Miso + curry…? Try a bold bowl of ramen at Miso Noodle Spot KAKU-A



Miso + curry...? Try a bold bowl of
ramen at Miso Noodle Spot KAKU-A


If ramen were something you could study in school, you’d probably learn in your 100-level intro class that there are four basic soups: shoyu (soy sauce), shio (salt), miso (fermented soybean paste), and tonkotsu (pork bone). But as you continue your studies, you’d realize that culinary geniuses can’t be limited to just the basics. Take for example Miso Noodle Spot KAKU-A (pronounced kah-koo-ae), where the chefs have combined the rich taste of miso with the bold kick of curry!

The Food

Miso Noodle Spot KAKU-A miso curry ramen
This ramen boldly goes where few others dare.

To make their curry miso ramen, Miso Noodle Spot KAKU-A adds an original blend of curry spices to their super-rich miso soup base. In addition to your typical toppings like pork belly and menma, your thick futomen noodles are topped with even more good stuff like cheese, tomatoes, and celery. It's an unusual combination, but it comes together really well. 
KAKU-A  soup
Making the deliciousness last just a little longer with more mild soup. Also, I love this little mascot thing peeking out of the bowl.

Fans of bold flavors will love this ramen, but you can bring the intensity down a notch with a mild soup the shop provides if it's a little too strong for your taste. Adding more soup is also a good way to make the deliciousness last a little longer. 

The Restaurant

Inside of KAKU-A
Inside Miso Noodle Spot KAKU-A.

Miso Noodle Spot KAKU-A is located within minutes of Shinjuku Gyoen. This makes it a great place to stop for lunch or dinner during a day of sightseeing. The inside of the shop feels closer to a casual bar than a typical ramen-ya. The walls are white, and the seats at the counter invite you to relax and enjoy while you slurp up your noodles. 

Bibs and hair elastics at KAKU-A
Friendly containers holding bibs and hair elastics.

Then there are these cute little dudes. There are paper bibs in the black one and hair elastics in the white. Why hair elastics? So patrons with long hair don't have to worry about it getting into their soup! Japanese customer service is just that awesome. 
outside of KAKU-A
The outside of Miso Noodle Spot KAKU-A.


Miso Noodle Spot KAKU-A | Miso Noodle Spot 角栄
Dorumi Gyoen Bldg. 103 5-29-7 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
※ The restaurant has no scheduled days on which it is closed. 
¥850 for the miso curry ramen
3 min walk from the East Exit of Yoyogi Station (JR Chuo-Sobu and JR Yamanote Lines)
7 min walk from JR Shinjuku Station (JR Lines)
5 min walk from Subway Yoyogi Station (Oedo Line)
3 min walk from Shinjuku Sanchome Station (Metro Fukutoshin Line) 

※ Please note that Miso Noodle Spot KAKU-A becomes Ginger Noodle Spot KAKU-A on Wednesdays and Thursdays. While they will have plenty of delicious ramen, the miso curry ramen will not be available on those days. 

Like what you see? Check out the other shops that made our Stylish Tokyo Ramen list below!

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