The Rokurinsha main store is back in Osaki after about 3 years and 8 months. Since April 18, the same day that the previous head office opened, the location has been moved to Osaki With City and it is open for business.
Rokurinsha was born in Osaki in 2005. Rich seafood tsukemen and extra-thick noodles became popular, and waiting for two hours became a matter of course. However, the store was closed due to consideration for neighboring residents because the store did not deal with the queue too much. Irregular business continued, such as limiting the date and time.
The location of the new head office is on the first floor of Osaki With City, which is about a 3-minute walk from Osaki Station. It is relatively easy to understand if you exit the south ticket gate of Osaki Station, head toward Think Park, and walk west on a place like an aerial passage.
During the fresh green season, the surrounding area is covered with colorful flowers (although it is still under construction). It doesn't seem like there is a ramen shop, but the climb of Rokurinsha is fluttering there. It doesn't look surprisingly familiar with the surrounding scenery, but don't worry because it's important that the main store is back.
I arrived before 14:00 on weekdays. Even though the peak of lunch time had passed, seven people were lined up. However, it is cute considering the previous large procession. The rotation was quick to some extent, and I was able to enter the store without waiting for 10 minutes.
Perhaps because the building itself is new, the inside of the store has the scent of new construction. There is a ticket vending machine at the entrance, counter seats and kitchen on the left, and table seats on the right. The old store had 14 seats, but this time it has 26 seats. The rotation looks better than before.
By the way, Rokurinsha is currently open at Tokyo Station and Tokyo Solamachi, but this is also a large line. How many times have you given up saying, "Why don't you line up at Tokyo Station for an hour ..."? The duration of tension is also different from lining up at the main store.
back to the topic. A few minutes to hand over the meal ticket and wait. Rokurinsha's tsukemen, which had been giving up because he might not eat it anymore, was brought in. This time, I ordered "Ajidama Tsukemen" topped with Ajitama.
The soup that seems to be rich, the thick noodles that seem to be chewy, and the scent of seafood. I was waiting! However, if you look closely, you will feel something different. Something that used to be, yes, something ... something ... there's no fishmeal !?
Yes, the fishmeal that had been thickly topped, which is synonymous with Rokurinsha (I think), has disappeared. What a hell!
Suddenly, when I looked at the tabletop, I found the pop of "Rokurinsha special fish section" and the powder of individual wrapping. I see, was it attached! According to Pop's explanation, "the flavor and quality are further improved by making individual meal packs."
It's a big deal, so let's put in the whole pack from the beginning. Tangle the noodles with the hot sauce. Oh yeah, the taste of this fishmeal! Rokurinsha is only because of this fishiness (in a good way, of course). I felt that the taste of the sauce was a little milder than before, but it's still delicious, so let's try it. The soup was very delicious.
Looking at the clock here, it's past 14:30. It takes 10 minutes to enter the store, 10 minutes to get tsukemen, and 10 minutes to eat. It's a fairly appropriate measurement, but if you're coming from near Osaki Station, it's not impossible to make a round trip during the lunch break. It seems that about 20 people are always lined up from 12:00 to 13:30, but it might be a good idea to bet.
Anyway, I am very happy that the head office has revived in Osaki. I just pray that the store will not close "due to the procession".