Most ramen ¥600 - ¥900
- 1 Chome-19-11 Kamiogi, Suginami, Tokyo
- Distance from Station:
- 5 minute-walk from JR/Tokyo Metro Ogikubo Station (North Exit)
- 03-3391-8980 (Japanese only)
- 11:00am – 12:00am midnight
- Staff speak Japanese only.
TAIYO NO TOMATOMEN OGIKUBO
The Ramen of the Rising Tomato Sun
Taiyo Tomatomen is actually a chain restaurant, increasing in number around the Tokyo metropolitan area and becoming very popular among ramen fans due to its unique take on ramen. Close to Ogikubo Station and also giving variety to the famous ramen area, the Ogikubo location is quite popular and a good place to experience their unique tomato ramen.
From their name you may already realize that tomato is going to be the main ingredient, but there is more to it than the “Tomato” aspect; Taiyo means “sun”, and “men” means “noodles”. They use tomatoes grown in Italy for the red soup that will remind you of a scorching sun. Or go for the Taiyo no Tomato Cheese-men (860 yen) with cheese on top of the ramen—another unique take– and it really looks like the sun! The soup with its tomato base has more of a sour taste compared to other salty ramen flavors. They also prepare their super-thin noodles with soy milk, giving it a mild taste and making it healthier. If you like eggplant, you must try their Taiyo no Nasu (eggplant) Ramen (840 yen). Seafood lovers will enjoy the clam flavor in the Taiyo no Vongole men (890 yen). There are also a variety of side menu items, such as seasoned boiled eggs (100 yen), garlic (50 yen), roasted chicken fillet (210 yen), and sea lettuce seaweed (100 yen). There are a few kinds of tomato drinks as well.
[published December 2018]