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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Become a Ramen Expert

Shibuya City, JapanPart of Airbnb Online Experiences collection

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 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)
- Come expecting to learn a lot about ramen!
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 $85.
  • Request availability
    Can’t find a date that works? Frank can schedule and customise an experience based on your preferences.
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Thu, 3 Dec
8:00 am - 9:15 am (EST)
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Thu, 3 Dec
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm (EST)
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Meet your host, Frank

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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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 64 reviews.

Kenta
November 2020
I had enjoy special moment in this tour. Tour makes me hungry and want to visit new ramen shop. Frank teach me very friendly and nicely what the ramen is.I enjoyed so much I recommend that joining this tour from every where in the world.
Daniel
November 2020
Frank was a great host and was able to answer all of our questions. I live in Berlin and he was able to give me some food tips here as well! I definitely recommend this for people who want to learn about ramen. Ramen is so diverse. It would be a shame to never explore the word of ramen.
Frank was a great host and was able to answer all of our questions. I live in Berlin and he was able to give me some food tips here as well! I definitely recommend this for people…
Lisha
November 2020
We did this as a family on Thanksgiving because it was also my son's birthday and we could not have a big gathering so this was a really fun way to virtually get together. I have been eating saimin/ramen nearly all my life, and I certainly learned more than I thought I would learn about ramen and how to eat ramen! Frank was also such a great presenter. He was so patient answering our questions about ramen and not about ramen. Ha! Ha! Like, "Are you married?" He was so personable and kind. Frank also followed through on providing all the extra information that came up based on our group needs and desires.
We did this as a family on Thanksgiving because it was also my son's birthday and we could not have a big gathering so this was a really fun way to virtually get together. I have…
Ellen
November 2020
Frank did an awesome and thorough job explaining all things ramen. Frank is definitely an expert on the topic and his passion for ramen is contagious. He also included high-quality videos that he produced himself. Highly recommend!
Alexis
November 2020
Frank was the perfect host. He affably answered all of our questions and really inspired us to ramen excellence! Highly recommended as a team activity in these covidy times.
John
November 2020
This was a great class for both ramen novices and aficionados alike. Regardless of your ramen knowledge I'm confident you'll come out of this learning something new. This class is a must if you plan to travel to Japan or those looking to expand their foodie knowledge. Frank truly is a ramen expert!
This was a great class for both ramen novices and aficionados alike. Regardless of your ramen knowledge I'm confident you'll come out of this learning something new. This class is…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled 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.