Food and Drinks

[Tokyo] Dashi to Men Yuei (だしと麺 遊泳): Redefining Ramen – Artful Broth & Noodle Mastery in Higashi-Koenji, Suginami Ward


Dashi to Men Yuei: Where Broth and Noodles Take Center Stage

Located in the vibrant heart of Higashi-Koenji, Tokyo, Dashi to Men Yuei isn’t merely an ordinary ramen spot; it’s a stage where the alchemy of broth and noodles takes center stage. With an unwavering dedication to perfection, this establishment has evolved into a magnet for food aficionados, captivating them with a culinary approach that is both distinctive and unforgettable.

Breaking free from the conventional norms of ramen, Dashi to Men Yuei doesn’t simply serve noodles; it crafts an experience that magnifies the essence of broth and noodles. Originating in Nishi-Waseda as a sublease operation, the establishment, propelled by its soaring popularity, underwent a grand relocation to Higashi-Koenji, establishing a fresh space that reflects its culinary prowess.


The menu at Dashi to Men Yuei, from the bottom picture moving right to left, reads like a symphony of flavors – from the enticing abura soba (which, despite its name, is not oily) to the indulgent dashi soba, accompanied by medium-thick noodles and a flavorful twist with a delicately flavored egg. However, what truly distinguishes this spot is the ever-evolving broth, a hallmark of Dashi to Men Yuei. Patrons are invited on a journey of taste exploration as the broth undergoes periodic transformations, ensuring a novel and exciting experience with every visit.


If that’s not enough to tantalize your taste buds, white rice makes a cameo in the form of tsukudani, a traditional Japanese preserved condiment renowned for its flawless companionship with rice. Conveniently situated just a leisurely minute stroll from Higashi-Koenji Station (Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line), Dashi to Men Yuei extends an irresistible invitation to all discerning culinary enthusiasts out there.

  • Name: Dashi to Men Yuei
  • Address: 1-6-5 Koenjiminami, Suginami-ku, Tokyo
  • Hours: Wednesday and Thursday 17:00 – 20:30 / Saturday and Sunday 11:30 – 15:30  
  • Closed On: Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays
  • Number of Seats: 7
  • Budget: – JPY1,500 
  • Payment Options: Cash Only 

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