Burari is in the old part of northern Tokyo, just outside of Nippori Station, down a dark alley. The kind of place you would never know about, save for their recent mention in the 2016 Michelin Guide. Burari was given a nod in the Bib Gourmand section of the guide, a section devoted to cheap, yet high quality eats.
Is this Michelin quality ramen? Sure, why not.
Burari is a chicken ramen place, with simplicity being the key. The yellow row on the ticket machine is creamy soup, the green is clear soup.
We tried one of each, and they were both quite nice. Very simple, without much of a deep impact. The kind of ramen that would exist down a little street in a less popular part of town. A place with happy regulars, and the occasional happy random customer.
Official site here.
Tokyo, Arakawa-ku, Higashi Nippori 5-52-5
Closest station: Nippori
Open 11:30-15:00, 17:00-23:30