Ramen in Oita?!?! Not really. But with Hakata just a few hours drive away, there is bound to be something pork-heavy to eat.
The taxi driver, a sweet old lady of 75, was raving about the new shop that had just opened near the station. It turned out to be a chain shop. Never judging a book by it's cover, I tried Tonta with an open mind.
Hey, not bad. The soup was rich and creamy. Other aspects of the bowl, like the noodles and toppings, fell flat. Chain-style.
I found out later that there are quite a few of these Tontas, many of them around the Tokyo area. Even a few at highway service areas.
If I had eaten this at a highway service area, I would probably say this was the best highway service area ramen I've had.
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Oita-ken, Oita-shi, Omichimachi 1-2200-1
Closest station: Oita