My first two attempts to visit Ginzasa proved elusive. In my first visit, the shop was closed around 9PM since they had already run out of soup for the day. In my second visit, the shop was also closed since the proprietors of the restaurant had traveled to Kansai to take part in a food exhibition. Third time was the charm as I made an effort to arrive at 17:30, right on the dot when they open for dinner. I have been told by friends that they too have encountered the “no-soup-for-you” problem whenever they visited too late. They either make very little soup, or sell out early due to sheer popularity. Based on my own experience of dining at Ginzasa, I suspect it might be due to the latter.
Let’s make one thing clear. If you are a fan of thick, rich and fat infused soups, then this place is not for you. However, if you are a fan of broth that has been simmered for hours to extract all the subtle flavor from ingredients such as kelp and dried marine animals, then run, not walk, to this establishment as soon as possible! Ginzasa offers regular ramen and tsukemen, with the option of salt or white soy sauce.
Shio or white shoyu flavored broth.
Tsukemen is too light.