Wednesday, September 26, 2012

鶏そば 一瑳 (Torisoba Issa in Urawa)

鶏そば 一瑳


Urawa lies north of Tokyo. I met a friend for drinks, and the locals all pointed to Issa as the best ramen in town.


Homemade noodles and a choice of thin or thick chicken soups. The staff told me to go with the lighter soup for my first time.


Fantastic. I really like the way that the toppings are all cut into thin strips to match the thin noodles.


We were in quite a drunken state for this bowl, due to a nearby 300 yen nomihodai. Nomihodai is all you can drink, a common concept in Japan. And 300 yen is less than $4. I usually prefer a heavy soup as hangover prevention medicine, but this light soup did the trick.


Saitama-ken, Saitama-shi, Urawaku, Takasago 1-8-11
Closest station: Urawa

Open 11:00-15:00, 18:00-25:00


  1. This is also the first ramen shack I found on Supleks.
    The second one was TETSU, but since it would be evening (meaning chicken would be on), we can skip it.
    The 3rd spot is @ 1-2-8 Nakacho, and a 4th one is distant from it @ 2-10-12 Nakacho.
    What was the beer bar to where you met your friend? Was it Craft Beer Baby, or Barbee's Belgian Beer Bar?

  2. It wasn't craft, just some cheap izakaya if I remember.