Rating: Very good
Price: 1200 yen (estimate)
Payment: Cash only
Dishes: Classic ramen, bowl of meat substance, one half noodle refill
English Menu: Yes
I met a friend from church in Yokohama for beer and discussion at Thrashzone last night. He used to live in the area, so afterward he took me to some good ramen he knew, and it was quite the experience. I had heard of Ichiran from a Tofugu article but never remembered to track one down to try it out.
|Map of seats|
|My options paper...this requires some knowledge of Japanese|
But how was the ramen? Actually pretty darn good! It was hakata style tonkotsu, which I ordered with intense flavor, and at the spiciest level. I didn't expect much in the way of spice, but wow..it really heated up and I was sweating by the time I left. There was so much broth left after my noodles were gone that I ordered another half helping. I also ordered some meat on a plate which had a kind of canned flavor, but worked fine once dumped in the ramen. My friend paid for my ramen, so the price above is an estimate of what my total would have been.
|The little booth|
Definitely an interesting place, and I would come back or bring people here for a different ramen experience.
|Ramen with meat dish, and a little pot with more spice|