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Akai Kujira Description

Located in Akasaka, Tokyo, Akai Kujira is a unique restaurant that specializes in Sichuan-style spicy noodles, known as 'tantanmen' in Japanese. This cozy eatery offers a vibrant and lively atmosphere, with its red and black decor creating a warm and inviting ambiance.

What sets Akai Kujira apart from other dining establishments is its dedication to authentic Sichuan flavors. The chefs at Akai Kujira have mastered the art of creating rich and spicy broths that perfectly complement the chewy noodles. The menu features a variety of tantanmen options, ranging from mild to extra spicy, allowing diners to customize their level of heat.

One of the standout dishes at Akai Kujira is their signature 'Akai Kujira Tantanmen,' which features a bold and flavorful broth topped with ground pork, green onions, and a dollop of spicy chili oil. The combination of the tender noodles and the fiery broth creates a harmonious balance of flavors that is sure to satisfy any spice lover's cravings.

Whether you're a fan of spicy food or simply looking to try something new, Akai Kujira is a must-visit restaurant for lovers of Sichuan cuisine. With its authentic flavors, cozy atmosphere, and mouthwatering menu, this hidden gem in Akasaka is sure to leave a lasting impression on your taste buds.

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Akai Kujira Overview


1f Porte Bonheur 5-chōme-4-11 Akasaka, Minato City, Tokyo 107-0052


+81 (0) 3-6277-8349


1 minute walk from Akasaka Station (Exit 7 above ground near)
9 minute walk from Tameike-Sanno Station (Tokyo Metro Namboku Line)
9 minute walk from Akasaka-Mitsuke Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Marunouchi Line)

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-11:00PM
Mon: 11:00AM-11:00PM
Tue: 11:00AM-11:00PM
Wed: 11:00AM-11:00PM
Thur: 11:00AM-11:00PM
Fri: 11:00AM-11:00PM
Sat: 11:00AM-11:00PM

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Restaurant Features

Home Delivery

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted


Private Dining Room


WiFi Available

Stylish Interior

Akai Kujira Reviews

Akai Kujira Google Average Rating



Liked the jazz music playing in the background. Soup was pretty thick and rich. Lots of peanuts. Noodles were good.


The soup is rich and thick. The noodles are especially delicious. After eating the noodles, I added TKG. Addictive taste.


Good Dan Dan Mien spot. You can choose the level of spice, 3 is very spicy!! So be careful. Great for a lunch spot. 1180 YEN for a decent bowl of noodles with a tasty soup. Follow @bean_eats_japan on Instagram for more Tokyo restaurant spots!

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