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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 #38 of 4,243 restaurants in Chiyoda
Price range: $8 - $10
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75% Recommend
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Singapore, null, Singapore
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
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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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194 restaurant reviews
275 helpful votes 275 helpful votes
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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Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

The quenes and the reviews are proof of Rokurinsha's popularity and hype as the best Tsukemen in Tokyo. Fantastic soup/broth that is well-boiled (combination of pork and fish) that is tasty and with great texture (not overly thick) - the broth is really the most critical part that makes a good tsukemen. Best of all, the broth is warm. Thick... More

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Emeryville, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We went to Rokurinsha after hearing about it on the David Chang PBS show. Yes, the long lines are real, but that means it's probably good. 100 salarymen can't be wrong. We only waited for about 40 minutes at the "60 minute" mark. They have a very efficient system where someone lets you know when you can put your money... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Okay so you still have to actually queue, but if you get there early, you won't have to wait very long. Rokurinsha does offer breakfast, but the offering is not as good as what you can get at lunch (flavours are lighter to accommodate still-sleepy palates). They stop serving breakfast at 10am, and lunch doesn't start until 11am - they... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

The queue at Tokyo Station at 1.15pm on a random Saturday was long (the longest if you observed all the queues for the ramen shops located in the same area).Luckily, the turnover rate for tables was pretty fast so I ended up queuing only for 30min. The Ajitama Tsukemen (¥950) is the basic cold noodles serve with hot dipping broth... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We went on a Sunday for lunch and queued for an hour. The portion is huge for a thousand yen, neither my husband nor myself could finish our order. The noodles were al dente. Would hv enjoyed it even more if the size of the noodles were thinner. One thing nice about the restaurant was that they gave a cute... More

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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

I love thick noodles, and boy does this place make some thick noodles. Very good. The broth, though, was cold. I've had tsukemen where the broth was just warm, but this wasn't even that. I'm hoping it was just a fluke. Line took about an hour to get through on a Friday at 7pm, so be prepared for that. But... More

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Vancouver, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

I stumbled upon this ramen place when I got lost navigating the underground labyrinth of Tokyo Station one day. While looking for the subway gates I noticed the lineups on this so-called "ramen street" and the longest lines (yes I said lines, more on that later) were for this shop. Due to time constraints I noted the name and location... More

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