This time was my second experience with Fukuya. I was on my way back and found out about this place. This store is the Atami branch. The original is actually located in Roppongi. So the decor is not exactly what you would say amazing but this restaurant is really famous because on one of the walls the entire wall is filled with signatures of famous people.
So quite the establishment. The seats are just buckets with a cushion on top. I am not sure what they are trying to establish with the decor but I guess it matches Atami well. It isn’t a large store by any means. I think it’ll fit around 20 people max.
Anyway the menu is pretty nice. There are even English menu’s. It’s a really nice touch.
The prices are reasonable I would say. However if you like eating a lot this probably isn’t a place you’d wanna go for a pig out. The amount of food is quite small compared to other ramen shops however I would say the quality of the ramen is good. When you sit down they give you spicy bean sprouts in a jar.
Since the ramen shop is tonkotsu based they use the traditionally thin ramen noodles but the way they prepare it is great. The chashu is top notch and the broth is rich. They have these small little… well I don’t really know how to explain it but it’s like a crunchy ball of flavor.
The presentation is good and for the most part it was delicious. The egg was and soaked in shoyu soft boiled, and not the best I’ve ever eaten but solid. I’ve heard the soap gyoza is really good here so I will have to give it a shot sometime.
Anyway if One Oyaji is ok and 256 Pigs is amazing I give this place a 178 Oyajis and 130 pigs.
178 Oyajis & 130 Pigs/ 256 Pigs
Happy eating everyone!
You can find out more about Fukuya by visiting the Roppongi Fukuya’s website here.
Fukuya is a 15 to 20 minute walk from JR Atami Station.