Kagari
Ginza: Ramen
Kagari (Ginza: Ramen)
Kagari
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Open 11am-3:30, 5-10:30pm (Sat -9pm). Closed Sundays.

Ginza is known for high-end fine dining. Half of the most expensive sushi restaurants in the world are there, as is a tempura shop that costs as much as a round trip ticket to Japan. It would make sense that ramen masters wouldn't consided trying to make a succesful ramen shop in the area. But when Kagari opened in 2013, word quickly spread. Ginza had a gourmet ramem shop that had normal ramen shop prices.

Be prepared to wait. The line on this back-alley shop usually requires at least thirty minutes. But once you are inside, you can really relax in this beautiful shop. Clean wooden fittings and staff dressed in sharp white jackets are a welcome respite. Order either the creamy chicken paitan (Paitan Yu Soba Y950) or the robust niboshi ramen (niboshi shoyu soba Y900). The first is made with chicken bones cooked over high heat for many hours, releasing the collagen in the bones. For people who like more of a rich soy sauce flavor, the niboshi ramen is the way to go.

The toppings are also worth mentioning at Kagari. The seasonal vegetables (kisetsu no yasai Y380) match the chicken paitan quite well, adding splashes of color to the white soup. For the niboshi ramen, mushrooms from Kyoto (Kyotosan Takenoko Y250) or roast Japanese beef (Kokusan Gyu-rosu biifu Y400) are a must.


by Brian MacDuckston
Ginza
Chuo-ku, Ginza 4-4-1.
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