Monday, July 17, 2017

北大塚ラーメン (Kitaotsuka in Otsuka)

北大塚ラーメン

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Old-school chashu ramen, Tokyo-style.

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The menu here couldn't be more simple. Ramen, spicy ramen, ramen with a mountain of chashu pork, and spicy ramen with a mountain of chashu pork.

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I was happy to visit with a group of travelers from my Airbnb tour, and introduce them to a tiny spot in a seedy part of town that most foreigners wouldn't dream of visiting.

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Go for the 800 yen chashu bowl, it is a thing of beauty.

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Rich, niboshi-spike broth with fat noodles. The bowl here is full of fat and carbs, and one of the most photogenic in Tokyo if I say so.

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It's a lot of pork, so if you go with a friend, maybe split it and get one of each.

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Not a bad line, though you might wait a few minutes around the lunch rush.

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東京都豊島区北大塚1-14-1
Tokyo, Toshima-ku, Kitaotsuka 1-14-1
Closest station: Otsuka

Open 11:00-14:30, 17:30-23:00
Closed Sundays

3 comments:

  1. It you don't mind the neighborhood, being short walking distance from Otsuka Station on the JR East Yamanote Line makes access easy.

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  2. This is the shack I should have gone to (had I known about it) when riding and photographing the Toden Arakawa streetcar (ding ding) line in 2015.

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  3. Oh, it's not far from Sugamo. I was there almost a year ago. Not a bad neighborhood (not like deep Brooklyn bad) but just out of the way.

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