ramen @ musashi-ya

Boo-chan is from Yokohama and loves Yokohama-style heavy pork broth soy sauce based ramen (醤油豚骨らーめん, shoyu tonkotsu ramen). He was craving that and so he took me to this ramen place–Yokohama Style Ramen, Musashi-ya (横浜家系ラーメン、武蔵家 明大前店) that serves it up just the way he likes in Tokyo.

The ramen shop is on the side of a main road, it’s hard to miss with its well lit red sign.

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1. When you first walk in, on the left hand side there is a vending machine. You put in your money and buy tickets for the type of ramen you want, the size, and any specific toppings you want. After purchasing the tickets you give them to the server. 2. He will then ask you how you want your noodles (麺)- hard, regular or soft, how you want the taste (味)– strong, regular or light, and finally how much fat/lard (脂)– a lot, regular or little.

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1. The ramen shop was crowded when we arrived, and we had seats at the end of the counter (by the time we left, everyone had cleared).  2. Three staff prepared all the ramen right before our eyes.

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I ordered my ramen with hard noodles, regular taste, and little fat. I also had nori (seaweed) and a boiled egge as toppings. So DELISH!


1. If you get tired of the taste in the middle of eating, or before you even start you can season your ramen with different condiments.  2. I wanted to put some garlic in my soup halfway thru. It spruced things right up! Boo-chan likes to add vinegar to his ramen at the very end.

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It had been a while since we last ate ramen, so I was so glad we did. I love ramen but I always feel like I need something sweet after I eat it. Too bad ramen shops don’t have a dessert menu. Anyways if you are ever in the neighborhood I would definitely say Musashi-ya serves up a mean ramen!! When was the last time you ate ramen? What type of ramen do you like?


ms fancy pants tokyo


  • Yokohama Style Ramen, Musashi-ya (横浜家系ラーメン、武蔵家 明大前店)
  • 1-1-1 Nagafuku, Suginami-ku Tokyo
  • Mon-Sun 11:00-
  • No telephone

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