Go no kami seisakujo.
Five's God Factory for those of you without a dictionary on hand. This has got to be a reference to something. Language buffs help me out here!
Despite the cryptic name, this shop is hot on the ramen scene. They boast one thing, and one thing alone.
Shrimp. The place positively reeks of shrimp. Reek, reek, it rhymes with good eats. There is a lot of draw in that sweet smell.
The menu is on the large side, with a shrimp miso and a shrimp tomato tsukemen being the top sellers.
If the aroma of the shop wasn't a dead giveaway, the taste sure is. Pure shrimp goodness.
Artfully topped with a dollop of pesto and sliced baguette, this is another bowl that is trying to break into new territory. And with one of the recent ramen magazines declaring 2012 as the year of shrimp ramen, Gonokamiseisakujo is poised to be one of the top shops in town.
Or maybe it's just a fad. Last year's declaration of "beef ramen" was a bust, and I'm sure next year's "turkey noodles" will be no more than a 4 page magazine spread.
Tokyo, Shibuya-ku, Sendagaya 5-33-16
Closest station: Shinjuku
Open 11:00-15:00, 17:00-21:00