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Japanese: Ramen


Rairaiken Description

Rairaiken is a hidden gem located in the bustling city of Tokyo. This restaurant has been selected as one of the top 100 gyoza (dumpling) restaurants in 2021, making it a must-visit for gyoza enthusiasts. Situated near Kiba Station, Rairaiken specializes in authentic Chinese cuisine, with a focus on their mouthwatering gyoza.

What sets Rairaiken apart from other dining establishments is their dedication to perfecting the art of gyoza-making. Each dumpling is meticulously crafted by skilled chefs, ensuring a harmonious balance of flavors and textures. The gyoza at Rairaiken are known for their thin and delicate wrappers, which encase a juicy and flavorful filling. Whether you prefer the classic pork gyoza or want to try something more adventurous like the shrimp and vegetable gyoza, Rairaiken has a variety of options to satisfy every palate.

The restaurant itself exudes a cozy and inviting atmosphere, with traditional Chinese decor and warm lighting. The friendly and attentive staff are always ready to assist you in choosing the perfect gyoza combination or recommending other delectable dishes from their menu. In addition to their gyoza, Rairaiken also offers a range of other Chinese delicacies, such as noodles, fried rice, and dim sum.

If you're a gyoza lover or simply looking to indulge in authentic Chinese cuisine, Rairaiken is the place to be. With their dedication to quality and their mouthwatering gyoza creations, this restaurant is sure to leave a lasting impression on your taste buds. So, why not embark on a culinary adventure and experience the flavors of Rairaiken for yourself?

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Rairaiken Overview

Address

3-chōme-21-4 Tōyō, Koto City, Tokyo 135-0016

Phone

+81 (0) 3-6458-6368

Access

4 minute walk from Kiba Station (Tozai Line, Higashi-Yonchome Station)

Operating Hours

Sun: 10:30AM-2:45PM, 5:00PM-7:45PM
Mon: 10:30AM-2:45PM, 5:00PM-7:45PM
Tue: 10:30AM-2:45PM, 5:00PM-7:45PM
Wed: Closed
Thur: Closed
Fri: 10:30AM-2:45PM, 5:00PM-7:45PM
Sat: 10:30AM-2:45PM, 5:00PM-7:45PM

Payment methods

Cash

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Family-friendly

Non-smoking

Sake Selection

Rairaiken Reviews

Rairaiken Google Average Rating

4.1

5

Google
Wow, I wouldn’t normally come to this ramen shop as I don’t normally go for tanmen style ramen. But, I’m really glad my friends took me here!

The tanmen is incredible. The broth has such a nice subtle umami flavor. It comes with a generous portion of cabbage and other vegetables. The noodles are nice and thick. They look handmade and the texture is perfect 👌🏽

They have a house made ラー油, or chili oil. It was very delicious. It really added so much complexity to the ramen, and the gyoza as well. It’s peppery, earthy and spicy. Please give it a try. I used some of the chili oil and black vinegar on the small vegetable side dish they serve before your meal.

Last but not least… the GYOZA IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Honestly it might be some of the best gyoza I’ve ever had, and I’m comparing that to gyoza I’ve had in the Utsunomiya and the Kansai region. The Gyoza is cooked perfectly, soft but slightly crunchy and has incredible flavor. It was especially good with the house made chili oil 🤤

5

Google
I have to say, I have never been disappointed with a meal here. The gyoza is tasty and the noodles are delicious, but the vegetables are where Rairaiken really shines. In addition to the service veggies you get upon sitting down, the tanmen has a generous portion of steamy cabbage in a delectable, salt based broth. Absolutely necessary on a rainy day, or any day really. I’ve been three times and don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.

5

Google
20 years in Japan and this is the best years I've ever had

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