Kinjito is in every magazine. Kinjito has been visited by all the food-related TV shows. Kinjito has been slurped by an A-list of famous ramen celebrities. Kinjito is, as expected, amazing.
Learn the kanji characters, 自家製, jikasei, as you will see it a lot here. It means homemade, and the number 1 selling bowl (tokusen shiosoba) is full of homemade goodies.
The toppings are a sight. A crispy cracker of puffed rice. Cherry-wood-smoked bacon, homemade. A bright-yellow egg. A chicken meatball, crunchy and rough with cartilage.
The first whiff is accented by white truffle oil. I would be happy stopping there; a simple shio with a little something extra. But 2 kinds of jikasei oil are a draw here.
When the bowl is halfway down, go ahead and add some coffee oil for even more flavors. It's so random, but it works.
When a shop uses a simple shio as a palette for unique tastes, then that shop has often done something right.
Tokyo, Kita-ku, Akabane 1-62-5
Closest station: Akabane