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Kookai is another consistently excellent chain that I talk about on the Ramen Shop Chains page. Found myself near Yurakucho this week, decided to stop in to a branch that I had not been to before. Here the Kookai is in the basement of the Hibya Chanter building (日比谷シャンテ B2F), right near one of the Hibiya station entrances to the Tokyo Metro. The standard dish that I have is the tsukemen with the fish-based broth (魚介), it's extremely rich and doesn't really taste fishy at all. The noodles are like fettucine almost, but they are good. Also had the grilled chashu with spicy onions, this was a big portion actually so make sure you are hungry or have someone to share with if you get that.

There are several Kookai shops around town, including south of Shibuya station on Meiji Dori, and in Shirokane near the northern tip of the Institute for Nature Study park.

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