5 Mouth-Watering Ramen Noodle Shops in Gifu

Japanese noodles—nothing makes my rumbling tummy happier. There are so many kinds too: ramen, mazesoba, tsukemen, etc. And they are all so delicious. While living in Gifu, my friends have introduced to me to a variety of restaurants that I would/could have never found on my own. It’s like the saying goes, locals know best.

So here are five of my favorite noodle shops in Gifu!!!

1. Shanimuni

I frequent this shop more than I would like to admit, but I am not alone. This small one-man shop always has a line wrapped around the door. So be prepared to wait! On average, I wait from 45 minutes to 1 hour. It is worth it though! This shop specializes in tsukemen, but they also have amazing pork mazesoba. They have spicy options, my personal favorite, as well. The prices range from 800-1000 yen. Not bad, if I do say so myself. 

Mazesoba ramen at Shanimuni

This shop is located in Motosu City, so it may be a little out of the way, but you will not be disappointed. 

2. Daikichi

If spice is what you are looking for, then look no further. This shop is known for their Taiwan mazesoba and ramen. They range from spicy to burn-your-tongue-off hot. They do have extra eggs available just in case you can’t handle the heat! This restaurant is known far and wide among the locals. They also have vanilla ice cream, which you will probably need after the spice your taste buds will encounter. This shop is slightly more expensive at about 1000-1300 yen.

Daikichi Restaurant
Mazesoba at Daikichi

This shop is located in Gifu City. 

3. Musou

This shop is a hot spot for local university students. They have cheap, filling, and delicious ramen and mazesoba. If you are up for a challenge, they have a huge mazesoba available. They have tonkotsu ramen available as well! Their special shiso gyoza is to die for! Prices range from 750-1000 yen. 

Mazesoba at Musuo Restaurant

They are located in Gifu City next to Gifu University.

4. Makotoya

Serving ramen with a special chicken broth, it is different from your typical shop. The have options with both salt and soy sauce flavors. They also have special flavors depending on the season as well. It is also very popular, so there is always a line. My recommendations at this shop are the miso ramen, that is made from the chicken broth, and the chicken soy sauce. The noodles are fresh, soft, and chewy. Your stomach will not be disappointed. Prices range from 830-1000 yen.

Miso Ramen at Makotoya.

This shop is located in Ogaki, Gifu. They are only open during lunch hours.

5. Ichimasaya

This shop is known for homestyle tonkotsu, or pork broth, ramen. Unlike most ramen shops, they serve boiled quail eggs in their ramen! While they specialize in tonkotsu ramen, my personal favorite is the spicy miso ramen they have in the winter. But honestly, you can’t go wrong with any of these dishes. Again, the prices are typically 800-1000 yen.

Tonkotsu Ramen
Tonkotsu Ramen at Ichimasaya.

This restaurant is located conveniently next to Gifu Station.

When you come to Gifu, come with an empty stomach. There are so many delicious places to try!

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