Kohmen, with its special taste, lives up to the customer’s expectation. I’ve been to several ramen shops in Tokyo but this restaurant so far still tops my list. It is a great place to go either by yourself or with friends especially with the cold season!
One of many ramen joints, except this one is, as Hiroaki mentioned, a bit better designed than other ones. Sure, there is still the typical counter bar and the place is still very much wood, but the deep black color combined with the flashing video screen make this particular branch seem modern.
While everything is pictured, the description of the food is still in Japanese, so while you're looking at a picture of what appears to be some kind of black soup base, ya don't really find out that it's komagome until it comes, haha.
Anyways, the komagome (i think that's right; black sesame seed) is alrite; the soup feels very high in fat content and has a little bit of spice to it; the only thing that wigged me out was the fried meat in the center which was very finely chopped and stirred in very odd black seasoning.
The ramen in which you dip into the sauce (i forgot the name, but it starts with an M; mitsumen or tsukemen or something like that) is really nice.
Lunch special is: option between two desserts, extra noodles, or an egg. Prices are in the 700-950 range.
There are few Kohmen shops, but the Roppongi branch is the only one I've been to.
The interior is cool. Everything is metallic and there is a small screen on each table, which I think music video is played. Unlike, other Ramen restaurants, the atmosphere is very clean and stylish. Also, there are enough space to enjoy a relaxing meal.
The menu is very customer friendly with a picture on every menu. I usually have "Ganso Kohmen", which is the basic Ramen menu. It is very simple, not too oily, not too strong flavored. Since I tend to expect uniqueness when I go out for a Ramen, Kohmen is not exactly one of my favorites. However, it is not bad at all so I go to Kohmen every once in a while.