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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Become a Ramen Expert

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 44 reviews.Shibuya City, JapanPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Frank

75 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 30
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

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 created? 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!
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 created? 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 v…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Download Zoom for free on a 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 $50.
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Thu, Oct 22
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM (EDT)
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Thu, Oct 22
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM (EDT)
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Thu, Oct 29
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM (EDT)
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Meet your host, Frank

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 44 Reviews
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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 44 reviews.

Joanne
October 2020
As a proud graduate of Frank's course, I have a new found appreciation for this delicacy. Thanks to this comprehensive tour, I definitely feel that I can make a much more informed choice when I finally get to order a bowl of Japanese ramen in real life. Frank was an engaging and welcoming host who answered all of my questions.
As a proud graduate of Frank's course, I have a new found appreciation for this delicacy. Thanks to this comprehensive tour, I definitely feel that I can make a much more informed…
Nozomi
October 2020
Frank was an excellent host! Friendly, easygoing, super knowledgable and passionate about Ramen! The tour was fun, engaging, organized and very practical. We've learnt a lot even we are Japanese. 日本語も流暢なFrankさんなので、このツアーは英語を勉強している方や、将来外国人観光客やお友達をラーメン屋さんに連れていきたい(英語で説明できるようになりたい)と考えている方にもperfectだと思います!
Frank was an excellent host! Friendly, easygoing, super knowledgable and passionate about Ramen! The tour was fun, engaging, organized and very practical. We've learnt a lot even w…
Fan
October 2020Private booking
This was such a great experience. Frank was knowledgable and passionate about ramen. The experience was well organized and polished. We especially loved the ramen quiz, virtual tour, and videos! I would definitely recommend this experience, perhaps only behind an actual ramen tour tasting with Frank in Tokyo!
This was such a great experience. Frank was knowledgable and passionate about ramen. The experience was well organized and polished. We especially loved the ramen quiz, virtual tou…
Margie
October 2020
After growing up with packages of dried ramen, it was a pleasure to see what a wonderful meal this can be! The diversity was amazing-and so beautifully presented! Frank was an excellent host and the time went by do quickly. Definitely recommend this experience.
After growing up with packages of dried ramen, it was a pleasure to see what a wonderful meal this can be! The diversity was amazing-and so beautifully presented! Frank was an ex…
Shahin
October 2020Private booking
Really great primer on that oh-so-delicious cuisine...RAMEN. The fusion of history and practicality makes this a must watch for anyone considering a ramen-centric trip to Japan, or someone interested in making ramen at home!
Holly
October 2020Private booking
Frank was great! Super knowledgeable and lots of fun. This is an especially great experience for groups. You will leave craving ramen AND a trip to Japan!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.

More tips

- Please note that the cost is per person (not per screen)
- Come expecting to learn a lot about ramen!