul

  • Parth Gupta
    Parth Gupta 2 days ago

    The other dude is fuckall!!

  • Kionie George
    Kionie George 2 days ago

    I'm a ramen expert my self hmph 😄 *takes out some top ramen*.

  • Bryan McCauley
    Bryan McCauley 2 days ago

    Nice Job. This was killer.

  • Red thered
    Red thered 2 days ago

    Sonny your existence makes me breathe a little easier , keep at it brother - i love your work

  • Maik Mohr
    Maik Mohr 2 days ago

    you havent even been to icharakus wtf ?

  • Rishav Nath
    Rishav Nath 2 days ago

    I love spicy ramen

  • Spartan0536
    Spartan0536 2 days ago

    My personal favorite ramen is a Tonkotsu base with braised beef short rib, pickled shiitake mushrooms, and some chili oil added in. I actually want to go to Fukuoka because that is where Tonkotsu originated from.
    Also out of the 4 main Ramen broths out there, Tonkotsu is the hardest to prepare correctly requiring vast amounts of time to prepare, but when it is done correctly there is nothing else that even compares. This is what you experienced with that "white creamy broth"... that was properly prepared Tonkotsu broth.

  • 3sizzurps
    3sizzurps 2 days ago

    Did anyone else see a hair @7:42 or was it just me ? 😳

  • ゆかまる
    ゆかまる 2 days ago

    どんぶり系も見てみたい॑⸜(* ॑꒳ ॑* )⸝⋆*

  • Jane Dudynsky
    Jane Dudynsky 2 days ago

    Those ramens looks so delicious. If all customers eats like your friend, I bet there's a symphony of slurping. Maybe part of the culture. 😃👍👍👍👍

  • Naps 'N Taps By Noah - ASMR

    I'm pretty sure Frank is my all-time favorite host. and I've watched a LOT of this channel. I would pay good money to see more of him.

  • Pooja Jena
    Pooja Jena 3 days ago

    Honestly this tour guide is the best you've had

  • Pooja Jena
    Pooja Jena 3 days ago

    This content is worth being on television

  • King Alpha
    King Alpha 3 days ago

    Pork loves wet dream hahahahaha lol

  • Sidney M
    Sidney M 3 days ago

    Innak la ag hi bol'n. 😂

  • jCurrran
    jCurrran 3 days ago +8

    He looks like the no-skin on fortnite

  • lordsith8319
    lordsith8319 3 days ago

    sitting here eating my pot noodle like ....

  • Andrew Kong
    Andrew Kong 3 days ago

    i believe theres an american laboratory that manufactures tourguides using Sonny's seed and the host country egg. this why becruz and frank look so similar. And also why Sonny bags on them like a father would a son with out much objection from them. In fact they crave the rare instance attention. I wouldnt be suprised if the next manufactured tour guide looks like the previous two.

  • boy 662
    boy 662 3 days ago

    Come to Finland

  • 김현철
    김현철 3 days ago

    I really like to do listen your eating sound such as chrub chrub!

  • typingbacon
    typingbacon 3 days ago

    Two friends slurping in Tokyo *GONE SEXUAL

  • Aditya Rao
    Aditya Rao 3 days ago

    He reminds me of guy pearce somehow. That iron man 3 villain.

  • NotAHumanVictor
    NotAHumanVictor 3 days ago

    Close your eyes and just listen to the video 😭

  • JK Lansang
    JK Lansang 3 days ago

    Hi Sonny! I've been an avid fan of yours since I watched your food reviews while you're here in the Philippines. I just wonder, when will you come back here? I would love to have a selfie with you.

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    Justin Y. 3 days ago

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  • new mordan channel Rajput

    Nice food production services network video

  • Harry Powers
    Harry Powers 4 days ago

    7:41 hair in food? I couldn’t be the only one to see it

  • Lee Loves Food
    Lee Loves Food 4 days ago

    I want to try it all too but no money hahaha

  • Mang Boih
    Mang Boih 4 days ago

    No wonder naruto likes ramen

  • Dying Meme
    Dying Meme 4 days ago

    I’m watching grown men slurping noodles...

  • DaGreatWatahMelone
    DaGreatWatahMelone 4 days ago

    This aint no Ramen expert...

  • electricra1n
    electricra1n 4 days ago

    First time seeing fluent english speakers owning the ramen slurp.

  • Yan Trinidad
    Yan Trinidad 4 days ago

    Hi. easy job. just click the link below. this is legit 👍👍👍


  • Hi-Fi Insider
    Hi-Fi Insider 4 days ago

    I can eat 4 bowls for lunch.

  • EpicHawk
    EpicHawk 4 days ago

    Your editor needs a raise. Great job!

  • Shawn Whitfield
    Shawn Whitfield 4 days ago

    When I when to visit my great-grandmother in Kyoto Japan she hit me because I was slurping my ramen too loudly

  • Luna
    Luna 4 days ago

    I'm so jealous cause i'll never ever be able to make vacation in Japan eat this delicious food. 😢😢

  • Rutz-2
    Rutz-2 4 days ago


    EVANERV 4 days ago

    Holy Crap! I just realized this Frank guy totally looks and sounds like a younger version of Ward Meachum
    from Iron Fist!!

  • Gvfbgg Vbvdfh
    Gvfbgg Vbvdfh 4 days ago

    7:40 Is it a hair?

  • Trung Le
    Trung Le 4 days ago

    Would have liked to have watched you try the demon ramen at Kikanbo. Death by Ramen 👍

  • hyeung1
    hyeung1 4 days ago

    Slurping is one of the few Japanese cultures that absolutely hate, especially when it's considered rude almost everywhere else.

  • MassDynamic
    MassDynamic 4 days ago

    hmm. what does squid ink taste like?

  • Nadine Belle
    Nadine Belle 4 days ago

    Can I has ur job.. minus poop soups lol

  • Backen und kochen
    Backen und kochen 4 days ago

    I love Ramen. It is so delicious. Thank you that you share your experience with us ✨

  • Dan’s Car channel
    Dan’s Car channel 4 days ago

    Needs mo seasoning and colla green

  • Arash Asghari
    Arash Asghari 4 days ago

    Your videos makes me happy in this dark times.

  • Jerry Chen
    Jerry Chen 4 days ago

    My mouth is watering like a bitch

  • Phuong Dang
    Phuong Dang 4 days ago

    I will go to Japan one day and eat Ramen 3 times a day for the whole trip. Can't wait! LOL...

  • sawlow2
    sawlow2 4 days ago

    Gotta love Highball

  • Jay moparrt
    Jay moparrt 4 days ago

    Apparently, my cup of noodle is waitin for me in the microwave and it's 1am over here. Lol

  • sarahjeanis
    sarahjeanis 4 days ago +1

    You sounded like you were carb drunk towards the end, haha probs because of the heavy oil in the squid ink ramen. (I know oil is not a carb haha) very useful vid for a future japan trip!

  • Candyz
    Candyz 4 days ago

    * *slurp* *

  • Virabot Than
    Virabot Than 4 days ago

    Anybody ever wondered that sonny looks like Tommy Vercetti from Vice City?

  • Pham Lan
    Pham Lan 4 days ago

    Thank you for sharing this experience! I was always curious about Japanese ramen! Great food and culture report as usual! Happy New Year!

  • kong veasna
    kong veasna 4 days ago

    will you go to cambodia again

  • Nayeon Unnie
    Nayeon Unnie 4 days ago

    He looks like he's gonna kill you if you kill his dog rofl

  • Safiyyah Rahman
    Safiyyah Rahman 4 days ago

    Come to Sri lanka

  • saaan tomo
    saaan tomo 4 days ago

    感謝します。Thank you so much. ありがとう😊

  • Hussein Shibghotulloh

    The guide guy remind me to the actor in one of Black mirror series. I forget his name tho.

  • KoolDee 149
    KoolDee 149 4 days ago