My list of shops I want to eat at has been growing shorter, albeit slowly. A few of these shops keep strange business hours, and this was actually the 3rd or 4th time I had been by Cique. The other times were either an unannounced holiday or the soup had run out. Popular shops tend to do that. It's all part of the adventure.
Shio is the most popular of 2 choices here, though I went with the shoyu. In keeping with the strange business hours, the shop serves only shio on Tuesdays, and only at night. Take note.
The roasted tomato topping is an excellent choice, and almost every customer ordered it. A drizzle of pan drippings gives the soup a smoky, fruity flavor that intensifies as you reach the bottom. Refined, cafe style ramen.
The interior is classy, with mood music and a dedicated monitor showing beautiful scenes of nature.
Another hit on the west side.
Tokyo, Suginami-ku, Asagayaminami 3-10-8
CLosest station: Asagaya
Open Tuesday 18:00-22:00 (only shio)
W, Th, F 11:30-14:00, 18:00-20:00