Monday, June 29, 2015

ソラノイロ NIPPON (Soranoiro NIPPON at the Tokyo Ramen Street)

ソラノイロ NIPPON


I'm happy to announce that one of my favorite shops, Soranoiro, has opened a 3rd outlet. This one is inside the Tokyo Ramen Street, a collection of eight shops within Tokyo's newly remodeled Tokyo Station.

I don't think I even need to talk about this one, the above picture of their Special Edo-Style Chukasoba is enough.


As is this one of their vegan ramen.


The menu here is reflective of their main shop, with just enough switched up to make it a different beast. The chukasoba has thinner noodles, thin strips of menma, and a delectable chunk of kakuni stewed pork. The price is a bit high at 1100 yen, but you really get a lot of value for that 特製. Tokusei means special.


Nice work Miyazaki-san.


Soon they will have an Okinawan style shio ramen and a vegan tantanmen.

This shop space used to be for Shichisai. And while I am sad to see them go, Soranoiro is a worthy successor.


Nice design. Tokyo Station is a crazy place, with millions of people using it daily. It's nice to be able to relax for a few minutes and enjoy a slurp.


Yes, I am biased. Anyone with a Soranoiro sticker on their phone must be a fan. Just above Den.


Tokyo Ramen Street is always changing. Some of the shops, like Rokurinsha, will never leave.


Official Site Here

Map of 1 Chome-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō-to 100-0005

東京都千代田区丸の内1-9-1 東京駅一番街ラーメンストリート内B1F
Outside the Yaesu Exit of Tokyo Station

Open early to late, all year.


Steve said...

Brian, I post here because it is your most recent review that illustrates the ticket order machine.
Can one reasonably deduce that machines which have a color on a button correlates to the style of ramen: i.e.: yellow = shio, brown = shoyu, orange = tonkotsu, ...? (I am puzzling here because @ Matador, red = beef.)
I have pretty much gotten the verve that the button on the upper left is the shack's best seller, and that to its right are larger portions of that style. The lower lines are its secondary styles. This ramen blog has a habit of photographing the ticket machine and annotating what some of the buttons are. {I left it in original Japanese, but I put it through Google translate.} But I think he goes top-down.

Brian MacDuckston said...

Often, if there are colors, they correspond to a style, like you said. The upper left is usually a good choice, but other than that, each shop does there own thing.