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