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Rokurinsha Tokyo ramen street

1-9-1 Marunochi, Chiyoda, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
+81 3-3286-0166
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Ranked #56 of 4,295 Restaurants in Chiyoda
Price range: $7 - $9
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

There are a couple of things that threw me off about this place. First, you order your dish (ramen or tsukemen via a vending machine that gives you a little ticket. Just a heads up, there is no English what so ever on this machine. My wife and I went early in the morning before catching a train to Kyoto.... More

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Shanghai, China
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

If you find yourself in Tokyo Station, and have time to wait in line (and love ramen/tsukemen), I highly recommend this restaurant. Noodles cooked perfectly, and the dipping broth was delicious and savory. Beware of the large size...it is really large! I waited in line around 45 minutes to sit down and eat, and had no regrets after finishing my... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We arrived at Ramen Street in Tokyo station around 7:30 am on a Friday morning and waited in line for approximately 20 minutes which is far less time than I was led to believe by reading some of the reviews online. This is not a restaurant for sitting around and enjoying peoples company and whiling away the morning. This is... More

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Boston
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73 reviews 73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Ramen for us is thin noodles in a soup. Tsukemen is thick noodles that comes with a thick dipping soup. The flavors and taste between ramen and tsukemen are VERY different !! We thought with the great reviews, we would give it a try. We tried to like it but we did not like it at all. I mean, we... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I hv eaten many ramen shop across Asia but rokurinsha is somehow very special . The fatty fish soup and the fatty pork belly go so well with each other and it is even better is the tsekemen it is not too soft . Everything Ois jus rite. I was there at 8 am, it took me only 15 min... More

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Hong Kong, China
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10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Ramen is a comfort food for Japanese. There are thousands of ramen stalls in Tokyo alone, with various blogs that comment on them. Numerous interpretations of ramen, with different style, noodle texture, soup base, side toppings, and flavor. In this case, tsukumen is "dipping noodle", different way to eat Japanese noodle, a slight departure from traditional ramen where noodle is... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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26 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This is one shop at Tokyo Station with a long long queue each time I pass by it. I queued for an hour during lunch time to try out this shop and wasn’t disappointed. The portion here is really generous and the broth is really thick and flavorful. Interesting way to eat ramen, and just thinking about it makes me... More

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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25 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

You'll always find the longest queue at Rokurinsha and the long lines probably says it all. They are known to be Tokyo's best tsukemen or dipping noodles. Rokurinsha is famous for it's thick noodles served with dipping sauce which is creamy and flavourful. People are known to wait for over an hour for this. We arrived at about 8 pm... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I love ramen. I've been to the top spots in NYC & Tokyo... This place was awful. Like eating whale bile with cold noodles. "People can't think for themselves" should be the title of this review. Everyone is just echoing "...David Chang," "...long lines," "...won some award," etc. Truth is, unless you have a Japanese palate and grew up on... More

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

Wow, this is some seriously flavorful ramen! Well worth the wait that moved rather quickly. Each component of the ramen experience is exceptional - noodles, broth and items in the broth including the perfectly cooked egg. The flavors are very pronounced and rich. The noodles are of perfect texture. If you are a ramen lover this is a must visit.

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