Cheap and tasty Japanese style ramen noodle in central Tokyo

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When you go abroad, one of difficulties you face is finding a good restaurant.
In Tokyo, many restaurant owners are expecting foreign customers recently so they have English or other language menu. However, it might be a challenge for you to pick a place to eat if it is worth.

In Japan, we see the menu with pictures. If you don’t read / understand Japanese well, it helps you to see how your dish looks like. It may be fun to just order whatever you feel like good or yummy, then enjoy when your dish is served.

Today, I would like to introduce reasonable ramen noodle.

Tsukemen ramen is boiled noodle and a bowl of soup are served separately. The literal meaning is dipping noodle. Each restaurant has their original recipe soup.

Taishoken started their business in Ikebukuro, north west district in Tokyo. Now they franchise their firm in many cities all over Japan. Here are some shops in central Tokyo. Please try when you go close by!

Higashi Ikebukuro Taishoken

    • Address: Minamiikebukuro2-42-8, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
    • Telephone: +81 (0)3 3981 9360
    • Opening hours: 11:00 – 22:00
    • Close: on Wednesdays

Taishoken Oedo Onsen Odaiba

    • Address: Aomi 2-6-3, Koto-ku, Tokyo
    • Telephone: +81 (0)3 5500 1126
    • Opening hours: 11:00 – 22:30
    • Close: none

Ochanomizu, Taishoken

    • Address: Suda Building 2nd floor, Kanda Ogawamachi3-1-5, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
    • Telephone: +81 (0)3 3233 9911
    • Opening hours: 11:00 – 22:00
    • Close: on Mondays

Taishoken Shibuya

    • Address: Uehara 1-17-11, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
    • Telephone: +81 (0)3 3467 1479
    • Opening hours: 11:00 – 22:00
    • Close: on Wednesday


    • Address: Nihombashi honcho 1-3-3, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    • Telephone: +81 (0)3 3241 2551
    • Opening hours: 11:00 – 21:00
    • Close: on Saturday, Sunday, and Japanese National Holidays


Have fun in Tokyo!