Creamy Chicken Ramen Specialists: Takeichi

Takeichi specializes in one thing: supremely tasty chicken ramen. On top of their 11 branches in greater Tokyo, they have 10 overseas.

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Along with their signature creamy chicken ramen (paitan), they’ve got lighter broth ramen, spicy miso ramen, and even tsukemen. All ramen are of course chicken based!

Thanksgiving Gravy Ramen?

If it’s your first bowl at Takeichi, creamy chicken (tori paitan) is the necessary choice. But do be forewarned – it’s really rich and creamy.

Creamy Chicken Ramen, all toppings

Shoyu with all toppings: ¥980

It’s thick too, like a gravy you’d only find on a chicken-exclusive Thanksgiving dinner table. But it’s still very flavorful. Choose a shoyu or shio (soy sauce or salt) base but shoyu is the way to go the first time.

Light Chicken Ramen

If you want a light and non-rich ramen, Takeichi has got you covered.

Light Chicken Ramen, all toppings

Shio with all toppings: ¥980

This chintan (lighter chicken broth) style ramen also comes in shoyu or shio. With either of the ramen, if you order all the toppings, you’re treated to ajitama egg, chicken meatballs and slices of soft chicken chashu.

Creamy and Spicy Miso Ramen

In this ramen dish, the rich and creamy chicken broth playfully battles against miso seasoning, leaving behind a powerful taste. Not only that, it’s spicy! But you can adjust the spice level, from 1 – 4.

Creamy and Spicy Miso Ramen, all toppings

With all toppings: ¥1,030

Crunchy cabbage is added too. Perhaps this is the best hangover ramen at Takeichi.

Tsukemen

It doesn’t stop there. Takeichi has tsukemen and you guessed it, with the choice of shoyu or shio seasoning.

Tsukemne, all toppings

What else? with all toppings: ¥980

Either seasoning has a little fish accent, staying true to modern tsukemen. There’s also a spicy tsukemen, if you’re looking for more heat.

I personally like their Gakugei-Daigaku branch because it doesn’t get too crowded and it’s like a traditional wooden Japanese house.

Gakugei-Daigaku branch interior

Inside the Gakugei-Daigaku branch

But whichever branch you’re at, Takeichi carefully replicates their standout chicken ramen!

Gakugei-Daigaku exterior

Shimbashi Flagship Branch (Weekdays: 11:30~16:00 / 17:30~2:00 // Sat & Holidays: 11:30~18:00 (closed on Sun)

Gakugei-Daigaku Branch(Weekdays & Sat: 11:30~2:00 / Sun: 11:30~21:00

Shibuya Branch(Every day except Sun: 11:30~22:00)

Akihabara Branch(Mon – Sat: 11:30~23:00 / Sun: 11:30~22:00

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