The master at newly-opened Kinari asked that I not reveal his previous place of employment. But I'll give a hint; it's one of the ramen shops in my best-of list.
With rent being cheap (relatively cheaper) on the north side of Tokyo, it was easy (relatively easier) for this small, eight-seat counter restaurant to open.
I had high hopes going in, and was greeted with this fantastic bowl. It's a simple, niboshi-rich ramen with a surprisingly deep umami aftertaste. Sure, this style is the default trend for shops these days, but there was something unique about the flavors in the bowl at Kinari.
Definitely one to check out if you are into niboshi or live anywhere near Komagome Station on the northern side of the Yamanote Line (the Tokyo loop line).
Oh, that egg!
Tokyo, Kita-ku, Nishigahara 1-1-15
Closest station: Komagome
Open 11:30-14:30, 17:30-22:00
Saturdays 11:30-14:30, 17:30-20:00