June 27, 2019
Want To Try The Best Ramen In Nagano? Here Are The Top 10 Ramen Shops!
Do you sometimes feel like eating Ramen noodles? Say yes – here are the best 10 Ramen shops in Nagano! Some of you might think “Nagano is rather popular for Soba, but not Ramen!”, yes, that is true. Because Nagano, however, is renowned for producing great Soba noodles and miso, there are a lot of amazing Ramen shops too.
“Ramen Misoya” is a Ramen shop offering Shinshu miso as its name suggests. Nagano is famous for Shinshu miso. Shinshu miso is used for this miso Ramen, and it tastes great and is good for cold weather. With a delicious char siu and a lot of vegetables, Ramen here is extremely popular!
One of the most popular menus here is “Stone mill miso Ramen”, that flour, ground by a stone mill, is used. They also have a Tsukemen menu. Located a short walk away from Nagano Station, you can visit this restaurant when you use the station!
Name: Ramen Misoya
Address: 1362, Suehiro Town, Minami Nagano, Nagano City, Nagano
Access: Short walk from Nagano Station
Map: map to Ramen Misoya
“Ramen Zunpachi” in Matsumoto city is a popular tonkotsu Ramen shop that many people line up even at the middle of the night. Tonkotsu shoyu Ramen, a pork based Ramen with a special soy sauce broth made from kelp, is one of the most popular menus. The broth goes well with thick noodles, and they taste just nice.
What makes it more special about this shop? – Well, they have a daily menu; offering shio Ramen on Wednesday and seafood tonkotsu Ramen on the second Friday of the month. If you have a chance, you can try other menus too!
Name: Ramen Zunpachi
Address: 4-3-1, Tsukama, Matsumoto City, Nagano
Time: 11:30-15:30 / 17:00-24:00
Access: Drive 5 mins from Matsumoto Station
Map: map to Ramen Zunpachi
“Menshou Bunzoh” is where you must visit in Saku city, Nagano! If you are a fan of rich taste for Ramen, this is the place – you can also adjust the taste, hardness of the noodles, and the amount of oils with 3 levels. Char siu is quite thick and it makes a perfection.
Also, try a local Ramen “Anyoji Ramen” as well as other popular menus basically with white spring onions and sesames. This is what you must try once you are in Nagano!
Name: Menshou Bunzoh
Address: 1107-3, Iwamurata, Saku City, Nagano
Time: 11:00-14:30 / 17:00-21:00
Close: Monday (if on a public holiday, the following day is closed)
Access: Walk 2 mins from Iwamurata Station
Map: map to Menshou Bunzoh
Many of you might just want to have the standard shoyu Ramen rather than the ones of tonkotsu, miso, or shio. At this shop, you can enjoy shoyu (soy sauce) based Ramen, and it is extremely popular. The only menu here is Chinese noodles, with thin noodles, char siu, kamaboko, and spring onions. The broth looks quite dark, but tastes nice!
Char siu has a mouth melting feeling and you will be addicted to this! If you are planning to travel in Shiojiri, try this place!
Address: 1764-124, Hirookagoubara, Shiojiri City, Nagano
Access: Walk 25 mins from Shiojiri Station
Map: map to Oishiya
When it comes to Ida city, Nagano, many locals think of this place – “Shanhairoh”, a long established Ramen shop. With the light soy sauce based broth in flavour, they offer a bowl of Ramen with soft noodles.
They have other menus such as miso Ramen or Dandan noodles, so why not try those too? Visit this shop once you are in Ida city!
Address: 3-1-1, Ginza, Ida City, Nagano
Time: 11:00-15:00 / 17:00-21:00
Access: Walk 10 mins from Ida Station
Map: map to Shanhairoh
Buta no Sampo
There is a shop called “Buta no Sampo”, specialising in pork cuisine, on the rotary at Shinano Omachi Station. As it is located near the station, many people visit this shop every day. Inside the shop has a relaxing atmosphere. The most popular menu is “Genkotsu Ramen”, a Ramen with the creamy and rich broth.
Also, you can taste a curry “Kurobe Dam Curry” which has a good reputation. Other menus are also nice – especially fried chicken (Karaage) is sold on a first-come, first-served basis, so early order is strongly recommended!
Name: Buta no Sampo
Address: 3168-8, Omachi, Omachi City, Nagano
Time: 11:30-14:00 / 18:00-23:00 *Fri/Sat until 24:00
Access: Short walk from Shinano Omachi Station
Map: map to Buta no Sampo
Located 10 minutes away from Iyama Station by walking, there is a traditional style restaurant, “Inari Shokudou”, established in the Taisho era. They offer a wide variety of menus including a cutlet pork bowl and some set meals, but the most recommended are Ramen and Gyoza.
The broth of Ramen has a rich taste of dried sardines. The noodles are quite easy to swallow, and char siu, as a topping, is very thick! It has an unique flavour. Each Gyoza is slightly bigger than the ones at other shops, so if you are a Ramen lover, just try!
Name: Inari Shokudou
Address: 205, Iyama Shinmachi, Iyama City, Nagano
Close: Wednesday (open on public holidays)
Access: Walk 10 minutes from Iiyama Station
Map: map to Inari Shokudou
At the bottom of Yatsugatake, “Menya Kuroudo” is open at the best location of the sightseeing area, with some tourists spots including Tateshina and Lake Shirakaba. One of the most popular menus is “Grilled miso Ramen”. Are you curious what that is? Normally, Ramen is served in a bowl, but for this Grilled miso Ramen, it is served on a hot plate.
Although it looks like miso stew Udon noodles, you can just smell its rich flavour! Miso sticks well enough with thick noodles, bean sprouts, spring onions, and seasoned bamboo shoots. Delicious, and makes yourself warm! Strongly recommended!
Name: Menya Kuroudo
Address: 4147-1, Tamagawa, Chino City, Nagano
Access: Drive approx. 15 mins from Suwa Interchange by car
Map: map to Menya Kuroudo
“Menya Nihachi” is a popular Ramen shop located in a quiet suburban area of Ina City, Nagano. You wouldn’t think it is a Ramen shop at a first glance as the wooden exterior looks so stylish.
One of the most popular menus is a shio (salt based) Ramen. It comes with the thin noodles in a mild flavour, and a soft boiled egg as a topping. It is pretty much the standard shio Ramen. Also, the menu varies from shoyu to miso, and even tsukemen. You won’t get bored if you visit here as many times as you like!
Name: Menya Nihachi
Address: 1132-1, Sakai, Ina City, Nagano
Access: Walk 10 mins from Ina City Station
Map: map to Menya Nihachi
Ramen Shubou Kumajin
Located in a relaxing area of Ueda city, there is a Ramen shop called “Ramen Shubou Kumajin”. They are quite particular about the Ramen they make with locally grown wheat ground by a stone mill. Literally any types of Ramen, including shoyu and miso, are said to be very nice. This place is pretty much loved by everyone!
At this point, “miso Ramen” is the one you must try here! Rich flavour, thick and wrinkled noodles – they match well with the broth! You will also love how they put bean sprouts in it. This place is relaxing for yourself alone, or a group of people as well. Try it out when you have a chance to visit Nagano!
Name: Ramen Shubou Kumajin
Address: 1588-4, Uedahara, Ueda City, Nagano
Time: 11:30-14:00 / 18:00-21:00
Close: Monday & Tuesday
Access: Walk 14 mins from Terashita Station
Map: map to Ramen Shubou Kumajin
Enjoy The Delicious Ramen In Nagano!
How was it? Today, I have introduced the best 10 Ramen shops when you think you want to go for Ramen in Nagano. As you might have already realised, there are a wide variety of shops offering so many kinds of Ramen, including Shinshu miso Ramen. Which one of them did you find interesting the most? Enjoy your stay in Nagano!