Ichijoryu Ganko Ramen Souhonke

Restaurants, Ramen Yotsuya-Sanchome
がんこ総本家 Ichijoryu Ganko Ramen Souhonke
がんこ総本家 Ichijoryu Ganko Ramen Souhonke
Photo: Keisuke Tanigawa

Time Out says

Just a short walk from Yotsuya-sanchome Station, this ramen joint is tucked away on the ground floor of an apartment block in a residential street. Opened in 1983, the shop quickly won fans for the intense salty and umami flavours of its original seafood ramen broth. On Sundays, there’s a special bowl featuring delicacies like anglerfish liver, shrimp, softshell turtles and scallops.

Aside from that, there are just three ramen options, all priced at ¥1,000. The 100 Ramen uses only the house broth, the Gehin adds some soy sauce, and the Akuma adds even more – we’d recommend it for die-hard soy fans. To top it all off, each bowl comes with thick chashu slices and a mountain of sliced pork belly. Ganko has a devoted following, so you'll probably spot the queue before you see the shop. People will line up as early as 7.30am, especially on Sundays.



Address: 106 Maison Yotsuya 4-1 Funamachi, Shinjuku-ku

Opening hours: 9am-1pm (until supplies last), irregular hols
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