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JAPAN FES. Presents a Two-Day All-Japan Ramen Contest

All-Japan Ramen Contest Manhattan

Saturday, April 28 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Chelsea – 8th Avenue between 15th and 16th Streets

Admission: $10 for 1 bowl of ramen (cash only)

JAPAN FES. will host two ramen contests this weekend, and for the first time all of the competitors are from Japan!

Seven ramen shops representing different prefectures and showcasing distinct styles from East and West will compete for the title of Ramen Shop Champion of NYC. Each bowl of ramen is $10 (cash only). The public will vote, and the popular vote will win!

Participating Ramen Shops from Japan:
– Tokyo Prefecture: Japanese Spirit – King of Fish Ramen
Shimada Seimen Shokudo – Osaka Prefecture: Kobe Michelin Bib Gourmands Tantanmen (Spicy Ramen)
Wakamusha – Fukushima Prefecture: Fukushima Chicken Paitan Noodle
Genryu – Hyogo Prefecture: Premium Tonkotsu Limited
IN EZO – Hokkaido Prefecture: Real Japanese Rich Miso Ramen
GOGO Horaiken – Niigata Prefecture: Echigo-type Abura Soba ~ MERIKEN ~
Masamune – Miyagi Prefecture: Champion Ramen

ramen, JAPAN FES., NYC, Japan, street fair

A voter who matches the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ramen shops will be chosen to win a trip to Japan. (Disclaimer: Direct flight may not be offered. Fuel surcharge, tax and service fee not included.)

If you’re not too full from sampling ramen, there will be other vendors in attendance to serve a variety of Japanese street food.

JapanFes Food Vendors
Dangoya Masa
Karl’s Balls
Moffle Bar
Neponset Café
Sam’s Ice Cream
Tojo Kitchen
Mingei Japan
Potter’s Jewelry

ramen, JAPAN FES., NYC, Japan, street fair

All-Japan Ramen Contest Queens

Sunday, April 29 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Steinway Street between Broadway and 34th Avenue in Astoria

Admission: $10 for 1 bowl of ramen (cash only)

The All-Japan Ramen Contest moves to Queens on Sunday, April 29. The same ramen shops will participate, and there will be performances by TiA, a Japanese recording artist who sings the end theme of NARUTO; Mana Ito, an actress and singer who is a former member of Japanese idol girl group SDN48; and dancer Haruka Honoki, a Top 10 finisher at Apollo Theater Amateur Night 2017. Japanese singer Kohei, the official emcee of JAPAN FES., will host.

JAPAN Fes. is sponsored by Sun NoodleAmnet USACalpis Lacto Mutual Trading Co., Inc.

For more information, please visit the JAPAN Fes. website and Facebook event page.