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Japanese: Ramen

Shi-fu-do

Shi-fu-do Description

Shi-Fu-Do is a hidden gem located in the bustling neighborhood of Kanda in Tokyo. This cozy restaurant specializes in charcoal-grilled, rich and flavorful Chinese-style ramen. With a rating of 3.65 out of 5 and over 460 reviews, it's clear that Shi-Fu-Do has captured the hearts and taste buds of many locals and visitors alike.

What sets Shi-Fu-Do apart from other ramen shops is their unique cooking method. The noodles are cooked over charcoal, giving them a smoky and slightly charred flavor that perfectly complements the rich and savory broth. The toppings are also carefully selected to enhance the overall taste experience. From tender slices of char siu pork to perfectly cooked ajitama (marinated soft-boiled egg), every ingredient is thoughtfully prepared to create a harmonious blend of flavors.

The restaurant itself has a cozy and inviting atmosphere, with wooden furnishings and dim lighting that create a warm and intimate dining experience. Whether you're looking for a quick lunch or a satisfying dinner, Shi-Fu-Do is the perfect place to indulge in a bowl of their signature charcoal-grilled ramen. So, if you find yourself in the Kanda area, be sure to stop by Shi-Fu-Do and treat yourself to a unique and delicious dining experience.

Shi-fu-do Overview

Address

3-chōme-3-2 Kanda Kajichō, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0045

Phone

+81 (0) 3-6260-8558

Access

1 minute walk from Kanda Station North Exit

Operating Hours

Sun: 10:30AM-3:30PM, 5:00PM-9:00PM
Mon: 11:00AM-3:30PM, 5:00PM-10:00PM
Tue: 11:00AM-3:30PM, 5:00PM-10:00PM
Wed: 11:00AM-3:30PM, 5:00PM-10:00PM
Thur: 11:00AM-3:30PM, 5:00PM-10:00PM
Fri: 11:00AM-3:30PM, 5:00PM-10:00PM
Sat: 10:30AM-3:30PM, 5:00PM-9:00PM

Payment methods

Cash

Restaurant Features

Family-friendly

Non-smoking

Shi-fu-do Reviews

Shi-fu-do Google Average Rating

4.3

4

Google
A very interesting ramen joint, as they are serving 100% sea food or fish broth. Be careful if you not like fish or shellfish broth - there is no other option. You can choose between salmon, mackerel, sardines, prawn or squid and they are very good, but really strong on the flavour! There is some selection of the toppings also, including chiashu pork, soft boiled eggs and so on, but interestingly nothing fish or shellfish. Or maybe we just missed it - issues of not speaking fluent Japanese.
The ramen is tasty, the broth as mentioned is strong flavoured and a bit salty, but overall it is a very interesting experience. And also very warming - we visited on a rainy and cold day and it was a good choice!
Staff is very helpful and friendly, open to the customers who can't find heads or tails on their order machine at the front door, as this one is text only, no pictures. Without the staff help it is an issue if you can't read Japanese, but they are there and well: a bit random ordering is a part of the tourist experience in such a place after all ;-).

5

Google
My favorite ramen restaurant. They take broth from seafood like mackerel, sardine, shrimp,salmon and squid. You can choose flavor from those options. All bowls come with 2 slices of chashu, baked onion and toasted seaweed. They only have counter seats. The soup is so thick and deep. The price for ramen is ¥950, it is surprisingly cheap for that quality. I want to try their truffle boiled egg next time.

5

Google
I have just visited this lovely Ramen place on my second week of my holiday, and I wish I had found them sooner. At 6pm on a Monday, I would’ve expected it to be extremely busy, but I was the only one there! I don’t know if it was a strange circumstance, but I feel as though it should’ve been overflowing with how good the food was.

I can say with certainty that this is the best food I’ve had so far, both inside and outside Japan. I had the Salmon set, with a Truffle Egg and I would consider it mind-blowing. It was so tasteful, smoky, rich and filling, words don’t really do it justice. I didn’t end up having any of my rice because I was filled to the brim!

I wanted to say something before leaving but my lacking of confidence in my Japanese prevented me from doing so, so hopefully this review someone makes up for it in the time before I return! I implore anyone to visit and try this place out! Easiest 10/10 to give in my life.

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