Prefecture: Tokyo (Capital: Yokohama)
Credits to Research Team: Einar Ang
In 2015, a low-key ramen restaurant in a quiet Tokyo neighbourhood became the first ramen restaurant in the world to obtain a Michelin star.
Ramen is one of the most common fast foods in Japan and small shops selling this dish can be found on almost every corner.
The restaurant, which has only nine seats and is renowned for its daily queues in north Tokyo’s Sugamo district, is the first ramen establishment to win a coveted star for its culinary creations. They serve bowls of ramen for as little as 850 yen. Its specialties include bowls of ramen made with thin, flat stone-milled wheat noodles, which form the basis of an imaginative array of ramen dishes, using ingredients such as rock salt, red wine and rosemary infusions. One favourite dish highlighted in the new Michelin Guide Tokyo 2016 is its Shoyu Tsukesoba ramen, which is popular for its delicate truffle fragrance.
Recently, in 2017, Tsuta has also opened two branches in Singapore at Scotts Road and Tai Seng Street.
Scotts Road branch
Tai Seng Street branch