ROPPONGI TSUNAGU: Tokyo’s Haven for Gourmet Ramen, Morning to Midnight

In June 2023, “ROPPONGI TSUNAGU,” a new ramen shop, opened for business in Tokyo’s bustling entertainment district of Roppongi. Since then, it has been gaining popularity for its ramen dishes, especially the ones with a seafood broth base.

Photo of Shellfish and seafood ramen (double shellfish)

“はまぐりと魚介の塩らーめん(Wはまぐり),” Shellfish and seafood ramen (double shellfish) 1,600 JPY (tax included)

Packed with seafood umami! “Shellfish and seafood ramen”

The signature dish of this establishment is the “Shellfish and seafood ramen (double shellfish),” generously topped with large clams. This exquisite bowl, filled with the owner’s meticulous care and dedication, will captivate you from the very first sip.

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The clams, sourced daily from Toyosu Seafood Market, the largest in the Tokyo region, are from Chiba Prefecture. Their plump texture is irresistible.

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Chiba Prefecture clams sourced from the Toyosu Seafood Market

The soup uses two types of broth: a seafood broth made from ingredients like premium kelp from Rausu, Hokkaido, and another one extracted exclusively from clams. The refined taste of the salt-seasoned broth is deeply satisfying.

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The noodles, perfectly complementing the soup, are straight and thin, made from domestic Japanese wheat. Their aroma and smoothness enhance the dining experience.

Photo of preparing Shellfish and seafood ramen (double shellfish)

Photo of preparing ramen

Irresistibly light aftertaste! “Chicken soy sauce ramen”

Another flagship menu item is the “Chicken soy sauce ramen.” It features a broth made from three types of branded chickens: Date (pronounced daté) chicken, Nagoya Cochin, and Hinai free-range chicken.

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“ええとこ鶏醤油らーめん,” Chicken soy sauce ramen 1,200 JPY (tax included)

The soup, a light and clear type, lets you savor the concentrated chicken umami without the greasiness, leaving a refreshing aftertaste.

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Both the Chicken soy sauce ramen and Shellfish and seafood ramen are served with three types of chāshū toppings: seared pork belly, low-temperature cooked pork shoulder loin, and chicken breast. The chicken breast is fragrant with yuzu. All three types of homemade chāshū enhance the charm of the ramen with their wonderful flavor.

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A must-try for cheese lovers: “Cheese tsukemen”

For cheese aficionados, the “Cheese tsukemen” is a must-try. If you’re unfamiliar with it, tsukemen is a Japanese ramen dish consisting of noodles that are eaten after being dipped in a separate bowl of soup or broth. ROPPONGI TSUNAGU’s Cheese tsukemen features four types of cheese: mozzarella, Parmigiano, mascarpone, and cheddar.

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“4種のチーズの塩つけ麺,” Cheese tsukemen 1,400 JPY (tax included)

The soup for dipping contains a blend of the four cheeses, a mix of chicken, pork, and seafood broth, and salt seasoning. The addition of egg whites creates a mild and creamy cheese soup. When you dip the flat noodles into the soup, the rich flavor of the cheese spreads delightfully throughout your mouth.

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As you eat, you can add the accompanying toppings: egg yolk, fried onions, bacon, and green onions. Some enjoy adding them one by one, while others put them all in at once.

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Once the toppings are added, the tsukemen transforms into a carbonara-like flavor. Changing the taste midway ensures you can enjoy it to the last bite without getting bored.

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ROPPONGI TSUNAGU, open until after the last train, is a staple for those spending time in Roppongi. Whether you’re looking for a meal during lunchtime or after a night out, it’s a place where you can enjoy a memorable bowl of ramen.

Photo of Mr. Teraoka, the owner of the shop

Mr. Teraoka, the owner of the shop


Store name ROPPONGIつなぐ
Address Kaijo Building 1F, 3-11-7 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Access Roppongi Station Short walk from Roppongi Station Exit 5
  • Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line(H04)
  • Toei Ōedo Line(E23)
Phone number 03-3423-0279
Reservations Not accepted
  • Cash
  • Credit cards(American Express・Diners・JCB・Master・VISA)
  • Transportation-related electronic money(Suica, etc.)
  • Electronic money(iD・nanaco・QUICPay・Rakuten Edy・WAON)
  • QR code payment(au PAY・d Payment・PayPay・Rakuten Pay)
Service charge/Table charge None
Hours Tue-Thur. 11:30-3:00 AM(last order 2:30 AM)
Fri-Sat. 11:30-7:00 AM(last order 6:30 AM)
Sun. 11:30-1:00 AM(last order 0:30 AM)
Closed Monday
Seating 19 seats
11 counter seats, 8 table seats
Smoking All seats are non-smoking
Official website
Other information
  • A ticket-vending machine is available with Japanese language display only
  • Please ask staff about allergy-friendly menus; no vegetarian, vegan and halal menus
  • Not wheelchair-accessible
  • Take-out and delivery services are not 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.