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.
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.
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
Eifukucho Taishoken strives to maintain a relaxing experience. The interior is decidedly old-school but there’s a certain elegance as well.
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.
In summary, Eifukucho Taishoken is an important ramen institution. Their ramen is literally and figuratively a huge part of Tokyo ramen history.
Check out a ramen shop that’s even older in Shibuya HERE.