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一風堂(浅草ROX・3G店) Ippudo Asakusa ROX・3G

  • Ramen (Chinese Noodles) Maze Soba
  • Ueno / Asakusa / Tokyo Skytree Area
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District
Ueno / Asakusa / Tokyo Skytree Area
Address
1-26-5 Asakusa, Asakusa ROX・3G 1st Floor, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 111-0032, Japan
Category
  • Ramen (Chinese Noodles)
  • Maze Soba
Opening Hours
10:30-23:00(Last order at 22:30)
Closed
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Price Range
lunch Average price 1,000JPY、dinner Average price 1,000JPY
Website
http://www.ippudo.com/
Tel.
+81-3-62317739
Date of post:2016/10/24

Standard ”Must-Eat” TONKOTSU -pork bone soup- Ramen

There are some famous and popular TONKOTSU-pork bone- based Ramen brands and this is definitely one of them.

TONKOTSU Ramen is originally initiated in Fukuoka located at the very south part of Japan islands.
They say Fukuoka Ramen used to be known as "stinky and dirty" and IPPUDO was the one that overturned the bad image of Fukuoka Ramen with their clean and stylish shops in 1985.

In 1995 they opened their first shop in Tokyo area in Ebisu.
And in 2008, their New York shop was opened as the first shop outside of Japan.
Now they have 40 shops in the Kanto area and I visited the one in Asakusa.

It's located about 3 minute-walk from Asakusa Senso-ji temple by "Shin-Nakamise" street.

Most of the Ramen shops have their usual and the most recommended Ramen menu, and IPPUDO regular Ramen is "Shiro-Maru"/ 790yen.

It's beautiful cream white soup has sliced green onion, roasted pork filet, sprout and pickled cloud ear mushroom on top.
The noodle is the straight thin one that goes very well with their thick soup.

When sipping their soup, nice pork flavor and fresh tasty oil stay in the mouth, but everything in the soup is completely united and it has no nasty pork odor at all.
The thin noodle catches their thick soup as slurping.

I personally prefer more moist pork filet, but I still felt the completion of this bowl of Ramen based on their long history.

As you can usually see at most of the TONKOTSU Ramen shops, they have pickled ginger and pickled leaf mustard and you can have as much as you want.
However, be sure to have your first sip or two without adding anything!

In addition to those 2 regular toppings, they also have sprout with pepper.
It goes very good with beer or rice.

Asakusa shop is pretty new one, so everything in the shop is very new and clean.

Here are other items on the menu they have.

"Aka-Maru"/ 850yen
"Kara-men"/ 880yen

From 11:30am to 3:00pm on weekdays, they have lunch sets that come with Gyoza and a bowl of rice for an additional 100yen to your choice of Ramen, a bowl of rice with walleye pollack roe for an additional 150yen, or Gyoza and a bowl of rice with walleye pollack roe for an additional 200yen.

If you are hungry enough, I recommend these lunch combos to fill up your stomach.

They are opened from 10:30am to 11:00pm everyday except for the building's close days.
Asakusa is of course a very tourist friendly city and this Ramen shop also has English menu.
It sometimes gets pretty crowded around lunch time, so if possible you should avoid lunch time.
They also take most of the credit cards.
And at the regular Ramen shops, seats at the bar style are common and there are no or very small number of tables.
They have some tables at this shop, but most of the seats are horizontally placed.
So, you might need to be seated separately with your group.

As it is one of the Ramen brands that have broadly spread among Japan, their taste should be broadly accepted.
And it is definitely one of the shops I visit once in a while.

If you visit Asakusa area, stop by and feel the history of TONKOTSU Ramen in their bowl!

This is a restaurant chain that has 20 restaurants in Tokyo and 99 restaurants in Japan.

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