I had worked at Akihabara for 7 years and I know lots about local food place in Akihabara. And, yes, I have been to many RAMEN places but this one always has the longest waiting hours in Akiba as RAMEN place.
OMG, I arrived here at 12:00 and about 30 people were waiting including the ones inside.
Notice, 99% of the customer is male…. I guess those are the Ramen enthusiasts…!! Though it seemed too many people, the rotation rate is high because most of the customer concentrated to “eating” and “tasting” this most popular ramen in Akihabara. Also, they don’t allowed to any groups and couple to sit next to each other when busy time. So…, I could not to enjoy girls talk with my friend…we were not allowed to sit next to each other….ohhhhh…
Signage “AOSHIMA RAMEN”
Menu, You should order “CHASYU-MEN” it is the best according everybody in internet…haha
We waited about 40 min…..
Inside looks like this, totally for “RAMEN” only….no chit chat is allowed!
Among male Ramen enthuisiasts, we looked like we came from the different planet…hahaha.. No body was chit-chatting…..
Here comes the RAMEN!!!!
Yes It was delicious!!!! It is in my Ramen list but for me, another shop “TSUMUGI” that I already introduced as Local Food Akihabara #3 (Ramen Tsumugi) stays No 1 and this comes No 2!! You should definately visit both “AOSHIMA” and “TSUMUGI”.
Forgot to mention where
Address: 3-2-1, Kanda-sakumacho, Chiyodaku, Tokyo MAP
Direction from Akihabara Station: Go to SYOWA DORI exit. You see Yodobashi Camera on your left and a big cross walk just in front of you. Pass that cross walk. Then, you see the RAMEN shop straight to your face. and just take the small road next to it (don’t go left side, go to right side of the RAMEN shop). This goes straight ahead below the train (train goes your above) and you see Seven Eleven on your left and Karaoke shop on your right. Keep walking this road about 200m or so, you see a small park. There, you turn right. And you’ll see the “AOSHIMA RAMEN” at 1 second!
This is something about KANDA (next to Akihabara station) area. If you are to enjoy Tokyo local food especially spicy one
KARASHIBI TSUKEMEN around 12:00
KARASHIBI RAMEN around 12:00
, you must go to KARASHIBI RAMEN. There are KARASHIBI RAMEN anad KARASHIBI TSUKEMEN, 2 shops next to each other. Both are famous and there are lots of people waiting.
We went to KARASHIBI TSUKEMEN this time to eat PAKUCHI MAZEMEN (Coreander ramen without soup). You can choose the level of hottness with 2 kids of indications. “KARA” (hot) and “SHIBI” (pins & needles…). I guess the hotness comes regular red peppers and this pins & needles comes from Japanese (or Chinese) mountain pepper?? So the taste is really addictively good but addictively hot!!!
KARASHIBI TSUKEMEN MAP Address: Chiyoda-ku, Kajichou, 2-10-10. (2min from Kanda Station) Kanda Station is next to Akihabara station by JR Yamanote or Keihintohoku line.
Today was horribly cold though it is March!! Me and my friend went to eat good chinese noodle in Akihabara, that is 胡椒饅頭 Kosyo manju. No tourist have ever eaten there I think, this place is full of local people. Enjoy Yummy Chinese Ramen..
Today, lunch time was chilly, we went out for RAMEN place. This time we tried SHIOYA MARUCHO. I tried SHIO, (SALT) special with boiled egg and CHASYU pork and WANTAN) and my friend tried SYOYU (SOY SAUCE base).
RAMEN, there are many kinds. SHIO (Salt soup), SYOUYU (Soy sauce soup), MISO (Miso, like Miso soup’s Miso base), then TONKOTSU (Pork bone broth base)…All tastes just wonderful..RAMEN…
From JR Akihabara Showadori exit : You see big crosswalk in front of your self, but do not cross it. Turn right, go straight about 100m, and you’ll soon see the next crosswalk and the relatively tall building with Japanese kanji 書泉, it’s a book store. You pass the book store on your right and also pass the Izumi bridge over Kanda river, and will walk a few meters, then will find RAMEN SHIOYA MARUCHO when you make turn right at the next corner.