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The great thing about ramen in Tokyo is that chefs are always finding different ways to elevate the dish to new heights. Onisoba Fujiya Premium is a shop founded by a former celebrity named Hey! Taku-chan who decided to enter the ramen game. Inside the building, there are actually two restaurants with the name Onisoba Fujiya, which are both run by Hey! Taku Chan. If you want a mean bowl of shio ramen then you should head up to the 5th floor, but if you want to experience some of the most luxurious ramen you can find in Tokyo then save your energy and stop on the 3rd floor for the Onisoba Fujiya Premium shop experience.
This shop specializes in one thing and that’s lobster miso ramen. Yep, you heard right, this ramen place serves ramen with lobster. Each bowl of their lobster ramen is served with half of a Japanese spiny lobster, ise ebi, and if you want to order a full lobster head you can pay a little extra for the premium experience. This shop opened up in the summer of 2019 and it seems like they used to serve the whole lobster head, but realizing that the deal was too good to sustain long term and raised their prices a bit to accommodate the market.
Now how does the bowl actually taste? It’s surprisingly good. The ramen is a classic Hokkaido miso butter ramen. The broth is made by boiling lobster, shrimp and amaebi (a silky sweet Japanese shrimp) and mixing in miso paste. The lobster that tops each bowl is sauteed in a bed of butter to maximize the richness of the broth before being carefully placed on top of the delicious chashu. The pork here is delicious too, the flavor is rich and the meat is tender. If you want to eat more of the chashu, they offer a rice bowl topped with the mouth-watering meat for only 500 yen. The creamy broth over rice would be the perfect combination of hearty flavors if you’re able to have room in your stomach after the ramen.
Of course, the noodles were carefully picked for the ramen as well. This shop uses soft chewy medium egg noodles that really carry the flavor of the buttery broth well. If you want a delicious Hokkaido ramen experience without traveling too far outside of Tokyo and you want something a little different then this shop is definitely worth stopping by on your next visit.
Pro-tip, if you call or contact the restaurant ahead of time you can make a reservation and get a nice table in the back all to yourself. Considering how cramped the restaurant can get at the counters, you’ll thank us later. But if you don’t have the time to reserve ahead, definitely stop by the shop doesn’t get too crowded and even if there is a line-up, you can walk upstairs to eat some of the best shio ramen in Tokyo.
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You can read our full guide for the best seafood ramen joints around, which includes this shop on our site here: https://japanoods.com/the-best-seafood-ramen-in-tokyo/
If you want to try the non-premium lobster version then just walk upstairs to the 5F!
It’s in the same building, so it’s easy to find both shops.