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Toshioka Description

Toshioka is a hidden gem located in Tokyo, Japan, known for its homemade Chinese-style ramen and shio (salt-based) ramen. This restaurant has been selected as one of the top 100 ramen shops in Tokyo for 2023 by both the Tokyo Ramen Guide and Tabelog, a popular restaurant review website. With a rating of 3.87 out of 5 stars and 876 reviews, Toshioka has gained a loyal following of ramen enthusiasts.

What sets Toshioka apart from other ramen shops is their dedication to using only the freshest ingredients and their meticulous attention to detail in their cooking process. The noodles are made in-house, ensuring a perfect texture and chewiness. The broth is simmered for hours to extract the rich flavors from the bones and vegetables, resulting in a savory and satisfying bowl of ramen.

One of the must-try dishes at Toshioka is their signature homemade Chinese-style ramen. This dish features a flavorful soy-based broth, topped with tender slices of chashu (braised pork), bamboo shoots, and a perfectly cooked soft-boiled egg. The combination of the rich broth and the melt-in-your-mouth chashu creates a harmonious balance of flavors.

For those who prefer a lighter option, the shio ramen is a great choice. The clear and delicate broth is seasoned with just the right amount of salt, allowing the natural flavors of the ingredients to shine through. Topped with fresh green onions, seaweed, and a sprinkle of sesame seeds, this ramen is a refreshing and satisfying choice.

The restaurant itself has a cozy and welcoming atmosphere, with traditional Japanese decor and counter seating where you can watch the skilled chefs in action. Whether you're a ramen aficionado or simply looking for a delicious and authentic Japanese dining experience, Toshioka is a must-visit destination in Tokyo.

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Toshioka Overview

Address

20-102 Bentenchō, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 162-0851

Phone

+81 (0) 3-6233-9356

Access

6 minute walk from Waseda Station (Exit 1) on the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line.

Operating Hours

Mon: 11:00AM-2:00PM
Tue: 11:00AM-2:00PM
Wed: 11:00AM-2:00PM
Thur: 11:00AM-2:00PM
Fri: 11:00AM-2:00PM
Sat: 11:00AM-2:00PM
Sun: Closed

Payment methods

Cash

Restaurant Features

Non-smoking

Toshioka Reviews

Toshioka Google Average Rating

3.8

5

Google
The manager was strict with rules, but was polite, he even offered to lend umbrellas when it started to rain, for those who haven't brought one with them.
The noodle was okay, but the soup was very nice. You would need to wait in line for at least 30 min.

4

Google
Waited about 30min totally. Had medium size of the soy sauce base flavor one. The amount of noodle is a bit too much for me. Tasted good but it would be better if it’s saltier.

4

Google
It's tonkotsu ramen, therefore fairly heavy. You'd better finish your bowl or the chef won't like you ;)

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