Thursday, June 26, 2014

おおぜき (Ozeki in Ebisu)



Ebisu has historically been one of Tokyo's ramen battle grounds. And though recent years have seen the ramen war being fought on a much grander scale, it is still nice to find a winner in this part of town.


The niboshisoba at Ozeki is a light, pure blend of smoky dried fish from around Japan. This style has been done to death lately, but Ozeki seems to be a little more no-nonsense than a lot of contenders.


Simple and smooth. This is the ultimate after-drinking ramen. Just a minute walk from one of my favorite Tokyo cocktail bars.


Chukasoba and a creamy chicken soup are also on the menu, and both have been praised as well.


Worthy of TV coverage.



Tokyo, Shibuya-ku, Ebisunishi 1-9-4
Closest station: Ebisu

Open 11:30-22:00
Closed Sundays


Steve said...

If one is in Ebisu and wants to have both bowls, in which order should he|she go? Ozeki first, Tsunagi second? Or the reverse? 3=))

Brian said...

Ozeki is lighter, so maybe start there. But Ozeki is closer to some good drinking spots (Trench and Tram), so maybe end there, depending on your mood.