Rokurinsha Ramen, Haneda Airport

Delicious dipping noodles

By Sleiman Azizi    - 2 min read

My last meal before flying out of what turned out to be a whirlwind and truncated trip to Japan, Rokurinsha ramen and their tsukemen dipping noodles came highly recommended. And since tsukemen is one of my favourite ramen dishes, I was very much looking forward to eating here.

You'll find Haneda Airport's Rokurinsha within the departure lobby of the International Terminal which means these incredibly delicious noodles and broth are only available to those leaving the country. No passport and security check, no noodles! Having passed these rigorous criteria, off I went for one last taste of Japan before my flight.

Rokurinsha, Haneda Airport
Rokurinsha, Haneda Airport

Well, as expected given the current worldwide travel concerns, the departure lobby was eerily quiet. No people, no noise. But no people meant no waiting so after giving the menu a quick scan, I ordered the basic tsukemen dish for JPY880 and waited for the staff to prepare my meal. A few minutes later, it was ready...

... and taking my first bite, I was absolutely delighted with what I experienced. The noodles were thick, almost juicy in their plumpness, and were simply perfect for dipping. The broth, unlike the cool noodles, was warm with thick slices of pork. The pork was a tad firm but everything else was spot on.

Menu signage
Menu signage

One feature of Rokurinsha is their katsuo skipjack soup. The store recommends pouring a ladle or two from a dedicated container into your remaining broth once you've finished the noodles proper. And drink up. I did and suffice as to say, Rokurinsha have a new fan. Just delicious.

I've got to thank those who recommended Rokurinsha. Your advice was spot on and a great way to farewell Japan.

Getting there

Located on the 3F Departure Gate of Haneda Airport International Terminal, take either the Keikyu Airport or Tokyo Monorail lines to Haneda Airport International Terminal Station.

More info

Find out more about Haneda Airport.

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Sleiman Azizi

Sleiman Azizi @sleiman.azizi

A Japanese Permanent Resident, I have over 300 published articles on Japan as well as 5 English language books written in a traditional Japanese style. I happen enjoy writing. Funny that...I'm also the Regional Partner for Tokyo, Japan's never ending capital, so if you've anything to say about Tokyo - or Japan in general - don't be shy and contact with me via sleiman.azizi@japantravel.com

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Elizabeth S 2 weeks ago
I love ramen, but in the last year, I've been on a tsukemen kick. This looks great. And considering the price and the quality, this has got to be some of the best airport food out there.
Sleiman Azizi Author 2 weeks ago
The noodles really were scrumptious. Very impressed.
Sherilyn Siy 3 weeks ago
Tsukemen at ¥880 is a great price. Normally prices at airports are slightly more expensive but that sounds about the same as outside the airport.
Sleiman Azizi Author 3 weeks ago
That was my thought too but sometimes you get lucky.
Kim B 3 weeks ago
Will always be impressed with the quality of food at Japan's airports, train stations, and so forth.
Kim B 3 weeks ago
Oh now I feel like I need the scoop on where to avoid!
Elena Lisina 3 weeks ago
Good prices! ;)
Sleiman Azizi Author 3 weeks ago
Good noodles.
Sander van Werkhoven 3 weeks ago
That looks and sounds way too delicious for airport food!

Can't wait for the whole Corona-situation to be over, I want to visit Japan again!
Sleiman Azizi Author 3 weeks ago
The noodles were the standout. Really thick and scrumptious.