They specialize in Tonkotsu ramen which has very thin, straight noodles and white, pork bone broth. Their classic ramen costs only 500 yen.
There are many types of ramen in Japan. They are classified by the type of ramen broth, such as soy sauce, miso, salt broth and so on.
Tonkotsu ramen is also called Hakata 博多 Ramen, and it is a local food in Fukuoka 福岡. Hakata-ku (博多区) is a ward of Fukuoka 福岡 Prefecture, Japan.
These days, there are many tonkotsu ramen restaurants in Tokyo.
I will introduce you to a tonkotsu ramen chain HAKATA-TENJIN 博多天神 in downtown Tokyo.
Tonkotsu (Pork Bone) Ramen 豚骨ラーメン
Ramen ラーメン 500 yen including 10% tax.
They simply call their classic tonkotsu ramen "Ramen".
It is topped with...
- Char-siu / Chashu (Sliced Pork)
- Shredded Wood Ear Mushroom
- A Sheet of Dried Sea Vegetable (Seaweed) Called のり Nori
- Chopped Green Onion
There are 6 kinds of free seasonings on the table.
- Red Pickled Ginger
- Garlic Paste
- Takana Pickles (Pickled Leaf Mustard)
- Ramen Sauce
Red Pickled Ginger, Garlic Paste, Takana Pickles
When I had the ramen, it tasted good enough for the price, 500 yen.
Don't get your hopes up for the taste because they offer ramen at a low price.
They want customers to make the broth to their preferred taste by preparing many seasonings on the table.
When I had the ramen, the broth tasted light and milky. But it probably doesn't contain milk.
After I added some types of seasonings, the broth changed rich and had a better flavor. It became more delicious than the original broth.
Noodle Refill (替玉 Kaedama)
Enjoy making the broth to your preferred taste by the seasonings!
Ramen Restaurant Name
(There are 9 locations in downtown Tokyo.)
Business Hours of Shibuya 渋谷 Location in Tokyo
10:00 am - 10:00 pm (Temporally)
11:00 am - 3:00 or 3:30 am (Normally)
(It is not official website, and written in Japanese.)
- English Picture Menu Available
- No Service Fee / No Cover Charge
- 10% tax is included in the prices.
- Cash Only
- Water Free of Charge
- Although payment is after finishing the meal, this restaurant doesn't use tabs. So instead, there is an honor system where customers tell the staff at the register what they ate. (at Shibuya location)
Unique flavor tonkotsu ramen:
- 辛豚骨ラーメン Kara-tonkotsu
Spicy Pork Bone Broth Ramen 600 yen
- 辛みそラーメン Kara-miso
Spicy Miso Ramen 650 yen
- みそラーメン Miso
Miso Ramen 550 yen
This YouTube location is in Shinjuku 新宿 Tokyo (新宿一番街通り店).
Information and all photos are as of May 2020 at Shibuya 渋谷 location of Hakata-tenjin 博多天神.
Information of Shibuya 渋谷 Tokyo