I have been very busy since I arrived in Japan, trying the best Japanese food and restaurants. Therefore one of my first stops was Chukasoba Ginza Hachigou, the ramen restaurant awarded One Michelin Star in Tokyo, Ginza. Moreover, the ramen shop counts with a 6-seat counter, and it is known for its noodles in a pork broth-like consommé.

Chukasoba Ginza Hachigou One Michelin Star Ramen Restaurant in Tokyo
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The Best Ramen in Tokyo & What You Should Know Before Coming Here.

First of all, it’s so important to know if you plan to eat at Chukasoba Ginza Hachigou that it opens at 11:00 am. In fact, it sounds cool because you don’t have to get up so early to try one of the best ramen in Tokyo or perhaps in Japan. However, it’s vital to understand this Japanese ramen restaurant is remarkably famous in this country. Hence, it’s a must to arrive at 9:00 am or before to have a chance to eat there. Due to coming two hours prior to the opening, I could get the last spot to taste this ramen before it sold out at 9:00 am. In short, I strongly recommend arriving before if you really want to try this Japanese dish.

Chukasoba Ginza Hachigou One Michelin Star Ramen Restaurant in Tokyo
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After that, you just have to wait until the ramen restaurant Chukasoba Ginza Hachigou is open to finally savoury it, which means at least two hours of wait. Besides, they are going to call you to buy your tickets. In other words, the ramen you want to choose. Moreover, you cannot leave the line; otherwise, you are giving up your spot. But what it is possible to do, is have a break. If you come with a friend or your partner, both can take turns in the queue waiting for the ramen shop to open. As a result, you do not get too bored whilst waiting. In fact, it was what I did to make the time pass faster.


Inside Chukasoba Ginza Hachigou

Chukasoba Ginza Hachigou One Michelin Star Ramen Restaurant in Tokyo
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Indeed, after three hours of waiting, it was my turn, and I got my ramen at Chukasoba Ginza Hachigou. To begin with, it was very pure pork broth ramen with a well-done balance of each ingredient. In other words, it was not fatty like other ramen I have tried in Japan. Therefore, it complied with my expectations, so delicious and well-balanced. In fact, it reminded me of another ramen shop I visited six years ago in Tokyo, Tsuta Japanese Soba Noodle, which was also awarded One Michelin Star in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Additionally, some people love this ramen and others who don’t. Personally, I loved it because, as I said before, it is tasty and well-balanced, and all the ingredients are perfectly distributed. Hence, I strongly recommend trying this ramen at Chukasoba Ginza Hachigou and judging it by yourself. Finally, to eat here, you must be persistent and have a commitment because not everyone waits three hours to taste this Japanese food.


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Location Tokyo Japan

Key Information

Chukasoba Ginza Hachigou

Rate: 5,0/5,0 Grateful/ Excellent

Rating: 5 out of 5.


Price: Average per person $1400 YEN

Contact: None


Working Hours: Open from Monday to Tuesday and Friday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday closed.

Address: 3 Chome-14-2 Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0061


  1. Amazing! Worth the wait. What a great find! I’m curious about the egg. Every ramen restaurant that I’ve been to seems to serve them different (hard-soft….different marinates some don’t seem marinated). I know the egg is only an embellishment but I’m curious on how it is in the best ramen.

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