Slim pickings in Otsuka for really good ramen. At least that is what all the publications point to. Well, the search continues, and Mikan was the only Otsuka shop with a page in the massive 2012 Ramen Walker magazine.
I should start using the acronym YATG - Yet another tonkotsu gyokai. Mikan is YATG.
Not that there is anything wrong with that. There is a reason that so many of these shops are successful. Creamy pork broth blended with smoky, bitter fish is a winning combination.
YATG that doesn't really stand out. The one thing I did like was the sudachi tinted vinegar. The sour citrus goes great on the chashu.
By the way, there is a yakitori shop nearby, named Soten, that is the best in Tokyo. A little pricey, but if you are a foodie it is a can't miss.
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Tokyo, Toshima-ku, Minamiotsuka 3-49-10
Closest station: Otsuka
Open 11:30-15:00, 17:00-22:00