Kita Otsuka Ramen | 北大塚ラーメン
Style: Shoyu Chashumen
Bowl to Crush: Chashumen | チャーシュー麺
This shop is all about one thing: chashumen. Nearly every customer orders it, so avoid the tail end of lunch and dinner hours, because the meat often runs out. The soup is a clear, tasty shoyu – perhaps with just a dash of tonkotsu. Although the soup is simple, it comes layered with big, soft, juicy strips of fatty chashu. And if you like a little heat don’t hesitate to order the spicy version, equally as good as the regular. Meat lovers will crush this bowl.
The shop is about five minutes walk from Otsuka station on the JR Yamanote line, which is highly accessible, so expect it to be busy. The only downside is the slightly small-ish serving sizes. If you're a big eater, order extra toppings or the large portion of noodles.
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30am-11pm
Days Closed: Sunday
1-14-1 Kita Otsuka, Toshima-ku, Tokyo