The best seafood tonkotsu ramen shop! It’s only open at night for 2.5 hours
The shop that is said to have the best seafood tonkotsu ramen around: Sansanto.
It’s only open at night for 2.5 hours between 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.! But this doesn’t put a damper on Sansanto’s popularity; people form lines outside in pursuit of a bowl of their famously delicious ramen every night they’re open!
In addition to tonkotsu (pork bones), the broth also incorporates chicken feet, dried fish flakes, and dried sardines for balance; it’s neither too rich nor too light.
Their handmade noodles are of medium thickness, feature a slight wave, and have a smooth yet chewy texture. They were really quite exceptional and went with the soup like a match made in heaven!
The atmosphere that just screams Showa. Sansanto is run by a lovely couple. The husband seemed a bit shy, but you could tell he prides himself in his work, and the wife was bright and cheerful.
Apparently the ramen and tsukemen are equally popular, with the abura soba close behind.
I recommend ordering the side order of chashu as well. It’s so good! The thickly sliced meat is as scrumptious as can be.
- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- 3-16-15 Naka-Jujo, Kita-ku, Tokyo
- About 2 minutes on foot from the North Exit of Higashi-Jujo Station on the JR Keihin-Tohoku Line
- Business Hours
- Mondays and Thursdays
- Credit Cards
- Not accepted