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Shôga Wa Bunka

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Shôga Wa Bunka Description

Shôga wa Bunka, located in Tokyo, is a unique and captivating restaurant that specializes in ramen, tsukemen, and abura soba. This hidden gem sets itself apart from other dining establishments with its focus on the cultural significance of ginger in Japanese cuisine. The name of the restaurant, 'Shôga wa Bunka,' translates to 'Ginger is Culture,' reflecting their dedication to showcasing the versatility and depth of ginger in their dishes.

The menu at Shôga wa Bunka features a variety of mouthwatering options. Their ramen is known for its rich and flavorful broth, made with a blend of carefully selected ingredients and simmered to perfection. For those who prefer a thicker and more intense flavor, the tsukemen is a must-try. The noodles are served separately from the broth, allowing you to dip them and savor the robust flavors. Another standout dish is the abura soba, a unique style of ramen where the noodles are tossed in a rich and savory sauce, topped with various toppings such as chashu pork, green onions, and ginger.

The restaurant's interior is cozy and inviting, with traditional Japanese decor and a warm ambiance. The attentive and friendly staff provide excellent service, ensuring a memorable dining experience. Whether you're a ramen enthusiast or simply looking to explore the cultural significance of ginger in Japanese cuisine, Shôga wa Bunka is a must-visit restaurant that will leave you craving for more.

Shôga Wa Bunka Overview


6-chōme-6-2 Honkomagome, Bunkyo City, Tokyo 113-0021


+81 (0) 3-3942-1112


3 minute walk from Sugamo Station (JR Line)
3 minute walk from Senkoku Station (Toei Subway Mita Line)

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-7:40PM
Mon: 11:00AM-3:00PM, 5:00PM-7:40PM
Tue: 11:00AM-3:00PM, 5:00PM-7:40PM
Wed: 11:00AM-3:00PM, 5:00PM-7:40PM
Thur: 11:00AM-3:00PM, 5:00PM-7:40PM
Fri: 11:00AM-3:00PM, 5:00PM-7:40PM
Sat: 11:00AM-7:40PM

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Shôga Wa Bunka Reviews

Shôga Wa Bunka Google Average Rating



I went to this location and got the Shio ramen.
After four years of being in Japan, I have to say this is probably my favorite bowl of ramen. The ginger is very present and the chashu is first class. Other chashus often like an afterthought to everything else, but not here. If you even remotely like ginger, I would stop in and try the Shoyu and/or Shio.


Simply the best ramen I've had. From chasu, broth and the noodles. I will be back soon.

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