Rokurinsha is known of their tsukemen, cold thick noodles dipping in hot rich and thick soup. Rokurinsha is the highest rating shop in Tokyo Station’s underground ramen street. It’s opened the earliest for early commuters so there’s typically a line up of salarymen. The line goes by pretty quick though, I arrived at around 8am and got my bowl of ramen at 8:15am. Bare in mind, I was there myself so seating might’ve been easier compared to bigger groups.
I’m not sure if the specialty ramen were sold out after an hour of service, or they just don’t serve it in the morning. Nonetheless, the soup base was thick and rich flavors of pork and seafood. For ￥630, there was a good amount of noodles and a big piece of tender cha siu; pretty good budget wise! At the end of your meal, you can pour hot water in the dipping sauce to make it into a soup.
The queue during lunch service can be pretty long so I’d recommend to go in the morning. Overall, I’d say it’s budget friendly decent bowl or tsukemen. But I probably wouldn’t wait an hour in line for it. There’s also a shop at the Haneda Airport “food court” so if anything, slurp a bowl there before boarding your flight!
Address \\ B1F - 東京駅一番街1 Chome-9-1 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku Tokyo
Phone Number \\ 03-3286-0166 (Does not take reservations)
Hours \\ Monday - Sunday: 7:30am - 9:30am, 10:30am - 11pm (Last order at 10:30pm)
Average Price \\ ￥999
Payment Method \\ Cash Only
Rating \\ 3.61/5
Website \\ Rokurinsha (Japanese only)