The chef at work (Photo: Peter Lin)

Chuka Soba Inoue, Tokyo

Standing ramen in the Tsukiji outer market

Peter Lin   - 1 min read

Chuka Soba Inoue is a well-known ramen shop in the Tsukiji outer market. The shop serves only classic shoyu ramen with a light but delicious broth with bamboo and thin slices of lean pork. The ramen is inexpensive at ¥650 and there is very little wait since things move quickly. The shop opens early at 4:30 a.m. and closes after lunchtime. There are no seats and eaters dine standing, but this unique Tsukiji institution is a great place to start off an early morning fish market excursion with a hearty bowl of noodles.

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I first visited Japan in 2001 and since then have returned many times. With the efficiency and reliability of its transportation, the graciousness of the people, and the dedication to quality in food and service, Japan has been my standard for modern travel convenience. Every return has remind...