Morris | モリス
Style: Light Tonkotsu w/ Chicken, Fish & Vegetables
Bowl to Crush: Chuka Soba Tokunose | 中華そば 得のせ
This is new-school ramen at its finest. Located on a long shotengai near Oyama station in Itabashi-ku, Morris looks on first glance like an ordinary neighborhood ramen spot. You would never surmise the shop's excellence.
The master, Tetsuji Matsuda, works behind a long wooden counter and is always down for a friendly chat. Ramen and tsuke-soba are served. You can't go wrong – they both crush.
Morris' soup is a golden mixture of gyokai, chicken and pork – silky smooth and just marvelous. The fresh, handmade noodles are prepared onsite. Both the thick tsukemen noodles and thinner ramen noodles have a springy consistency and bold flavor. The toppings excel, too – a dope-ass egg with a sweet, orange yolk matched with generous slabs of soft, flavorful chashu.
If the name strikes you as curious, there is indeed a story there. Matsuda-san is a big fan of former Major League Baseball pitcher, Jim Morris, and shares the same birthday with him, January 19.
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: 11:30am-3pm, 6pm-10pm; Sun & Holidays: 11:30am-10pm
Days Closed: Wednesday
28-8 Oyama Higashicho, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo