Kyoraku (共楽) in Ginza serves meaty, classic ramen, with a recipe going back to 1956. The dumplings are a must!
Classic Ramen in the Heart of Ginza - Kyoraku
Kyoraku serves just one style of ramen. That's all they need to serve. But customers do have a number of choices for toppings.
The ramen pictured includes extra slices of soft chashu pork, pork dumplings, and a raw egg. These toppings provide an already meaty soup additional meatiness. The shoyu (soy sauce) seasoned soup is heartier than the typical bowl of classic Tokyo ramen.
The medium-thick noodles are made on site.
Pictured below is the wantanmen (dumpling ramen). It's delightful even without the extra slices of chashu pork. There are plenty of refreshing bamboo shoots and white negi (spring onions).
Kyoraku is a Ginza institution, having been around since 1956. The third generation owner now runs the show.
They temporarily closed in 2016 and gave locals quite the scare.
But they came roaring back after three years, reopening in 2019. Hopefully the 4th generation owner ensures that they stick around for a while longer.