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[Tokyo] Matoi (新橋 纏): Elevating Ramen Mastery with Signature Hirako Niboshi and Chicken Paitan, Infused with Succulent Squid Broth

Matoi: Elevating Ramen to an Unforgettable Culinary Experience

In Tokyo’s Shimbashi district, Matoi is more than just a ramen place – it’s a popular spot known for its special dish, tsukemen. People appreciate it for its unique menu, which includes treats like chicken paitan ramen with squid broth and hirago niboshi ramen.

What sets Matoi apart is the tsukemen experience – a blend of delicious flavors where a tasty dipping sauce combines with noodles, perfected with a quick cold-water dip. Toppings, with an additional cost, are a visual and tasty delight, offering options like flavorful pork chashu, a seasoned egg, seaweed, and bamboo shoots. And here’s something special – after finishing the noodles, customers can choose “soup-wari,” mixing the remaining dipping sauce into a savory broth.

Matoi’s appeal extends beyond the bowl. With exclusive counter seats providing a front-row view of the chef’s skills, it’s more than a meal; it’s a complete dining experience.

As for the buzz, Matoi’s enduring popularity is evident. Picture lines forming, even on weekdays – a 30-minute wait is typical. The attraction is a culinary journey unfolding with every bite. Try the squid broth-infused ramen and tsukemen for a flavorful experience, with each mouthful featuring a blend of flavors, enhanced by the delicious tsukemen and the satisfying noodles.

  • Name: Matoi
  • Address: 3-13-2 Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 
  • Phone: +81-(0)3-3436-6003
  • Hours: Monday through Friday 11:00 – 15:00 & 17:30 – 22:00 / Saturdays 11:00 – 15:00 & 17:30 – 21:00 / Sundays and National Holidays 11:00 – 15:00 & 17:30 – 20:00
  • Closed On: Open Daily
  • Number of Seats: 9
  • Budget: – JPY1,500 
  • Payment Options: Cash Only

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