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Soranoiro Nippon at Tokyo Station

Ramen to suit various tastes and dietary requirements

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Kim   - 2 min read

If you're passing through Tokyo Station and you're craving ramen, there's one spot you definitely need to check out. Tokyo Ramen Street is a collection of 8 different ramen restaurants situated next to each other, making it easy to get the exact kind of ramen your taste buds are set on. Soranoiro Nippon is one of the restaurants that you can find along Tokyo Ramen Street, and it conveniently has several tasty options for vegetarian and vegan diners, too.

Tokyo Ramen Street is a great one-stop-shop for noodle aficionados
Tokyo Ramen Street is a great one-stop-shop for noodle aficionados (Photo: 電車(新幹線)でゴー! / CC BY-SA 4.0)

The ordering process here is completed via a vending machine, but if you are vegan, never fear — the vegan-friendly options are labeled in English. They include a vegan tantanmen, a vegan shoyu (soy sauce) ramen, and a vegan veggie soba.

Celiacs also have options here, with a shio (salt-based) ramen that uses gluten-free brown rice noodles from Shimane Prefecture available on the menu. The staff can swap out the regular noodles for gluten-free noodles in the other types of ramen too, but depending on your personal sensitivity to gluten it would be advisable to avoid the shoyu ramen offerings because of the soy sauce based broth. For the traditional ramen fans, Soranoiro ramen offers a shoyu ramen made from chicken and pork broth, and a shio ramen made from clam broth.

Soranoiro Nippon is open from 8.30 am until 8 pm daily, but do note that the vegan menu options are only available after 10 am if you're planning to visit bright and early.

Getting there

Tokyo Ramen Street is located on the basement first floor of Tokyo Station, close to the Yaesu Underground Central Gate. A map of inside the station can be found online here.

The station is served by numerous lines including the JR Yamanote, Yokosuka, and Chuo Lines, the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line, and several shinkansen routes.

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Kim

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