Best Ramen in Akihabara
Darumanome Ramen Restaurant in Akihabara Electric Town has one of the best Tonkotsu (Pork broth) Ramen in the area. Located right inside the most popular part of Akihabara, behind the huge SEGA Amusement park and besides the Animate Center, this ramen shop is always crowded during peak hours. Previously, Darumanome Ramen uses the vending machine for ordering, but had since upgraded to individual tablet for each seat.
Brightly illuminated signboard of the shop is prominent as you walk along the electric street of Akihabara. There aren’t too many ramen shops in this area, so Darumanome Ramen is one that you shouldn’t miss.
Signature Tonkotsu Ramen
A generous serving of Tonkotsu Ramen with 5 slices of Cha Shu costs only 700 yen. The pork broth is thick and very flavourful, coupled with a pinch of special chilli powder/paste, makes it really delicious. If you had gotten sick of eating Ichiran Ramen all the time, then this is a good alternative.
On each seat is a tablet for ordering. It supports English and Chinese language too, perfect for tourists. The Ramen is highly customizable too, you can choose the softness of your noodles or add on any toppings. After ordering, simply wait for your meal to be served. During peak hours, it can take a bit of waiting.
As with any other restaurants in Japan, Darumanome Ramen is fully equipped with different sauce and add-ons. Iced water is free too.
The shop is rather small and sits around 30 patrons. Each diner sits individually. If you come in a group and wish to sit together, a longer waiting time is required.
If you are in Akihabara and craving for some ramen, do remember to visit Darumanome Ramen.
Japan, 〒101-0021 Tōkyō-to, Chiyoda-ku, Sotokanda, 1 Chome−1−９−８ 木村ビル