Taishouken Original of Tsukemen, rich soup and noodles are excellent

Ikebukuro in Tokyo far from Okinawa. There is a famous Tsukemen shop called the grandfather of Japanese Tsukemen, Taishouken. And, gladly, even in Okinawa, we can taste such a hot Tsukemen ramen of such a Taishouken. A famous shop, the leading player of Japanese Tsukemen noodles boom, Taishouken. I’ve been tasting the Tsukemen of excellent rich fish soup of such Taishouken.

The Taishouken is located along Route 58 of Ginowan City. It is on the National Highway 58 which is the aorta of Okinawa, along its national highway, so we are happy that we can eat anytime. The menu is affixed outside the store in an easy-to-understand manner. Here I resolutely decided to make a Tsukemen with no hesitation.

The menu of Taishouken

When entering the store, there is a ticket vending machine on the right hand side of the entrance. With photographs, it is easy to understand for foreign tourists as well.

ticket vending machine

The interior is a simple building of counter and table seat. I came around 3 pm on weekdays, so there were not many customers. It seems that I can calm down to taste Tsukemen.

Inside photo of Taishouken

As you can see, it is still Tsukemen. Taishouken’s “Special Morisoba” which is said to be the original Tsukemen in 1961. I was looking forward to the taste of that original. I was a bit nervous.


Well, it is time to face the original ancestor of the Tsukemen. Noodles are medium thick straight. The mouth feeling was good in the texture which it made as crispy. Because it is medium thick noodle, it is easy to eat and so there is also a response to eating. Tsukemen soup is a rich taste of seafood based. The deliciousness of the seafood spreads in the mouth. It is a rich soup, but it is easy to eat because it does not get too much. Meat and Menma are also good accent with a different texture. Truly the original Tsukemen noodles! Noodles, soups and toppings are well balanced. It was delicious to have rice in the remaining soup and eat it with risotto style. It was delicious until the end.

Taishouken shop information
The original ancestor of Tsukemen, which can be eaten in Okinawa, Taishouken. It is also the birth parent of Tsukemen and we can taste the authentic taste of Japanese tsukemen boom, also in Okinawa. If you would like to eat tsukemen, want to taste the original taste, then Taishouken is recommended. Because it is along national highway No.58, you can go as soon as by car.

  • Address:
    901-2224 624-1 Mashiki, Ginowan city, Okinawa
  • Open 11:30-16:00, 18:00-23:30
  • Telephone: 098-890-6611
  • Closed: Wednesday
  • Parking: There is a parking lot in front of the shop
  • Price: 600 yen ~ 1,000 yen

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