Fodor's Expert Review Darumaya

$ Aoyama Japanese

The classic bowl of ramen is topped with slices of pork, but Darumaya, in the fashion district of Omotesando, has a slightly different take, topping its noodles with grilled vegetables. In the summertime be sure to order the hiyashi soba, a bowl of chilled noodles topped with vegetables and ham in a sesame dressing. Another shop specialty is the tsukemen, where the noodles and broth are served in separate bowls. Dip (don't drop) the ramen into the broth. Despite the focus on veggies, vegetarians should note, the soups and sauces are not meat-free.

Japanese Lively Lunch Dinner Quick Bite Ramen $

Quick Facts

5–9–5 Minami-Aoyama
Tokyo, Tokyo-to  107-0062, Japan


Known For:
  • Refreshing take on ramen
  • One of few noodle shops in the neighborhood
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon.

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