Ramen Book!


Brian's Guide to 50 Great Tokyo Ramen Shops


I wrote a guidebook for 50 shops in Tokyo! Featuring maps, photos, and reviews of some of my favorite places to slurp in the capital city. A handy guide from your's truly.

The good news is that it is in Japanese and English. I really had to fight for this, as the publisher is a Japanese company. The bad news is that the book is only on shelves in Japan. Click the image above to be taken to the Japanese Amazon site. Let's let the internet translate the Japanese for you.

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Hmmm, not much help there, as I don't really know much about Tokyo very horse 50 shops (maybe only about a dozen).

The good news is that you have a friend in Japan . . . me!

For those overseas, I'll ship you a book for $25. Just click the PayPal link, enter your details, and a signed copy is on its way!



Thank you to everyone who helped with this project.

14 comments:

  1. Been a massive fan of your blog for years, it's helped me out each time i come to Tokyo once a year, really happy to support your book and also to find out more about Ramen, keep up the good work its truly appreciated.

    Cas

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  2. http://www.odditycentral.com/foods/japanese-mad-scientist-creates-neon-noodles.html

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  3. Do you have an English version to your book?

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  4. This book is in both Japanese and English. Enjoy!

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  5. I'm sure SF can't beat. NY yet, but it's really up and coming. I see that you used to live in SF. How about trying all the hot ramen shops in Bay Area!

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  6. Hey my wife ordered your book, how long does it usually take to get to the US? We are looking forward to it.

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  7. Wow we got it today looks awesome.

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  8. Hi Brian, long time reader. I'll be in Tokyo and Kyoto in a few weeks, and I'd like to purchase this book. Do you know which book stores will have your book? Maruzen in Oazo?

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    1. They should have it, though I've only seen maybe 1 copy at these big stores.

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  9. Thx Brian, I'll look for it and ask the people at the info counter.

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    1. In Tokyo now and have only had a chance to go to Menya Shichisai. Still our favorite. We loved it when it was in Tokyo Station on Ramen Street. A little bit more inconvenient now, but worth it, and they're really friendly there with shmucks who cannot figure out the machine.

      Anyway, found your book this afternoon at Maruzen in Oazo. Actually, I couldn't find it, so I asked the information lady, who found it for me on the shelf, despite my poor nihongo skills. Thx for being a great resource in Japan!

      Dale

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  10. Hey man, thanks for all the great recommendations---they've always been spot on, the most recently visited being Koike and Shichisai. Both great, and will pick up the book asap.

    Is there any chance there will be a mobile-friendly version of the site with a search function anytime soon?

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