When I was in Tokyo, I always want to go to ramen shop, one part of it due to Naruto, another part of it I am big fans of noodle. I always think that I eat noodle more than I eat rice. Which is why I look for good ramen shop. When I google ramen shop, there are lots of review and also many restaurants about ramen, some are famous that I can’t even get any reservation. Some the queue is too long to wait. I choose Ippudo Roppongi ramen is because the place that I am going is just around the area.
It is kinda hard to notice the restaurant sign since it is written in Kanji, and thank God my wife able to point the place out. I tried to use google to find and still miss the place, well we talk about Tokyo here. The place is kinda big, and thank God that when we arrive at the restaurant, it is not many people like we read in some of the blog. I had prepared that we gonna queue pretty long, like what we did when we enjoy Shushi Dai at Tsukiji Market.
One thing that I really appreciate is the menu has English. It is kinda hard to find outstanding Japanese restaurant with English menu. It also shows some picture about the noodle. Seriously, when I looking at the menu my mouth wet by my saliva.
The interior designer pretty much display all about noodle. Well, you are in the noodle shop, so why not making the noodle part of the decoration too.
This is what I order, Shiromaru special. The reason I order this as I want to taste the original Tonkotsu broth. People often order this after drinking session and it is pretty simple and fast to make. The simplest it is, the hardest to make the taste outstanding. The noodle is perfectly chewy, and well balance salt and broth.
My wife order Akamaru special. She prefer miso based noodle. I can see she eating it really nicely and making slurp sound. What make it taste more outstanding is the half boiled egg, where the outside is cooked firmly and the inside is just half cooked.
Overall, Ippodu Roppongi ramen worth two stars. If you are in Japan or planning to go to Japan, it is worth your time and money to find this restaurant and enjoy this ramen. One thing that I really impress is, when the meal is serve, the soup is not too hot or lukewarm. It is just nice temperature to immediately eat. When you are eating this ramen, do make slurp sound to shows how nice it is. It is not rude to make this sound in Japan when you are enjoying ramen.
You can find the address as below:
Japan, 〒106-0032 Tokyo, Minato, Roppongi, 4−9−11, 第二小田切ビル1F
Google Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/Ej7wZuBoZ922