Refined Dumpling Ramen in Tokyo: Yakumo

Yakumo (八雲) is one of the most renowned for dumpling ramen in Tokyo, for good reason. Their contemporary dumpling ramen will make you dance and sing.

Dumpling Ramen in Tokyo - Interior

The Sacred Ramen Catwalk

Contemporary Dumpling Ramen

Wontonmen (dumpling ramen) is normally a modest affair. Not for Yakumo – they elegantly kick it up a notch.

Dumpling Ramen in Tokyo - Shoyu

4 Dumpling (Black Shoyu) Ramen: ¥1,000

Choose to have either 4 or 6 of their succulent shrimp and pork dumplings (“Half” or “Full” size). Magnificent dumplings.

The Ramen Broth

Choose from 2 broth seasonings – white or black shoyu. They’re best known for the white, as pictured below.

No Dumpling Ramen (White Shoyu): ¥800

The “white” is like a delicate, wheaty shoyu seasoning, with a rich collagen aftertaste and hint of fish. I tried it without dumplings, to better focus on just the broth.

But both broths are excellent. “Black” has more of that typically tangy soy sauce quality.

Noodles, Other Toppings

Their slippery, chic noodles really soak up the broth.

Dumpling Ramen in Tokyo - Noodles

With dumplings so good, it’s hard to even think about other toppings. But their bottom shoot menma are charmingly flavored.

Their chashu pork is closer to Chinese BBQ pork. It’s sweeter, perhaps from brown sugar or even honey.

Dumpling Ramen in Tokyo - Shio

Absolute Beauty

In conclusion, for refined, contemporary Dumpling Ramen in Tokyo, you have to visit Yakumo. They moved from their original Naka-Meguro location recently and are now near Ikejiri-Ohashi station.

Shop Hours: Mon: 11:30 ~ 15:30 // Wed – Sun (closed on Tuesdays): 11:30 ~ 15:30 / 17:00 ~ 21:00

Kazuya also masterfully makes ramen with dumplings. For details on this Meguro tamen shop, CLICK HERE.

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