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Must be good ramen

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Businessmen wait in front of a ramen restaurant during lunch hour near the headquarters of the Bank of Japan in Tokyo on Friday.

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must be a famous ramen restaurant to line up to get in http://www.nidaime-tsujita.co.jp/

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Best tsukemen I've ever had. Never had the ramen though...

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Chuichi: Not necessarily. I know many people who line up for things simply because others are lining up. On a couple of occasions when I asked why someone was lining up (since I also had to wait to get into a shopping mall even though I was not going to the bakery/shop sale in question) I was told by the people they didn't know what they were lined up for. Ended up being 'nama caramel' or something. Obviously in this case people WOULD be lined up knowing what they are lined up for, but still doesn't mean it was that great. Was probably just shown on a TV 'tarento' show.

-7 ( +7 / -14 )

when I see big lines for places , I just get reminded of the "lemmings games".

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Good ramen? Perhaps, but probably not good enough to queue for; a lot of times its more hype than anything else.

Rather than waiting in line for the latest trendy place, you're better off exploring little hole-in-the-wall type places; some of them are absolute gems, and you don't have to wait in line for them either...

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I reckon it's just cheap!

-5 ( +2 / -7 )

One of the best things about Japan, you can have a very good, inexpensive meal.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

How long do they get for lunch?

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I reckon it's just cheap!

It doesn't look like a cheap looking restaurant.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

you could pay people to line up in front of your shop and people would come, sheeple, just wait until the hype dies down and try it out when its not busy anymore.

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wontond: "One of the best things about Japan, you can have a very good, inexpensive meal."

Very good, inexpensive compared to where? You can have a VERY good (fresh ingredients, made directly in front of you), VERY inexpensive (from 30 yen up) lunch literally ANYWHERE in Viet Nam, for example, at street stalls or not much more at a restaurant, and it's just as good if not better in taste and quality. This place might be cheaper than others, and maybe more delicious, but to suggest you can go anywhere in Japan and find cheap, delicious food is a bit untrue when you compare it to a lot of other places.

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@smithinjapan Calm down. I didn't say it's the cheapest place on earth to find a meal, and I didn't even imply that it's the only place to find an inexpensive meal. I live in Canada, where even eating at the crappy mall food court is easily over $10.

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Ramen, Tsukemen, Boku Ikemen.

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I've never been to Tsujita, but they also have 2 locations in LA. Apparently it is quite popular there as well.

<>http://tsujita-la.com/

<>http://tsujita-la.com/annex.html

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It's lunchtime ( 12pm-1-pm for virtually all office workers ), and virtually every restaurant is crowded.

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I'd say in relation to the salaries earned in Japan the various lunch sets available are pretty good value for money.

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Where are the ra-women?

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@tallpinedogDEC. 20, 2014 - 09:51PM JST Where are the ra-women?

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Looks like ra-women at Tsurugi go there quicker than ra-men. They are ahead of ra-men. Choice of seatings ?

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Some ramen places deliberately limit serving times in order to create the lines as a marketing ploy, No thanks!

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Sometimes one ramen place will have a line of 15 people (in addition to being full) and another one close by will be nearly empty! I wonder if the nearly-empty ramen shop is bad at making good ramen or good at making bad ramen!

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