Hachi was a recommendation from a friend who says she knows the owner. Maybe I heard the shop's name wrong, or maybe she doesn't know which shop is which, but the tencho here was confused as all when I tried talking to him about our mutual friend.
Regardless, Hachi is in all the magazines, so I guess it is worth a try.
It was a bit underwhelming. Not a lot going on.
Counter-top condiments to the rescue. The shop has not one, but two secret blends for your seasoning needs. The dry mix looks to have half a dozen or so spices to grind into your soup. And the ceramic jar, it is a fishy tare sauce that adds some much needed depth to the ramen.
I usually don't flavor my ramen too much, but here I doused it. It made it better.
Tokyo, Shinjuku-ku, Nishi-Shinjuku 7-18-7
Closest station: Shinjuku
Open 11:00-15:00, 17:00-23:00
Closed on the 4th Sunday of the month