Hayashi | はやし
Style: Tonkotsu & Gyokai Double Soup
Bowl to Crush: Yaki-buta Ramen (焼き豚らーめん)
Hayashi has been the best ramen shop within easy walking distance of Shibuya Station since its debut in 2003. The shop is only open for lunch and there is a line every day. The master, Hayashi-san, does all of the cooking himself, while his wife handles the customers.
The soup is a silky double broth of tonkotsu and shoyu with gyokai. It's rich, but totally drinkable. The pork and egg toppings are both money. Best of all: a small slice of yuzu rind placed on top. The citrus slowly permeates the soup, giving the bowl a wonderful fragrance. If you're a fan of this shop, it's quite similar to Kissou in Kiba and Gottsu in Nerima, both excellent shops.
Opening Hours: 11:30am-3:30pm (or until the soup runs out)
Days Closed: Sunday & Holidays
1-14-9 Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo
東京都渋谷区道玄坂1-14-9 ソシアル道玄坂 １Ｆ