TenkaippinI revisited Tenkaippin on 12/19 and as you can see it is crossed out as one of my places to revisit. This time around I tried the Assari Ramen along with retrying the Kotteri Ramen. Personally I ordered the Tenkaippin Special (Gyoza, Chahan, and Ramen) which was $12.20 with Kotteri being the ramen choice. The special is cheaper ($11.95) if you choose the Assari or Shoyu as the ramen choice. My friend ordered the Assari. I have come to this conclusion. The two broths are very good. The Kotteri is a rich and thick chicken based broth, while the Assari is a light yet flavorful chicken based broth. But the noodles leave something to be desired. The gyoza is uninspiring and so is the chahan (granted I am not a big chahan fan). And if you compare the atmosphere and prices to my favorite ramen place, Taishoken, it really isn’t worth it, imho. I probably won’t be going back. The noodles and the gyoza broke this place.
Assari Ramen (left), Kotteri Ramen (right)