Restaurants & Cafés


If you can stay in business for 15 years, you must be doing something right. In the case of Takano, it's several things, with a diverse selection of dishes to keep even the most discerning noodle-lover happy. Not sure what to go for? The basic chuka soba (¥680) is a good starting point for nervous newcomers: the combination of rich Akita free-range chicken with sweet niboshi (dried sardines) makes for a full-flavoured broth that's not too greasy. Topped off with thick slices of chashu pork and a gooey parboiled egg, it's a masterpiece of Tokyo-style ramen. Other equally enticing options include the butagamo no tsukesoba (dipping ramen with pork and duck, ¥730), aguni no shio tsukesoba (dipping ramen with salt-based broth, ¥830), tokusei sanra-tanmen (special hot and sour soup with noodles, ¥730) and takano don (rice bowl, ¥150), as well as our personal favourite, the tokusei chuka soba (special Tokyo-style ramen, ¥900). Located near Ebara-Nakanobu Station on the Tokyu Ikegami line, the restaurant offers good service and is steeped in character: inside, you can read the success stories of former apprentice chefs who've graduated from Takano. If you're looking for an introduction to Tokyo-style ramen, look no further.


2-15-10 Nakanobu, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo

Transport Ebara-Nakanobu Station (Tokyu Ikegami line), Nakanobu Station (Asakusa line)

Telephone 03 3787 2100

Open Sat-Tue 11.30am-2.30pm, Thu, Fri 11.30am-2.30pm, 6pm-8.30pm (closes when soup runs out) / Closed Wed


Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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