A ramen-ya with dessert! Ramen at Kugatsudo



A ramen-ya with dessert! Ramen at Kugatsudo


Are you the type who just has to have something sweet to finish off a meal? If so, then Kugatsudo in Shibuya is the perfect ramen-ya for you. Not only is their ramen healthy and delicious, but you can also get some home-made desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth!

The Food

Ramen at Kugatsudo
Naturally delicious ramen.

First, about the ramen. Kugatsudo uses only natural seasonings in their Special Ramen. The shoyu soup is made with a seafood stock, giving it umami flavor without making it too heavy or oily. The natural goodness of that big piece of char sui and the aji tama (marinated hardboiled egg) really comes through, and of course the noodles are all cooked to perfection. This ramen also includes menma (fermented bamboo shoots), green and Welsh onion, yuzu peel, roasted seaweed, and crunchy bits of rice called arare

Sesame ice cream at Kugatsudo
Finish off your meal with sesame ice cream!​

Remember to save room for dessert! Kugatsudo is actually run by a husband-wife team. The husband makes the ramen while the wife-- a former pasterie chef-- takes care of the desserts. Their goal was to create ramen and sweets that complemented each other. One of their creations is an assortment of sesame ice creams. The ice cream isn't too sweet, making it a good palate cleanser. Stopping by for just dessert is also an option if you're not hungry enough for ramen.

The Restaurant

Inside of Kugatsudo
The inside of Kugatsudo.

With its café-like atmosphere, Kugatsudo is easily the most comfortable ramen-ya you'll visit while in Tokyo. It has both table and counter seating. Definitely check out the counter even if you opt for a table. They've got a rock garden recessed into the surface-- protected by plastic, of course. There's a huge window that offers a great view of the greenery outside. It's so chill that you'll probably forget you're only a ten minute walk from the crowds of Shibuya Station. So if you need a little R&R during your lunch break, then head to Kugatsudo!

Counter seating at Kugatsudo
Kugatsudo uses a rock garden in their counter, adding an unexpected Japanese touch to their modern décor. 
Outside of Kugatsudo
The outside of Kugatsudo.


Kugatsudo | 九月堂
Sato Bldg. 2F 1-15-12 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Weekdays 11:00am~10:00pm 
Saturdays 11:30am~10:00pm 
Sundays and holidays 11:30am~9:00pm
※ Please note that the store may close early if they sell out of soup.
Closed Mondays
※ If Monday is a holiday, the store will be open and close on the following Tuesday
\980 for the Special Ramen
10 min walk from Shibuya Station
Website (Japanese only)

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