Food and Drinks

[Tokyo] Rairaiken (来々軒): Divine Delights: Exploring the Exquisite Flavors of Gyoza at the Renowned Tan-Gyo Restaurant in the Kiba and Toyocho Area of Tokyo

Rairaiken: Tan-Gyo Excellence since 1959

Rairaiken stands as a revered institution, drawing patrons from far and wide since its inception in 1959. Affectionately dubbed “Tan-Gyo,” a fusion of Tanmen and Gyoza, it has become synonymous with excellence in Japanese-style Chinese cuisine. Located a 7-minute walk from Kiba Station on the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line, Rairaiken is a popular establishment renowned for its strict dedication to enhancing the flavor of vegetables without relying on artificial enhancements.

Tanmen, the crown jewel of Rairaiken, features a delicate chicken broth infused with vegetable essences, paired with chewy noodles that tantalize the palate with their satisfying texture. Complemented by crisp vegetables, each bite is a symphony of flavors.

Meanwhile, the gyoza, meticulously prepared in a traditional 39 cm iron pot, boasts a golden-brown exterior that encases a flavorful filling, bursting with the sweetness of cabbage. Using locally sourced ingredients, every element is carefully curated to perfection. The thin, chewy gyoza skin, crafted from glutinous starch, adds another layer of sensory delight.

Passed down through generations, the exquisite flavor of Rairaiken’s offerings is further elevated with a touch of vinegar-soy sauce and their signature chili oil. Meticulously prepared, this chili oil extracts only the essence of spiciness and aromatic qualities, enhancing the essence of each dish without overpowering it.

  • Name: Rairaiken
  • Address: 3-21-4 Toyo, Koto-ku, Tokyo
  • Phone: +81-(0)3-6458-6368
  • Hours: 10:30 – 15:00 & 17:00 – 20:00 
  • Closed On: Wednesdays, as well as the first and third Thursdays of every month
  • Number of Seats: 15
  • Budget: – JPY1,500 
  • Payment Options: Cash Only

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