I got out of my office at 5:20 pm sharp and went to Kokaibo (Koukaibou) that is one of the most popular ramen shop in Tokyo and it’s located near Monzen-Nakacho station the other day. The shop is so famous and there is a long line in front of the entrance at daytime. There’re not many seats. So I went to there weekday’s night.
When I go to there around 6 p.m., there were some vacant seats. But only five minutes later, they quit accepting guests.
The closest station is Monzen-Nakacho station. It takes about 10 minutes walk from the station.
koukaibou’s menu is very simple. Ramen, Ramen and roast pork bowl set, Ramen set and Menma ramen.
Their beer is Carlsberg and Kirin Heartland.
I ordered a ramen set (らーめんセット, 700 yen). Ramen set have ramen and tamago kake gohan (beaten egg over rice).
I don’t like putting beaten egg over rice from first.
At first I break the egg and put over the rice, and eat egg white and yolk separately with rice. And next mix all.
I can enjoy three kinds of taste.
The shoyu soup had seafood broth like dried bonito, dried sardine, dried mackerel and so on. And it had light tastes.
The chef want to cook ramen like miso soup that can be eaten everyday.
The soup is so tasty, but to my great regret, the soup was small in quantity I wanted to drink it more)
This shop has a reputation for offering good service. I agree. The lady had agreeable manner.
About Koukaibou (こうかいぼう)
Address / Nick Haimu Bldg 1F, 2-13-10 Fukagawa, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Phone / 03-5620-4777
Open / 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., 5 p.m. until ingredients run out
Saturdays and national holidays 11 a.m. until ingredients run out (around 3 p.m.)
Holidays / Wednesdays, Sundays
Reservation / Unavailable
Credit card / Unavailable
Smoking / Not permitted