Nishicho Taiki Nishicho Main Shop

"This ramen shop which opened in 1947 is the originator of Toyama black ramen, Toyama's first ""B-class gourmet."" The shop, located a one-minute walk from Toyama City Tram Line Grand Plaza Station, is frequented by celebrities. Its main item, chuka soba (ramen noodles), is notable for its dark black soup, roast pork, and coarse-ground pepper. The richly-flavored broth packs a punch that borders on briny. Diners who cannot handle the saltiness can eat the ramen with a side of white rice to adjust the flavor. Beloved by laborers in Toyama since right after the end of World War II, Toyama black ramen has been thought of as a soul food for generations of Toyama citizens."

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Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Otaguchidori 1-1-7 map map Map
Wednesday (The next day if it is a public holiday)
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Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000 yen
[Night] 1-1,000 yen
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Gorgeously salty!
    5.0 Reviewed : 2020.02.10
    Nishichō Taiki is a lovely joint, an old shack rubbing shoulders with two larger buildings by the modern city centre of Toyama. Here is the original home of what today is known as Toyama Black. This...
  • Way too salty for our taste!
    3.0 Reviewed : 2017.02.25
    This restaurant is located in the lower floor of the Toyama station building. There is but only one choice - the Toyama black sauce noodle. It comes in small/medium/large serving sizes.However...
  • ブラックジョーク?
    2.0 Reviewed : 2023.05.05

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