I had the luck of getting to work for Hasegawa back in 2012 at the Grand Tsukemen Festival. The tsukemen was good, but Kitakata isn't known for tsukemen. Time to try the ramen at the head shop.
Hasegawa-san runs one of Kitakata's more successful shops. Open for a mere four hours a day, they command a line on all but the rainiest days. A sunny weekend in the autumn? Forty minutes wait.
We sampled everything. The miso.
The standard shoyu, par for Kitakata-style ramen.
The shio, using a light tare.
The spicy miso.
Great egg! Great chashu. Be sure you order extra.
Although they have options, I say go with the shoyu. While most shops are on the lighter side, Hasegawa is a bit more in-your-face. The chashu is amazing.
Fukushima-ken, Kitakata-shi, Matsuyamamachi, Oizaka, Oarai 6
Closest station: Kitakata
Closed Thursdays and some Wednesdays