(Porkbelly) Santouka finally opened up in Harvard Square! We were lucky to have been invited to their soft opening event tonight, a few days after the most recent blizzard to hit Boston. This is the first stand alone Santouka store in New England, and is a welcome addition to Boston’s growing Ramen scene serving their crack broth soup, oops I mean Tonkotsu….. We were lucky to have been a part of their pop up on Newbury St. last year, check it out here. We are very exited to be a part of the Santouka Boston Opening.
The Restaurant is spacious and well lit.
I like the yin yang theme
A look into the kitchen
I like the table setting, I’m not sure if there will keep this on the table when the store opens officially
My favorite part of the restaurant is the glass partition where you can see the vats of broth behind the glass
Sneak Peak at the menu
They were giving out Sapporo and Sake out all night…
Their signature Tonkotsu Shio Ramen, with their signature umeboshi plum in the center. I think the Shio is their best ramen, it’s very simple, yet very complex the deeper you get into it.
That Noodle shot
The sake came from this…. Kagami-Biraki was performed….
The definition from the Genkeikan website….
“Kagami-biraki is a ceremony performed at celebratory events in which the lid of the sake barrel is broken open by a wooden mallet and the sake is served to everyone present….”
Kanpai (Cheers in Japanese)!!!!
Closing thoughts, I think Santouka Ramen in the best ramen in Boston. It is a chain, but it’s a damn good chain. Their broth cannot be beat! I hope to eat here more in the future. Thank you for having us Santouka.
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