Senrigan | 千里眼
Style: Jiro Style
Bowl to Crush: Hiyashi Chuka or Ramen | 冷やし中華 or ラーメン
Senrigan is a spot you need to visit twice. The shop's year-round specialty is Jiro-style ramen, but during the summer months a hiyashi chuka dish pops onto the menu. Both are among the finest of their kind in Tokyo.
That's right: Senrigan's jiro-style ramen is just as good as the original, namesake Jiro Ramen institution. The flavors are fierce and the noodles are thick. This is a memorable Jiro-style bowl, with slabs of fatty pork, piles of bean sprouts and globs of suspended pork back fat.
Senrigan's take on hiyashi chuka, meanwhile, is the most beastly we've ever tasted. This cold noodle dish is served only during the summer months (July-August). A heaping pile of diced daikon radish, mizuna, and cherry tomatoes are served over a generous base of choice chilled tsukemen noodles, with chashu, pork back fat and a delicious sesame dressing topping it off. It's essentially a hugely filling but refreshing ramen salad.
You get a lot of flexibility with your toppings at this shop. For any dish, you can add extra vegetables, back fat or 'karaage' (a spicy, crispy rice topping not to be confused with the fried chicken dish of the same name). We always go for extra veggies ('yasai mashi') and garlic. If you want to go hard-core, just say 'zenbu mashi,' which is extra of everything (it's free).
Senrigan is wildly popular year-round, but the lines get especially long during summer, when ramen heads descend en masse for the hiyashi chuka.
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: 11am-2:30pm, 5pm-9:45pm; Sun-Holidays: 11am-2:30pm, 5pm-8:45pm
Days Closed: None
4-6-8 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
東京都目黒区駒場4-6-8 佐藤ビル 1F