Food and Drinks

[Niigata] Shokudo Ichiban (食堂いちばん): Relive Showa Era Delights

Experience Showa-era nostalgia with scrumptious cuisine at Shokudo Ichiban

Take a nostalgic journey to the Showa era (1926-1989) by visiting Shokudo Ichiban, an eatery that has been delighting patrons with its delectable cuisine since 1965. Situated a stone’s throw away from Niigata Station’s south exit, this restaurant exudes an old-world charm that will transport you back to a bygone era.

However, do not be deceived by its retro ambiance – the menu at Shokudo Ichiban is extensive and replete with scrumptious options. Ranging from classic noodle dishes and curry rice to katsu-don and fried rice, there is something to suit every palate. Furthermore, if you are inclined towards alcoholic beverages, their selection is equally diverse.

Despite the variety, the showstopper at Shokudo Ichiban is undoubtedly the omurice – a voluminous serving of fluffy egg, generously slathered in velvety ketchup, weighing in at a whopping 400 grams. What sets this dish apart is the delicate thinness of the egg and the zesty ketchup rice. The chefs prepare it by stir-frying freshly cooked rice with ketchup until it is perfectly blended and then placing it atop the egg before flipping it onto a plate.

If you desire an appetizer to pique your appetite before indulging in the omurice, we strongly recommend the crispy and succulent gyoza. So why not take a trip down memory lane and savor a scrumptious meal at Shokudo Ichiban?

  • Name: Shokudo Ichiban
  • Address: 2-9-9 Sasaguchi, Chuo-ku, Niigata
  • Phone: +81-(0)25-245-4060
  • Hours: 11:00 – 15:00 & 17:00 – 21:00
  • Closed On: Sundays
  • Number of Seats: 36
  • Budget: – JPY1,000 
  • Payment Options: Cash Only

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