Ramen Gen


Restaurants & Cafés


A tiny joint found far out in Itabashi, Gen's nine seats are practically always filled with noodle-lovers appreciative of the outstanding shio ramen (¥750), served in a golden yellow, chicken-based soup spiced up with seafood and combined with thin straight noodles from Mikawaya Seimen, the famed Higashi-Kurume manufacturer. Although delicious chicken fat tends to rise to the surface of the soup, this is no greasy nightmare: in fact, friends of crisp salt concoctions are in for a treat. Take note of the toppings, too: fatty, aromatic chashu, chicken meatballs, leek and bamboo shoots make for a fresh mix. Those already familiar with the main offering might want to explore alternatives like shoyu ramen (¥750) and shio tsukemen (¥800).


2-16-11 Sakashita, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo

Transport Hasune Station (Mita line)

Telephone 03 5392 9567

Open 11.30am-2.30pm, 6pm-9pm (Sat, Sun & holidays 11.30am-3pm) / closed Mon


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


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