Food and Drinks

[Tokyo] Benkei Ramen Monzen-Nakacho (らーめん弁慶 門前仲町店): A Popular Ramen Restaurant Near Monzen-Nakacho Station


Savoring Tradition: Benkei Ramen’s Luxurious Tonkotsu Twist

Benkei Ramen Monzen-Nakacho is a renowned haven for downtown ramen aficionados with a tonkotsu twist. Locally sourced premium seabura (pork back fat) is meticulously blended with Benkei’s unique artistry, where a luscious soy sauce dressing crowns a broth crafted from pork bones and chicken carcasses. The back fat’s gentle melt, ranging from 27 to 30 degrees Celsius, ensures a luxuriously smooth texture that effortlessly dissolves on the palate. Despite its hearty appearance, this ramen surprises with a delightfully light dining experience. Just a three-minute stroll from Monzen-Nakacho Station, the establishment beckons from 11:00 to 04:00, showcasing acclaimed attributes—robust and sweet broth, firm and silky noodles, and succulent chashu.


Benkei, a culinary empire with four establishments in the metropolis, including its flagship in Asakusa and the celebrated Monzen-Nakacho branch, has crafted its legacy since 1973. Unwavering in tradition, the company employs the same soy sauce and salt to concoct an enduring fusion of rich dressing and sweet back fat. This visually opulent yet surprisingly light ramen stands as the undisputed star on the menu. At Benkei, customization is key—patrons can select their preferred fat level: abundant, moderate, or minimal.

  • Name: Benkei Ramen Monzen-Nakacho
  • Address: 1-1-8 Fukagawa, Koto-ku, Tokyo
  • Phone: +81-(0)3-3820-8002
  • Hours: 11:00 – 04:00
  • Closed On: Open Daily
  • Number of Seats: 15
  • Budget: – JPY1,500 
  • Payment Options: Cash Only

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