Pork Bone (とんこつ Tonkotsu) Broth Ramen Restaurant - HAKATA-TENJIN in Tokyo 東京 豚骨ラーメン 博多天神

TONKOTSU Pork Bone Ramen 博多天神 豚骨ラーメン HAKATA-TENJIN とんこつFood
TONKOTSU Pork Bone Ramen 博多天神 豚骨ラーメン HAKATA-TENJIN とんこつ

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

TONKOTSU Pork Bone Ramen 博多天神 豚骨ラーメン HAKATA-TENJIN とんこつ

Ramen ラーメン 500 yen including 10% tax.
They simply call their classic tonkotsu ramen "Ramen".

TONKOTSU Pork Bone Ramen 博多天神 豚骨ラーメン HAKATA-TENJIN とんこつ

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
TONKOTSU Pork Bone Ramen 博多天神 豚骨ラーメン HAKATA-TENJIN とんこつ

Seasonings

TONKOTSU Pork Bone Ramen 博多天神 豚骨ラーメン HAKATA-TENJIN とんこつ

There are 6 kinds of free seasonings on the table.

  • Red Pickled Ginger
  • Garlic Paste
  • Takana Pickles (Pickled Leaf Mustard)
  • Ramen Sauce
  • Pepper
  • Sesame

I advise not to add too much seasonings because some of them are strong. Especially, takana pickles taste spicy and salty.

TONKOTSU Pork Bone Ramen 博多天神 豚骨ラーメン HAKATA-TENJIN とんこつ

Red Pickled Ginger, Garlic Paste, Takana Pickles

TONKOTSU Pork Bone Ramen 博多天神 豚骨ラーメン HAKATA-TENJIN とんこつ
TONKOTSU Pork Bone Ramen 博多天神 豚骨ラーメン HAKATA-TENJIN とんこつ
TONKOTSU Pork Bone Ramen 博多天神 豚骨ラーメン HAKATA-TENJIN とんこつ

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)

TONKOTSU Pork Bone Ramen 博多天神 豚骨ラーメン HAKATA-TENJIN とんこつ

替玉(1ケ)無料
If you want, you can get a noodle refill for free, but only once.
It is a special service from Hakata-tenjin 博多天神.

TONKOTSU Pork Bone Ramen 博多天神 豚骨ラーメン HAKATA-TENJIN とんこつ
TONKOTSU Pork Bone Ramen 博多天神 豚骨ラーメン HAKATA-TENJIN とんこつ

If you get a noodle refill, you should leave enough broth. The noodles will not come with broth, as pictured above.

"Noodle refill" is called "Kaedama" in Japanese.
When you are ready to get it, you can say
"替玉ください。 Kaedama kudasai."
That means "Can I have a noodle refill, please?"

TONKOTSU Pork Bone Ramen 博多天神 豚骨ラーメン HAKATA-TENJIN とんこつ
TONKOTSU Pork Bone Ramen 博多天神 豚骨ラーメン HAKATA-TENJIN とんこつ

Enjoy making the broth to your preferred taste by the seasonings!

TONKOTSU Pork Bone Ramen 博多天神 豚骨ラーメン HAKATA-TENJIN とんこつ

Information

TONKOTSU Pork Bone Ramen 博多天神 豚骨ラーメン HAKATA-TENJIN とんこつ

Ramen Restaurant Name
HAKATA-TENJIN
博多天神

(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)

Website
(It is not official website, and written in Japanese.)

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  • 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)
TONKOTSU Pork Bone Ramen 博多天神 豚骨ラーメン HAKATA-TENJIN とんこつ
TONKOTSU Pork Bone Ramen 博多天神 豚骨ラーメン HAKATA-TENJIN とんこつ

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
TONKOTSU Pork Bone Ramen 博多天神 豚骨ラーメン HAKATA-TENJIN とんこつ

One of the ramen restaurant manners in Japan:

Used tissues should not be left on the table or in the bowl if ramen restaurants have the waste baskets around the tables.
They should be disposed of in the waste baskets yourself.

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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.


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