Savoring Signature Tsukemen and Duck Ramen at Tokyo’s Popular Noodle Shop Kamosoba Tajima

In the fiercely competitive ramen scene in the busy Roppongi neighborhood of Tokyo, there are numerous ramen shops lining the streets. “Kamosoba Tajima,” known for its duck ramen, stands out as one of the more popular establishments.

Adjacent to the restaurant, there’s a hotel, attracting not just Japanese customers but also many tourists from overseas.

Photo of Ramen with special toppings

“特製鴨そば,” Ramen with special toppings 1,200 JPY (tax included)

Irresistible umami and aroma in the “Ramen with special toppings”

The “Ramen with special toppings” is a must-try for first-time visitors to Kamosoba Tajima.

This satisfying bowl has green onions, seasoned egg, menma (bamboo shoots), and nori seaweed. It also contains chāshū, a popular ramen topping made with braised meat. Although it’s usually pork, this ramen features duck chāshū.

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The soup is made from a broth of duck and Daisen chicken. It has a light aftertaste, packed with the natural aroma and umami of chicken.

The noodles are thin and made from whole wheat flour. Blended from various types of wheat, they offer a rich flavor. These noodles provide a firm texture and a smooth nodogoshi (the pleasant sensation of noodles going down the throat), making them a true delicacy.

Photo of Ramen with special toppings

The duck chāshū is made from breast meat of Aigamo duck, a cross-breed of domestic and wild duck. Prepared through low-temperature cooking, it has a moist texture. Grilling it just before serving adds an appetizing aroma.

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Infused with duck essence, the Ramen with special toppings is known for its refined taste. The noodles, toppings, and even the soup are so delicious, you’ll want to finish every last drop!

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Preparing Ramen with special toppings

“Original salt ramen”: A refreshing bowl enhanced with porcini oil

The “Original salt ramen” is especially popular among female customers. The chicken soup, mixed with salt sauce and lemon, offers a refreshing aftertaste.

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“特製鶏塩らぁ麺』,” Original salt ramen 1,000 JPY (tax included)

Prized worldwide for their rich, nutty aroma, porcini mushrooms add a touch of luxury to this dish through their precious oil. This aroma is particularly noticeable when sipping the soup.

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In the Original salt ramen, pork shoulder loin chāshū takes center stage. Slow-cooked until falling-apart tender, this thick-cut chāshū offers a delightful mouthful in every bite.

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“Thick tsukemen”: Bursting with seafood flavors

The “Thick tsukemen” allows you to fully enjoy the vibrant flavors of the ocean, thanks to its rich pork bone broth infused with a variety of seafood ingredients.

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“濃厚つけ麺,” Thick tsukemen 1,100 JPY (tax included)

The noodles are extra-thick, made with an increased amount of water. They have a chewy texture and strong resilience, enhancing the enjoyment of the dish.

To fully enjoy this delicious dish, dip the noodles generously in the sauce before eating. The combination of noodles and dipping sauce is exceptional.

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Once you finish the noodles, you can order a side of rice and pour it over for a savory treat. Leaving some toppings like chāshū to eat together with the rice is also a good idea. The rice will disappear into your belly before you know it!

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“白ごはん,” White rice 200 JPY (tax included)

The restaurant not only has counter seats but also spacious table seating, a plus for families with children.

Do visit Kamosoba Tajima for an exquisite ramen experience!

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Store name 鴨そば 田じま
Kamosoba Tajima
Address La Renne Roppongi 1F, 6-7-7 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Access Roppongi Station 3-minute walk from Roppongi Station Exit 1b
  • Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line(H04)
  • Toei Ōedo Line(E23)
Phone number 03-6459-2626
Reservations Not accepted
Payment method
  • Cash
  • Credit cards not accepted
  • Transportation-related electronic money not accepted
  • Electronic money not accepted
  • QR code payment not accepted
Service charge/Table charge None
Hours 11:30-15:30, 17:00-22:30
Closed No holidays
Unscheduled holidays
Seating 16 seats
6 counter seats, 10 table seats
Smoking All seats are non-smoking
Official website
Other information
  • A ticket vending machine is available with Japanese and English language display only
  • Please ask staff about allergy-friendly menus; no vegan, vegetarian, or halal menus
  • Not wheelchair-accessible
  • Take-out and delivery services are available
  • Luggage storage space is available
  • Wi-Fi is not available
  • Posting of food photos and videos on customers’ personal SNS accounts is allowed
  • Separate billing is allowed

※Menu contents, prices, store information, etc. are current as of January 2024.