Thursday, April 17, 2014

しながわ (Shinagawa in Ikebukuro)



Shinagawa is an offshoot of nearby BASSO. If the connection is any indication, this should be an excellent bowl. The homemade noodles from this group are solid.


Your standard chukasoba. At 1000 yen for the special bowl (extra pork, egg, menma, and nori) it is a bit on the pricey side. Worth it?


Despite the rest of the ramen world raving about this bowl, I wasn't impressed. Not a lot of impact, and a huge amount of hot oil on the top. Yeah, the noodles were excellent, but I wanted them in a different soup.


The niboshisoba might be a better match, but I won't be going back to find out.


Tokyo, Toshima-ku, Nishi-Ikebukuro 4-19-14
Closest station: Ikebukuro

Open 11:30-15:30, 17:00-21:00


Steve said...

Is this another Tokyo trend, Brian? Will someone else open up a ramen shack in Naka-Meguro, and call it Akasaka? !=)}

Brian said...

The most popular ramen shop in Paris is called "Narita"