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Mengyo Ramen

Such an exquisite smell as you walk towards the store. The fresh sea bream aroma surrounds the whole block, pulling in any hungry customers. This shop is easily recognizable with the big fish painting on the wall.

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The atmosphere is very welcoming with lots of sea decor.

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The first look makes you wonder how to tackle this dish. The mound of smoked chasiu on top is along with the side of vegetables, egg and seaweed fills the bowl with greatness. Topped with yuzu zest to hide the flavor of the fishiness in the broth.  My rule of thumb would first be to taste the soup. The soup is made of a creamy chicken broth with sea bream infused in it. The aroma from the soup opens up your appetite and the taste of the soup right away hits you with a blast of deliciousness. The chasiu is very soft and tender and there is plenty of it, more than I expected. The noodles don’t seem to be regular noodles as it looks like it has something in it to make it taste better.

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This ramen costed 1100 yen.  Expect long queue times because it has been recognized as Ramen of the Year by a magazine.  I arrived around 4:40 pm and lined up behind 2 people with a 10 minute queue time.  As I left, there was a queue of 10 people, having people line up across the street.

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My final verdict: An extremely tasty meal.  I would give this an 8.5/10.  Very comparable with Kagari, my current favorite ramen shop.

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東京都墨田区江東橋2-5-3

2 Chome-5-3 Kōtōbashi, Sumida-ku, Tōkyō-to 130-0022, Japan
5 minute walk from Kinshicho Station (JR, TM)

Seats Available: 8
Order by Vending Ticket Machine

Open Tuesday ~ Sunday 11:00-21:00 or until soup is sold out
Closed Mondays

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