The search for good miso ramen in Tokyo is never ending.
Sometimes you hope that the quest will be easy. Nothing is easier than a shop that sits adjacent to Shibuya Station. A shop that is open until 7am on weekends (only 5am on weekdays).
Shinbusakiya is part of the Samurai group. I might have been to one of these shops many, many years ago. Well, my opinion on chains, or restaurant groups in general, is usually biased to the negative. I like mom and pop ramen shops, just like most of my readers tend to do.
Shinbusakiya wasn't a bad bowl, but it was nothing stellar. I'd consider it if I was out clubbing at nearby Dogenzaka and had missed my last train. Yeah, this would be an excellent pre-hangover tincture.
This one is Sapporo style, a little oily, with a strong miso taste. Cut it with fresh ginger.
Although I shy away from franchise shops, one cool thing about all that organization and money is that they can give back to the community. Helping children's welfare in Cambodia is a good cause.
I like that you can donate directly from the ticket machine.
Official site here.
Tokyo, Shibuya-ku, Dogenzaka 2-10-3
Closest station: Shibuya
Friday and Saturday until 7:00am
Sunday until 2:00am