For dumpling ramen in Asakusa, Ramen-tei is the clear leader. Their dumplings are generously meaty and their ramen starts at ¥400 (under 4 USD)!
Best Dumpling Ramen in Asakusa?
Ramen-tei’s full name is Nikuatsu Wantanmen to Tezukuri Shumai Ramen-tei (肉厚ワンタン麺と手作り焼売ら麺亭). It basically means awesome dumplings.
Their handmade dumplings are nice and meaty and contain a fragrant ginger sweetness. You won’t be breaking the bank either. The ramen starts at ¥400! With dumplings, this goes up to ¥650. Ramen with all toppings ramen is still only ¥750.
Said ramen is shoyu (soy sauce) based, much like a lot of classic Tokyo bowls out there. It has a salty, almost herbal flavor and a syrupy consistency. Simple and it gets the job done.
While they do have miso ramen and tsukemen (dipping ramen) as well, I naturally recommend the shoyu ramen (with dumplings).
Going back in Time
The Asakusa neighborhood is known for its rustic feel. Ramen shop Asakusa-tei embraces this with its cozy, no-frills setup.
The street is on is one of the prettiest in the area. Best dumpling ramen in Asakusa.
For another classic Asakusa ramen shop, check this place out!