Many of you regard Santouka as "The Best Ramen in LA!" While that may be true, wait until you try the original location in Asahikawa! It's not in a mini-mall, it's not in a food court, and it's not in a Mitsuwa. Although the "secret white soup" may not differ much in flavor, the freshness is immediately realized and it WILL make you smile. I only wish I could've tried everything else on the menu. The toppings were all 10x better than what I've had in the States and the noodles did not disappoint.
From Asahikawa Station head East away from the main shopping street and take a left on the next big street. Walk one block and you'll see it on the left. It's barely a minute from the station. They open at 9:30am and close at midnight. If you go when they open, the toroniku might not be ready yet so just an FYI. Have a seat and wait for them to take your order. For lunch, they offer a free rice ball and salted plum. Make sure you only take one of each...hehe.
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