Updated: November 07, 2018
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A Golden Soup With 160g of Chashu (Roasted Pork)!


Tanaka Sobaten in Akihabara is 5 minutes away from Suehirocho Station on the Ginza Line. The restaurant serves a Kikata ramen-style broth made with pork belly. This time, we came to try the 160g meat ramen. It is served about 100 times a day, it's just that popular.

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Tanaka Sobaten in Akihabara serves "niku soba" made with Kitakata ramen-style broth

Tanaka Sobaten in Akihabara is 5 minutes away from Suehirocho Station on the Ginza Line and 10 minutes from Akihabara Station on the Hibiya Line. The restaurant serves Chinese soba with Kitakata-style broth. We came to try the "niku ramen" with tons of chashu (roasted pork) on top. This dish is so popular it is served around 100 times per day.

Pork broth and home-made soy-based sauce is surprisingly refreshing

The clear soup is made with pork broth and white soy sauce. The broth has a strong pork umami, while still not being overpowering. The "Tanaka soy-based ramen" is made with white soy sauce and has a nice dashi taste.

The noodles are flat and chewy and are highly addictive!

The ramen is made with medium-sized flat noodles which are chewy and fun to eat. As you slurp the noodles mixed with the broth, you will understand why this resto is so popular.

160g of umami chashu!

One slice of chashu is 17g so eight or nine of them makes for a whopping 160g. As soon as you taste the soft umami-filled pork, without realizing it you'll have a grin on your face.

Some like it hot!

The broth is delicious on its own, but if you want to try something different, you can add some of the home-made special spices. They are made with chilli peppers and add a real zing to your ramen!
The broth has a rich taste which is well complemented with the home-made spices. This ramen is super addictive and without realizing it you'll have already finished it!


If you're craving satisfying and filling ramen, you should definitely stop by Tanaka Sobaten in Akihabara to try the delicious "niku soba"!
Lili Wanderlust
I love travelling and discovering new cuisines. Japan has a panoply of local dishes to try. I also love yoga, coffee, reading, and cycling.

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