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All reviews tantanmen tan tan men noodles mein braised pork ramen soup ham unagi otsuka station michelin star thick cut vending machine press buttons tantan men hour wait almost hours
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Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

We waited 3 hours like the pretend foodies we are! But it was so worth it! I was a bit sceptical as to how you can make ramen Michelin stat but now I know. The broth so rich and flavoursome, the thick cut pork so...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

Had some trouble finding the shop tucked away in some Tokyo suburb but finally found the ramen with a a Michelin Star. Bar accommodates roughly 10 diners and queue can get long. Second time here and arrived at 820pm with maybe 8 people ahead. I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

It's definitely not as good as I remember. I have been to nakiryu every time I have been to Tokyo. And it's been stellar every time except today. I don't know why but today's tan tan lacked that savory flavour I usually expect. Did I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank m0ng0ll
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Small shop, we waited 90mins or so just to get inside. We had a family of 6 and they couldn't accommodate us all at once. The noodles are not worth if you have to wait 90mins. It's only worth waiting for AT MOST 30mins. We...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

As typical for well-known restaurants in Tōkyō, there is a long queue outside the restaurant which only caters for 10 guests at a time. I had to wait approx 1 h 45 min before I could enter the restaurant. Food is then ordered and paid...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

One of the restaurants on our list because the hubby wanted to try it. He had the dried one from the convenience store a couple nights prior (to compare taste) and we tried this place in person. Be prepared to wait if you're not there...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

We got to the restaurant prior to opening about 45 minutes and were still 6-7th in line. Just barely making it in time to be served first! Keep in mind at the time of this writing that the restaurant seated 12 at a time and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank anerkj_TA
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

We really wanted to try ramen.in out trio to Tokyo. After a failed attempt to lunch at Tsuta we went do Nakiryu. We tried the tradition and the deluxe ramen, both great. Gyosas were also great! Fast service. Great Palace for a first experience on...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ana F
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Throughout my life, I had my share of ramen. But I wanted to try an awesome ramen place. Nakiryu was raged along with another local ramen place as being the pioneer of Michelin ramen places. After locating the place, I was 30 minutes early to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank imua91
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

The ramen is truly spectacular and one of the tastiest meals in a two week trip to Japan. No need to go large as the normal size is plenty and don’t bother with beer as it will just fill you up. Warning: get here early!!We...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Response from metalkpretty1 | Reviewed this property |
I went during the week and got there around 5pm as well. There was nobody there and the queue didn’t really form until around 5:30pm. We got in right away for the first seating because we got there so early, but if you miss... More
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