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No, this restaurant wasn't passed down from the founder of Honda Motor Company. It is owned by a chef with the same last name, and his reputation in the ramen world is just as impressive.
Mendokoro Honda has been on a corner of Higashi Jujo since 2008, and this ramen restaurant has been impressively drawing queues every single day. The coverage in Tokyo magazines and food shows, as well as awards they have received, were just welcome boosters to their already established popularity and success.
You can never go wrong with any flavors at this ramen shop, and Honda serves a variety of them — shoyu, shio, and tonkotsu-gyokai ramen are among the hot selections, but they also have tsukemen as well. The base is made with the addition of pork fat to clear chicken stock.
That's not the best part. What makes Honda so special is their noodles. Their unique flat and wavy appearance is made through massaging and tenderizing, done by the chef himself, before being thrown into the hot water to cook. Because it's all handmade, no single strip of noodle is the exact same as another. Each one of them takes their own individual shape, and they also vary in texture and size. These noodles are also soaked longer than regular ramen noodles. Their higher water content gives them a more gentle chew and soaks up the soup better.
Reservations not available; walk-ins only.
Mendokoro Honda Phone Number
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 02:30 PM, 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Monday: 11:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 02:30 PM, 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 02:30 PM, 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM - 02:30 PM, 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 02:30 PM, 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Mendokoro Honda Address
1-22-6 Higashijujo, Kita City, Tokyo, 114-0001, Japan