Landmark Asakusa Ramen Since 1950 – Raishuken

Asakusa Ramen Raishuken - Inside

The Asakusa ramen scene can’t be discussed without mentioning Raishuken (来集軒). Serving old-school ramen since the 1950s, they’re as close to a landmark as you can get.

Asakusa Ramen – Most Historic Shop

Raishuken started out as a noodle maker in 1910. It wasn’t until the 1950s that they began selling ramen at the current Asakusa location. They must have been doing something right to have survived this long.

Ramen Museum

Classic Tokyo Ramen

Their ramen is a classic, Tokyo style chuukasoba. This means a shoyu (soy-seasoned) broth and thin, frizzy noodles. But Raishuken’s broth has a stronger, saltier soy sauce flavor than most. But unlike some similar bowls, there’s practically no fish flavor here.

Dumpling Ramen (Wantanmen): ¥850

Toppings are your standard fare – white negi, menma bamboo shoots, seaweed, and even dumplings. Their bamboo shoots are among the sweetest I’ve ever had.