Moved – [Ginza] Toripaitan at Ginza Kagari (銀座 篝)

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Ginza Kagari (銀座 篝) might be the most popular ramen shop in Tokyo now. I had wanted to go there for a long time. But there are always much people in front of the shop throughout their business hour. But finally, I went to there after work !

They have started their business in 2013. They soon won them popularity. Though there are so many people waiting on weekends, I know weekdays’ evening is not so busy. Actually, when I got to there after work around 6 p.m., there were only (only?) 7 people waiting. Almost all people seemed to be tourists from abroad. I follow the line and waited for about 20 minutes.

They have some rules to wait in line. Because Kagari stand along the narrow alley, staffs watch line carefully lest they are trouble for shops and restaurants nearby. Great number of tourists from abroad visit this shop, so the message is written in both English and Japanese.

Menu. The staff handed it to me while waiting and he took my order after a while. There’s no ticket vending machine. We pay money at the table when we stand up to leave.


When I visited Kagari for the first time, I ordered toripaitan ramen without hesitation. This is their specialty. As soon as I was seated, condiments for toripaitan ramen was served. Deep fried onion and grated ginger.

Condiments for toripaitan

This is Toripaitan soba with soft-boiled egg. It had chicken breast meat and seasonal vegetables on it. Seasonal vegetables that day was green asparagus, cherry tomato, young corn, radish sprouts and so on. And three slices of boiled chicken on it.

Toripaitan soba (鶏白湯SOBA, 950 yen) with soft-boiled egg (味玉, 120 yen)

Narrow and straight noodles dressed with thick toripaitan soup was good. The toripaitan soup was rich and creamy. Though it had much salt and fat, I could eat it smoothly.

I added deep fried onion and grated ginger after a while. The ginger added it refreshing tastes. Toripaitan soup basically have thick tastes and sometimes I get tired of eating while eating. So it’s good idea to change the tastes and add refreshing tastes.

I can’t eat so much, so I didn’t try, but if you have enough space in your stomach, please try to order rice and pour toripaitan soup into the rice bowl. they recommend putting rice into the soup after finished eating noodles. As porridge 😉

Almost all people eat Toripaitan soba at Kagari. But Niboshi shoyu soba (Soy sauce with dried sardine broth) is my delight ramen soup. So, I tried it when I visited there second time.

Niboshi shoyu soba with soft-boiled egg. It have seasonal vegetables as well as toripaitan ramen.

Niboshi shoyu soba (煮干醤油SOBA, 900 yen) with soft-boiled egg (味玉, 120 yen)

It have roast beef on it. And another roast pork was under the beef.

Ah, I love sardine broth all the same. The soup was bitter just a bit because of dried sardine. But I love this bitterness. Not only Toripaitan soba but also niboshi shoyu soba is good. I recommend it, too 😉


Name Ginza Kagari (銀座 篝)
Open Lunch, Dinner
Reservation Unvailable
Credit card Available
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