Old school ramen: Taishoken

Restaurant Guide

Old school ramen: Taishoken

by: Brian MacDuckston | Metropolis Magazine | January 01, 2013
Eifukucho Taishoken (ET)Cuisine: Japanese
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Hours: Tuesday: 11:00-24:00
Thursday: 11:00-24:00
Saturday: 11:00-24:00
: 11:00-24:00
: 11:00-24:00
Sunday: 11:00-24:00
Address:
Japan
Phone: 03-3321-5048
Email:
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Eifukucho Taishoken (ET for short; 3-5-3 Izumi, Suginami-ku. Open daily 11am-1am. Tel: 03-3321-5048) is one of those shops. Back in 1955 you could get a steaming hot bowl of their excellent niboshi-rich ramen for a paltry ¥35. Times were tough back then, and ET may have inadvertently created the first round-the-block ramen line for their affordable, comforting bowl. These days, the price my have gone up with the times (chukamen is ¥1,050), but the line is still persistent. A word of warning: the layer of oil on top is near scalding—be very careful!

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