Rokurinsha’s original shop was in the suburbs of Tokyo, a considerable hike from the nearest train station, and still patrons waited for over three hours for a bowl of soup. Neighbors complained, and when the store was given a chance to open up on the Tokyo Ramen Street, a collection of ramen shops in the basement of Tokyo Station, Rokurinsha closed its suburban location and moved in. Customers still brave massive lines to taste the tsukemen-style ramen, where the noodles are served separately from the soup. The thick, saucelike broth has deep pork and roasted fish flavors, and the noodles are thick and chewy—perfect for soaking up the soup.
Tokyo Ichiban-gai B1, 1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku.