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