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Nara Seimen

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Japanese: Ramen

Nara Seimen Description

Located in the bustling neighborhood of Shinjuku in Tokyo, Nara Seimen is a hidden gem that specializes in udon noodles. This charming restaurant has been recognized as one of the top 100 udon shops in the prestigious Udon East rankings for 2022. With a rating of 3.63 out of 5 stars and over 750 reviews, it's clear that Nara Seimen has captured the hearts and taste buds of many.

What sets Nara Seimen apart from other udon establishments is their commitment to quality and tradition. The noodles are made in-house using a special type of oak wood, giving them a unique and delicious flavor. The menu offers a variety of udon dishes, from classic favorites like kitsune udon (udon with sweet fried tofu) to more adventurous options like tempura udon (udon with crispy battered vegetables or seafood). Each dish is carefully prepared with fresh ingredients and served in generous portions.

The restaurant itself exudes a cozy and welcoming atmosphere, with wooden furnishings and traditional Japanese decor. Whether you're looking for a quick lunch or a satisfying dinner, Nara Seimen is the perfect place to indulge in a bowl of hearty and flavorful udon noodles. So, if you find yourself in Shinjuku and craving a taste of authentic Japanese cuisine, make sure to visit Nara Seimen for an unforgettable dining experience.

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Nara Seimen Overview


2nd Kuwano Building, 2-chōme-26-2 Yoyogi, Shibuya City, Tokyo 151-0053

Nearby Stations

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Minami-Shinjuku Station

Odakyu Odawara LineOdakyu Electric Railway Odakyu Odawara Line

Yoyogi Station

Chuo-Sobu LineJR East Chuo-Sobu Line
Oedo LineToei Subway Oedo Line
Yamanote LineJR East Yamanote Line

Shinjuku Station

Chuo Rapid LineJR East Chuo Rapid Line
Chuo-Sobu LineJR East Chuo-Sobu Line
Keio LineKeio Corporation Keio Line
Keio New LineKeio Corporation Keio New Line
Marunouchi LineTokyo Metro Marunouchi Line
Odakyu Odawara LineOdakyu Electric Railway Odakyu Odawara Line
Oedo LineToei Subway Oedo Line
Saikyo LineJR East Saikyo Line
Shinjuku LineToei Subway Shinjuku Line
Yamanote LineJR East Yamanote Line

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-9:00PM
Mon: 11:00AM-9:00PM
Tue: 11:00AM-9:00PM
Wed: 11:00AM-9:00PM
Thur: 11:00AM-9:00PM
Fri: 11:00AM-9:00PM
Sat: 11:00AM-9:00PM

Payment Methods


Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted



Private Dining Room


Sake Selection

Stylish Interior

Nara Seimen Reviews

Nara Seimen Google Average Rating



The best ramen I’ve ever had in my life ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
My partner and I were visiting Japan for the first time for both of us in the fall of 2023. We were looking forward to all the different culinary experiences we had planned for (and we had planned extensively), and the day we visited Nara Siemen we actually had planned to go to Udon Shin, which is just around the block of Nara Seimen. As much as we tried to get in, the line for Udon Shin was LONG and we decided to leave.

We walked past this place because it’s not obvious it’s there; however my partner noted a small menu hanging at the entrance and we decided to take a look. It was late, and we were the only ones inside. The atmosphere was so serene, calm and ver personal. The staff was very friendly. We were surprised by the menu and we decided to ask for recommendations on what to eat.

I just can’t straightforwardly express what an amazing experience the food was. It was light, and tasty, very flavorful, rich and at the same time different from your typical ramen. We paired the food with sake and it was just *chef kiss*

To me this one one of the top 3 highlights of my trip, and I highly recommend anyone to come visit. I wouldn’t be surprised if this restaurant soon starts popping up the list of top restaurants in Tokyo.


Easily the best ramen I've had BY FAR in Tokyo.
Balance of flavours, clarity of broth, hand made noodles and perfectly cooked meat really sets the bar to a different standard.
This chef is not to be slept on and a hidden gem.
Grab a bowl and thank me later.



It’s a competitive ramen booth in ramen town, but I wasn’t in love with the broth. I found it a little expensive too, tho I unds what they’re aiming for.

The paitan was better than the shoyu. I felt the shoyu was a little sour(?) than what I’d prefer

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