Yoshimuraya ramen in Yokohama

On my first visit to Yokohama, I decided to visit Yoshimuraya (吉村屋), which is known as the birthplace of the Ieikei style ramen. Ieikei ramen is mix of tonkotsu style and shoyu style ramen with thicker noodles. I arrive during dinner rush and I had to wait a solid hour to get in.

Once you get in the line, it seems to be a tradition to ask the person before or behind you to keep your spot and head inside to buy your ramen tokens.

As I was edging toward the door, I could smell the delicious soup.

This is a busy place and the staff is very organized.

Place your token in front of you on the counter and wait for your bowl of ramen.

The soup is rich. I ordered the simplest ramen on the list. You have size option of course, I went for the middle size.

Great soup, the mix of tonkotsu and shoyu works for me. It’s pretty rich and the fat noodles are great.

That soup smelled so good!

Yoshimuraya is worth the wait if you decide to visit Yokohama. I’ve talked with locals in the line and people make the trip all the way from Tokyo to eat there.


〒220-0005 Kanagawa, Yokohama, Nishi-ku, Minamisaiwai, 2-chōme−12−6 ストークミキ 1F


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