蔦 | Tsuta

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place〒170-0002, 1丁目-14-1 巣鴨 豊島区 東京都 170-0002, Japan
phone+81 3-3943-1007

Reviews

Abel Tsang

I'm not one to tell you what I think about the food since the food should do all the talking in my opinion. Yet the experience was unforgettable. We woke up early to got to Tsuta to get a coloured ticket and arrived at the restaurant at 7:30 AM on a weekday. With no one in front of us we already heard noises within the restaurant as they were preparing for the day since they open at 11:00 AM. We opened their door and were greeted and put our 1,000 yen deposit per ticket down for a white ticket for a 11:00 - 11:30 AM servicing time. This gave us time to plan our day. We arrive back at around 10:45 and were still surprised to see no line up by the restaurant or the street. Thinking we had beat the crowd we stood in front of the restaurant but were quickly shown the side alley/hallway just past the restaurant for the line. Too bad... at least another 20 people already ahead. Tsuta is small and only seats 9 people total but they serve 3 people at a time. At least ramen is quick compared to sushi. We waited for about 40 mins before we were ushered in with your deposit handed back to you. Rules exist: Only one bowl per person. No photos of the kitchen. No sharing (obviously because it's so awesome). You pay and order with the vending machine. Some english is offered but the two main ramen dishes are displayed with two giant buttons. Hard to think when there's other behind you wanting to order so we went with the shoyu soba with pork, wontons and truffle oil. Hey, if it's not broken, don't fix it It's quiet in the restaurant as you watch them prepare your heaven in a bowl. A true sense of passion, focus and detail into each serving. Final thoughts: Ramen will never be the same for me again... EVER! Nothing compares... I'm still crying inside that I can't go back for a second bowl. Enjoy!

Teddy Japan

Delicious, but not worth the wait. And there is more delicious ramen out there.

Kenny Tao

Very good soba, but what makes it is the service. All of the servers are very accommodating to foreigners and will show/explain how best to enjoy your food.

Tom Roseveare

Michelin-star ramen in Tokyo's Sugamo. Worth the lines – blend of Wakayama and Nagano soy sauces makes up the dashi in the stand-out Shoyu Soba. Signature addition of Italian black truffle oil/sauce adds extra umami.

Ryan McCarthy

The ramen was incredibly delicious, which you should expect considering they have a Michelin star rating. We arrived shortly before 9 am and received a ticket to come back at 2 pm. You pay a 1000 yen deposit to receive the ticket and all members of your party should be there with you, although they were flexible with this rule for us. When we arrived back at 2 pm we waited in a line for about an hour before we were given our deposit back and ushered into the restaurant. Upon entry we bought our meal ticket from the vending machine as is typical with most ramen restaurants and then waited in yet another queue to be seated in one of nine seats. While this process of getting a seat was time consuming, it added to the excitement of the day and of course the ramen was amazing so it was worth it! The only down side is that I would love to come back, but its just such a time consuming endeavor I don't imagine I will return any time soon. Once seated they prepare your bowl fresh and you see the whole process from start to finish. It's evident the cooks and staff are very passionate about what they are doing. The presentation was very palatable and once I dived into the dish I was not unsatisfied. The broth is delicious to the last drop and the flavors all come together so perfectly. I was most impressed with the four generous slices of pork, by far the best cut I've had in any ramen. When we left the restaurant we exchanged mutual respect with the staff and exited back onto the street with Tsuta Michelin 1-star checked off our to-do list!

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