around ¥750
2 Chome-1-1 Asagaya-Kita, Suginami, Tokyo
Distance from Station:
Less than 1 minute on foot from JR Asagaya Station (North Exit)
03-3338-6565 (Japanese only)
Weekdays 11:30am - 3:30pm, 6:00pm - 12:00am midnight, Weekends and holidays 11:30am - 3:00pm, 6:00pm - 10:30pm, Closed on Mondays
  • no-smoking
  • no-credit-card


Thanking Loyal Patrons With Perfected Soup
[updated June 2020]

Menya Maido is a popular ramen shop among locals, only a one-minute walk from JR Asagaya Station situated at the entrance of the Star Road nightlife area. The shop’s most popular ramen is Noko Gyokai Tsukemen or “rich seafood soup dipping noodles” (750 yen). Tsukemen is a similar to ramen, but the noodles and broth are in separate bowls, which you dip and eat like soba. The broth is made of dried sardines, chicken bones, pork and soy-sauce, and these ingredients are really well-balanced. The slightly sour smell of the soy-sauce is sure to enhance your appetite.

The owner of Maido, which translates roughly to “Thank you for your continued patronage”, has worked as a chef at a Chinese restaurant for 30 years and has lots of knowledge and experience. However, in order to make the best ramen, he started to learn from the beginning, and he finally completed his own ramen with Japanese-style broth a couple of years ago. This ramen is loved by men and women of all ages. The soft and chewy noodles are made by a famous noodle factory, Mikawaya Noodle Factory, and go perfectly with the soup. “Curry Tsukemen” is another rare treat that is sometimes available.

For toppings, atsugiri charshu, thickly-cut roast pork (300 yen), ajitama, soy-sauce flavored boiled egg (150 yen), and large size nori or dried sea weed (150 yen) are available.