Saturday, September 21, 2013

Ramen Review: Menya Musashi - Shinjuku Area, Tokyo, Japan

Continuation of our Tokyo Ramen Adventure:

The day after trying out Ichiran Ramen, my family decided to go out and look for Menya Musashi to try their noodles.  So we braved the cold, early spring weather and went out to the Shinjuku station area to find the shop.

Menya Musashi serves their ramen in a different type of soup base but it was also good. (IMO) the experience was better in Ichiran, maybe because it was weirder / unique? To be fair, the pork was better here (lamang ng mga 5 paligo :)), and you could actually see the ramen being prepared in front of you. Also, the ramen guys knew right away that we needed help so they guided us through the vending machine ordering system (what do they even call those?)


Menya Musashi Ramen with YUMMY/ Melts-in-your-mouth pork

I read that you have to line up for 30 mins to an hour during lunchtime for their noodles. Luckily, we went there at around 9 PM and it was so cold that only a few Japanese yuppies bothered to brave the winds for the ramen :) 

Tip: The restaurant is tiny and there's only 1 counter available for the diners (which seats around 20 people). If you're planning to eat here, arrive a few hours earlier or later than lunch time/ dinner time. 


Directions to Menya Musashi, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

Where is Menya Musashi located? Tokyo, Shinjuku-ku, Nishi Shinjuku 7-2-6. Coming from the main entrance of Shinjuku Station, turn right, walk for around 3-5 minutes. After passing the Shinjuku Post Office, look for a side street with a sign for Sakura House. You'll find the Menya Musashi storefront (with curtains) right beside the sign.

>> Link to my Ichiran Ramen Review

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