Ramen is one of the things that any Muslim traveller must try when in Japan because it’s not always easy to get a halal and authentic version of it back home. Chewy, springy noodles in flavourful broth – it’s hard to resist the allure of this mouthwatering dish 🤤


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If you’re planning that long-awaited trip to Tokyo soon or if you need a reason to visit Tokyo, we’ve rounded up a list of 12 Muslim-friendly eateries in Tokyo to get your ramen fix!

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Shinjuku:
1. Shinjuku-gyoen Ramen Ouka

Located near the scenic Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Ramen Ouka is one of the best places to savour halal Japanese ramen.

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This is one of the more unique ramen eateries in Tokyo as their ramen is served in a set with a bowl of rice, grilled chicken and yakitori. Once you’re done with your ramen noodles, they’ll recommend you to eat the remaining broth with rice – this is called ochazuke.

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Not to mention that their servings are pretty huge and you can even upsize your ramen and customise your spice level. We definitely recommend visiting this place on an empty tummy or you can opt for a smaller portion if you’re not feeling exceptionally hungry!

Halal Status: Halal-certified (by Japan Islamic Trust)

Price range: JPY1500-2200
Address: 1 Chome-11-7 Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0022, Japan
Opening Hours:
Monday to Thursday – 2pm to 10pm
Friday – 6pm to 10pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday – 1pm to 10pm
Contact No: +81 3-5925-8426
Nearest subway station: Shinjuku-Gyoemmae (Marunouchi Line, near exit 2)
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2. Menya Kaijin

Want a change from the typical chicken/miso broth? Then you’ll have to visit Menya Kaijin and try their seafood ramen!


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The fish-based broth is clear & really light but still really yummy as it’s made using the offal of fresh fish. Plus it’s also located in the heart of Tokyo, Shinjuku, which is super convenient to get to!

Halal Status: Seafood options available, broth is purely fish-based. Do note that the chicken is not halal but pork or alcohol is not used in the preparation of food. Do let the staff know that you don’t want the chicken to be added, they can replace it with shrimp. Utensils are also not separated. Alcohol is served in establishment. Since this is not a halal-certified restaurant, we advise you to dine at your own discretion.

Price range: JPY830-1030
Address: 3-35-7 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022
Opening hours:
Monday to Friday – 11am to 3.30pm, 4.30pm to 11.30pm
Saturday/Sunday – 11am to 11pm
Contact No: +81 03-3356-5658
Nearest subway station: Shinjuku (near JR South East exit)
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Asakusa:
3. Naritaya (Asakusa)

Here’s a ramen place that you can’t miss while in Asakusa – Naritaya! The broth for their specialty ramen is chicken-based and the noodles are made fresh in their own factory.

They have different kinds of ramen like miso and stewed beef. And if you are a fan of spicy food, you’d have to get their spicy miso ramen. Order a plate of their yummy kaarage chicken to go along with your ramen!

#HHWT Tip: A prayer room is available here – just head up to the second floor and there’ll be a small area equipped with ablution facilities, prayer mats and garments.

Halal Status: Halal-Certified (by Japan Islamic Trust), prayer space in establishment

Price range: JPY900-1500
Address: 2 Chome-7-13 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan
Opening hours:
Monday to Saturday – 11am to 10pm
Sunday – 11am to 9pm
Contact No: +81 3-428-9806
Nearest subway station: Asakusa (Tsukuba Express Line)
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4. Taizan Sakura (Asakusa)

Guess what? Asakusa has not just one but two halal ramen eateries. Located nearer to the main Asakusa station and a short walk away from the popular Nakamise shopping street, Taizan Sakura specialises in ebishuo ramen, a shrimp and seafood-based broth.


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The broth is flavourful and the noodles have just the right texture. Taizan Sakura also serves udon and one of their other signature dish is the curry tsukemen (dipping noodles).


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Rather than using the sweeter Japanese version of curry, Taizan Sakura serves up a savoury version similar to South Asian curry. This is fusion ramen at its finest 😍

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Price range: JPY850-1200
Address: 1 Chome-33-8 A1 building 1F, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan
Opening hours: 11am – 10pm daily
Contact No: +81 3-5811-1933
Nearest subway station: Asakusa (near exit 6/7, opposite Tobu Tourist Information Centre)

Ueno Area:
5. Ayam-YA Okachimachi

When looking for halal ramen in Japan, one place popular with Muslim travellers is Ayam-YA. This ramen chain has outlets in Kyoto and Osaka too.


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Their yummy chicken-based broth is what steals the show here as it’s packed with flavour and even some local Japanese say it tastes just as exceptional as non-halal ramen too. Take your pick between thick, thin or spicy thick soup and choose the size you prefer. You have to order through a machine and the staff will deliver your food to you.


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If you want a stronger kick in your bowl of noodles, we recommend getting the spicy version! It’s definitely comforting to slurp a bowl of Ayam-YA ramen after a whole day of walking and exploring 😋 Other than ramen, Ayam-YA also serves rice bowls and chicken kaarage too. Their prices range from around JPY850-1020, so it’s pretty affordable!

Plus it’s located near the popular and well-connected Ueno station which means it’s super convenient to get to. If you need to do your prayers, the Masjid Assalam Okachimachi is only a 2-minutes’ walk away.

Halal Status: Halal-certified (by Japan Halal Foundation), mosque nearby

Price range: JPY850-1020
Address: 4 Chome-10-1 Taito, Tokyo 110-0016, Japan
Opening Hours:
Lunch – 11.30am to 3pm daily (last order at 2.30pm)
Dinner – 5pm to 10pm daily (last order at 9.30pm)
Contact No: +81-3-3834-6656
Nearest subway station: Naka-Okachimachi (Hibiya Line)
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6. Halal Sakura

Probably the only halal restaurant you can find near Nippori station, Halal Sakura is the first restaurant in Tokyo to offer both Japanese and Uighur cuisine!


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The ramen here is traditional soy sauce-based and simmered with beef bones, making it really tantalising. They also have miso ramen and chilled dry ramen. What’s interesting here is that they serve their ramen with kimchi 😋


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For those of you who want to try Uighur cuisine can do so here too – with a signature Uighur hotpot and BBQ skewers. Plus, they have Japanese BBQ with wagyu beef too, so it’s the perfect place to head to for a feast.

Halal status: Halal-certified (by Nippon Asia Halal Association)

Price range: JPY980-1280 (for ramen)
Address: 2-18-11, Negishi, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0003
Opening hours: 11am – 11pm
Contact No: +81 3-6802-3171
Nearest subway station: Nippori (near Keio Line East entrance)
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Shibuya:
7. Honolu Ebisu

If you’re visiting Shibuya, head on over to Honolu Ebisu to enjoy various types of chicken ramen. You can savour chicken ramen in whatever way you like – be it spicy, with soy sauce or fried chicken.


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The thick and rich taste of the chicken broth will leave you wanting more, plus the chicken chunks in the ramen is tender too. Other than the ramen, you can also order some light bites like kaarage chicken, gyoza and takoyaki! 😋 This bowl of hot, savoury ramen will warm the heart. Happy tummy guaranteed!

Halal Status: Halal Certified (by World Halal Food Council)

Price range: JPY780-1130
Address: 1 Chome-23-1 Shibuya, Ebisuminami, Tokyo 150-0022, Japan
Opening hours:
Lunch – 11.30am to 2.30pm daily
Dinner – 5pm to 10pm daily
Contact No: +81 3-5734-1667
Nearest subway station: Ebisu (near JR Line, West exit)
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Tokyo Station Area:
8. T’s Tantan (Tokyo Station)

Sightseeing around Tokyo station or travelling but need a quick meal fix? Head over to T’s Tantan – an eatery specialising in vegan ramen. If the idea of having vegan never appealed to you, this would make you change your mind as even meat lovers have high praises for it.


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Ramen is usually made using meat bones to give it its rich taste but it’s amazing that T’s don’t use any meat, fish, egg or dairy products in their ramen. They have various ramen broths like white sesame, golden sesame and black sesame plus soy/peanut dressing to enrich its taste. The thin noodles also have a great texture and pairs well with the light broth. Don’t forget to try the ramen with gyoza and fried soya meat too!

Halal status: Fully vegan menu, Alcohol served in establishment so do dine at your own discretion.

Price range: JPY650-900
Address: 1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Inside JR Tokyo station, Yaesu South exit, 1F, Keiyo Street)
Opening hours: 7am – 10.30pm
Contact No: +81 3-3218-8040
Nearest subway station: Tokyo (near Keiyo Line)
Directions: T’s is located inside Tokyo station near the Yaesu South exit. It’s located inside a food hall called Keiyo Street.
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9. Mazilu Lanzhou Beef Noodles (Jimbocho)

Craving for a different kind of ramen? Mazilu specialises in handmade Lanzhou beef noodles, and it’s actually a popular chain in China with over 100 years of history.


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The chef spent years in China perfecting the art of making these noodles. The broth is made using halal beef stock and medicinal spices and is different from your regular Japanese ramen which is mostly chicken or seafood based. What’s great is you can also choose from 3 kinds of noodles – thin, flat or triangular noodles. If you love meat, you can add JPY to add extra beef to your noodles!

Halal status: Halal-certified (by Nippon Asia Halal Association)

Price range: JPY880
Address: 1-3-18, Kandajimbocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0051, Japan
Opening hours: 11am – 3pm, 5pm – 8.30pm
Contact No: +81 3-6811-7992
Nearest subway station: Jimbocho (Hanzomon, Mita, Shinjuku Line, near exit A7)

Koto-ku:
10. Kumahachi (Morishita)

Located a little east from Tokyo station, Kumahachi specialises in shoyu (soy sauce) ramen and tsukemen (dipping ramen). The noodles here are thick and handmade and their ramen comes in generous portions.


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Although the eatery isn’t halal-certified, their chicken is halal and their sauces are alcohol-free. Plus, they don’t use any MSG in their broth too! Kumahachi also serves rice bowls if you’re not a fan of ramen.

Halal status: Sauces and seasoning are halal, chicken is halal, no other meats served. No alcohol is served in the eatery.

Price range: JPY750-1050
Address: 2-14-5 Morishita, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0004
Opening hours: 11.30am – 2pm, 7pm – 11pm, closed on Mon and Wed
Contact No: +81 80-7852-5511
Nearest subway station: Morishita (Oedo, Shinjuku Line, near exit A6)
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Ikebukuro:
11. Kaenzan Lanzhou Lamian

Besides Mazilu, Tokyo also has several other Lanzhou noodles shops and Kaenzan in Ikebukuro is one of them. Watch the noodles being pulled right in front of you at this eatery and choose the portions you want.


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The noodles are chewy and the spicy broth is seasoned to perfection. Don’t miss out on their sides too, especially the lamb skewers. They have dry noodles too if you’re not keen on drinking soup for your meal.

#HHWT Tip: Can’t get enough of Chinese hand-pulled noodles? Then head over to Ajiran Halal Restaurant also located in Ikebukuro!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Price range: JPY780-980

Address: 2 Chome-47-7, Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo 170-0014
Opening hours: 11am – 3pm, 5pm – 10.30pm
Contact No: +81 3-6907-1765
Nearest subway station: Ikebukuro (near exit 20b)

Chiba:
12. Ramen Takanoha

This last one on the list is not in Tokyo itself but it’s perfect for those of you who are visiting Chiba! It’s located only about a 45-minutes’ train ride away from Tokyo and for the uninitiated, Chiba is where you can find Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea


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Even though the eatery isn’t halal-certified, they have a separate Muslim-friendly menu where its shoyu (soy sauce) broth has no alcohol or animal derivatives. You can also opt for traditional miso ramen here.

Halal status: Muslim-friendly menu available, chicken is halal-certified, ramen broth has no alcohol or animal derivatives, pork is not served in eatery, alcohol is served in establishment so do dine at your own discretion.

Address: WTC Chiba Fujimi Bldg. 1F, 2-9-13 Fujimi, Chuo-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba 260-0015
Opening hours: Mon-Fri, 11.30am-3pm, 4pm-12am, Sat, 11.30am-12am, Sun, 11.30am-10pm
Contact No: +81 43-227-5505
Nearest subway station: Yoshikawakoen (Chibatoshi Monorail)
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In case you need a better idea of where these yummy ramen places are located, here’s a map for easy reference:

With these 12 ramen places in mind, now you can go all out in Tokyo to satisfy your cravings for ramen. The best part is, there are eateries to suit any budget with various types of broths too, so you’ll always have plenty of choices to choose from 🤗 SHARE this with your travel buddies and have a ramen feast!

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