Menya Hayashimaru/Koenji “Excellent wonton noodle soup that warms both body and soul!

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麺屋 はやしまる(杉並区)
Menya Hayashimaru (Suginami-ku)
Koenji/Ramen, Tsukemen, Soupless Tantanmen

The wan-tan, noodles, and chashu pork are in perfect harmony, making this ramen very tasty.
Lunch: ¥1,000~¥1,999 Dinner: ¥1,000~¥1,999
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Wonton noodles are now eaten in many parts of the world, but they are also familiar to the Japanese.
In Japan, it is said to have originated in Hakata, but there are also several famous restaurants in Tokyo.
In this issue, we will introduce “Menya Hayashimaru,” a popular wonton noodle store in Koenji.
Please check the official website and the Google map at the bottom for business hours, holidays, reviews, etc.

A famous restaurant tucked away in a back alley in Koenji

My visit to “Menya Hayashimaru” was completely by chance.
I was visiting Nakano on business and had some time to kill, so I was walking to Koenji when I spotted the restaurant.
I was somehow attracted to the restaurant, and when I looked it up on my cell phone right then and there, the image of wonton noodles that jumped out at me captured my attention, and I went straight into the restaurant.

This store is located in a back alley in the shopping district, and I was very lucky to pass by it by chance.

Wontons, noodles, and chashu pork in perfect harmony

I ordered the mixed wonton noodle soup (1,150 yen), which I saw on my cell phone (price as of October 2023).

The “wonton noodles” that arrived at the table were rather thick and looked like udon noodles at first glance.
The soup, a seafood-based soy sauce, suited my taste and went down easily.

I can’t describe it well, but the wan-tan, noodles, and chashu pork were in perfect harmony, and the ramen was very tasty.

In the vein of long-established and famous restaurants

After finishing my meal, I became curious and looked up the history of the restaurant.
It was a further derivative of “Kazuya,” which was derived from the long-established and famous wonton noodle restaurant “Tantantei.
Opened in 2004, the current owner is the second generation and seems to have come from Kazuya.
While following the style of “Kazuya,” the restaurant offers ramen with originality, such as thick, homemade noodles with a lot of water, etc.
Although it is located in an alleyway in the shopping arcade, many customers visited the restaurant.
I had the ramen, but the tsukemen is also reputed to be delicious.
If you like wonton noodles, you will love this restaurant.

Access, Reviews

For access to Menya Hayashimaru, hours of operation, holidays, reviews, etc., please see the Google map below.

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