Fuji Ramen (富士らーめん) is a favorite for ramen in Asakusa. They're known for silky homemade noodles and heavier ramen soups.
Tonkotsu Shoyu Ramen
The house specialty is tonkotsu shoyu (pork bone and soy sauce) ramen. It’s a thick and heavy soup but the soy sauce seasoning outfits the broth with some salinity.
Excellent menma (bamboo shoots), fatty and broiled chashu pork, and green and white negi (spring onions) adorn the surface. The noodles are on the thin side. A popular topping combo is crunchy cabbage and mayu (burnt garlic oil).
The black pool of mayu gives the bowl a sweeter, smokier, and grainer finish.
Spicy Miso Ramen
As much as I appreciate the previous bowl, I get more excited about their spicy miso ramen. The pork bone intensity dissipates and makes way for a current of miso.
Although the miso provides a strong flavor, it's lighter since the broth is thinner and less porky. Furthermore, they add fish to the soup, although it's more in the background. The sprouts are there for crunch, along with thicker pieces of green negi (spring onions).
In this bowl the noodles are thicker, emerge heroically from the soup.
Fuji Ramen also has a fun, wooden interior. In summary, for heavier but deeply satisfying ramen in Asakusa, Fuji has you covered.
Shop Hours: 11 am ~ 9:30 pm (every day except Mondays)
Want silky, pure tonkotsu ramen? This other ramen shop in Akaksaka is a must visit.