Monday, April 17, 2017

勝本 (Katsumoto in Jimbocho)

神田 勝本


Jimbocho has never been lacking in terms of ramen, so when a new shop comes in, they had better bring their A game.


I found out about this shop from one of the annual Tokyo ramen magazines. Katsumoto was giving a fairly high ranking in the field of rookie shops for the category of tsukemen with a clear soup. Yes, that is very specific. You should take these rankings with a grain of salt, as the field can be quite sparse. Although many ramen shops open and close in Tokyo every year, the number in each category can be small.


I'm not a huge fan of lighter tsukemen, but the bowl here has something special.


Two kinds of noodles. Thick, and thin.


All in all, having two kinds of noodles was a gimmick to me, and it meant that, though I liked one more, I also liked one less. The thinner of the lot paled next to the thick, chewy noodles in the back.


Map of 1 Chome-2-4 Sarugakuchō, Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō-to 101-0064

Tokyo, Chioda-ku, Sarugakucho 1-2-4
Closest station: Jimbocho

Open 11:00-17:00
Closed Sundays