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!
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..
Udon place in Akihabara (about 10 min walk). It’s called DAMON (not English damon..)駄文. I come here for luch 2~3 times in a month. My favorite is MAKANAI udon. Damon is my selcond favorite Udon place! (NO1 in Akihabara is “KASUGA”春日）
This is absolutely where you must go. Curry and Udon (Japanese noodle) collaboration…Curry Udon. Curry Udon is also very popular menu in our everyday dish. As you know UDON and CURRY is our one of most eaten menu in daily life….(for me, it is!)
Eng address: Chiyodaku, Iwamoto cho, 2-15-8 (about 10min walk from JR Akihabara Syowa-dori exit)
SENKICKI services many kinds of Curry Udon, very spicy but soooo yummy. This time I ordered “Red Senkichi” mainly taste like Thai green curry and a freind of mine ordered “Spicy Senkichi”which I knew it is hot but not from Thai green curry taste…There is also “Black” with rich buillon. Woderful taste!! I love all of them. See 4 major curry menu SENKICHI
Akihabara Senkichi is always full with salaryman, no tourist ever. After 13:00 you can enter easily, but before that it is sooo full!