Eifuku Taishoken | 永福町大勝軒
Style: Tokyo Style Shoyu
Bowl to Crush: Chūka-men (nama-tamago-tsuki) 中華麺（生玉子付）
Eifukucho Taishoken is an institution. Family owned and operated since the beginning, the shop has been serving the same menu out of the same humble location since 1955. Dining here offers a taste of Tokyo ramen history. Many ramen aficionados rate Eifukucho Taishoken as their favorite ramen shop in all of Japan. The shop has something of a cult following. This is a nostalgic eating experience.
Eifukucho Taishoken serves a classic Tokyo shoyu, presented with thin, curly noodles, menma, chashu, and a small piece of yuzu for flavor – a deceptively simple bowl. The serving size is enormous by Tokyo standards. We recommend ordering extra bamboo shoots (menma) and a raw egg (nama tamago) for toppings. Dip the noodles into the raw egg and slurp them down using the enormous spoon for support. This is the typical Japanese way of eating sukiyaki. Although once common with some styles of ramen, it's relatively rare in the ramen world these days – a tasty and intriguing throwback to traditional ramen culture. There is also a thin layer of oil on the surface, making this a very hot bowl. Be careful not to burn your mouth on the first sip.
The shop is directly across the street from the Eifukucho train station. Expect a line 10-20 heads deep nearly every day.
Opening Hours: 11am-11:30pm
Days Closed: National Holidays
3-5-3 Izumi, Suginami-ku, Tokyo