Eifukucho Taishoken: Humongous Bowls since 1955

Since 1955 Eifukucho Taishoken (永福町大勝軒) has been serving humongous bowls of classic Tokyo style ramen. It’s one of the most beloved ramen restaurants in Tokyo.


Double Sized but Delicate Ramen

Eifukucho Taishoken is known for their generous portions. What you get is twice the size of your typical bowl of ramen. Despite this, the ramen itself is quite delicate.

Eifukucho Taishoken - Meal
Chashumen: ¥1,340 + Raw Egg: ¥50

Representative of Tokyo, it’s a slightly tangy shoyu (soy sauce) ramen. They blend 3 types of shoyu. There’s also just enough pork bone richness, which is complimented by a hint of niboshi (dried sardines). The maiwashi niboshi are from Yamaguchi, Ibaraki and Nagasaki.

Back in their recipe refining days they made the switch from katakuchi iwashi to maiwashi niboshi. They found that the odorless maiwashi worked best.

Eifukucho Taishoken - Noodles

Bits of negi floating in the broth and a touch of yuzu citrus add some sweetness. Lastly, thin slices of chashu pork are perfectly seasoned and thin, curly noodles really soak up the fragrant broth.


Overall, this is a delicate and delicious rendition of classic Tokyo style ramen. They're


Elegant Interior

Eifukucho Taishoken strives to maintain a relaxing experience. The interior is decidedly old-school but there’s a certain elegance as well.

Eifukucho Taishoken - Interior

Soothing classic music is played and the staff are always ready to refill your water. With the line outside usually being long, it’s truly a rewarding experience once you’re inside.

Eifukucho Taishoken - Exterior
Line on the weekend (go on a weekday!)

In summary, Eifukucho Taishoken is an important ramen institution. Their ramen is literally and figuratively a huge part of Tokyo ramen history.


Shop Hours: 11 am ~ 12 am (closed on Tuesdays)

Check out a ramen shop that’s even older in Shibuya HERE.


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