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Luxurious ramen from Ginza Kagari

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First class dining at economy prices!
Luxurious ramen from Ginza Kagari

 

 
 
Don’t be surprised that there always seems to be a line outside of Ginza Kagari. This small ramen-ya has all the style you’d expect of a restaurant in Tokyo’s upscale Ginza area. They serve ramen with artfully arranged seasonal ingredients in an intimate space. Although Kagari’s atmosphere and cuisine are definitely first-class, the price is surprisingly reasonable. Can we say under 1,000 yen for a bowl of their popular Tori Paitan ramen?
 

The Food

Tori Shirayu Soba
Not your typical bowl of ramen.

The ramen at Ginza Kagari is made with the same attention to seasonal ingredients and visually pleasing presentation that you’d expect to find when enjoying kaiseki ryori, a type of high-end traditional Japanese dining. Instead of just placing the toppings in the bowl, the chef thoughtfully arranges them on slices of chicken. As if that wasn’t enough, the chef took the time to cut the carrots to look like maple leaves for their fall ramen. You certainly don’t find that at a typical ramen-ya. 

Tori Shirayu with extra veggies
You can never have too many veggies.

And let’s not forget about the soup. Packed with chicken flavor, this creamy shio-based soup almost clings to the noodles as you eat. Delicious. Lastly, you can also opt to add more veggies to your ramen if you’re so inclined and have a little extra to spend. 
 

The Restaurant

The inside of Kagari
The counter seating inside Kagari.

Ginza Kagari has only eight counter seats. That’s it. (If you want to pretend it’s some super exclusive restaurant, go ahead. We won’t tell.) All the seats have a view into the kitchen, so you can watch as the chef crafts each bowl of ramen while you wait for your meal. 
 
The presentation
The perfect combination of fine cuisine and B-class dining.

When the smartly-dressed chef reaches over and sets your beautiful meal down in front of you, you’ll probably find it hard to believe that you’re in a ramen-ya. That, and it's all still under 1,000 yen. Enjoy!

Information

Ginza Kagari (Ginza Location)​ | 銀座 篝 (銀座店)
Address 
Ginza A Bldg. 1F 4-4-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Hours 
Mon.–Fri. 11:00am~3:30pm, 5:30pm~10:30pm 
Saturdays and national holidays 11:00am~3:30pm, 5:30pm~9:00pm 
Closed Sundays
※ Please note that lunch may occasionally end earlier than 3:30pm 
Price 
\950 for the Tori Paitan Ramen
Access 
2 min walk from Exit A10 or B1 of Ginza Station (Ginza, Hiybiya, and Marunouchi Lines)  
5 min walk from Ginza-itchōme Station (Yurakucho Line) 
 

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THIS ARTICLE IS BASED ON INFORMATION FROM 11 16,2015 Author:Rachael Ragalye

 

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