The 5 Best Ramen in Ashigara (Kanagawa)

updated: August 29th, 2023

Here are some recommended ramen restaurants in and around Yugawara, Kanagawa Prefecture. If you're looking for ramen in Yugawara, this is the place to go.

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    Located in Yugawara Town, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture, "IIDASHOTEN" is a highly regarded restaurant that operates on a reservation-only basis.
     The restaurant boasts a seating capacity of 17, with a mix of counter seats and table seats.
    Among their dishes, their noodles are particularly popular.
     The "Ramen" and "Tsukemen" in particular come highly recommended, with a perfect balance of soup flavors and noodle textures.
     The toppings, such as the Kirishima Kogen purebred Kurobuta pork chashu and Menma, further enhance the deliciousness of the dishes.
    Thanks to the chef's dedication, the soup has a rich and elegant taste, while the chashu stands out for its fatty sweetness.
     The noodles have a smooth and slippery texture, creating an exquisite harmony with the soup.
    IIDASHOTEN's business hours are from 11:00 to 15:00, Thursday through Monday.
     The restaurant is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, although the monthly closing days may vary, so it is necessary to check in advance before visiting.
     The location is within walking distance from Yugawara Station, making it easily accessible.
    Since IIDASHOTEN operates on a reservation-only basis, it is necessary to make a reservation in advance through the restaurant reservation website "OMAKASE.
    " Additionally, you can also purchase frozen ramen and souvenirs to take home.
    This article introduced IIDASHOTEN, providing details on the restaurant and its dishes, as well as the chef's dedication.
     When visiting Yugawara, be sure to try the delicious ramen at this establishment.


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    "NIKORI" is a Chinese noodle shop located in Doi, Yugawara-cho, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture.
     The restaurant has 43 seats, including counter, table, and terrace seating options.
     It is open from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm on weekdays, and from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm on weekends and public holidays.
     The restaurant is closed on Tuesdays, and if it falls on a public holiday, it is closed the following day.
     The shop is conveniently located just an 8-minute walk from Yugawara Station on the JR Tokaido Line, with a distance of 599 meters.
    At NIKORI, they serve delicious Chinese noodles, with their most popular dishes being the dipping noodles (tsukemen) and Chinese ramen.
     The thin noodles in the dipping noodles are highly praised, and the depth of flavor in the Chinese ramen soup is considered excellent.
     As a special benefit, they offer free soft drinks, and also have a LINE friend addition service.
    NIKORI is known as a sister store to "La-men Iida Shoten," a famous ramen shop in Yugawara.
     They also emphasize using homemade noodles and avoiding chemical seasonings in their dishes.
     In addition to their ramen dishes, they have a variety of other menu items such as gyoza and spice curry.
    Yugawara is also a popular tourist destination.
     Located near a major intersection, the area has ample parking facilities.
     Yugawara is known for its peaceful atmosphere as a hot spring resort town, offering a different charm than Hakone.
    The chef at NIKORI is an experienced cook specializing in Yugawara-style ramen.
     They incorporate local specialties and ingredients from Yugawara, creating delicious Chinese noodles.
    When visiting Yugawara, be sure to stop by NIKORI.
     You can enjoy delicious Chinese noodles and a warm atmosphere, making for a pleasant time.


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    OONISHI Main Store is a long-established ramen shop located in Yugawara Town, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture.
     With a history of 100 years, it offers renowned flavors.
     The shop is conveniently located just a 3-minute walk from Yugawara Station.
     Inside, there are 30 seats, creating a relaxed atmosphere for enjoying a meal.
    One of the representative dishes at OONISHI Main Store is Chashumen, which features boldly seasoned chashu pork with a taste and texture reminiscent of spare ribs.
     When paired with the noodles, it becomes a satisfying and delicious option.
     Another recommended dish to order at the shop is Wontonmen.
     The wontons are filled with meat and are praised for their excellent seasoning.
     The melt-in-your-mouth chashu is also quite alluring, and some take it home as souvenirs.
    Although specific information about the chefs is not provided, the cuisine at OONISHI Main Store is highly appreciated by customers.
     As a long-standing ramen shop, it is evident that they have inherited their skills and flavors since the establishment.
    OONISHI Main Store has a policy of prohibiting the use of mobile phones, so using or taking photos with mobile phones inside the shop is not allowed.
     Additionally, there have been negative comments on social media.
     However, the staff at the shop are very kind and provide detailed explanations of the menu.
    When visiting Yugawara, we recommend dining at OONISHI Main Store.
     With a history of 100 years, this long-established shop offers delicious Chashumen and Wontonmen.
     It is also worth considering visiting their popular branch in Manazuru.


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    ITOSHOTEN is a ramen shop located in Manazuru-cho, Kanagawa Prefecture.
     The storefront has a stylish and café-like appearance, with seating for 13 people.
     The shop is open from 11:00 AM to around 3:00 PM, with last orders taken around 2:00 PM on weekends and holidays.
     One of ITOSHOTEN's distinctive menu items is their salt ramen, which is highly popular.
     Their gyoza (dumplings) are also a favorite among customers.
     The ramen soup is clear and elegant in flavor, and pairs well with straight noodles.
     The roasted pork slices (chashu) and bamboo shoots (menma) are also delicious and can be enjoyed as side dishes.
    ITOSHOTEN is owned by Mr.
     David Ito, who is also a well-known entertainer.
     He takes care of the cooking at the shop, showcasing his culinary skills.
     The atmosphere of ITOSHOTEN is perfect for a harbor town, and it is recommended for those seeking both appetizers and authentic ramen.
     We invite you to come and visit.


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    The Maruboshi restaurant in Kaisei, Ashigara-ko, Kanagawa Prefecture is a ramen shop.
     It has a seating capacity of 30, including 4-person tables and counter seats.
     The shop is open from lunchtime till evening, except on Sundays.
     It is located about 1,294 meters away from Wadagawara Station.
    The signature dish of this restaurant is the Maruboshi Ramen, which is a soy sauce-based ramen with pork back fat.
     Among the variations, the Maruboshi Ramen with seasoned boiled egg is highly recommended.
     The noodles are thin and they intertwine beautifully with the rich and fatty broth.
     It offers a unique dining experience where you can taste the chunks of fat while sipping the soup.
    In addition to the soy sauce-based ramen, the restaurant also offers set menus and other flavors to choose from.
     With its spacious table seating, it is a convenient choice for large groups.
    While there is no detailed information about the chef or the specific dishes, the Maruboshi restaurant is gaining popularity for its delicious ramen.
     It is a recommended place for those who want to enjoy a tasty bowl of ramen.


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