一蘭(アトレ上野山下口店) Ichiran Atre Ueno Yamashita-guchi
- Ramen (Chinese Noodles) Maze Soba
- Ueno / Asakusa / Tokyo Skytree Area
- Travelko Rating
- Price Rangelunch Average price 1,000JPY、dinner Average price 1,000JPY
- ClosedOpen every day
Maps are rarely carried out with accessing from mainland China.
- Ueno / Asakusa / Tokyo Skytree Area
- 7-1-1 Ueno, Atre Ueno 1st Floor, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-0005, Japan
- Ramen (Chinese Noodles)
- Maze Soba
- Opening Hours
- Open every day
- Price Range
- lunch Average price 1,000JPY、dinner Average price 1,000JPY
One of the most successful Ramen chains in Japan -Ichiran-
I've heard that this Ramen, Ichiran, is now very famous to the tourists coming to Japan because of the other tourists’ SNS posts.
Ichiran has been one of the most typical Tonkotsu Ramen shops in Japan and they have many chain shops all around Japan.
I visited the one at Ueno, which is located on the first floor of the Ueno station building.
Like some other Ichiran shops, this shop is opened for 24 hours.
I remember visiting this shop a long time ago at around 5:00am after drinking all night with my friends.
In Japan, Ramen shop is one of the typical places to wrap up the party.
Anyway, it's located at a very convenient place.
When you go in, there are 2 vending machines for Ramen tickets and you are supposed to decide which Ramen you have and buy your tickets here before you get seated.
There are some Ramen places having this ticket system.
You might be a bit worried about this unfamiliar system, but there are some clerks in front of the vending machine and you will be seated with your ticket in your hand.
Then, the clerk will give you a piece of paper for Ramen options like the amount of pepper sauce, doneness of the noodle, and so on.
But again, everything will be done for you if you ask the clerk for the recommended arrangements.
Then, you are supposed to give your paper and ticket to the waiter pushing this button.
As you can see, the seats are divided with boards in between so that everyone can concentrate on and enjoy their Ramen.
So, they say that you should eat your Ramen as soon as it's served without waiting for your friends' Ramen to be served.
This is the most interesting and distinctive part of Ichiran.
In a minute or two, you will have your Ramen.
I ordered the regular Ramen 790yen.
I think that Ichiran Ramen has less salt than the other Ramens, so I feel like I can eat more.
Although Ichiran Ramen doesn't have many toppings like other Ramens, the soup is smooth and the noodle is nicely thin and matches the soup.
It has just right volume of pork bone flavor and if I compare to other Tonkotsu Ramens, it's probably a bit lighter.
And if you want your noodle refill, you are supposed to circle on the chopstick cover and give it to the waiter with the payment after pushing the same button as your first order.
Ichiran has many shops all around Tokyo and Japan, so if you see any you should just jump in.
And, I read a news article saying that they started the souvenir package sales with exemption from tax only at Fukuoka from April 1st, 2016.
They might start the same sales in Tokyo, too.
This is a restaurant chain that has 15 restaurants in Tokyo and 54 restaurants in Japan.
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