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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 #55 of 4,265 restaurants in Chiyoda
Price range: $8 - $10
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Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
103 helpful votes 103 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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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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Singapore, Singapore
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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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13 restaurant reviews
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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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