Higashi-Kaijin : Bonito ramen at Suji (零一弐三)

I visited Suji that is popular ramen shop close to Higashi-Kaijin station.
Maybe now they are the most popular ramen shop in Chiba prefecture. But they are still new. They have started their business in 2017.

The chef who is also a manager worked at Chibakara (serving Jiro-style ramen) that is also popular ramen shop in Kokubunji-dai of Ichihara where I was born. So, I wanted to visit there.
Also he worked in Ibuki that is popular ramen shop as bonito ramen in the west area of Tokyo.
At first they served both fatty ramen as well as Chibakara and bonito ramen like Ibuki.
But now he stopped serving fatty ramen because the shortage of manpower.

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Where?

Higasi-Kaijin station is Toyo Rapid railway’s.
Though Suji is very close to this station, I don’t recommend you use this station because the fee is really high. It cost 208 yen from Nishi Funabashi station to next Higashi Kaijin station. If you go from Funabashi station, it cost you 339 yen.
So, I recommend you visit there from Funabashi station on food. It takes about 15 minutes from the station. Google says it takes 9 or 10 minutes. No ! It takes more ! X(

Menu

So, now they are bonito ramen shop. Normal bonito ramen and rich bonito ramen.
But when I visit there at late, rich bonito ramen is always sold out.
Standard bonito ramen is soy sauce soup. But you can change it to salt soup (+30 yen)

Jiro-like plastic tickets 🙂
There’re only about 10 counter seats.

Bonito ramen

Bonito ramen (750 yen) with ajitama (100 yen).The abundant smell of bonito soup is awesome. I can’t help drinking it up. And I was surprised at this amount of roast pork and the price. Thick roast pork was fatty and delicious.
And another fresh onion, green onion and laver.

Narrow straight noodles dressed with bonito soup without unpleasant tastes is awesome. I think fresh onion is best topping of bonito ramen.

Adding noodles

Because the amount of noodles is not large. So, there are many men who add noodles. The shop prepare kaedama (替え玉 / additional noodles without seasoned / 100 yen) and aedama (和え玉 / additional noodles seasoned with sauce / 200 yen)
Additional order is one time only. Because the chef work there alone, he need to save his power.

This is aedama. It is seasoned, so eating it only is enough good. And also putting it into the bonito soup is good, too.
One aedama give me two “yummy”. That is to say, Suji give me three “yummy” 🙂
The noodles of aedama is same as one in bonito ramen.

Though we have to wait longer, it’s well worth walking to there.

About Suji

Address / 7-23-14, Honcho, Funabashi-shi, Chiba
Phone / 047- 779-2170

Open / Mondays and Thursdays – 11:15 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays – 11:15 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Closed / Tuesdays and Fridays

Reservation / Unavailable
Smoking / Not permitted
Credit card / Unavailable
English menu / Nothing

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