Warito | 和利道
Style: Tonkotsu Gyokai Tsukemen
Bowl to Crush: Warito Tsukemen | 和利道つけめん
Warito has been highly regarded in the tsukement world since the day it opened. The master, Kazutoshi Kumagai, trained at Tetsu, the celebrated tsukemen shop in Bunkyo. Just like Tetsu, Warito's speciality is a potent tonkotsu-gyokai tsukemen.
The soup is a deep, creamy umami-laden pants-crapper – seriously bomb. The menu changes from lunch to dinner. The soup is pork-based for lunch and chicken-based for dinner. Both are lights-out. Warito's chewy house-made noodles are on par with most of Tokyo's top-level tsukemen shops.
Kumagai-san has adopted Tetsu's signature 'yaki-ishi,' or baked stone, trick too. After crushing your noodles and adding the customary 'wari-soup' to your condensed tsukemen soup to make it drinkable, you'll probably find that the soup has become room temperature. Just request a 'yaki-ishi' from the staff and you'll be given a sizzling hot stone to drop directly into your soup. Soon it will be bubbling and piping hot again. Great fun.
For tsukemen fans this shop is can't miss.
Opening Hours: 11am-3:30pm, 6pm-10pm
Days Closed: Wednesday
3-7-10 Aobadai, Meguro-ku, Tokyo