The Crown Jewel of Shibuya’s Ramen Scene: Discover Kippōshi’s Trio of Exquisite Soups!

Relocated in April 2024. Shibuya location closed.

When it comes to iconic Japanese cuisine, ramen holds a special place. In Shibuya—a district already crowded with numerous ramen shops—Kippōshi stands out, enjoying fervent support from its large fanbase.

Dive into Kippōshi’s succulent “Seabream and Scallops” ramen

At Kippōshi, you can enjoy three distinct types of soups: “Clear Chicken Soup,” which is made by simmering chicken bones to create a clear broth, “Creamy Chicken Soup,” prepared by cooking chicken bones until the soup turns creamy white, and “Creamy Seabream Soup,” a white soup made from simmered seabream. The Creamy Seabream Soup at Kippōshi is particularly known for its strong, robust seabream flavor.

The rich Creamy Seabream Soup

The rich Creamy Seabream Soup

The ramen shop uses a technique called yobimodoshi, continuously adding fresh stock to the soup kettle, ensuring that the delectable taste of seabream remains rich and concentrated.

If you’re looking for a recommended bowl from their Creamy Seabream Soup range, the “Seabream and Scallops” is an absolute must-try.

真鯛白湯 鯛とホタテ,  Creamy Seabream Soup Seabream and Scallops 1,500 JPY (tax included)

“真鯛白湯 鯛とホタテ,” Creamy Seabream Soup “Seabream and Scallops” 1,200 JPY (tax included)

The deep umami of seabream and the delicate essence of scallops harmoniously meld together in the soup. A subtle touch of salt masterfully elevates these flavors, making each spoonful irresistibly delicious.

Trying the tantalizing blue ramen trending on social media

The allure of Kippōshi isn’t solely about its delicious offerings. The eye-catching presentation of its ramen dishes has also taken social media by storm.

Curious? Just take a look and see for yourself…

鶏清湯 青, Clear Chicken Soup Blue 900 JPY (tax included)

“鶏清湯 青,” Clear Chicken Soup “Blue” 1,200 JPY (tax included)

Astonishingly, the soup boasts a hue as vividly blue as a Hawaiian beach. This colorful dish called “Clear Chicken Soup ‘Blue'” playfully challenges your flavor expectations, leaving you intrigued by the mysterious taste that belies its vibrant appearance.

The chicken-based soup is paired with a special blue seasoning sauce, resulting in a concentrated chicken flavor. Intriguingly, the secret behind the vivid blue shade remains a closely-guarded company secret, achieved only after extensive research and experimentation.

Using their special Blue Salt Sauce

Using their special Blue Salt Sauce

The firm, thin noodles offer an excellent texture, while the specially prepared roast chicken melts in your mouth, tempting you to order more.

Umami Bites writer Bensky had long been captivated by Kippōshi’s intriguing blue ramen, a sensation he’d seen make waves on social media. Finally sitting before the famous blue bowl, a sense of anticipation filled the air. With palpable excitement, he took his first savory bite of the Clear Chicken Soup “Blue.”


The balance of the chicken’s umami with a subtle touch of salt was so on point that I ended up drinking all the soup. As for the noodles, they were exactly what I look for in the perfect bowl of ramen.

After he had savored his ramen to the last drop, Bensky understood why Kippōshi has such a dedicated fan base.

An unexpected flavor pairing: muscat grapes in ramen?!

In addition to their signature blue ramen, a green ramen infused with muscat grape juice called “Clear Chicken Soup ‘Muscat'” is also available.

鶏清湯 白葡萄, Clear Chicken Soup Muscat 900 JPY (tax included)

“鶏清湯 白葡萄,” Clear Chicken Soup “Muscat” 1,200 JPY (tax included)

Astoundingly, an actual muscat grape sits atop the noodles! While the concept may initially raise eyebrows, any skepticism will vanish once you experience how the muscat flavor harmoniously blends with the chicken-based soup, resulting in a bowl of uniquely refreshing, fruity ramen.

And that’s not all. A ramen with a clear, ginger-infused red soup called “Clear Chicken Soup ‘Pink Ginger'” is also available. Each ramen dish offers a distinct flavor profile, making it worth your while to try more than one.

Kippōshi frequently rolls out limited-time offerings, injecting fun and creativity into their menu. Whether it’s chocolate ramen for Valentine’s Day or a seasonal autumn menu featuring Pacific saury, the chef’s playful spirit is evident. These special menus are often a hit among the regulars.

So, the next time you find yourself in Shibuya, consider a visit to Kippōshi. You never know which delightful or unusual bowl of ramen awaits you!


Store name 吉法師
Address 102 Daines-I Shibuya, 1-11-5 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Access Shibuya Station(SBY)4-minute walk from Shibuya Station Exit B1
  • JR Yamanote Line(JY20)
  • JR Saikyō Line(JA10)
  • JR Shōnan Shinjuku Line(JS19)
  • Tōkyū Tōyoko Line(TY01)
  • Tōkyū Den-en-toshi Line(DT01)
  • Keiō Inokashira Line(IN01)
  • Tokyo Metro Ginza Line(G01)
  • Tokyo Metro Hanzōmon Line(Z01)
  • Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line(F16)
Phone number Unlisted
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 Thur-Tue. 12:00-15:00(last order 14:30), 18:00-21:00(last order 20:30)
Closed Wednesday
Seating 9 seats
5 counter seats, 4 table seats
Smoking All seats are non-smoking
Official website
Other information
  • A ticket vending machine is available with English language display
  • Please ask staff about allergy-friendly, vegan, and halal menus; vegetarian menu is not available
  • Not wheelchair-accessible
  • Take-out and delivery service are not available
  • Luggage storage is available
  • Wi-Fi is 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.