ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Become a Ramen Expert

Shibuya City, JapanPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Frank

  1. 75 mins
  2. Hosted in English
Great for groups
Celebrations, work gatherings, and more.

What you'll do

You'll finish this experience as an EXPERT on Japan's most popular soul food, RAMEN! This experience is great for groups, including for team-building!

How many ramen shops are in Tokyo? When exactly was ramen invented? At the Ramen "Rookie" level, you'll get to know this and more, as we go over all the basics.

From here, we'll crank it up a notch - a Ramen "Conversational" level of difficulty. We'll dive deeper - taking a virtual ramen tour at one of Tokyo's most famous ramen shops. While there, we'll discuss how to best enjoy ramen - like a true local. This will include how AND what to order via the ticket machine (when there's no English), as well as ramen do's and don'ts.

We'll also get to see how the ramen is prepared, behind the scenes and in their kitchen!

As part of the last level of difficulty, Ramen "Expert", I'll give some pro tips on how to make an easy soy sauce seasoning, or just upgrade your instant ramen at home. Lastly, we'll watch a mouthwatering video with 19 amazing Tokyo ramen shops (including in popular Shibuya). You can bookmark these for your next Tokyo trip!

At the end, an interactive Q & A session will allow for any lingering ramen questions.

Please reach out if you don't see a convenient date and time in the calendar. I'll create a new one for you!

Other things to note
- Please note that the cost is per person (not per screen)
You'll finish this experience as an EXPERT on Japan's most popular soul food, RAMEN! This experience is great for groups, including for team-building!

How many ramen shops are in Tokyo? When exactly was ramen invented? At the Ramen "Rookie" level, you'll get to know this and more, as we go over all the basics.

From here, we'll crank it up a notch - a Ramen "Conversational" level of difficulty. We'll dive deeper - taking a…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Frank can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at $89.

Meet your Host, Frank

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 152 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I was born in Tokyo and raised on RAMEN. To me, ramen is the ultimate soul food and I've eaten thousands of bowls of it.

I operate 5amRamen.com, a blog centered on ramen.

I look forward to sharing ramen experiences with you!
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Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 152 reviews.

Matthew
December 2021
If there is ANYTHING you want to know about ramen, Frank is your man. He's clearly so passionate about the food and culture, I learnt a lot!
Yolanda
December 2021
Frank was prepared and thoughtful during our experience. Our team learned alot and had a lot of fun doing it. Thanks so much!
Marija
November 2021
What can I say - the experience was simply amazing, 10/10! 🙌 As someone who desperately wants for Japanese borders to be open this experience was the closest I could get to actually experience the country. Frank is a great presenter, you feel welcomed from the very beginning. The whole time you do feel that you are simply having a chat with your old friend. Till this opportunity I thought I was fully prepared for my trip, but I've learned so much from Frank! Not only ramen theory & history, but also the ways how you need to order, communicate and enjoy it. If you are browsing through experiences and are thinking on how to spend your evening - I highly recommend this experience!
Nele
October 2021
Die Entdeckung bei Frank war interessant und hat viel Spaß gemacht. Frank ist sehr freundlich und hat einen guten Einblick in die Ramen-Welt gegeben. Wir freuen uns auf den nächsten Tokyo-Trip.
Peggy
September 2021
Frank provided a great overview of ramen, what it is and how it’s made. I really enjoyed his presentation. He was very personable.
Joanna
September 2021
Frank is clearly passionate about ramen - I learned a lot from this experience. Who knew there was so much nuance to one dish! Frank did a great job involving participants in the conversation to keep the experience engaging.

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 10 and up can attend, up to 30 guests total.
You’ll need to stream audio and video to participate.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.