Ramen Reimagined: Shibuya’s Due Italian Earns Michelin Acclaim with Italian Flair!

Standing out in the fiercely competitive Shibuya ramen scene is “Ramen Fromage Due Italian TOKYU PLAZA SHIBUYA” (hereinafter referred to as “Due Italian”), a shop that has caught the Michelin Guide’s attention for three consecutive years. Here you can experience a novel bowl that marries Italian flavors with traditional ramen.

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“らぁ麺生ハムフロマージュ グラン,” Special Topping Cheese Ramen 1,680 JPY (tax included)

A Michelin-approved Italian ramen that will steal your heart

As of 2023, the flagship store in Ichigaya, Tokyo, as well as branches in Nagoya, Kanagawa, Tochigi, and other regions, highlight “Prosciutto and Cheese Ramen” as their signature dish. This ramen showcases a lustrous, golden-colored salt broth brimming with the umami flavors from chicken bones, kelp, and scallops. It’s generously topped with the establishment’s original blend of cheddar and gorgonzola cheeses, creating a rich, creamy layer that perfectly complements the slices of prosciutto crowning the bowl.

At the TOKYU PLAZA SHIBUYA location, you can enjoy the exclusive “Special Topping Cheese Ramen” which adds soy-marinated Nagoya Cochin eggs as well as wontons to the mix.

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The soup is meticulously crafted to pair superbly with the cheese, which is recommended to be mixed with the firm, thin noodles as you eat. Prepare your palate for an Italian twist on ramen that is distinctively different from any you’ve had before!

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Umami bites writer Bensky was all smiles when he laid eyes upon the Special Topping Cheese Ramen.

Even though he had tasted countless Italian dishes as well as numerous varieties of ramen, this unique offering at Due Italian caught him off guard. “It was love at first sight,” he commented.

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The Special Topping Cheese Ramen comes in a set with a side of brown rice. After finishing the noodles, you can soak the rice in the remaining broth to enjoy it like a risotto. It’s so delicious that even those full from the ramen can’t help but polish it off with ease.

When visiting Shibuya, don’t miss the Special Topping Cheese Ramen that captured Bensky’s heart.

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The kitchen during preparation

Sour and spicy! A spicy ramen with citrus juices blended into the broth

At Due Italian, you’ll find innovative dishes that stand out from the typical offerings of other ramen shops. “Spicy Lemon Ramen” is, as you may expect from its name, a ramen dish garnished with slices of lemon.

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“レモンらぁ麺,” Spicy Lemon Ramen, 1,280 JPY (tax included)

Packing a potent sour punch, the broth contains a blend of citrus fruit juices from Italy and Japan, beginning with lemon, of course, but also Sicilian lime. Representing Japan are citrus fruits like sudachi and the Okinawan shikuwasa. Sour food lovers are sure to be pleased. In fact, Due Italian boasts that its Spicy Lemon Ramen is the “sourest ramen in the world.”

With the addition of chili peppers, the broth offers a refreshing yet spicy flavor profile reminiscent of Southeast Asian cuisine.

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The Spicy Lemon Ramen promises a surprise with every bite, offering a new sensation different from the Prosciutto and Cheese Ramen.

Soy sauce ramen elevated to a luxurious delight: “Shoyu with kujo green onion and duck meat”

Although Due Italian offers a variety of unique and unparalleled ramen, you can also find the staple shōyu (soy sauce-based broth) ramen here as well. Their shoyu ramen is an opulent masterpiece.

“Shoyu with kujo green onion and duck meat” is the ultimate shoyu ramen, encapsulating the passion and dedication of Due Italian’s head chef, Kazuo Ishizuka.

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“九条ネギと鴨の醤油らぁ麺,” Shoyu with kujo green onion and duck meat 1,080 JPY (tax included)

Duck meat sautéed with olive oil and garlic harmonizes perfectly with the soup. Other toppings include Kujo green onions from Kyoto, and a selection of green vegetables, combining for a luxurious and profound taste experience.

Photo of Shoyu with kujo green onion and duck meat

Due Italian’s shoyu ramen stirs memories for those familiar with this classic ramen style while its creative elements introduce a contemporary twist that makes it refreshingly novel — a harmonious blend of past and present, exclusive to their kitchen.

In addition to their standard menu, Due Italian features seasonal specials, and uniquely for a ramen shop, you can even order wine.

Photo of Shoyu with kujo green onion and duck meat

The ticket vending machine is not only available in Japanese but also in English and Chinese, allowing many people to visit with ease.

So, come and discover ramen redefined at Due Italian, an establishment at the forefront of the new generation of ramen cuisine.

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The ticket vending machine supports Japanese, English, and Chinese


Store name 黄金の塩らぁ麺 ドゥエ イタリアン 渋谷東急プラザ店
Ramen Fromage Due Italian TOKYU PLAZA SHIBUYA
Address TOKYU PLAZA 6F, 1-2-3 Dōgenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Access Shibuya Station(SBY)2-minute walk from Shibuya Station West Exit
  • JR Yamanote Line(JY20)
  • JR Saikyō Line(JA10)
  • JR Shōnan Shinjuku Line(JS19)
  • Tōkyū Tōyoko Line(TY01)
  • Tōkyū Den-en-toshi Line(DT01)
  • Tokyo Metro Ginza Line(G01)
  • Tokyo Metro Hanzōmon Line(Z01)
  • Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line(F16)

Shibuya Station(SBY)4-minute walk from Shibuya Station West Exit
  • Keiō Inokashira Line(IN01)
Phone number 03-5422-3450
Reservations Not accepted
  • Cash
  • Credit cards(American Express・Diners・Discover・JCB・Master・UnionPay・VISA)
  • Transportation-related electronic money(Suica, etc.)
  • Electronic money(iD・JCB PREMO・nanaco・QUICPay・Rakuten Edy・WAON)
  • QR code payment(Alipay+・au PAY・d Payment・LINE Pay・Merpay・PayPay・QUO Card Pay・Rakuten Pay・ WeChat Pay)
Service charge/Table charge None
Hours Mon-Fri. 11:00-15:00, 17:00-23:00(last order 22:00)
Sat-Sun. 11:00-23:00 (last order 22:00)
Closed No holidays
excluding TOKYU PLAZA SHIBUYA holidays
Seating 12 counter seats
Smoking All seats are non-smoking
Official website https://www.dueitalian.jp/
Ohter information
  • A touch-panel ticket vending machine is available with English and Chinese language
  • No allergy-friendly, vegan, vegetarian, or halal menus
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Take-out is not available; delivery service is available
  • Luggage storage is not 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 November 2023.