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Mensho San Francisco Brings Ramen from America’s West Coast to Japan

Jun 06, 2019

When you’re visiting Japan, ramen is certainly on this list of foods that you cannot miss. Restaurants that are part of the Shono Menya group offer ramen for all tastes, from soupless ramen to vegetable ramen, are all popular. One of this group’s shops was first open in the US before coming to Japan. In this article, we will introduce you to Mensho San Francisco, a popular ramen shop with a foundation in Japan and an international focus.

The History of Mensho Inc.

Menya Shono was founded in 2005 by Tomoharu Shono and was incorporated as Mensho Inc. in 2010, the company name being a combination of the Japanese word for noodles (men) and the founder’s name. Shops have been opening one after the other since 2011, with each shop have a unique name and specialty, such as spicy ramen or vegetable ramen.

Mensho’s first overseas branch was Mensho San Francisco, which opened in 2016. The menu was tailored to American tastes, while still serving authentic ramen. The San Francisco shop was selected for two years in a row by Michelin USA for its high-quality ramen. The quality of their dishes has been recognized large companies, with owner Tomoharu Shono being invited as a guest chef to Twitter’s headquarters in 2017. This creative ramen is beloved by young people and has received tremendous support from ramen lovers.

In 2018, Mensho San Francisco opened in the Shinjuku Mylord Department Store, bringing its American-inspired ramen dishes to Japanese customers. If you’re new to ramen, trying Mensho’s ramen is a great place to start!

Check Out Mensho's Delicious Ramen!

Cheese Tori Paitan Ramen

Although it is not one of the first flavors that come to mind when Japanese people typically think of ramen, chicken-based ramen is a popular option in the west. This chicken broth ramen is high in protein and is low calorie. The use of soy milk cream makes this a healthy choice!

A5 Wagyu Shoyu Ramen

The A5 Wagyu Shoyu (soy sauce-based broth) Ramen is popular at the San Francisco branch, and American meat-lovers truly appreciate this dish. Please note that this dish is only served after 5PM, just in time for dinner. With a cut of premium Wagyu beef on top, this dish is sure to leave you satisfied.

Other foods that are popular on America’s west coast such as kale chips are also available. The noodles used in the ramen contain the superfood quinoa, a grain that is popular in the west, so you can truly get a taste of California in Shinjuku.

Mensho San Francisco

Shinjuku Mylord 7F 1-1-3 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Telephone Number: 03-3349-5874
Hours of Operation: 11:00AM-11:00PM
Open everyday

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Shinjuku Mylord

Shinjuku Mylord is filled with a wide variety of trendy items and accessories, particularly women. There is also a number of restaurants and cafés inside as well. Along Mosaic Street, which connects t…

1-1-3 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
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Mosaic Street: 10:00–21:00
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Mall 2nd floor, 2nd to 6th floors (fashion) 11:00–21:00
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