There has been plenty written about the ramen noodle soup at Tokyo Station, but here is my take on it. There were long lines at some restaurants and I basically passed on some of these as I was tired after long days of sightseeing, but you can definitely get into the shop of your choice with a short wait most of the time.
|Ramen Street side hall. The shops are clustered in the main hallway and down here.|
|Ramen Street side hall. Sign showing 8 ramen shops.|
|The Ramen Shops.|
I ended up at Oreshiki Jun, and had a thick, darkish, pork ramen that was full of flavour. You get your ramen within a few minutes of handing your tickets to the waiter. You get seating at either a long table and everyone eats quickly after being served. You don't have to inhale your food so you can savour it, but loitering isn't cool.
|Ordering machine. Make your choices and insert case or use your PASMO card and pick up the ticket(s) for your food.|
|A very flavourful, strong ramen soup with yummy pork and eggs.|
|Ordering machine. You can always use the top left hand button if you can't decide as it is usually a shop recommendation. Also add in side orders of gyoza, extra pork, etc., if you need to.|
|Tasty broth, nice fatty pieces of pork, bamboo shoots, and lots of eggs!|
|Hirugao poster. I had the No. 1|
|It was good and kind of reminded me a bit of wonton soup stock (the good kind and not from powder). There was a small shrimp on the egg. Yummy.|
|Entrance to Ichiran|
|Ichiran tonkatsu ramen.|
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