Tsumugi | らーめん紬麦
Style: Shoyu w/ Chicken & Onions
Bowl to Crush: Tsumugi Ramen | つむぎラーメン
Tsumugi is one of the tastiest ramen shops in Akihabara, but it's quite difficult to find. It's down a staircase beneath an office building, and the small sign at street level is tricky to spot. It's one of those Tokyo gems that you're unlikely to know is there, even if you're standing right in front of it.
Tsumugi serves a dark shoyu soup with a bold aroma of roasted onions. The rich soup has just the slightest tingle of spiciness. All-natural ingredients; no MSG. Tsumugi's most impressive offering are its house-made noodles. The style is similar to sanuki udon, a popular style of noodle from Kagawa Prefecture, the most famous udon-producing region of Japan. The master uses a specialized variety of Japanese flour from Kagawa, which seems to enhance the consistency and homemade feel.
The shop's interior design is thoroughly unremarkable. It's a plain little room nestled among a bunch of other outwardly uninteresting businesses beneath a typical Tokyo office building. You come here for the ramen and the ramen alone – and it's well worth the visit. The shop has just two staff, the master and his mother.
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 11:30am-2:15pm, 6pm-8pm; Sat: 11:30am-3pm
Days Closed: Sunday & Holidays
B1F, 1 Kanda-Hirakawachō, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
東京都千代田区神田平河町1 第三東ビル B1F