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Old 11-10-2019, 12:33 AM   #1
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New Ginza Ichiran



Yes there is now a new high class Ichiran in Ginza.
The new thing they offer is the "Natural Tonkotsu Ramen" at 1,180yen per bowl. But it isn't a regular bowl, it is a exclusive Arita ware rectangular porcelain container!

Soranews24 has the article on it here
https://soranews24.com/2019/10/03/ic...an-this-month/

But more funny are the sarcastic comments left on the youtube viewers by Japanese viewers...

"normally ichiran is 980yen, there is no difference!"
"the arita ware was unnecessary, it should be cheaper isn't it?"
"ichiran from Hakata no? Only tourists and foreigners. Bad tasting and expensive!"
"natural tonkotsu? Are there wild pigs in Japan?"
"It is as bad as Macdonald's advertising 100% beef."
"I am a resident of Fukuoka. None of my friends will go by their own choice to eat at ichiran."
"eh.. standard ichiran with kaedama is already over 1000 yen"
"rectangular containers don't look pleasing to me"
"It says glittering ramen. I don't see what is so shiny about it."
"Ichiran, locals do not eat there"
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Old 11-10-2019, 08:22 AM   #2
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"ichiran from Hakata no? Only tourists and foreigners. Bad tasting and expensive!"
"I am a resident of Fukuoka. None of my friends will go by their own choice to eat at ichiran."
"Ichiran, locals do not eat there"
lol. Wife and I went to Ichiran (forgot which outlet, shinjuku maybe) and weren't impressed, but then many of our friends / HWZers were like "go die you heathen, ichiran is best ramen on earth"
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Old 11-10-2019, 08:23 AM   #3
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lol. Wife and I went to Ichiran (forgot which outlet, shinjuku maybe) and weren't impressed, but then many of our friends / HWZers were like "go die you heathen, ichiran is best ramen on earth"
They need open one in SG, sure flooded with sinkie..
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Old 11-10-2019, 09:14 AM   #4
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If you go to outlets where there are not many tourists, they are quite empty. To me, it's still a nice bowl of ramen but that's about it. Nothing mind blowing good about it.
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Old 11-10-2019, 09:14 AM   #5
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They need open one in SG, sure flooded with sinkie..
Actually now have a pop-up stall at Takashimaya
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Old 11-10-2019, 09:48 AM   #6
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Actually now have a pop-up stall at Takashimaya
... which is selling the instant package version.
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Old 11-10-2019, 09:51 AM   #7
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Actually now have a pop-up stall at Takashimaya
I went over the weekend and a weekday after 2pm. The queues on both days are horrendous.

And in all my visits to Japan, I have not even been to an Ichiran stall.
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Actually now have a pop-up stall at Takashimaya
As above..instant pack version also can sell for 12 bucks..
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I went over the weekend and a weekday after 2pm. The queues on both days are horrendous.

And in all my visits to Japan, I have not even been to an Ichiran stall.
... which is selling the instant package version.
As above..instant pack version also can sell for 12 bucks..
LOL didnt know this. Blind sheeps leading more blind sheeps. I thought at the very least, they could have something more genuine other than maggie mee. They have 2 queues though, the standing counter queue is way shorter and faster.

For tonkotsu fans, I find ramen nagi much better.
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Old 11-10-2019, 09:59 AM   #10
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Old 11-10-2019, 02:51 PM   #11
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Irony is that their fukuoka branches don't really have q. Probably fewer toutists.
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LOL didnt know this. Blind sheeps leading more blind sheeps. I thought at the very least, they could have something more genuine other than maggie mee. They have 2 queues though, the standing counter queue is way shorter and faster.

For tonkotsu fans, I find ramen nagi much better.
Oh I see. I only went there to kaypoh. Didnít try. Just not too keen to eat ramen in SG, the staff doesnít seem to be able to maintain the standards.
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Ichiran not good, but also not bad

average at best. Something to fill stomach
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Old 13-10-2019, 10:03 AM   #14
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Agree, just not bad but not fanstastic. I prefer ippudo whereas instill can order some side dish like gyoza to go along with my ramen. But ippudo taste diff at diff outlet and menu also somewhat diff

If you go to outlets where there are not many tourists, they are quite empty. To me, it's still a nice bowl of ramen but that's about it. Nothing mind blowing good about it.

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Ichiran is good for customizability.

Ippudo gyozas are da bomb.
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