Dive Into Rich Matcha and Truffle Ramen at MENSHO San Francisco!

The MENSHO Group, which operates multiple ramen restaurants in Tokyo, has also expanded its presence to the United States with two locations, and the name “MENSHO” has come be known internationally.

One of the restaurants within the MENSHO Group is MENSHO San Francisco, which is located on the 7th floor of the commercial complex Shinjuku MYLORD.

Among the restaurant’s signature dishes, one that stands out is the “Chicken Paitan Ramen with White Truffle-Infused Wagyu Roast Beef.” This dish is popular among both local and international tourists who visit the restaurant, which attracts diners from Asia, Europe, and the United States.


“白トリュフ香る和牛ローストビーフのせ鶏白湯らぁ麺,” Chicken Paitan Ramen with White Truffle-Infused Wagyu Roast Beef 1,100 JPY (tax included)

The restaurant’s Chicken Paitan Ramen with White Truffle-Infused Wagyu Roast Beef is characterized by its rich chicken paitan (chicken-based) broth and a subtle hint of white truffle flavor.

The powdered soy sauce sprinkled over the soup adds depth to the dish’s flavor as it blends into the broth.


Powdered soy sauce is sprinkled over the soup

Steven, a member of the Umami bites editorial team, tried out ramen at MENSHO San Francisco for the first time and was floored by the aroma and taste.


The soup is super rich and creamy, with a strong chicken essence that really stands out! The scent of truffle oil also adds a touch of luxury to the dish. Plus, the crispy texture and flavor of the fried burdock root topping complement the soup perfectly.

Moreover, the size of the dish’s namesake wagyu roast beef comes as quite a surprise to many people.

Dipping the roast beef into the soup, you’ll experience the exquisite harmony between the meat’s umami and the soup’s saltiness.


The wagyu roast beef is huge and loaded with juicy flavor!

Typically, ramen is defined by either the noodles or the soup.

However, in the case of the Chicken Paitan Ramen with White Truffle-Infused Wagyu Roast Beef, the roast beef holds its own and delivers a starring-level deliciousness alongside the noodles and broth.


Wagyu roast beef

Among both local and overseas diners, it’s not just the Chicken Paitan Ramen with White Truffle-Infused Wagyu Roast Beef at MENSHO San Francisco that’s a hit. Their “Matcha Chicken Paitan Ramen with Wagyu Roast Beef” is also quite popular.

The soup in both dishes is rich in chicken paitan flavor, with the addition of matcha in the latter. This adds a unique aroma and a subtle bitterness to the soup, creating a very distinct and delicious experience.


“和牛ローストビーフのせ抹茶鶏白湯らぁ麺,” Matcha Chicken Paitan Ramen with Wagyu Roast Beef 1,250 JPY (tax included)

The Matcha Chicken Paitan Ramen with Wagyu Roast Beef is a dish that surprises with its deep richness and complexity of flavor, which you may not immediately be able to tell from its appearance.

Beyond its creative use of matcha, what makes it a popular choice is the irresistible taste that has customers coming back for more.


I had no idea matcha ramen even existed, so the Matcha Chicken Paitan Ramen with Wagyu Roast Beef took me by total surprise!

Furthermore, the secret lies in the topping of almond milk whip. When it dissolves into the soup, it changes the flavor and adds a sweetness akin to a matcha latte.


Almond milk whip topping

However, the almond milk whip doesn’t overpower the richness or saltiness of the soup; instead, it enhances the depth of the chicken paitan broth.

Having all these flavor transitions in a single bowl is a delightful surprise, adding an extra layer of enjoyment to each bite.


The almond milk whip in the center strikes a perfect balance between sweetness and bitterness. When it spreads throughout the soup, it adds a refreshing taste without being overly bitter. I especially liked the taste of the roast beef after it had been soaked in the soup.

On top of creative dishes, MENSHO San Francisco also offers vegan-friendly menu options, catering to a wide range of dietary preferences, adding to its appeal.

The interior of the restaurant features a predominantly white color scheme with wooden accents, resulting in a cafe-like atmosphere.

There are both counter and table seating options, providing a spacious environment for savoring your ramen.


MENSHO San Francisco’s interior

Another advantage is that the restaurant is wheelchair and stroller-friendly, making it suitable for both individuals and families.

In a district like Shinjuku, known for its abundance of ramen shops, MENSHO San Francisco stands out with its distinctive menu, and keeps on captivating visitors with its innovative dishes.


Store name MENSHO San Francisco
Address Shinjuku MYLORD 7F, 1-1-3 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Access Shinjuku Station(SJK)Short walk from Shinjuku Station South Exit
  • JR Yamanote Line(JY17)
  • JR Saikyō Line(JA11)
  • JR Shōnan Shinjuku Line(JS20)
  • JR Chūō Line Rapid(JC05)
  • JR Chūō Sōbu Line(JB10)
  • Keiō Line(KO01)
  • Keiō New Line(KO01)
  • Odakyū Line(OH01)
  • Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line(M08)
  • Toei Shinjuku Line(S01)
  • Toei Ōedo Line(E27)
Phone number 03-3349-5874
Reservations Not accepted
  • Cash
  • Credit cards(American Express・Diners・JCB・Master・UnionPay・VISA)
  • Transportation-related electronic money(Suica, etc.)
  • Electronic money not accepted
  • QR code payment(Alipay・d Payment・LINE Pay・PayPay・Rakuten Pay・WeChat Pay)
Service charge/Table charge None
Hours 11:00-22:00 (last order 21:40)
Closed No holidays
Excluding Shinjuku MYLORD holidays
Seating 29 seats
19 counters seats, 10 table seats
Smoking All seats are non-smoking
Official website https://menya-shono.com/menshosf/
Other information
  • English menus are available
  • Allergy-friendly, vegan, and vegetarian menus are available; halal menu is not available
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Take-out and delivery service are not available
  • Luggage storage is available
  • Wi-Fi is available
  • Posting of food photos and videos on SNS is allowed

※Menu contents, prices, store information, etc. are current as of October 2023.