I'll make a long story short.
There was a ramen shop that I really wanted to check out in the inner market of Tsukuji fish market.
But the entire fish market was randomly closed that day.
Fortunately, the shops along the outer market are open for business, and business is booming. Wakaba has been around for over 60 years, and their no-nonsense bowl is a hit with both local fishermen and not-so-local tourists. On this day, when the fishermen were off, the line was about 10 deep with overseas customers.
Ramen, ramen with wonton, ramen with extra pork. It's a simple menu for a simple bowl.
Not the kind of ramen I go for, but the atmosphere of standing and slurping in the crowded market is fun, especially if you are on vacation. I'm curious how this will all feel in a few in a few short months, when the market moves further from the city center.
Official site here.
Tokyo, Chuo-ku, Tsukiji 4-9-11
Closest station: Tsukiji