A ramen-slurping friend and his daughter were in town, and she (the daughter) had been looking forward to crushing something great with her honorary jiu-jiu all week.
Then this happened.
We just missed it. We salvaged the ramen adventure by going to a local unknown, but in my heart I was really hoping to try Kintoki.
So I came back!
Oh man, I'm glad I came back. This is chicken ramen kicked up to the highest level.
The shop's name can be translated as golden time, and that is exactly what this one was. A golden bowl of chicken soup, touched with some amazing chicken oil, a deep flavor profile, and some solid toppings.
But wait, their fame in the past was more about their soupless tantanmen.
Another bowl, please!
Oh man, oh man, oh man. I can never get enough of this style.
Remember, they usually run out of soup before they are meant to close. Arrive early.
Tokyo, Nerima-ku, Kotakecho 1-2-7
Closest station: Ekoda
Open 11:00-14:00, 17:30-20:30
Closed Mondays and some Tuesdays