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"The first app in English that gets under the skin of Tokyo’s ramen scene." – Vice

Ramen Beast is a connoisseur's guide to the very best ramen shops of Japan. Over 10,000 bowls of ramen were eaten to create this app. Only the finest shops are included in the app (no chains, no tourist traps).

Ramen Beast does one simple thing: It directs you to the best ramen in Japan. We are obsessive about our recommendations and information. We've spent years eating ramen across Japan. This app was created to share that knowledge.


— Discover more than 700 of Tokyo's very best ramen shops, spanning the traditional, exquisite, innovative, beastly and downright bizarre.
— Get recommendations in English and Japanese on which bowl to order at every shop.
— Navigate by category, including: Tokyo's Top 50, Tonkotsu, Late-Night, Tsukemen, Old School, Spicy, Jiro Style, Vegetarian and More.
— In-depth reviews of every shop, including details of shop specialty, chef's history, specialty ingredients, basic ordering tips, ramen lore and more.
— Essential info: shop address, hours, ramen style, etc.

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ramenbeast
Check out some press: https://munchies.vice.com/en/articles/how-two-us-noodle-fiends-infiltrated-the-inner-circle-of-tokyo-ramen

What’s New

Version 1.6

Dark mode support!

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Mileysaurus Rex ,

Great app, needs a bit of tweaking imo

I downloaded this app after seeing the creator featured in one of the Facebook pages I am following. It has steadily improved and has covered ramen shops outside of Tokyo as well. I visited a ramen restaurant near Sagamino Station in Kanagawa called Hokkaido Ramen Denmaru and it isn’t there. I’m not surprised, since the creator did mention that this is a one-man project, if I remember correctly. Covering ALL the shops in Japan will take years and a lot of money. I guess he needs to add a link or button that will allow us to add restaurants not included in here and rate it ourselves. Make it like the Yelp for ramen, you know what I mean?

However, please be aware and read the app description before downloading, this app is intended for foreigners who are living in Japan. If you’re in the States, Yelp is your best bet.

Nucleoxsynthesis ,

Super useful, fun and informative.

I love this app. I lived in Japan for six years and found this app during my last year there. It exposed me to numerous ramen shops that I had no idea about. The top ten lists are awesome and make it easy to find interesting shops to visit. This is a must have app if you are visiting Japan and are crazy about ramen.

ChardK1 ,

Best English ramen app

Fantastic app, a must have resource for anyone visiting Tokyo and even if you are not, a very fun read.


Patrick Brzeski
38.2 MB

Requires iOS 11.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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