Battle Shinjuku’s Most Meat-Loaded Noodles at The Ramen War!

When it comes to cuisine, it’s safe to say that presentation is just as important as taste and plays a crucial role in the overall satisfaction of the diner.

Located in an area surrounded by office buildings and hotels, “THE RAMEN WAR Nishi Shinjuku” (hereafter referred to as “The Ramen War”) is a ramen restaurant known for its visually stunning presentation, which has become quite the hot topic.

It seems that even many people from abroad make a special visit to the restaurant after seeing posts about it on social media.


“絶品特製ねぎ&トロッとロング煮豚ピストル,” Exquisite Special: Tender Long-Cooked Pork with Seasoned Green Onions Pistole 1,463 JPY (tax included)

Bowls here are generously lined with chāshū pork arranged along the rim with no gaps, creating a lavish and visually impressive presentation that clearly illustrates why the restaurant has gained such attention.

The chashu pork which appears to have a pale pink color, might make you think it’s raw meat, but rest assured it has undergone low-temperature cooking.


Safely cooked chashu pork

The loaded “Exquisite Special: Tender Long-Cooked Pork with Seasoned Green Onions Pistole” is the store’s most popular bowl

The Ramen War has 10 locations across the Kansai and Tokyo regions, and the Nishi-Shinjuku branch offers an exclusive dish you can’t find anywhere else.

That dish is the “Exquisite Special: Tender Long-Cooked Pork with Seasoned Green Onions Pistole,” an Eastern-styled ramen with soy sauce-based soup.

This ramen is loaded with a generous portion of chashu pork, large blocks of simmered pork, plenty of green onions, and a flavorful seasoned egg, making it a voluminous delight.

Plus, they offer a free upsize option for those who want even more!


Exquisite Special: Tender Long-Cooked Pork with Seasoned Green Onions Pistole is topped with two slices of simmered pork

By combining a soup that brings out the umami of Nagoya Cochin (a type of purebred chicken in Japan) chicken bones with a soy-based sauce, a rich and lingering flavor is born.

When you enjoy the richly seasoned simmered pork and the melt-in-your-mouth chashu together with the noodles coated in the savory broth, it creates a luxurious taste that’s a true treat for your palate.

Additionally, the green onions, prepared in a sesame oil base, have a delightful crunchiness, making them a perfect palate cleanser.

If you want to savor the deliciousness of the noodles, go for the “Rusty Blade”

At The Ramen War, inhouse-made noodles that are carefully crafted to complement the soup are used, and they pay great attention to the deliciousness of the noodles themselves.

For those who want to savor the excellence of their homemade noodles, it’s highly recommended to try the “Rusty Blade.”


“錆びた刀,” Rusty Blade 930 JPY (tax included)

The dish is a type of ramen known as “soupless noodles,” where the noodles themselves are flavored with a sauce instead of soup.

The sauce used at the restaurant is notable for its sweetness and smooth taste. Because the dish features flavoring oil, you can expect a rich and fragrant taste that lingers in your senses.

Since there’s no soup involved, the spotlight is on the noodles themselves, which allows you to fully appreciate the nuances of the wheat flavor and the direct impact of the sauce’s taste.


The Ramen War’s original noodles are made from whole wheat flour

The side menu is also packed, and the “Black pork dumplings” are a great choice for a drinking snack!

At The Ramen War, you can also enjoy side dishes like gyoza dumplings, karaage (Japanese fried chicken), and marinated eggs, making it a great place for snacks with your drinks.

The “Black pork dumplings” are especially recommended by the Umami bites editorial team. These bite-sized gyoza are perfect as a drinking snack but can also be enjoyed alongside your ramen.

Plus, if you order between 11:00 and 16:00, there’s a lunch set discount where the regular price of 319 JPY (tax included) is reduced to 275 JPY (tax included).


“黒豚餃子,” Black pork dumplings 319 JPY (tax included)

These gyoza balance the juicy fat from the meat with the vegetables, making it easy to eat plenty without feeling like you’ve pigged out too much.

The thin and crispy texture of the dumpling skin makes them even more delicious, and it’s easy to forget that it’s actually a side dish.

The Ramen War lets you order an extra-large portion and share between two people

Although a ramen shop, the interior of the restaurant resembles a stylish bar. While counter seats are the main seating option, there are also tables that can accommodate three people.


The Ramen War’s interior

There are quite a few hotels located near the restaurant and as a result, it’s quite popular among foreign tourists during dinner hours starting from 17:00.

The restaurant offers a free service to upsize your ramen, which is another reason for customers to enjoy sharing a bowl together when dining there.


Menus with English language are available

The ramen at The Ramen War boasts a visually impressive presentation that you won’t easily forget. And of course, with its exceptional taste, it’s bound to continue captivating people from all around the world!


Store name ラーメン大戦争 西新宿店
THE RAMEN WAR Nishi Shinjuku
Address 8-19-1-112 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Access Nishi-Shinjuku Station 3-minute walk from Nishi-Shinjuku Station Exit 1
  • Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line(M07)

Tochōmae Station 4-minute walk from Tochōmae Station EXIT C10
  • Toei Ōedo Line(E28)

Shinjuku Station(SJK) 16-minute walk from Shinjuku Station West Exit
  • JR Yamanote Line(JY17)
  • JR Saikyō Line(JA11)
  • JR Shōnan Shinjuku Line(JS20)
  • JR Chūō Line Rapid(JC05)
  • JR Chūō Sōbu Line(JB10)
  • Keiō Line(KO01)
  • Keiō New Line(KO01)
  • Odakyū Line(OH01)
  • Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line(M08)
  • Toei Shinjuku Line(S01)
  • Toei Ōedo Line(E27)
Phone number 03-6908-7870
Reservations Not accepted
  • Cash
  • Credit cards not accepted
  • Transportation-related electronic money not accepted
  • Electronic money not accepted
  • QR code payment not accepted
Service charge/Table charge None
Hours 11:00-16:00, 17:00-23:00(last order 22:30)
Closed No holidays
Seating 23 seats
15 counter seats, 8 table seats
Smoking All seats are non-smoking
Official website
Other information
  • Menus are available with English, Chinese, and Korean language
  • Please ask staff about allergy-friendly menu; vegan, vegetarian, and halal menus are not available
  • Wheelchair-accesible(there are steps in the restaurant)
  • Take-out and delivery service are available(Uber Eats only)
  • Luggage storage space is available
  • Wi-Fi is not available
  • Posting of food photos and videos on SNS is allowed
  • Separate billing is allowed

※Menu contents, prices, store information, etc. are current as of October 2023.