JAPANFes. Presents a Two-Day Ramen Contest

NY Ramen Contest

Saturday, October 5 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Upper West Side – Broadway between 115th and 116th Streets
Admission: $10 per bowl of ramen (cash only)

Sunday, October 6 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
East Village – 4th Avenue between 9th and 10th Streets
Admission: $10 for one bowl of ramen (cash only)

JAPANFes. is hosting a two-day competition featuring nine ramen shops from all over Japan. These ramen masters are coming to New York City exclusively for this event. Two of the competing ramen shops are owned by Japanese celebrities. Onisoba Fujiya is owned by Japanese actor Hey! Taku-chan, while Japanese actor and comedian David Ito owns David Ramen.

Each shop will offer a different style of ramen, from yuzu salt to Japanese beef and truffle. Have a taste of all of these delicious authentic Japanese ramen noodles, as the competing shops battle it out to win the Ramen Champion title!

Be part of the final event by JAPANFes. this year!

Participating Ramen Shops

  • Maruchon Ramen – Pork Ramen 
  • Menya Minomaru – Yuzu Shio Butter Ramen
  • Onisoba Fujiya – Lobster Miso Ramen
  • Sakurajima – Sakurajima Ramen
  • Jinrui Mina Menrui – Shellfish Ramen
  • Wabito (Ramen Smile5) – Japanese Beef and Truffle Ramen
  • David Ramen – Chicken Potage Ramen
  • Tokiya (Ayi-kot) – Chicken Stock Dipping Ramen
  • Menya Yukou – Hachiku Ramen

Each 16-ounce bowl of ramen costs $10, and guests will vote on their favorite style.

There’s so much more to this event than just ramen! You can purchase other kinds of popular Japanese street food such as takoyaki and yakitori.

Participating Vendors

  • C Bao
  • EMEMT Inc – Yakitori and Dango
  • Fuji Yakisoba
  • Go! Go! Curry! America
  • Jessie Foodie
  • Karls Balls – Takoyaki
  • Keki Modern Cakes
  • Matcha n’ More
  • Meu Nota
  • Osaka-ya
  • Sam’s Fried Ice Cream
  • Softbiteus
  • Mingei Japan
  • Wuhao New York – Tenugui

About JAPANFes.

JAPANFes. is a Japanese event organization that runs large-scale Japanese food events in New York City. They have 18 events a year, bringing people of different cultures together through food, music, and art.

For more details about each type of ramen that will be featured in the contest, please visit JAPANFes.’s website or the ramen contest’s Facebook page.