So you’ve decided you want to try some ramen at the eponymous ramen alley. What are the different shops and what are they known for? What are their hours? How can I eat all of the ramen to be had?! Check out the map below and the following descriptions to get a quick overview as to what the stores have to offer. (Vegetarians, please note that all of the shops use pork and/or chicken bones in the production of their broths.) Check out the official Ramen Alley website, too!
1. Sapporo Ramen Bar Keraan / 札幌らーめん酒場けらあん
Keraan offers four different types of noodles and you can up-size your noodles to 1.5 the size for free. While their broth is not vegetarian friendly (A vegetable-pork-chicken combination) they do have meat-free options.
Hours: Mon-Sat 17:00-04:00/Sun&Holidays 11:00-23:00
Specialities: Tomato-Basil/ Miso /Garlic-Soy Ramen
2. Yoshino / よし乃
With locations at the Sapporo TV tower underground, Asahikawa, and Odaiba, you will have a few chances to sample their ramen.
Specialities: Miso / Tokunikisakari Pork/ Miso-Butter-Corn Ramen
3. Taste of Sapporo Kiryu / 札幌の味 喜龍
Kiryu does offer a taste of Sapporo with seafood,corn, and miso ramen all available.
Hours: 17:00-02:00 (Closed Sundays)
Specialities: Meat-Miso / Spicy Negi / “Old Fashioned” Ramen
4. Drums Soup Tenotori / ドラムカンスープ 天鳳
Founded in 1975, this shop is currently run by a third generation of ramen chefs.
Hours: Mon-Sat 11:00-02:00/Sun 11:00-22:00
Specialities: Peanut-Pepper-Miso Sauce / Scallop-Miso Ramen
5. Sapporo Ramen Kumakichi / 札幌ラーメン 熊吉
Specialities: Miso/Butter-corn/Double Pork Ramen
6. Tokuichitomiya / 特一富屋
Founded in 1935, you can go back to ramen basics at this shop.
Specialities: Miso ramen/Fried Rice
7. Kunimitsu Noodle Shop / 麺屋 國光
Specialities: Salt-Shrimp/Soy-seafood broth ramen
8. Mensho Shirakaba Sanso / 麺処 白樺山荘
For more a taste from the sea, try their kelp-vegetable-pork bone broth.
Hours: Mon-Thu 11:00-03:00/Fri-Sat 11:00-04:00/Closed Sundays
Specialities: Miso/Salt/Dark-Miso Ramen
9. Ya-chan / ちゃんや
No information is available on this shop.
10. Ganzosakebushi Ramen Ichikura / 元祖鮭ぶしらーめん一蔵
This shop strives to incorporate one of Hokkaido’s other iconic foods- salmon- into their dishes, incorporating it into their soup stock.
Specialities: Soy/Miso/Salt Ramen
11. Teshikaga Ramen / 弟子屈ラーメン
This shops offers two types of noodles and another big draw is their vegetable-only gyoza.
Specialities: Veggie Gyoza/Big Matsa-sho Miso Ramen
12. Ojiji Best Taste / 味一番おぢぢ
This shop has been in business for over 40 years.
Specialities: Miso/Butter-corn/Tide(seafood) Ramen
13. Second Generation Banraiken / 二代目 萬来軒
With a boast that they have been serving ramen in ramen alley before the street even had a sign, Banraiken has several different varieties for you to try out.
Hours: Mon-Thu 11:00-02:00/Fri-Sat 11:00-03:00/Closed Sundays
Specialities: Banraiken Special/Black Miso Ramen
14. Fourth Generation Toraya Shokudo / 四代目 とらや食堂
Founded in 1933, this shop boasts a full-bodied broth with a seafood tastes, incorporated with chicken and pork.
Specialities: Scorched Miso/Scorched Seafood Soy Sauce Ramen /Chinese Buckwheat (the original from 1933)
15. Brown Bear (Higuma) / ひぐま
Established in 1972, you can find a variety of different miso here.
Hours: 11:00-03:00 (Closed from 14:00-17:00)
Specialities: Miso/White Miso/Spicy Miso Ramen
16. Rairaken / 来々軒
Specialities: Crab/Pork/Butter-corn Ramen
17. Taste of Karyu / 味の華龍
Specialities: Miso/Butter-corn/Clam&Scallop Ramen
If you want to try ALL OF THE RAMEN, you’re probably going to have to hit up this little alley more than once. To get to ramen alley from our hotel, head to Nishi18 subway station and take the Tozai line Odori station. From there, head south (~650m) towards Susukino, following the scent of delicious ramen along the way.Links Part 1-Snow Festival Part 2-Sapporo Part 3-Dressing for the Cold Part 4-Asahikawa Part 5-Otaru Part 6-I’m on a Boat Part 7-Asano Hotel Part 8– Getting Around Sapporo Part 9– Skiing&Snowboarding Part 10– Hokkaido Food