Results of the JAPAN BEST RAMEN AWARDS 2021 have been announced. Owners of 312 famous ramen restaurants in Japan have chosen the best ramen restaurants in Japan.

“Ramen Iida Shoten” has been selected as the best ramen restaurant in Japan by its peers.

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Gourmet Innovation, Inc. (Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President: Takuma Inoue), which operates Japan’s largest website for placing ramen orders “ (,” has announced the results of the JAPAN BEST RAMEN AWARDS 2021, a ranking of ramen restaurants serving truly delicious ramen selected by the owners of 312 famous ramen restaurants in Japan, on December 14th, 2021 (JST).

The award ceremony for the JAPAN BEST RAMEN AWARDS 2021 was held in Akasaka, Tokyo.

“Ramen Iida Shoten” has been selected as the best ramen restaurant in Japan by its peers.

The JAPAN BEST RAMEN AWARDS presented by Gourmet Innovation, Inc. is a completely new award inspired by the idea that some of the best ramen that can be enjoyed today is served in restaurants that are recognized by ramen masters. The owners of 312 famous ramen restaurants across Japan were surveyed* and asked to name up to three ramen restaurants whose ramen they consider truly delicious. The results were then tabulated and ranked. On December 14th, 2021, the owners of the top three ramen restaurants were invited to Akasaka, Tokyo, for the award ceremony. 

Topping the rankings of the JAPAN BEST RAMEN AWARDS 2021 in first place was “Ramen Iida Shoten” (Yugawara, Kanagawa), whose owner remarked that although his restaurant has won many plaudits, including from his customers, he was delighted that it has been recognized by his peers as well. “I will continue to improve my skills and do my best to make my customers happy,” he concluded with what this means for him moving forward. “Chuka-soba Tomita” (Matsudo, Chiba) and “Yakumo” (Ikejiri-ohashi, Tokyo) came in second and third, respectively.

*Overview of survey

Survey period: October 1st to 11th, 2021

Survey method: Telephone survey and Internet survey

Survey population: 312 restaurants who responded to the survey out of the top 3,000 restaurants in the Ramen Database (

Results of the JAPAN BEST RAMEN AWARDS 2021

1st Place

Ramen Iida Shoten (Yugawara, Kanagawa)

Address: 2-12-14 Doi, Yugawara-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa

2nd place

Chuka-soba Tomita (Matsudo, Chiba)

Address: Takahashi Bldg. 1F, 1339 Matsudo, Matsudo-shi, Chib

3rd place

Yakumo (Ikejiri-ohashi, Tokyo)

Address: Ebiya Bldg. 1F, 3-6-15 Higashiyama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo

Joint 4th place (a tie between 2 restaurants)

Niboshi Chuka-soba Ichikawa (Tsukuba, Ibaraki)

Address: Richmond Ave. 2, 2-9-2 Amakubo, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki

Machidashiruba Shio-ramen Shinka (Machida, Tokyo)

Address: 103 Wing Morino, 3-18-17 Morino, Machida-shi, Tokyo

Joint 6th place (a tie between 4 restaurants)

Ramen Toki (Fujisawa, Kanagawa)

Address: 1034 Fujisawa, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa

Motenashi Kuroki (Asakusabashi, Tokyo)

Address: Yonren Bldg. No. 3 1F, 2-15 Kanda Izumi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Chuka-soba Ibuki (Shimura-sakaue, Tokyo)

Address: 4-58-10 Maeno-cho, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo

Mendokoro Honda, Akihabara Branch (Akihabara, Tokyo)

Address: 1-19 Kanda Hanaoka-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Joint 10th place (a tie between 6 restaurants)

Ramenya Toy Box (Minowabashi, Tokyo)

Address: 1F, 1-1-3 Higashi-nippori, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo

Ramen Sugimoto (Aobadai, Kanagawa)

Address: 26-1 Sakuradai, Aoba-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa

Rock n’ Billy S1 (Tsukaguchi, Hyogo)

Address: 2F, 3-29-13 Minamitsukaguchi-cho, Amagasaki-shi, Hyogo

Eifukucho Taishoken (Eifukucho, Tokyo)

Address: 3-5-3 Izumi, Suginami-ku, Tokyo

Sosakumenkobo Nakiryu (Shin-otsuka, Tokyo)

Address: SKY Minami-otsuka, 2-34-4 Minami-otsuka, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

Chuka-soba Shibata (Sengawa, Tokyo)

Address: 2-25-20 Wakaba-cho, Chofu-shi, Tokyo

Overview of Gourmet Innovation, Inc.

Representative Director & President: Takuma Inoue

Established: April 2010

Headquarters: WORK COURT Shibuya Shoto, 1-28-2 Shoto, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

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