Thursday, July 13, 2017

博多一瑞亭 (Hakata Issuitei in Shinjuku)

博多一瑞亭

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Great Hakata-style tonkotsu ramen is tough to find in Tokyo, especially if you've had the stuff in Kyushu. Tokyo loses a bit of the vibe, and residents complain about the smell. So shops cut corners, or go out of business. Shops like Tanaka Shoten are great, but not so convenient.

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When a native Japanese friend from Kyushu told me that his favorite spot in Tokyo is just down the road in Shinjuku, I had to go. Seven bowls of ramen please!

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I was on one of my group tours, and we were hungry after the 15 minute walk from Shinjuku Station.

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Solid. This bowl was on the rough side. I know some people like their tonkotsu ramen silky smooth and white, but I'll take a flavorful bowl with bits of pork fat any day.

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The egg is good, but not necessary.

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Quite a big shop, so it worked out well for our group tour.

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Crushed it!

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東京都新宿区新宿1-4-12
Tokyo, Shinjuku, Shinjuku 1-4-12
Closest station: Shinjuku

Open 11:00-23:00

1 comment:

  1. Nice location--especially right above a station on the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line. In fact, I'd suggest you compile a list of good ramen-ya within close walking distance of a stations on the Tokyo Metro Ginza and Marunouchi Lines and the JR East Yamanote Line, since most foreign visitors get familiar with these rail lines first.

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