Friday, July 28, 2017


Location: Setagaya

Rating: Very good
Meal: Lunch for 3
Price:  4000 yen
Payment: Cash only
Dishes: Chicken shio ramen, Setagaya special shio ramen, Setagaya special tonkotsu ramen, fried tofu, menma platter
English Menu: Yes
Smoking: No

We left from Haneda for Manila the other day and were there with time to grab some lunch.  Setagaya is a ramen restaurant that I've seen lines at most times we've been there so we hadn't tried it yet.  We decided to give it a shot.  After a while awkwardly standing in line, some people came up and jumped to the front of the line, bought tickets, and then formed a second line.  We read the posted sign closer and it said "buy your ticket first, then stand in line".  So that's why there was always a line!

Deep fried tofu (there were 4 pieces total)

Now that we understood we bought our food tickets, stood in line and waited to be seated.  The lunch crowed was just thinning out so it took a while one of the 3 tables to open up.  Eventually we got our ramen, all of which was quite good.  The shio broth had a definite hint of bonito in it, and the tonkotsu was milky white with hakata style noodles. 

Menma platter

All 3 of us enjoyed it thoroughly, but I'm not sure I would wait in line again unless I was alone.

Special shio

Chicken shio


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