Consistently long line at Santouka inside of Mitsuwa Market.
Cute display menu.
The setup is cafeteria style so you’ll have to get in line. While waiting, there’s a super cute display case that makes ordering simple. You can choose from Shio (Salt), Miso (Soybean Paste), Shoyu (Soy), or Tokusen Toroniku Ramen (Pork Choice Ramen) for your Ramen broth of choice. There’s a variety of combo meals that includes the ramen bowl and a small side or you can order a la carte.
Spicy Miso Ramen. Pork Broth. Miso paste.
Seaweed and Bonito Flakes Bowl.
Shio Ramen. Mild, creamy soup. Salt-seasoned. Pickled plum.
Braised Pork Bowl.
Once everything is ordered, find a seat to enjoy your food and your number should be called shortly. We waited approximately 15 minutes. Not bad of a wait considering there were so many folks ahead of us.
I ordered the Spicy Miso Ramen. You can also order the regular miso ramen and flavor to taste with their chili paste (extra 0.50 cents up charge). The broth was homey, simple and satisfied by ramen craving but the Chashu was extremely fatty and so was the broth. The broth was mainly on the fattier side due to the chili paste so next time, I would order the regular Miso Ramen and flavor to taste with the extra side of chili paste. The spice was perfect, in my opinion, but I tend to eat most things on the spicier side.