Bum Bun BLau Cafe with BeeHive | ブン ブン ブラウ カフェ ウィズ ビーハイヴ

Bum Bun BLau Cafe with BeeHive | ブン ブン ブラウ カフェ ウィズ ビーハイヴ

Style: Light Shio & Shoyu
Bowl to Crush: Zenbunose | 全部乗せ(醤油)

Both a café and a ramen shop, this awkwardly named but surprisingly high-quality spot has been featured in numerous guides as a premier Tokyo ramen shop. The plastic plants and J-pop-inspired local pub décor certainly don't put one in mind of elite-level ramen, but the food does not disappoint. 

Several varieties of ramen are available here – shio, shiru-nashi, tantanmen and more – but the recommended bowl is the tokusei shoyu. The soup is a dark, satisfying shoyu with chicken oil. The noodles are unexceptional, but the toppings are prepared with true care. Sliced negi, flame-roasted pork, juicy chicken chashu, handmade wontons, a small pork meatball and a sprig of mitsuba pack out every bowl. 

This is a great shop to visit with a few friends. Order a few different bowls for everyone to share. In the summertime, the café also serves an impressive collection of hand-crafted kakigori shaved ice desserts. A nice neighborhood shop, worth multiple visits to explore the menu. The bizarre name apparently comes from a Japanese TV show.  

Opening Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat: 12pm-3pm, 6pm-10:30pm; Sun & Holidays: 12pm-4pm
Days Closed: Wednesday
3-12-3 Hatanodai, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
東京都品川区旗の台3-12-3 J.BOX 2F

 

 
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