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Top 3 'Ramen Restaurants' nearby Tokyo!

— Enjoy three amazing bowls of ramen just north of Tokyo —

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① Ramen Hibari

Japanese: ひばり (宇都宮市)

From 🍜healthy options to yummy 🐔Chicken Ramen

(Tori Soba)

😋Hibari is an interesting 🍜Ramen shop where their specialty is delicious 🐓Chicken Ramen (Tori Soba) which happens to be one of my favorite. ❤

Even if you are familiar with Ramen, chances are you haven’t had ‘chicken’ ramen. less fatty than Tonkotsu and not as salty as Shoyu or Shio. Not only is the Chicken rame absolutely delicious, it is equally nice is that they have a healthy option where you can choose Low-calories noodles and 🍅Tomato ramen❗

Located in central Utsunomiya, it is easy to get to on your way back from Nikko (if you are taking the JR Nikko Line and changing in Utsunomiya)
*Please note: The soup for Chicken ramen contains pork stock.

1-10 Ikegami-cho, Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Pref. 320-0801 Japan

Utsunomiya City

Chicken Ramen (Tori Soba) start 800yen

Average budget : 800 – 1,000 yen

11:30~14:30 (LO 14:00) 17:30~24:00 (LO 23:45)

*Some days maybe closed. Please contact the restaurant

Take the Tohoku Shinkansen or Hokkaido Shinkansen from Ueno Station or Tokyo Station.

JR Utsunomiya Station & Tobu Utsunomiya Station

[From JR Utsunomiya Station]

– Taxi 7min, Bus 10min, Walk 20min

[From Tobu Utsunomiya Station]

– Taxi 5min, Bus 7min, Walk 10min

+81-(0)28-637-8803

鶏そば ヒバリ(宇都宮市)

This information was correct at the time of publishing, but please check with the attractions and/or the tourist board before traveling.

② Nikko Ken

Japanese: 日光軒 (佐野市)

Delicious 🍜Sano ramen with Halal option!

Located 1 min walk from 🚃JR and Tobu Sano Station, Nikko ken is not only a delicious 🍜Sano Ramen restaurant but is one of the first ramen shops in Japan to offer Halal options!

Travelers visit from ✈️far away to eat at this ramen restaurant. Also, this restaurant is loved by 🏏Cricketers from around the globe so you can see autographs and cricket uniforms on display.

Make sure to order the award-winning Gyoza with the ramen. 😋

*Please note: There is a Halal menu (photo) and a non-Halal menu (normal menu) so please ask at the restaurant.

138 Wakamatsu-cho, Sano City, Tochigi Pref. 327-0846 Japan

Sano City

Ramen starts from 650yen, Gyoza 260 yen

Average budget : 650 – 1,000 yen

11:30〜14:30、17:30〜20:00

* Closed Thursdays and when fully booked. Please contact the restaurant.

1 hour 30 min

Take the Tohoku Shinkansen or Hokkaido Shinkansen to Oyama Station and change to JR Ryomo Line.

Sano Station (JR & Tobu Line)

1 min Walk from Sano Station (around the corner).

+81-(0)283-22-7832

External Link (Halal Gourmet Japan listing )

日光軒(佐野市)

This information was correct at the time of publishing, but please check with the attractions and/or the tourist board before traveling.

③ Ramen 417 (Shiina)

Japanese: しいな (佐野市)

Amazing 🍜Sano ramen with unbelievable pork 🍖Chashu!

417 (also called Shiina) is about 15 min walk from the two closest stations, but it is worth the trip because the 🍜🍖Chasu Ramen ( Soysource based ramen with thick pork meat on top of ‘Sano-style’ Ramen) I had is absolutely amazing. 

😋As you can see on the photo, the pork is thick but it soooo tender and delicious.❤ 

They also have a ‘Large’ option which comes in a larger bowl.

2191-7 Ohashi-cho, Sano City, Tochigi Pref. 327-0003 Japan

Sano City

Classic Sano-style Ramen from 600yen, Chashu Ramen is 800 yen

Average budget : 600 – 900 yen

11:30〜14:00

* Closed Thursdays and when fully booked. Please contact the restaurant.

1 hour 30 min

Take the Tohoku Shinkansen or Hokkaido Shinkansen to Oyama Station and change to JR Ryomo Line.

Sano Station (JR & Tobu Line)

15 min Walk from Sano Station.

+81-(0)283-25-8688

417 / しいな(佐野市)

This information was correct at the time of publishing, but please check with the attractions and/or the tourist board before traveling.

3 amazing ramen restaurants nearby Tokyo!

Not what you’re looking for?

How about trying Gyoza dumplings in Utsunomiya or picking fresh strawberries?

Or perhaps visiting a sake brewery ?

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